John Boyett and the 30 Most Moronic NFL Players

John Boyett and the 30 Most Moronic NFL Players

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Aside from the fact they play a game for a very handsome living, NFL players are the same as you and me – they screw up from time to time…some more than others. John Boyett is a perfect example: The 2013 rookie was arrested for disorderly conduct and told officers, “You can’t arrest me; I’m a Colts player!” Think that’s good? You haven’t seen anything yet.

Riley Cooper

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Riley Cooper

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In July 2013, Cooper attended a Kenny Chesney concert and was refused backstage access…because no one knows who he is. He got mad and decided to drop the N-word while referring to the bouncer who denied him access. This was caught on camera and made him look like the buffoon he is on every media outlet in America.

Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson

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Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson

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Johnson’s stupidity culminated when he changed his name to “Ochocino” because he wore number 85, but that’s now how you say 85 in Spanish.

Then he was arrested in August 2012 for head-butting his wife. He received a year of probation, which he violated in May 2013 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail a month later. He received a plea deal to stay out of jail, but the judge nullified that after Johnson slapped his attorney on the butt.

Plaxico Burress

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Plaxico Burress

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Burress kept his nose clean for the most part, but then he became the ultimate moron in November 2008 when he shot himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub. He was carrying a loaded gun in his sweatpants while walking up stairs nine months after catching the game-winning touchdown pass in the Super Bowl. To top it off, he went to jail.

Antonio Cromartie

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Antonio Cromartie

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Although he’s never had a run-in with the law or trouble with teammates or coaches, Cromartie revealed what a buffoon he is on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ when he couldn’t name all of his seven children at the time. Now he has 12 by eight different women. Fault him for that or not, not knowing the kids’ names is unacceptable.

Albert Haynesworth

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Albert Haynesworth

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Haynesworth began his NFL career by kicking his own teammate during training camp in 2003. He followed that by stomping on the helmet-less head of Andre Gurode. He made the Pro Bowl in 2007 and got a 0 million deal with the Redskins, but couldn’t pass a conditioning test and even faked going to the bathroom to avoid having to retake it.

Justin Blackmon

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Justin Blackmon

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In April 2013, Blackmon was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He returned to the field as strong as ever but was suspended indefinitely four games later for the same reason. It’s unclear if he’ll ever return to the league after essentially throwing his career away for drugs.

Adam "Pacman" Jones

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Adam "Pacman" Jones

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Jones was on probation when he was drafted and then arrested for assault and felony vandalism. He was arrested again in 2006 after an incident at his house and then again later that year for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was also part of a skirmish and shooting at a gentlemen’s club in 2007 and got into a fight with his bodyguard in 2008.

Ben Roethlisberger

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Ben Roethlisberger

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Big Ben has played in three Super Bowls, but is more known for almost killing himself in a motorcycle accident and being accused of sexually assaulting women twice. He rode without a helmet and crashed his head into a windshield in 2006. Then he was accused of essentially trying to rape a woman in 2009 and then another in a nightclub bathroom in 2010.

Richie Incognito

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Richie Incognito

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Incognito’s anger issues and general weirdness have been well documented. He was a force on the field, but his outbursts on the field drew penalties left and right. Then came the outright disturbing bullying situation with Jonathan Martin that resulted in Incognito smashing his own Ferrari with a baseball bat while “venting.” Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Michael Vick

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Michael Vick

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Vick made headlines when a property he owned was raided during a drug investigation. Police found evidence of unlawful dog fighting activities and found Vick to be financing the operation, which resulted in him spending 18 months in federal prison…and forfeiting his 0 million contract with the Falcons.

Aaron Hernandez

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Aaron Hernandez

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Nothing tops Hernandez. He’s been charged and convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd and will spend the rest of his life behind bars while it’s decided if he’s also responsible for other murders. The seven-year, million contract he signed at 22 went down the drain, along with his promising career.

Gus Frerotte

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Gus Frerotte

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Frerotte was enthusiastic and intense, but that didn’t really work out for him in the NFL. In 1997, he got so pumped after scoring a touchdown that he head-butted a brick wall. He had to be rushed to a hospital at halftime with a sprained neck. That was the defining moment of his career.

Bill Gramatica

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Bill Gramatica

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Gramatica got way too excited after kicking a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter of a game in 2001. He jumped up in celebration and tore his ACL on the way down. He ended up on IR for the rest of the year, but called his jump “excellent,” saying he just needed to work on his landing.

Channing Crowder

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Channing Crowder

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Geography isn’t Crowder’s greatest strength. Before a 2007 game in London, he wanted to hire a translator for his trip. First problem. Then he said he “couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries.” Second problem. Then he said he knew teammate London Fletcher, but he wasn’t from London because he was black.

