Now what’s sexist about that? I mean, it’s not like he said women belong in the kitchen or anything. And besides, Hernandez smoothed everything out at the conclusion of his commentary when he added: “You know I am only teasing. I love you gals out there. Always have.” Nice, Keith. I mean, what’s the deal with girls in the dugout anyway?
5. Stephen Jackson
The 28-year-old Pacers forward showed potential as a great sports criminal in 2004, when he was suspended for 30 games for his role in the infamous Pacers-Pistons melee at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He might have one-upped himself this October, however, during an incident at an Indianapolis nudey bar. Jackson and some of his teammates got involved in a 3 AM argument with some of the other nudey bar patrons.
They eventually took it outside. It was there that Jackson was punched in the face and run over by a car—at which point he wildly fired five shots from his 9mm pistol into the air, hitting no one. As one fan wrote on the Indianapolis Star message board: “Guns, strip club, 3 AM – is this a good image?” We think so, yea…
4. Maurice Clarett
Pretty good year all-around for Ohio State. Troy Smith won the Heisman Trophy. The Buckeyes earned a spot in the National Title Game against Florida. And the men’s hoops squad landed Greg Oden, the most-hyped high school player since LeBron James. And then there’s Maurice Clarett and all that he accomplished this year.
First, in the wee hours of New Years Day, a drunk Clarett was arrested for flashing a gun and robbing a cell phone from two people. Then, in August, Clarett led Columbus police on a high-speed car chase after making an illegal U-turn. Once his SUV was stopped by police spikes, the cops subdued Clarett with mace—only after their attempts to use a stun gun on him were thwarted by the bullet-proof vest he was wearing.
Police didn’t find much inside his car, though—only a hatchet, a loaded AK-47, a Hi-Point pistol (whatever that is), two other handguns, and an open bottle of Grey Goose. Good thing he left Ohio State early though, right? Now he can watch this year’s OSU-Florida BCS Championship Game from the comforts of his solitary Toledo jail cell, where he’ll be spending the next three and a half years. O-H…I-O!