3) Nehemiah Ingram:
There are plenty of reasons Ingram deserves recognition. The Temple University student is one of the few NCAA athletes to play Division I ball in two sports-football and basketball. Fortunately for Ingram, he'll never be remembered for that. Instead, he'll go down in history as the "goon" that Temple Basketball Coach John Chaney
sent into a game for the expressed purpose of injuring an opponent. Chaney, upset that St. Joseph' University players were setting illegal screens, sent the 6'8", 250 pound Ingram into the game, where he proceeded to break an opponent' arm. Said Chaney after the game, "I'm a mean, ornery son of a b***h. I see something wrong, I try to right it. I was sending a message. I sent in my goon." Just like that old song, "Send in the Goons." Right, Coach? When Ingram graduates and begins applying for jobs in the real world, "GOON" will undoubtedly be featured prominently on his resume.
2) Fred Smoot:
Smoot is accused of organizing the famous Minnesota Vikings sex boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka, where strippers allegedly performed oral sex on Vikings players in front of petrified teenage cruise ship employees. Smoot denies that he had a hand in organizing the event. What humility! Smoot saying he didn't lead his 16 teammates onto that boat is like John Elway
saying he wasn't involved in engineering the Drive, or Michael Jordan
saying he had nothing to do with the Bulls' six NBA titles. Fred Smoot is a team player, and someone kids everywhere can look up to.
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1) JOSE CANSECO:
2005 may forever be remembered as the year of the steroid, and no one was more instrumental in bringing that about than Jose Canseco.
True, Rafael Palmeiro
has become the face of the steroid scandal, and no player' reputation was more tarnished by roids than Raffy. Palmiero began the year as a surefire Hall of Famer, a member of the elite 3,000 hits / 500 home runs club. By year' end, he had been cut by the hapless Baltimore Orioles, had all-but perjured himself in front of Congress and had been exposed as a lying cheater.