Say cheese: Sports greatest mug shots

31 Dec

Leave it to Charles Barkley to liven up an otherwise slow news day. In celebration of Sir Charles’ stupidity, we have compiled the Top 10 greatest mug shots in the history of sports.

No. 10: MICHAEL IRVIN

10irvin.jpgIn 2005, the former Dallas Cowboy wider receiver was arrested in Texas and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest didn’t surprise many, but his reaction did. Who smiles that big after getting arrested? He probably thinks he gets to keep that bright orange shirt to go with the rest of his ridiculous wardrobe.

No. 9: ANDRE THE GIANT

09andre.jpgWrestling legend Andre the Giant was arrested in 1989 for having the world’s worst sideburns. No sir, but after looking at this photo it’s kinda believable. In reality, he was snagged for assaulting a TV cameraman.

No. 8: DON KING

08donking.jpgOK, so these mug shots of the world’s most annoying boxing promoter aren’t that crazy. We were just surprised to see him with an acceptable head of hair. To be honest, we thought he was born with that birds’ nest on his head.

No. 7: DEION SANDERS

07deion.jpgFinally, somebody more excited to get arrested than Michael Irvin. The best part is the reason why he got arrested – no, it wasn’t possession of marijuana (as his eyes suggest). He was arrested to fishing on a lake owned by the Southwest Florida International Airport.

No. 6: JOHN DALY

06daly.jpgAn instant classic – just a few short months ago, the perpetually-drunk golfer was arrested for having a few too many adult beverages at Hooter’s. At least his shirt now matches the waitress’ shorts.

No. 5: SCOTTIE PIPPEN

05pippen.jpgNo, this isn’t Scottie’s ninth grade yearbook photo. It’s the mugshot he took after being arrested in 1999 for drunk driving. If you ask us, it looks like the Houston police department had a few too many pops too. How hard is it to straighten out that sign?

No. 4: RANDY MOSS

04moss.jpgWe’re not 100 percent sure, but we think the footballer got picked up for attacking the man who stole his lips.

No. 3: THE BIG SHOW

03bigshow.jpgIn 1998, the wrestling star known as The Big Show was arrested for exposing his “little show” to a female hotel worker in Memphis. Would it have killed him to open his eyes for the photo?

No. 2: MIKE TYSON

02_tyson06.jpgWith all the arrests on “Iron” Mike’s record you would think he would have the art of the mug shot down pat. Apparently, he doesn’t. After being arrested for drunk driving, drug possession and driving into a cop car, the former boxing great had a little trouble keeping his tongue in his mouth for this shot. Hey, it’s a tough concept.

No. 1: O.J. SIMPSON

01_ojmug.jpgWas there really any doubt that O.J. would be No. 1? Enjoy the rest of your life behind bars, Juice.

For more great mug shots, head over to TheSmokingGun.com.

5 Responses to “Say cheese: Sports greatest mug shots”

  1. juliasrants December 31, 2008 at 7:11 pm #

    Yeah – but did you read Charles Barkley’s comments on why he was speeding when he was arrested for drunk driving? Because “minors” read these blogs I won’t quote him, but you can check the Smoking Gun website also. It is an instant classic! Boys – I don’t want to read about you both tomorrow morning on The Smoking Gun Website!

    Happy New Years!

    Julia
    http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com

  2. themaxblog December 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Wow, I just read his quotes. You’re right – they aren’t very PG. In fact, I think I’m blushing as I type this.

  3. juliasrants December 31, 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    Yeah – I couldn’t let our boys read it when I was showing it to my husband! What an idiot. What a great way for him to start the New Year.

    Julia
    http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

  4. Jane Heller January 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    There should be some good mug shots of Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden deep in the vault! And wasn’t Luis Polonia arrested for the underage girl thing in Milwaukee?

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  5. zkonedog January 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Love the pic of Andre! Funny story…one time, a few guys (the dumbest guys in the world, I imagine) were hassling The Giant on the street about his weight. Andre, who usually was very mild-mannered, finally snapped and chased them around the block. The idiots jumped in their car and locked the doors, after which Andre picked up the ENTIRE vehicle and turned it over. When the cops hit the scene, they did not believe the guys’ story that a huge, angry giant tipped their car over. Hilarious!

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