Athletes Convicted of Crimes

by fedoratipper - 116 cards (Last updated on May. 19, 2019)

1. 1985 O-Pee-Chee WWF Series 2 #34 Siva Afi

Aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and seven counts of kidnapping for acting as a getaway driver
Thanks to switzr1

2. 2001 Bowman #201 Michael Bennett

Burglary, identity theft, and attempted theft
Thanks to EbeSPN

3. 1992-93 Topps #268 Mookie Blaylock

Vehicular homicide after he passed out behind the wheel due to meds which resulted in a head-on collision and the death of Monica Murphy
Thanks to Billy Kingsley

4. 2016 Topps WWE #8 Booker T

Armed robbery
Thanks to trauty

5. 1960 Topps #347 Ed Bouchee

Indecent exposure
Thanks to phillyphan77
Note: I specifically chose this card cause it looks he's thinking of taking it out

6. 1991 Kayo #172 Riddick Bowe

Kidnapping his estranged wife Judy and their 5 children
Thanks to C2Cigars

7. 2012 Topps #316 Brandon Browner

Possession of cocaine and later Attempted murder

8. 2012 Topps #207 Plaxico Burress

Criminal possession of a handgun (AKA the shooting incident), failure to pay taxes, and reckless endangerment
Thanks to switzr1

9. 2018 Topps #523 Matt Bush

DUI with property damage, DUI with serious bodily harm, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving with a suspended license

10. 2002-03 Upper Deck #88 Jason Caffey

Third-degree domestic violence
Thanks to EbeSPN



Jan. 11, 2019 - 6:44AM

Mercury Morris, drug trafficking

Aaron Hernandez, very long rap sheet; multiple shootings, assaults, attempted murders, homicides, drunk driving

Ray Lewis, obstruction of justice

Jan. 11, 2019 - 6:48AM
Billy Kingsley

What about that Football guy who went to jail for murdering his teammate, I think it was? 

Two NBA players to add- Javaris Crittendon, murder

Mookie Blaylock, was warned never to drive again due to interactions with medicine, did anyway and killed somebody when he passed out behind the wheel.

NASCAR legend Junior Johnson went to federal prison for moonshining, was pardoned by Ronald Reagan

Steve Seligman, who has a card despite not actually qualifying for a race, paid for his race team by smuggling drugs. 

Jan. 11, 2019 - 8:27AM

Ray Rice

Craig MacTavish

Jan. 11, 2019 - 3:24PM

Lenny Dykstra

Jan. 11, 2019 - 4:34PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll add all of them.

Jan. 11, 2019 - 9:53PM

Rob Ramage impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death (the death was fellow NHL alum Keith Magnuson, his passenger)

Dany Heatley second degree vehicular homicide (the death was teammate Dan Snyder, his passenger)

Marty McSorely assault with a weapon (for striking Donald Brashear in his head with his stick)


Jan. 11, 2019 - 10:04PM

Basketball- Fast Eddie Johnson (not to be confused with Eddie Johnson who had a long career and went to Illinois)

Baseball- Pete Rose

Ugueth Urbina

Don Prince

Wrestling- Ken Patera

Masa Saito

Sivi Afi


Jan. 11, 2019 - 10:11PM

I was surprised to see she had cards; Tonya Harding, conspiracy to hinder prosecution.
Riddick Bowe, kidnapping
Sonny Liston, robbery

Not sure if it fits the exact criteria of your list. Hurricane Carter, wrongfully convicted of murder, conviction overturned after spending 19 years in prison.

Jan. 11, 2019 - 10:39PM

Donte Stallworth, Kevin Mack, Ron LeFlore come to mind.

Jan. 11, 2019 - 10:44PM

Didn't Willie Mays Aikens go to prison?

Jan. 11, 2019 - 11:12PM

No scans of his only card, but War Machine (MMA) is doing a life sentence: Jon Koppenhaver

Same with Future from wrestling.  No scan, life sentence.  Search "Brian McGhee wrestler" for his crimes.

Jan. 11, 2019 - 11:51PM

Doug DeCinces- Convicted of insider trading

Jan. 12, 2019 - 7:29AM
tonym this is going to be an interesting list and I'm sure in today's age, it will grow quickly!! but how about:

Rae Curruth- murder - football

Bernard Hopkins, boxing, robbery

Stanley Wilson -football burglary

Dave Meggett- football (sadly) sex w/ minor and burglary

Kieth Wright - football.. i think he did a rainbow on the crime wave, burglary, grand theft, etc etc etc



Jan. 12, 2019 - 8:07PM

Thank you for all the suggestions! Some of them I knew (Like Tonya Harding, Dany Heatley, Donte Stallworth) but they didn't cross my mind.

