Sports Apologia


AccusedAccusationYear of Apologia
Latrell SprewellChoking his coach P.J. Carlisemo during a confrontation at practice1997
Marion JonesPerformance-enhancing drugs2007
Mark McGwireUse of steroids during career2010
Michael VickInvolvement in a dogfighting ring2007
Mike LeachLocking player Adam James in a closet as punishment2010
Mike TysonBiting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear during boxing match2009
Tiger WoodsExtra-marital affair with nightclub hostess2010
Terry Frei and the Denver Post
Saying he was uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indy 5002017
Amar'e Stoudemire
Saying if he had a gay teammate, he would shower across the street2017
Richard ShermanTelling a sports journalist that he would ruin his career2016
Colin Kaepernick
Social media taunt to the city of Houston2015
Doug AdlerDescribing Serena Williams' aggressive style as "guerrilla tactics"2017
Maria SharapovaTesting positive for traces of banned substance 2016
Lance ArmstrongUsing performance-enhancing drugs during Tour de France wins2013
Kim MulkeyEncouraging violence against parents who say they won't send their kids to Baylor2017
Sunil GulatiCanceling U.S. women's soccer exhibition due to unsafe turf conditions2015
Ezekiel ElliottPulling a woman's shirt down exposing her breast while watching a parade2017
Tom BradyDeflating footballs in order to get better grip2017
Ray RicePunching fiancee and dragging her unconscious body from an elevator2014
Ryan LochteFabricated story about being robbed by local police at Rio Olympics2016
Cam NewtonMaking sexist remark to female reporter, claiming "it's funny" that she knows about football routes.2017
Jabari BirdStrangling girlfriend numerous times.2018
Kyrie IrvingPromoting the flat-earth theory2018
Rudy GobertCarelessly touching microphones and then testing positive for coronavirus2018
Urban MeyerFailing to report that his assistant coach had history of domestic violence2018
Meyers LeonardUsing an anti-Semitic slur during livestream video game play.2021
Justin ThomasUsing a gay slur after missing a short putt.2021
Houston AstrosSign stealing during the 2017 World Series.2020
Robert KraftCaught on video surveillance as a part of a prostitution sting operation at Florida spas2019
Shelby HoulihanTesting positive for a performance enhancing drug2021
Patrick BeverleyCheap shot against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals2021
Jim HarbaughSign stealing scandal as coach of the Michigan Wolverines football team2023