Walking through any supermarket checkout lane will allow you to find dozens of different magazines dedicated towards the everyday shenanigans of Hollywood celebrities. If you’re an avid reader of online sites, you’ll find even more interesting and often times hilarious examples of celebrities making fools of themselves.
Athletes are yet another source of fond entertainment. While there are no doubt many professional athletes out there that are highly intelligent, there are many who are just a few cards short of a full deck. Like all things there are degrees of stupid, so today we’re going to single out the 15 athletes who might just fail an IQ test.
1. Lance Armstrong
While highly athletic, it doesn’t take much brain power to ride a bike. Lance Armstrong at one time was highly sought after for endorsements, and was a respected philanthropist. Nowadays? Not so much. After being caught lying about using performance enhancing drugs, Armstrong lost everything. One might suspect that had he been more…honest (read smarter), he might have avoided such a fate by either not doing drugs in the first place, or not lying about it for so long.
Armstrong was once at the pinnacle of sports. He was highly respected for the hurdles he had overcome, the number of Cycling titles he had won, and the amount of money he poured into cancer research. By lying about cheating, and cheating in the first place, that respect has crashed back to Earth, and he has no one to blame but himself.
2. Alex Rodriguez
Mr. Baseball. Rodriguez has broken many of the MLB’s most prestigious and historically important records. Like Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez has admitted to and been caught using performance enhancing drugs. However, that’s not especially unique in the Big Leagues.
What makes him a prime candidate for this list are the other things he’s been under suspicion of. He has been in trouble for taking part in illegal gambling (he loves his poker apparently), and has been under repeated suspicion of funding a clinic that makes it easier for athletes to get the drugs they need to hit the ball out of the park. Above all however, his ego seems to know no bounds. The man kisses his own reflection, for goodness sake. How arrogant can one person get?
3. Carl Everett
Admittedly if you’re not a baseball fan, you may not know who Carl Everett is. Let’s just suffice it to say, that Everett was a baseball player, but didn’t seem to have finished education beyond 1st grade. Everyone knows that dinosaurs were real. There is concrete scientific evidence. We have bones! Bones galore!
Everett, doesn’t believe in dinosaurs, however. Why? Well, you see, he hasn’t seen one for himself, so they couldn’t possibly exist. Now on the scale of the stupidest things ever said (and he said it to a reporter of all people), this one has to rank right up there. It makes you wonder what Everett does believe in? After all, if he hasn’t seen it, it doesn’t exist!