@tonym I already added Rae Carruth

Jan. 12, 2019 - 10:23PM

Buck “ Rock and Roll “ Zumhofe . Wrestler . Serving 25 years for criminal sexual contact 

Jan. 13, 2019 - 9:12PM

Bud Selig ... knowingly allowed the use of PEDs in MLB until congress got involved. Then he turned on the players.

Jan. 15, 2019 - 9:58PM

How did I forget Plaxico Burress?

Also, this site may be useful, though it deals more with arrests than convictions.  It's one I bookmarked on my phone a couple years ago, but appears to still be current.

Jan. 15, 2019 - 10:05PM

Selig: As much as that's a "crime against baseball", it's not a actual criminal matter.

Snuka: Charges were dropped, never convicted (I know the family).

Don't forget Ray Rice - "On March 27, 2014, a grand jury indicted Rice on third-degree aggravated assault, with a possible jail sentence of three to five years and a fine of up to $15,000."

Jan. 15, 2019 - 10:30PM
Billy Kingsley

Considering we have roughly 180,000 athletes listed across dozens of sports listed, I'm glad this list is so small. 

Jan. 17, 2019 - 12:36AM

Booker T (Wrestling) - served 19 months for armed robbery before he started his wrestling career

MVP (Wrestling) - served 9 1/2 years of a 18 1/2 year prison sentence for robbery/kidnapping before becoming a pro wrestler

Christian Hosoi (Skateboarder) - served 4 years of a 10 year sentence for transporting 1.5 lbs of crystal meth

Hank Thompson (Baseball) - served 3+ years of a 10 year sentence for armed robbery

Farmer Weaver (Baseball) - convicted of rape - served 2 years and 10 months of a 5-21 year sentence

Jim Rivera (Baseball) - convicted of attempted rape - served 5 years of a life sentence before making his MLB debut

Jerry Priddy (Baseball) - convicted of extortion - served 4.5 months of a 9 month sentence

Jan. 17, 2019 - 12:38AM

John Wetteland has only been charged.  Don't think he's been convicted.

Jan. 17, 2019 - 12:39AM

A couple of Cowboys

Michael Irvin

Joseph Randle 

Jan. 17, 2019 - 8:59AM

Esteban Loaiza - possession about 44 pounds of cocaine with intent to distribute

Jan. 17, 2019 - 9:18AM

Peter Storey - Convicted of keeping a brothel and counterfeiting gold coins.

Jan. 17, 2019 - 11:24AM

@trauty Thanks for all the suggestions! I removed John Wetteland, thanks for the update.

Jan. 17, 2019 - 12:59PM

Was Tony LaRussa convicted when he was arrested for DUI (observed asleep at the wheel of a running car)? Or was that dropped?

Maurice Clarrett definitely served prison time.

Jim Jackson was arrested but may not have been convicted for waving a gun at another car while driving.

Considering my two favorite teams are Cardinals and Buckeyes these three hurt when they happened

Jan. 17, 2019 - 1:05PM

Not an athlete, but team owner Bruce McNall was/is in prison, and he has CFL cards.  Some kind of scam with collectible coins, if I remember right. 

Jan. 17, 2019 - 1:39PM

Alameda Ta'amu:  Ta'amu was arrested after he allegedly evaded police while driving intoxicated and struck several parked cars, pleaded guilty to three counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Aldon Smith:  Multiple DUI, possession and weapons convictions, bail violation.

Adam Jones:  Misdemeanor assult, conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, obstructing police

Dwight Smith:  Pot possession, obstructing traffic, indecent conduct, brandishing a gun

Chris Henry:  Providing alcohol to minors, drunk driving, concealed weapons, pot possession

Bryant McKinnie:  Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public nuisance, the "Love Boat" scandal

Fred Smoot:  Disorderly conduct, public nuisance, the "Love Boat" scandal

Moe Williams:  Disorderly conduct, the "Love Boat" scandal

Larry Johnson:  Multiple accounts of domestic abuse and disturbing the peace, brandishing a gun

Everson Griffin:  Driving with a suspended license, tased by police while trying to flee

Koren Robinson:  DUI, probation violation, lead police on a high speed chase

Randy Moss:  Careless Driving after hitting a police officer who stepped in front of his car during an illegal turn.  

Cecil Collins:  Broke into a woman's house, just to watch her sleep.

Barrett Robbins:  Shot three times in fight with police, attempted murder, possession of cocaine

Dwayne Goodrich:  Hit & Run vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide

Alonzo Spellman:  Charged with interference with a flight crew after a manic episode on a plane, ten counts of eluding police officers after a fight at a convenience store led to a police chase.

