Relationships in sports are a given. There are professional relationships, personal relationships, and romantic ones, between a sports figure and another person. Sometimes, however, an athlete and someone in management doesn't get along. The team may have to move on from that player. For example, former Patriots player Chandler Jones showed up in just his underwear at the Foxborough Police Station. He was then traded to the Arizona Cardinals for a fourth-round pick.
Another example is David Price. The $217 million pitcher doesn't have a great relationship with the Red Sox fans or the media. His confrontation with Hall Of Fame Pitcher, Dennis Eckersley, caused quite the media firestorm.
Some athletes, coaches, and general managers think they can take advantage and get away with it all. Sometimes the money goes to the athletes' head and they think they can get away with cheating on their significant other. Other time it can end a marriage with an ugly divorce. Distractions are caused with the team and it might get to a point where more than just one women are involved. In this article we will look through 15 relationships that would gross you out. This doesn't mean that you look at the couple and recoil, but the actions of one or both parties in the relationship turned your stomach, because you can't imagine ever doing such things to your loved one.
15 KOBE BRYANT's Disloyal Marriage
Kobe Bryant, without a doubt, is one of the greatest players in Laker's history. If only he had the same luck off the court with relationships. In 2011, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce because he had been unfaithful to her...again. Vanessa was by his side when he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2003. If that didn't gross people out then there is something wrong. Kobe was married and still trying to get with other women because he has money and fame. A source told TMZ Sports at the time, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough. This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."
However in 2011 TMZ Sports reported that they weren't getting a divorce and Kobe was getting back with her because it was "cheaper to keep her." Guess he didn't want to pay child support for his two kids, let alone spousal support.
14 CHIPPER JONES' Ongoing Infidelity
This next example is former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. He was unfaithful to his wife and had a baby with a Hooters waitress. In 1998 he had an affair with the Hooters waitress and that affair would end up lasting over 18 months. He was still married to Karin and hoped to work things out. The marriage didn't last and they would get divorced.
Chipper Jones would divorce his second wife in 2012, Sharon Logonow. He would then date a Playboy model Taylor Higgins. In June of 2015 Jones would marry his third wife and hopefully his last. Jones would make a lot of people sick with his actions, thinking only of himself. Hopefully he's now learned from his past mistakes.
13 MICHAEL JORDAN's Former Marriage
One of the greatest basketball players of all time, winning six NBA Championships, Jordan had a number of affairs. Jordan took his fame for granted and had a number of mistresses. He even paid one of them to not say anything. There have been some crazy tumors regarding Jordan's old habits and some rumors have gone so far as to say he had a child with one of his mistresses. There's one really farfetched rumor that Jordan is actually the biological father of Jimmy Butler.
As for the divorce, Juanita received $168 million in the divorce settlement, custody of their three children, and their Chicago mansion. That settlement was the largest celebrity divorce settlement in history. Jordan would also gamble a lot in Vegas and had some interactions with other woman as well. The divorce cost $168 million in 2006.
12 ALEX RODRIGUEZ Caught With Stripper In Toronto
Alex Rodriguez made people cringe when he admitted to using steroids. However, that arguably wasn't the most despicable of his off-field antics. In 2007 he was married, but was spotted on the front cover of the New York Post. He was spotted with a blonde woman. According to the Post, he was seen with the same woman two weeks prior to that. After a series in 2007, Alex Rodriguez flew to Toronto and checked into the Four Seasons. He then would have dinner with a blonde who was alleged to be a stripper, at a nice restaurant, according to the New York Post. Rodriguez would have no comment when he got back and would go 0-3 in a game against the Rays. His marriage with Cynthia Rodriguez wouldn't survive. They would get a divorce where she would say she was quite happy with the agreement.
11 CHARLES BARKLEY "Keep Your Wife From Other Wives And GFs"
Charles Barkely is no saint by any means, especially with relationships. He was known to cheat on his wife whenever he felt like it. In 2008 he was at a strip club and wanted a dancer to come back to his hotel room. He is married to Maureen Blumhardt and they have one daughter together. Flirting with other women and going to strip clubs while married isn't being exactly faithful and is not a good role model for his one daughter.
In 2011 Barkley spoke to Jay Leno about Kobe's cheating scandal he said, "Kobe should've kept his wife from other wives and girlfriends." It seems that is what Barkley does...he slips away and tries to get other women while being married; pathetic.
10 MARK SANCHEZ's Inappropriate Relationship With 17-Year-Old
Mark Sanchez had a special friend in 2011 that he met in a bar. He supposedly started to get friendly with an 17-year-old high school girl. How the girl got into a bar probably had some people in disbelief. The girl was identified as Eliza Kruger, after she bragged about her encounter with Sanchez on Facebook. The age of consent is 17 in the state of New York. Mark Sanchez was 25 at the time. Kruger went back to his place after the meeting and they had dinner. She posted pictures of his bedroom on Facebook and said he lives on a golf course. Sanchez was on the Jets at the time and they wouldn't comment on the situation. It made people sick, even though she was at the age of consent. But if they stayed friends and dated now it wouldn't be as bad. Mark is 31 and Eliza Kruger is 23.
9 SHAQUILLE O' NEAL's Endless Affairs
It clearly wasn't any surprise Shaquille O' Neal was unfaithful to his ex-wife, Shaunie, a number of times. He regrets being unfaithful to his wife saying in a 2009 interview. " I was a guy with too many options. Choosing to be with some of those women, well, that's on me. In my mind, I never did it disrespectfully, but obviously I shouldn't have done it all." The divorce was so bad she hired a private investigator to dig up the dirt on O'Neal. Between Shaq and Kobe, both had their share of affairs on their wives while winning championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. Shaq made this list because what he did was just plain wrong and made a lot of people disgruntled who supported the NBA superstar.