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Chris Hanson

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Chris Hanson

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As if playing for the Jaguars wasn’t bad enough, Hanson seemed to be a disaster waiting to happen. In 2002, Hanson and Jaguars teammate Jaret Holmes burned themselves in a fondue accident at the former’s home. A year later, the Jaguars put a stump and ax in their locker room to visualize their “just keep chopping wood” slogan. Hanson swung the ax and cut his food to the point he needed surgery and missed the final 11 games of the season.

Titus Young

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Titus Young

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Young easily made the moron list for being arrested three times in five days. But before that, he sucker punched a Lions teammate in 2011 and deliberately lined up incorrectly twice during a game in 2012. In 2013, he was arrested for suspected DUI, then again for trying to steal his car from an impound lot and finally for suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.

Donovan McNabb

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Donovan McNabb

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Did McNabb kill anyone? No. Did he get caught with drugs? No. So why is he on this list? He didn’t know an NFL game could end in a tie until it happened to his Eagles in November 2008. He said after the game he actually wasn’t aware that was possible. How is that possible for a 10-year NFL veteran?

Mark Sanchez

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Mark Sanchez

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Sanchez is known more for his moronic decisions on the field than anything he’s done off it. His relationship with a 17-year-old made headlines in 2011, but it’s the infamous “butt fumble” that lands him on this list. During a 2012 Thanksgiving game, he face planted into the backside of a teammate during an attempted slide, fumbled and the Patriots capitalized with six points.

Ray Lewis

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Ray Lewis

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Lewis and a few friends were partying in Atlanta for Super Bowl XXXIV when they were involved in a fight, which led to the stabbing deaths of two men. Lewis was indicted for murder and aggravated assault, but accepted a plea deal and testified against his friends. Now, instead of being known only as a legendary linebacker, he’s known for getting away with murder.

Sam Hurd

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Sam Hurd

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Hurd never had any trouble until he crossed into major moron territory. In December 2011, he was arrested in Chicago while attempting to purchase and distribute large quantities of cocaine and marijuana. During the investigation, he failed two drug tests and received a 15-year sentence.

Donte' Stallworth

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Donte' Stallworth

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Stallworth was guilty of hitting and killing a pedestrian while he was driving drunk in 2009. He was charged with DUI manslaughter and accepted a plea deal that only resulted in 30 days in jail because the man he hit wasn’t crossing the street in a crosswalk. Regardless, Stallworth’s career ended shortly thereafter.

Derrick Mason

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Derrick Mason

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It’s hard to be as bad at golf as Mason. The then-Titans receiver was playing in a charity tournament in 2003 when he teed off so poorly that he drove his club into the ground and broke his hand in the process.

Lamarr Houston

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Lamarr Houston

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Houston is a goober if there ever was one. Down 25 in with 3:24 to go a game in October 2014, Houston sacked Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and celebrated so elaborately that he tore his ACL. As the old saying goes: “Karma sucks, don’t it?”

Pat McAfee

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Pat McAfee

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In October 2010, McAfee was arrested in the wee hours of the morning when a woman called police and said a wet, shirtless man tried to get into her car. When the Cops asked McAfee how much he had to drink, he said, “a lot because I’m drunk.” Not a great moment for the Colts’ punter.

Dez Bryant

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Dez Bryant

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Bryant’s troubles began in college when he missed over half his junior year for failing to disclose his interactions with Deion Sanders. Since entering the NFL, he’s been thrown out of and banned from a mall, allegedly got into a fight with Lil Wayne at a Miami nightclub and arrested for domestic violence after hitting his mother with a hat.

Von Miller

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Von Miller

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Miller was suspended for the first six games of the 2013 NFL season for failing a drug test. He was originally suspended four games, but then got another two for trying to cheat the test with a urine collector. On top of that, he lied about the whole thing until he actually had to serve the suspension. He hasn’t quite been the same player since.

Rolando McClain

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Rolando McClain

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In 2011, McClain was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm inside the city limits. This all stemmed from McClain apparently putting a gun to someone’s head and firing a shot next to their ear. He was arrested in April 2013 for saying, “F*ck the police” and pulling away multiple times as officers tried to arrest him.

JaMarcus Russell

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JaMarcus Russell

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Russell jumped to the NFL after his junior season and ended up going No. 1 overall in the 2007 draft. He got a six-year, million contract with .5 million guaranteed but was out of the league after three years because he simply wasn’t smart enough to play in the NFL. Oh, and he was arrested in 2010 for possessing codeine syrup without a prescription.

Aqib Talib

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Aqib Talib

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Talib got a quick jump on being a moron in the NFL. During the 2008 rookie symposium, he got into a fistfight with fellow rookie teammate Cory Boyd. Then he beat up a taxi driver in 2009 and was arrested in 2011 for firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend.

Ndamukong Suh

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Ndamukong Suh

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Suh quickly made a name for himself in the NFL for his dirty play. He stomped on the arm of Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2011 and then kicked Matt Schaub in the groin on Thanksgiving of 2012. To top it off, he claimed it was all unintentional. Yeah, right, buddy.