The Top 18 Unexpected Lying, Cheating, and Drug-Using NFL Players

NFL players—they make millions per year, have tons of adoring fans, and they are put on a pedestal in the eyes of viewers. So, it makes you wonder why any one of them would play with fire when it comes to obeying the law, and chance everything they’ve worked so hard for.

Well, fame and fortune didn’t stop these 18 NFL players from robbery, cheating, doing drugs, and breaking the law.

Lawrence Taylor

Taylor may have been one of the best defensive players in the NFL, but he also faced a lot of problems, starting with his drug addiction that began early in his football career. After going to jail three times on drug-related charges, he got clean in 1998 and stayed that way for a decade.

But in 2011, Taylor pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old girl. He received a 10-year prison sentence and had to register as a sex offender.

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