When the word addiction is brought to the table, the average mind will normally picture alcohol and substance abuse, the usual demons some athletes have had to battle. Then there are the other ones, like sex. From the athletes who openly admit to being burdened with the addiction of sex, to the ones who are purely womanizers, this is a totally serious thing that many great athletes have dealt with throughout their carrier. You have the usual suspects who like to keep their head in the game (in more ways than one), and in turn have gained their notorious playboy reputations. Then you have the wallflowers where most cases are kept quiet, until that one instance when the other half of the good time will speak out, bringing down a wrath of media attention and most likely destroy marriages.
If you're in the first category, it might not be such a bad thing right? Groupies scouting you out to the point you don’t even have to look anymore! However, if you fall in the latter category, you better hope you got a good lawyer on speed dial because this addiction could get messy! Some have made this list because of their infamous scandals with multiple partners, while the others are suspects due to their scandalous reputations for turning up without knowing how to turn down.
20 Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson AKA, Ochocino is a former wide receiver. Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL right out of university, he played there for 10 seasons before heading to the New England Patriots, and then to the Miami Dolphins where he was released following an arrest of domestic violence. What happened you might ask? Well Ochocinco’s former wife confronted him about cheating, resulting in a heated argument and a call to the cops.
During the time of the affair allegations, three more women stepped up, all reporting to have been dating him while he was still engaged, one of whom was a Gold Rush Showbar stripper offering nude dances for just $10, featuring a surgically enhanced derriere.
19 Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano is a household name even for those who haven’t watched him play. Best known for playing professional soccer for the Spanish club Real Madrid, and the face of Armani underwear, he’s even better known for the string of ladies he has had in tow. The Portuguese pretty-boy has been linked to numerous familiar faces, and last November admitted to having “a few women in his life at present- but [was] in the process of working out which one was the best”.
He had a long stint with model girlfriend Irina Shayk, but has also been linked to Kim Kardashian, Maria Sharapova, Diana Chavez, and the mother to Mario Balotelli’s child, Raffaella Fico.
18 Tyler Seguin
Tyler is currently playing as a member of the NHL team the Dallas Stars. He was selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins and went on to win the Stanley Cup in his first season as a rookie. Being traded to the Stars was based on the fact that the Bruins, as his father stated, were not fans of the fact that the media constantly captured him having a “good time” at the bars, reflecting poorly on Seguin. His fair share of photos have been on the internet of him dancing on tables with scantily-clad women while his shirt was off, to being surrounded by multiple women, and I’m sure we all know where those nights led to. Let’s not forget that one time the two brunettes at a Bruins game displayed the sign that said, “Tyler, we sucked your d**k in high school”.
17 Michael Irvin
Michael Irvin is a Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver who helped lead the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles. His career was halted in 1999 when he suffered a spinal injury that temporarily left him paralyzed, leading to his next career move by shifting gears and stepping into the broadcasting booth. However, not a stranger to sex as he was one of 17 children in his family, Irvin married in 1990 and had three children with his wife, along with another daughter from a previous girlfriend.
He ran into quite a few legal troubles in 2007 with a case of sexual assault that was settled out of court.
16 Johnny Manziel
Johnny Football is currently a free agent of the NFL, originally drafted back in 2014 by the Cleveland Browns. A rocky past few years for the star, he spent the 2015 offseason checked into a rehabilitation center for alcohol addiction, and was then pulled over in 2015 after fighting with his long time girlfriend Colleen. His management agency and agent both dropped him at the beginning of the year shortly after he famously stated, “I don’t have a drinking problem, the team has a problem with me drinking”.
Since then he has had a Mexico sex bender with reportedly 15 girls who joined him at a luxurious villa where staff reportedly told the Daily Mail “The guys had so many condoms that they were blowing them up into balloons and throwing them around the villa for fun”.
15 Wayne Rooney
Captain for both Manchester United and the England national team, Rooney made his first professional debut back in 2002. He married his wife Coleen, whom he had met back in secondary school, but the couple didn’t date until many years later. At just 18 years old he paid for a sex session with a 48-year-old massage parlor employee before she kicked him out telling him to leave before his aversion to sex ended his career.
