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15 Athletes Who Have Dealt Drugs

Typically, athletes will stay clear of engaging in criminal activities and the majority of them are positive role models for the youth of the world. Most professional athletes lead a somewhat glamorous lifestyle and are well paid, so for them to commit crime seems bizarre and not the smartest move (not that it is ever smart to break the law). Over the course of sports history there have been an alarming amount of professional athletes who have engaged in some form of criminal activity, and these stories will always shock and stun the sporting world.

One of the most common forms of crime is related to drugs. Sometimes this is possession, but it can also be distribution or trafficking. Why these athletes are selling marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and all kinds of other narcotics is never clear, and often it is not small scale operations that they find themselves caught up in either. When these athletes are caught, it not only ruins their careers and completely tarnishes their reputation; they also find themselves paying the price for their crimes and face time behind bars.

There are often drug scandals in sports, but these are usually related to athletes taking performance enhancing drugs to gain edge against the competition. Sometimes however the drug scandals are much larger, shocking and controversial than this, and some hugely successful athletes have been caught selling drugs off the field of play.

Here are 15 athletes who have been caught selling drugs.

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16 Juan Garriga

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15 Tom McCarthy

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14 David Jenkins

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13 Jamal Lewis

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12 Travis Henry

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11 Christian Hosoi

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10 Byron “Bam” Morris

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9 Sam Hurd

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8 Floyd Mayweather Sr.

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Money Mayweather's father, a former boxer himself, was caught in 1993 and convicted of trafficking cocaine. Mayweather Sr. was allegedly smuggling the drug as part of a ring, and the group would smuggle it in laundry detergent boxes. Floyd Sr. would be sentenced to five years in prison. Upon his release from prison Mayweather would begin training his son, and the rest is history. He would teach his son his defensive techniques and Mayweather Jr. quickly won his first title, a super featherweight championship, just months after his father's release.

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6 Denny McLain

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5 Evangelos Goussis

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4 Nate Newton

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3 Mercury Morris

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2 Tim Montgomery

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1 Darryl Henley

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Former Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darryl Henley played in 76 games in the 90s and amassed 12 interceptions, but he now finds himself serving a whopping 41-year prison sentence. Henley was caught trafficking cocaine and was sentenced to 20 years, but another 21 would be added after it was shockingly revealed that he had hired contract killers to murder the judge and a witness.

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