Sports Crimes

For the Love of the Game

Sports Crime
Sports stars are undoubtedly public figures. Their fame can gather the masses to fight for causes and the sport they play can change the world we live in, as illustrated by Nelson Mandela’s success in bringing together a divided nation through the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Should their fame mean that society puts them up to a higher standard? The bottomline — they are still humans too.

In 1993, Charles Barkley said in his famous Nike ad, “I am not a role model. I am not paid to be a role model. I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

The Crime Library has information on the following sports crimes and criminals. Check back often! Our database is always expanding.

OJ Simpson
Michael Vick
Lance Armstrong
Rae Carruth
Tonya Harding
The Munich Olympics
Darryl Strawberry
Kobe Bryant
Mike Tyson
Plaxico Buress
Sonny Liston
Pete Rose
Maurice Clarett
Allen Iverson
Don King
Lawrence Phillips
Lawrence Taylor
Lenny Dykstra
Nate Newton