Whether they know it or not, NFL superstars are heroes and role models to thousands of people around the world. They are seen with watchful eyes every weekend by tons of kids who want to be just like them. While a lot of NFL players are amazing role models, there are others who are not. While these people were blessed with all the athletic talent in the world, they apparently didn’t inherit a good personality. These 12 NFL superstars have done it all from abusing drugs to domestic violence and much, much more. You’ll probably remember #8 once you see it, on account of how awful it was.
#12 Darren Sharper
During his playing days, he was beloved by his fans everywhere. However, after his retirement, the floodgates of terrible behavior opened. It turned out he was a serial rapist and had numerous different women claim he drugged and raped them. He has been sentenced to serve up to 20 years in prison for his actions.
#11 Michael Irvin
Irvin is one of the best players of all time and currently works as a sports analyst. Unfortunately, he is a total jerk off the field. He has had numerous instances of substance abuse throughout his career and one reported sexual assault. He also allegedly cheated on his wife on multiple occasions.
#10 Greg Hardy
Hardy is without a doubt one of the most talented defensive ends in the NFL in recent memory, but his off-the-field issues are too massive to ignore. He allegedly abused his significant other and threatened to kill her. While several teams thought about signing him, he brings more harm than good and is currently out of the NFL.
#9 Aaron Hernandez
When he was playing, Hernandez was amongst the most talented tight ends in the league. However, he was a straight-up thug off the field. He was arrested for murder and a number of gun charges. Then, he had his name attached to a handful of other homicides as well. He is currently serving life in prison as a result.
#8 Michael Vick
In the early-mid 2000s, there were fewer players more exciting to watch than Michael Vick. He could do it all from the QB position and was loved by his fans. Then, Vick was arrested for running a dog fighting ring, which made him public enemy number one. He served some time in jail and eventually got back into the NFL, but this crime followed him throughout his career which eventually fizzled out. Check out the 6th entry for a case that made more headlines than Mr. Vick …