Darryl Henley:  Cocaine trafficking, attempting to murder the judge and witness in his case

Jim Dunaway:  Wrongful death of his ex-wife

Tommy Kane:  Manslaughter in the murder of his wife

Cole Ford:  Fired a gun at the house of Seigfried & Roy.


Jan. 17, 2019 - 2:44PM
Jan. 17, 2019 - 3:04PM

Thank you EBeSPN, brimose, and vudu44! I'll add them.

@switzr1 I'll still add him.

Jan. 17, 2019 - 8:26PM

I don't know who Cole Ford is, but that might be the most unusual crime on the list?!?!  Peter Storey is right up there with him though.

Jan. 17, 2019 - 9:31PM

Reggie Rogers - vehicular homicide

Titus Young - arrested numerous times (including twice in one day), convicted of assault

Jan. 18, 2019 - 11:14PM

@switzr1 I know. When I first saw that, I was laughing my ass off!

@pistonfan Thanks! I'll add both of them.

Jan. 19, 2019 - 12:09AM
Billy Kingsley

An interesting thought for a companion list...athletes that were victims of crimes. Jumping to mind immeadately are Tim Duncan and Roy Tyner. Not sure if Mickey Thompson has cards.

Jan. 19, 2019 - 3:06PM
Billy Kingsley
Jan. 19, 2019 - 8:58PM

@Billy Kingsley I might take that into consideration. Also, thanks for the suggestion.

Jan. 20, 2019 - 6:56PM
Billy Kingsley

Slava Voynov, ex-NHL player. 

Jan. 21, 2019 - 9:53PM

Working on a list that has to do with career saves (with the All-Time leader about to get elected into the HOF tomorrow), and remembered Jeff Reardon trying to shoplift or something.  Was under the influence of...I want to say some anti-depression medication or something.

Jan. 31, 2019 - 11:01PM

with pete rose on the list, all the roid guys need to added

Feb. 1, 2019 - 11:13AM

Finnish hockey player Marko Jantunen. DUI and drug use.

Finnish hockey player Jere Karalahti. Drug use and assistance to drug trafficking

Both known cases. Jantunen 3 Nhl games, Karalahti 149 Nhl games

Feb. 1, 2019 - 11:26PM

@Duke Thanks for the suggestions.

Feb. 2, 2019 - 1:28AM
Billy Kingsley

Alright, I must ask : What is the Love Boat Scandal? The curiously has gotten to me!

Feb. 2, 2019 - 12:40PM

@Billy Kingsley The Love Boat Scandal was when a bunch of Minnesota Vikings players had a sex party on a boat with a bunch of prostitutes. 

Feb. 20, 2019 - 4:58PM

baseball Ron Lefore - armed robbery

Hank Thompson - armed robbery

hockey   Dany Heatley - vehicular homicide

Feb. 21, 2019 - 12:26AM

@jmnovff I've added them already.

Edited on: Feb. 21, 2019 - 12:32AM

May. 15, 2019 - 12:02PM

Ed Bouchee, Phillies first baseman. He was arrested and pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including indecent exposure, for exposing himself to young girls.

May. 15, 2019 - 7:42PM

Isn't the Love Boat thing legal if you're on a boat?  Because of the implication?

May. 15, 2019 - 7:49PM

Also, when you thank us under the charge, it makes us sound like we were involved.  "Smuggling cocaine, thanks to Billy Kingsley"

For the record, I'm NOT asking you to change anything.  It just struck me as hilarious when I was reading some out loud.

May. 15, 2019 - 8:02PM

@switzr1 The details of that incident, I think are still up in the air. But I know the players were arrested for it. Also, I didn’t notice that it made it sound like you were involved! I’m definitely not changing that

@phillyphan77 Thanks, I’ll add him.

May. 16, 2019 - 7:48AM

Interesting list.  This one just happened a couple days ago. Former Brewers pitcher:

Ben Hendrickson - theft by swindle.

May. 16, 2019 - 2:38PM
Billy Kingsley

Since you are placing them alphabetically, can you tell us in a comment who is new? If they are a result of a comment we could go off that, but I have no idea who has been added since the last update. 

May. 16, 2019 - 2:42PM

@ntlwhlr Thanks, I’ll add him. 

@Billy Kingsley Ed Bouchee, Ben Hendrickson, and Adam Johnson were the most recent people added.

May. 19, 2019 - 1:59PM

Unfortunately one of my favourite Sonics players - Shawn Kemp - pleaded guilty to drug possession and later again to misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2005 (from what I've read on Wikipedia). Where I live - The Netherlands - the latter is completely legal though.

Edited on: May. 19, 2019 - 2:54PM

May. 19, 2019 - 2:09PM

@Aycee Thanks. I’ll add him.

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