6) T.O.: Makes the list by default, but we still maintain that retired Eagle Hugh Douglas had no business walking into the locker room and accusing T.O. of faking an injury. In October, the washed-up lineman strode into the Eagles' training room and, in front of star receiver Owens who was rehabbing a bad ankle, declared, "I know there are people in here faking injuries." Oh yeah, Hugh? I know there are people in here faking that they're still on the team. Don't stick your beak in. Your comment sparked a fistfight that ended with Owens being thrown off the team. Eagles fans have Douglas to blame for their miserable season.
5) Kenny Rogers: In June, the Texas Rangers' left-handed pitcher broke a bone in his right hand after punching a water cooler in the Rangers' dugout. A week later, after being pressed on the incident, Rogers assaulted two cameramen on the field, sending one to the hospital. That earned him a 20-game suspension. Said MLB Commissioner Bud Selig: "Mr. Rogers' behavior was unprofessional, unwarranted and completely unacceptable." Seems to us that "unprofessional, unwarranted and completely unacceptable" could be the motto for just about any professional sports league in America. Nice work, Mr. Rogers.
4) Paul Bryan: Bryan had been an assistant coach with the San Pedro High (CA) football team for 23 years. That came to an end in October. With his team trailing in the fourth quarter, Bryan, after a crucial fourth down play had been whistled dead, surreptitiously moved the first down marker back a few yards to ensure that his squad got the first. Little did he know the whole thing was being recorded. After being caught, Los Angeles school officials banned him from coaching for life. What? Why? We think the Coach should be applauded for giving that extra effort to help his team win. You have to wonder how many times in his 23 years Bryan pulled the same stunt without getting caught.