With the Mike Vick dog fighting saga reaching a boiling point last week I’ve decided to give you a list of other athletes who have been to the clink. Keep in mind, if all goes according to plan Vick should be added to this list in a few weeks.
NL Rookie of the Year in 1984 and the Cy Young winner in 1985, when he led the majors in wins, strikeouts and ERA, Doc has a long history of cocaine and alcohol abuse. He began serving a one-year prison term in April 2006 related to probation violations.
The 1983 NL Rookie of the Year and an eight-time All-Star, Strawberry has had numerous run-ins with the law. He served 11 months in prison for probation violations stemming from a cocaine-possession charge.
The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver was sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison in 2001 for his role in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.
The Baltimore Ravens running back served four months in a Florida prison last year after pleading guilty to using his cell phone to try to set up a drug deal in 2000.
The former heavyweight champion served three years after being convicted in 1992 of raping an 18-year-old beauty-pageant contestant.
A former 31-game winner with the Detroit Tigers, a two-time Cy Young winner and a three-time All-Star, McLain did time after being convicted on charges of money laundering, embezzlement, mail fraud and conspiracy relating to the pension fund of a Michigan meat-packing company.
The former All-Pro linebacker, who admitted to using cocaine on the sidelines during his days with the Dallas Cowboys, was sentenced to two years in prison in 1983 after pleading no contest to threatening and assaulting two teenage girls.