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Athletes who lose their luster after they retire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Freelance Hack, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    The Isaiah Thomas overdose threat got me thinking. It's amazing how many star athletes fall from grace once they stop playing.

    Some cases are more serious (O.J. Simpson). Others are stunning because they break from their public persona (Kirby Puckett). And let's not forget the number of former baseball players who have fallen off the face of the Earth since the Steroids hearings and reports.

    So, who are the athletes whose fall from grace stand out in your mind?
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Denny McLain
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Brett Favre
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Whatever happened to that sonuvabitch?
  5. jsanmateo

    jsanmateo New Member

    Heh, would you put Daunte Culpepper on that list?
  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    There are way too many of these tales, but one that stands out to me is Jeff Reardon, a guy who fell onto some really hard times with his son's death and was arrested for armed robbery.

    Seems like he's back on his feet.

  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here's a couple:

    1. Pete Rose

    2. Donnie Moore — never got over the Henderson home run and attempted a murder-suicide with his wife (she survived)

    3. Nate Newton — or was he still active when he got caught with a truckload of pot?
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I don't know. I have an old cell phone number of his...let me text him and I'll let you know if I hear from him. :D
  9. JLaff

    JLaff Guest

    Would Canseco count?
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Diego Maradona lost some luster and gained 6,000 pounds.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  11. editorhoo

    editorhoo Member

    Can't believe no one's said it:

    Barry Bonds.
  12. I believe he lost it long, long ago.
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