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The most unstable athletes of all time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Versatile, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The Mike Tyson, Lenny Dykstra and Aldon Smith threads got me thinking about this.

    I say Ron Artest/Metta World Peace is No. 1. He has spent his entire career on the verge of total breakdown. A few other candidates: Tyson, Dykstra, Charles Haley, John Rocker, Dennis Rodman, Dock Ellis, Tonya Harding, Stephon Marbury ...
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Re: The most unstable athletes of all-time

    I worry sometimes about Rondo.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: The most unstable athletes of all-time

    --Jimmy Piersall, well before much more effective ways of dealing with bipolar were created.
    --Steve Durbano, a hockey riot waiting to happen
    --John Denny, a pitcher who was wound tighter than any other athlete I've ever seen.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Delonte West
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    You talkin' to me?
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  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Dennis Rodman has to be in there somewhere.

    Ernie "Fats" Holmes once actually shot at a police helicopter, so I'm thinking that qualifies.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    He was in the OP.
  8. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Milton Bradley
    Carl Everett
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Albert Belle...ticking time bomb.
    Milton Bradley...unpredictably nutty.
    Hope Solo...there's some undiagnosed mental issues there.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Please tell me you don't think dinosaurs are real.
  11. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Everett was recently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with a witness.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Going old school here, but here's a vote for Rube Waddell, star pitcher for the Philadelphia A's in the first decade of the 20th century.

    Supposedly, Waddell would skip starts to go fishing, would run off the field during games to chase passing fire trucks and would be so distracted he was unable to pitch if a saw a dog or a shiny object in the crowd. He drank so much he was called the "sousepaw."

    It's been speculated that Waddell suffered from ADD, autism or might even have been mildly retarded. But he could really throw the ball, including 193 wins in 13 years, and 349 strikeouts in 1904.

    Died at age 37 from tuberculosis.
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