From O.J. to Tyson: Three sports stars who disappointed their fans
Although we know that we’re not supposed to put them on pedestals because they are just people like the rest of us, we can’t help but to see our sports stars as heroes. We look at these people with superhuman abilities and forget that they are indeed human. Some seem set on reminding us of their human flaws. Check out a list of three sports stars who disappointed their fans by making bad decisions.
Due to the sheer nature of his fall, first on the list has to be O.J. Simpson. The football star was a hero on the field. He later became an entertaining Hollywood fixture, starring on television shows and in movies. Then a dark day came when he was accused of murdering his wife and her lover and a polarizing trial followed that divided the nation. What we saw on the screen then was a lot less entertaining and a lot stranger. And while O.J. was later acquitted, his dark past continues to follow him.