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Where are the 25 Biggest Busts of All Time Now?

Identifying the Biggest Busts In Sports History

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There have been a number of hyped up prospects in every sport who have gone on to be complete failures in the sporting world, but there are 25 men who stand out as the biggest busts in sports history. These men simply did not live up to the hype bestowed upon them from a very young age, but I have set out to inform the world where they are now. Here is where the 25 biggest busts of all time are today.

25. Joey Harrington

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25. Joey Harrington

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Harrington has been out of the NFL since he was a backup for the New Orleans Saints in 2008, and he now works as a college football analyst for Fox Sports.

24. Freddy Adu

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24. Freddy Adu

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Adu was once the most heralded soccer prospect in U.S. history, but he is now a 25-year-old bust who plays for FK Jagodina of the Serbian SuperLiga.

23. Ki-Jana Carter

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23. Ki-Jana Carter

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Carter suffered a plethora of injuries during his brief NFL career, but he has found a second life outside of sports as the CEO and owner of the Byoglobe, a sanitation company based in Sunrise, Fla.

22. Tony Mandarich

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22. Tony Mandarich

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Mandarich's career was cut short by a combination of injuries and drug addiction issues, but he now lives in Phoenix, Ariz. where he works in sports photography.

21. Charles Rogers

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21. Charles Rogers

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Rogers' career with the Detroit Lions lasted only three years, and after dealing with a plethora of legal issues he now lives in Saginaw, Mich.

20. Brian Lawton

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20. Brian Lawton

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Lawton was the temporary general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, but since being removed from this job he has resided with his wife Angelina in Minneapolis, Minn.

19. Adam Morrison

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19. Adam Morrison

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Morrison gave up on his dream of making it back to the NBA after the 2012-13, instead opting to finish his degree at Gonzaga and serve as a student assistant with the basketball team.

18. Brett Lindros

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18. Brett Lindros

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Lindros never lived up to the bar his brother Eric set in the NHL, but he is now the Executive VP of HGC Investment Management, Inc., which is based in Toronto, Canada.

17. Pavel Brendl

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17. Pavel Brendl

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Brendl never gained traction in the NHL, but he was a success in Europe and split the 2013-14 season between the Czech Extraliga and Bundesliga 2.

16. Michael Olowokandi

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16. Michael Olowokandi

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Olowokandi has been out of the NBA since 2007, and he now resides in Dallas, Texas.

15. Matt Anderson

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15. Matt Anderson

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Anderson used to harbor dreams of making it back to the big leagues, but he has been out of baseball since 2008 and now resides in Louisville, Ky., with his wife and son.

14. Hasheem Thabeet

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14. Hasheem Thabeet

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Thabeet featured in only 23 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2013-14 season, and he will have to fight during training camp just to earn the team's last roster spot for the 2014-15 season.

13. Darko Milicic

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13. Darko Milicic

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Milicic has not played in the NBA since the 2012-13 season, and since moving back to Serbia he has since become a professional fisherman and delved into supporting political candidates.

12. Tim Couch

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12. Tim Couch

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Couch was a major disappointment in the NFL, but he has found a second life in broadcasting currently working for Fox Sports South.

11. Patrik Stefan

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11. Patrik Stefan

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Stefan was a massive bust on the ice, but he has since regrouped and became a certified player agent. He represents such NHL and KHL players as Michal Neuvirth, Roman Horak and Michal Repik.

10. Steve Emtman

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10. Steve Emtman

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Emtman has moved on well from his playing days, as he works as a real estate developer and resides in Spokane Valley, Wash.

9. Matt Bush

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9. Matt Bush

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Bush's baseball career was derailed by off the field issues, and he is currently serving prison time at Mayo Correctional Institute in Mayo, Fla., where he is expected to be detained until January of 2016.

8. Sam Bowie

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8. Sam Bowie

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Bowie moved to Lexington, Ky. after retiring from basketball, and he currently owns and operates a horse racing track called The Red Mile.

7. Greg Oden

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7. Greg Oden

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Oden played in 23 games for the Miami Heat during the 2013-14 season, but the team has not yet offered him a contract so the big man is currently a free agent.

6. JaMarcus Russell

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6. JaMarcus Russell

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Russell has not played in an NFL game since 2009, but he has not given up hope of returning to the league while continuing to live in the Bay Area.

5. LaRue Martin

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5. LaRue Martin

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Martin has been out of the NBA since 1976, and he currently works as a local manager for UPS while residing in Chicago, Ill.

4. Brien Taylor

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4. Brien Taylor

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Taylor never made it to the major leagues, but he did get into trouble off the field. He is currently serving a prison sentence for trafficking cocaine at Raleigh Residential Reentry Management.

3. Alexandre Daigle

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3. Alexandre Daigle

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Daigle was a massive disappointment in the NHL, and since playing in the National League A (Switzerland) in 2009, the former No. 1 pick has moved back to Canada and fallen into relative obscurity.

2. Kwame Brown

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2. Kwame Brown

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Despite getting waived by the Philadelphia 76ers in the fall of 2013, Kwame Brown has not given up hope of returning to the NBA.

1. Ryan Leaf

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1. Ryan Leaf

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Leaf suffered from drug addiction issues after his NFL playing days, which then turned into legal issues and resulted in the former No. 2 overall draft pick currently serving a seven-year sentence at Crossroads Correctional Facility in Shelby, Mont.