Then during the six years in which him and Coleen dated before marriage, Rooney admitted to soliciting prostitutes in Liverpool. The couple since then have had three children together, and during the last child’s pregnancy at five months along, Wayne paid £1,000 to have threesomes at a hotel while Coleen was at home with two kids and one on the way.
14 Magic Johnson
Legendary basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for a total of 13 seasons after being selected by them first overall in the 1979 NBA draft. His performance in the first year led him to be awarded MVP that season and won four more championships with the Lakers. Magic went back and forth between retirements after announcing in 1991 that he had contracted HIV. I mean no wonder!
In a book released by the former Lakers GM at the time, Jerry West, an excerpt revealed Johnson had been sleeping with 300-500 people a year as, “Johnson would retire to the sauna after a game, have sex, then put on a robe and return to the locker room for his post-game media interviews”. To put that into perspectives, that’s 2-3 women a day.
13 Antonio Cromartie
Antonio Cromartie is a NFL player, currently a free agent, who was drafted in the first round in 2006 buy the San Diego Chargers, but has also suited up for the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets. Cromartie holds the longest play in NFL history, returning a missed field goal, which was a total of 109 yards, for a touchdown. During his career, he has fathered 10 children with a total of eight different women causing him to request a $500,000 paycheck advance to pay for child support, leading him to a vasectomy, because things were clearly getting out of hand.
In 2010 he married wife Terricka Carson who starred on E!’s Candy Girls and to everyone’s surprise got her pregnant with twins. I guess if there is a will, there is a way!
12 Michael Del Zotto
Michael Del Zotto plays in the NHL on the Philadelphia Flyers, previously playing for both the New York Rangers and the Nashville Predators. His off the ice antics, however, have gotten him in hot enough water to melt the ice he plays on. In 2014, Lisa Ann, the second adult film start who was bearded by messages from Del Zotto, publicly shamed him after they dated for continually messaging her looking for dates with her friends. She continued on Twitter with “Yes, @MichaelDelZotto the STUD NHL player… For some reason he thinks I am a dating service and will arrange dates for him”.
11 Tony Romo
Being the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, your love life is a topic of conversation as much as it is when talking about that game you played Sunday night. Tony Romo was selected in the 2003 NFL Draft as a free agent to the Cowboys and as you all know, the rest is history. Before tying the knot with the former beauty queen and TV reporter Candice Crawford, Romo’s love life was notoriously in the public eye for the beautiful blondes he surrounded himself with. Romo was famously linked to Jessica Simpson, the two of which dated for two years, as well as Carrie Underwood, Sophia Bush, and Natalie Smith.
10 Robinho de Souza
Robinho is a Brazillian professional soccer player who plays for Atlético Mineiro as a forward. When he was just 15 years old he was picked by the legend Pelé as his heir, leading the Santos FC to their first title since Pelé had played himself. Despite his accomplishments, the striker has serious problems with alcohol and sex, and has been known to organize “feasts” in which he would use around 40 condoms for the occasion. Then back in January of 2009, he was arrested after an allegation of a serious sexual assault case involving a 19-year-old girl. All the while he was married that same year with a 2-year-old son and, with another born later in 2011.
9 Alex Rodriguez
Rodriguez, better known as A-Rod, is easily one of the most current recognizable faces in baseball, even to those who aren’t involved in the sports world. The New York Yankees third baseman has countless awards under his belt including 687 home runs on the field, but even more off the field. The hall of famer in the ladies department has been linked to leading starlets such as WWE wrestler Torrie Wilson, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Bethany Frankel, Madonna, an exotic dancer named Joslyn Morse (with whom he had an affair with while married), and former stripper Candice Houlihan, to name a few.
8 James Lovett
James is a professional surfer, skimboarder, and wakeboarder, participating in his first competition at 14 years old. Born in Newport Beach but raised in Mexico, Lovett won his first event in 2004 and by 2009 had checked into Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. The show documents people being treated for sexual addiction in the forms of therapy and the psychological roots to the compulsive behavior. James has nearly destroyed his career by sleeping with everyone’s wives and girlfriends and participating in weeklong groupie orgies. It is reported he blasts hardcore porn in his car on the in-car DVD player, and has a HPV nodule in his ear contracted during one of his adventures.
