Monday, October 18, 2010

Athlete Mug Shots

Every year athletes from all sports find themselves in the throes of various legal woes. In 2010, there were plenty of first-timers, repeat offenders and off-kilt offenses.
 From a Paralympic athlete smuggling Viagra across the border to trying to a football player breaking into a pizza parlor after hours, here are some of America's most mischievous and checkered athletes.

Gilbert Arenas
Who: All-Star guard for the Washington Wizards (highlights)

When: Dec. 21, 2009 (news broke in 2010 and Arenas was suspended in 2010)

Where: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.


Rap sheet: Arenas was also arrested in Miami in 2006 along with a former teammate.

Braylon Edwards
Who: Wide receiver for the New York Jets (highlights)

When: Sept. 21, 2010

Where: New York


Rap sheet: Edwards has been pulled over several times for excessive speeding and was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking a friend of this basketball star outside an Ohio club in 2009.

Chris Rainey
Who: Wide receiver for the University of Florida Gators (highlights)

When: Sept. 14, 2010

Where: Gainesville, Fla.


Rap sheet: Clean.

Matthew Every
Who: PGA golfer

When: July 6, 2010

Where: Bettendorf, Iowa


Rap sheet: Clean.

Nate Montana
Who: Backup quarterback for Notre Dame and son of an NFL great

When: July 16, 2010

Where: South Bend, Ind.


Rap sheet: Clean.

James Edward Neal
Who: Former NASCAR driver

When: May 31, 2010

Where: San Clemente, Calif.


Rap sheet: Within less than a month, the 56-year-old Neal was arrested three times. In May for this, then again two weeks later, and finally for this.

Henri Zogaib
Who: Former Grand-Am Series race car driver (photos)

When: Feb. 12, 2010

Where: Central Florida


Rap sheet: No prior convictions, but police reportedly investigated Zogaib for two years before finally arresting him.

Chad Rinehart
Who: Offensive lineman for the New York Jets (photos)

When: Jan. 20, 2010

Where: Cedar Falls, Iowa


Rap sheet: Clean.

War Machine
Who: Former Mixed Martial Arts fighter (highlights). What's his real name?

When: July 16, 2010

Where: San Diego


Rap sheet: Two assaults in 2010.

Chris Chelios
Who: Retired NHL player (highlights)

When: Dec. 28, 2009

Where: Westmont, Ill.


Rap sheet: In March 2010, the case against Chelios was dropped. Here's why.

Lawrence Taylor
Who: Former linebacker for the New York Giants, now in the NFL Hall of Fame (highlights)

When: May 6, 2010

Where: Montebello, N.Y.


Rap sheet: Taylor has a history of drug abuse and alcohol abuse and has even talked about sex with prostitutes.

Adam 'Pacman' Jones
Who: Cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals (highlights). Why "Pacman"?

When: Oct. 10, 2010

Where: Cincinnati


Rap sheet: Jones has also been arrested at a nightclub, outside his home and during training camp. He's been in the clear since 2006.

Chris Jericho
Who: WWE wrestler (highlights). What is his real name?

When: Jan. 27, 2010

Where: Fort Mitchell, Ky.


Rap sheet: The arrest led to more trouble for Jericho. He had a previous run-in with the law when a female fan did this.

Plaxico Burress
Who: Former wide receiver for the New York Giants, now a free agent (highlights)

When: Nov. 28, 2008

Where: Manhattan, N.Y.


Rap sheet: Burress had previous run-ins for this, damages and multiple driving violations.

Michael Vick
Who: Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles (highlights)

When: April 25, 2007

Where: Surry County, Va.


Rap sheet: Vick was linked to questionable incidents before the dogfighting charges.

Roger Clemens
Who: Former MLB pitcher (highlights)

When: Aug. 19, 2010

Where: Washington, D.C.


Rap sheet: These are Clemens' first criminal charges, though he is no stranger to controversy.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Who: Champion boxer (highlights). He has two nicknames.

When: Sept. 10, 2010

Where: Las Vegas


Rap sheet: He was accused of this crime a few years earlier.

Warren Sapp
Who: Former NFL player for two teams (highlights)

When: Feb. 7, 2010

Where: Miami Beach, Fla.


Rap sheet: Clean.