The champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Jon Jones has been arrested by the police for the umpteenth time, earlier this week, who has led his or her vehicle while impaired and careless use of a firearm. The athlete, 32-year-old is definitely not the first and won’t be the last athlete to have run-ins with the authorities. Several have even spent time behind prison bars.
Here are five athletes among the many others being found in the shade for gestures far more reprehensible than those of Jones :
At the age of 23 and then a member of the Blues of St. Louis, Mike Danton has been charged and sentenced for plotting to murder his agent David Frost. The hockey player has received a prison sentence of seven and a half years. He eventually spent 63 months in the shade. Danton would have wanted to pay his agent for having sexually abused. Upon his release, Danton said that it was not Frost that was referred to, but his biological father…
The rusher Lawrence Phillips has made the happiness of the supporters of the Alouettes in 2002, while it has greatly contributed to the crowning of montreal. After his visit to Canada, he tried his luck in the NFL, but there has not really been successful. In 2005, he received a total sentence of 31 years in prison for having strangled his wife and struck voluntarily three young people with his car. Behind bars, he was accused of the murder of a fellow prisoner, but was not in receipt of an additional award, who took her own life in 2013.
The recipient of passes montrealer Tommy Kane has played for the Seattle Seahawks from 1988 to 1992. After being injured at an ankle and have been cut off by the team of the NFL, he continued his career in the canadian League with the Argos in 1994. More than a dozen years later, he beat and stabbed his wife in their home in the LaSalle borough. The lady did not survive, and Kane was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
After having graced the rinks of the national hockey League from 1995 to 2001, the life of Quebec’s Patrick Côté has taken a tangent dramatic. In 2002, he was arrested for the first time, the United States, with 30 pounds of cannabis in his car. Side then pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of conspiracy and received a sentence of 180 days in jail. Seven years later, and in Quebec this time, he was given a sentence of two years detention for assault. In 2015, he receives a new award in the Belle Province. He got two and a half years in prison for two bank robberies.
At the peak of his fame with the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Michael Vick has been pinned in a case of dog fighting. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to having organized the sordid battles of animals, and this, over a period of five years. He got 21 months behind bars. After his release from prison, he again played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, it has never been the dominant player it once was.