7 Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter is a New York Yankees legend, but appears to be legendary with the ladies as well. He is looked towards as the central figure in the Yankees recent success for his hitting, base running, fielding, and leadership. He played for 20 seasons with the club before retiring as a five time World Series Champion and the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop. Despite the fact he never formally admitted to a sex addiction, we all have our questions, after all he was dubbed the “most eligible bachelor in New York”.
Some of the women who he has been with are Mariah Carey, Vanessa Minnillo, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Gabrielle Union, and longtime girlfriend Minka Kelly. It is reported after a hookup he usually sends the lucky lady home with a basket of autographed Yankee swag, because he can.
6 Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson, no introduction really necessary as he is a former boxer, heavyweight champion, and known as “the baddest man on the planet”. Iconic tattoo on the side of his face and a lisp recognizable anywhere, Tyson has been a pop culture figure making cameos in movies and TV.
Over the years of being in the spotlight, we have learned quite a bit about the legend and his personal life from the time he told the media that during his prison sentence he was having sex with random women who came to visit him, to saying “I was having so much sex that I was too tired to even go to the gym and work out”. His bodyguards once revealed he had names and sexual preferences of thousands of women on a computer he carried around (all the while he was married), and even had a classic orgy phase where he beat up seven prostitutes he was doing the deed with. During the height of his career, he was bedding 15 women per day.
5 Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman is a now retired professional basketball player, dubbed “the worm”, due to his fierce defensive and rebounding skills. He played around the league spanning from the Los Angeles Lakers, across the country to the Chicago Bulls, finishing his career in the ABA across seas. When he was 20 years old he lost his virginity after his friends bought him a prostitute, and from there it opened his eyes to the life of sex. He once broadcasted himself having sex with six women to a club after forgetting to turn off the microphone in his pocket, he was married to Carmen Electra (enough said), he has slept with more than 2,000 women, one of which was a bride-to-be at her bachelorette party, and has received oral sex while conducting a radio interview. The player publically has admitted to the fact that 50% of his life was sex, and the other 50% was money.
4 Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs is a Welsh soccer coach and former player, who acts as assistant manager to Manchester United, where he also played his entire career. He is said to be the most decorated player in history and won 13 Premier League medals. The married father of two was the center of controversy as he had affairs with two different women, including his sister in law. Later, it was exposed the infidelity continued when a third women stepped forward with an affair having occurred during the time he was engaged and for the birth of his first child. His family has thus proclaimed him as a sex addict.
3 Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain was a professional basketball player who was apart of the Harlem Globetrotters before taking off to the NBA to the San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Standing at 7-foot-1, he scored 31,419 points on the court and came up close behind with the staggering claim of sleeping with 20,000 different women in his life. He prided himself on never sleeping with married women, and said, "I was just doing what was natural -- chasing good-looking ladies, whoever they were and wherever they were”.
Wilt started at the eager age of 15 and up until the age of 55, when broken down, he would have had 500 women a year over 40 years, roughly 1.4 women a day. He was a threesome advocate nut who also enjoyed a 10 day long road-trip once with 23 different women.
Brazilian legend Pele is a retired professional soccer player who is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. In 1999 he was voted World Player of the Century and was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC. Despite his world renowned success he had an intimate relationship with his addiction and was apart of the select few who recognized it. His first marriage brought him two daughters and a son, divorcing after nearly 20 years together. He was then linked to a influential model Xuxa, but married a gospel singer who gave birth to twin, recently divorcing in 2008. In those years he also accumulated at the least two more children from affairs, and at the age of 73 settled down once again and married a 41-year-old.
1 Tiger Woods
Finally, the most legendary man of them all, Tiger Woods. Woods is a professional golfer who is one of the most successful of all time and one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He also is known to have the most famous affairs of all time resulting in then wife Elin Nordegren chasing him out of the house with a golf club (irony).
Since the first affair was revealed in 2009 more than a dozen women came forward confessing to having intimate relationships with the golfer during his six-year marriage, including the most infamous lady to step forward, Rachel Uchitel.
The group of mistresses included Las Vegas cocktail waitresses, porn stars, and VH1 reality star Jaimee Grubbs. The scandal sent Woods to therapy to overcome his addiction, only to rebound back with American professional skier Lindsey Vonn.