8 TIKI BARBER Leaves Pregnant Wife For Intern
Tiki Barber was a pretty decent running back for the New York Giants. He makes this list, however, because he was cheating on his wife with an intern while working at NBC. In 2010 he left his wife, Ginny Cha, who was pregnant at the time. The mistress and Barber also met in 2010. Why would it make people shudder? Eight days after his divorce with his ex wife, he would marry the intern named Traci Johnson who was 23 years old at the time. He said at the time, "It's a great day, we're finally getting married." Tiki Barber had lost all respect for his ex-wife Ginny, but why dump her after getting her pregnant? For what it's worth, he's still with his second wife today.
7 TIGER WOODS - All Of It
Tiger Woods is a golf legend, but of the course he is anything but faithful. Woods can't stay with one woman and has to have them all making people cringe. People were grossed out when he cheated on his ex-wife Elin Nordegren with dozens and dozens of women.Woods confessed to sleeping with 120 women while being married. The New York Post even wrote the headline, "The Night Tiger Woods Was Exposed As A Serial Cheater." Tiger Woods had a girlfriend named Alyse Lahti Johnston. She is the step daughter of his former agent. He met her when she was seven years old. Currently Woods has a girlfriend named Erica Herman, but that probably won't be for long, as he loves to go from one woman to another.
6 KRIS HUMPHRIES & Kim K
The Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian marriage was a complete sham, being a total waste of time and money. Why did it gross people out? Anything to do with the Kardashian's is a recipe for disaster. Kim Kardashian knew the marriage wouldn't last by the time it got to the honeymoon. Another reason why people would disbelieve is how much the wedding cost. The wedding cost $10 million, only for them to get divorced after 72 days. Kim would say in a interview with Sunrise Breakfast, "I think when you know so deep in your heart, that you just to listen to your intuition and follow your heart, there's no right or wrong thing to do." Answering why she broke it off with Humphries. Not many people like the Kardashians and despise the drama they bring.
5 LAMAR ODOM & Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom was in a dark place while married to Khloe Kardashian. Odom would turn to drugs and claims he was a scumbag to Khloe, admitting to doing cocaine everyday telling usmagazine.com. He wrote a story in the Players' Tribune about how he was in the hospital in 2015 and couldn't move or talk. He wrote, “I was trapped inside my own body. My throat hurt like hell. I looked down and I had all these tubes coming out of my mouth. So I panicked."
Fans of Lamar Odom were grossed out by his actions while being married to Khloe Kardashian. He's apparently stayed sober for his family now, who were also sickened by his actions. He could've died of an overdose, but as he hit rock bottom he saw that he needed to change.
4 MARK CHMURA Sleeps With His Kids' Babysitter
Mark Chmura, who played for the Green Bay Packers, would lose a lot of respect for what he did. His family and fans would be grossed out by his alleged actions. Chmura allegedly forced an teenage girl who, at the time of the trial was 18, to have sex with him in the bathroom at a post prom party. She was 17 at the time of the incident. She also told another teen at the party she didn't like Chmura because she heard he had a child with another babysitter. Chmura pleaded not guilty to third-degree sexual assault. He could've faced 40 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. He would be acquitted of the charges, but, said after the trial about his actions at the post prom party, "Wasn't something a married man should do."
3 BRIAN CASHMAN Extorted By His Mistress
In 2012 Mary Cashman, the wife of Brian Cashman, filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage. Why? Brian was having an affair with Louise Meanwell and there were a lot of rumors going around about what was happening. When it got into the public eye it grossed people out. She would be arrested for extortion and harassment of Cashman. The next day Mary filed for divorce. This was not the first time Brian Cashman had been unfaithful to his wife. In 2009 he also was seeing Kim Brennan, which ended Brennan's marriage at the time. That affair would strain Cashman's own marriage. In 2013 the New York Post reported he had to pay over $1 million a year to his ex as part of their divorce settlement.
2 BOBBY PETRINO Dates A Girl Half His Age
In April of 2012, Arkansas head coach, Bobby Petrino, got into an motorcycle accident and that forced him to admit he was involved in another relationship. The girl on the back of the motorcycle was 25 years old at the time. He would be placed on administrative leave. Why would it gross people out? He kissed the young girl in the fall of 2011 and realized it could cost him his job. It's also gross because Petrino was 51 at the time.
He and Jessica Dorrell were intimate for five months. The intimacy stopped when she was trying to get a job under Petrino. She was hired but then resigned. If it hadn't been for the motorcycle crash, it could've been a secret for a lot longer.
1 SEAN PAYTON Cheats While Suspended By The NFL
According to Bleacher Report, Sean Payton, coach of the New Orleans Saints, was caught cheating on his wife in New Orleans. The cheating allegation disgusted his wife at the time, Beth Payton. It was a tough year for Payton in 2012. Not only was he getting a divorce, but he was being suspended for that NFL season. He was being suspended for the Bounty Gate Scandal. The rumors of him cheating, however, go back to 2011. When Beth found out she moved out of New Orleans immediately. The divorce would be finalized in 2014. Before his divorce was finalized, he was seeing Skylene Montgomery, the former Miss West Virginia. The divorce was kept quiet and not a lot of details came out about it.