Sometimes, it’s not all about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll shenanigans — but maybe it is? Athletes are role models, inspiring others and being a leader on and off the field. Sometimes, it gets the better of them for certain reasons. Whether it’s opening up about their past or admitting to one of the wrong’s they committed, these athletes took it upon themselves to give the most shocking confessions in sports.
The moment Tiger Woods’ wife found out about his lies, mistresses, and the fact he crashed his Cadillac Escalade, it was the beginning of the end for him. It didn’t help that Tiger took to the stage for a scripted apology press conference, taking a hiatus from golf to get his personal life in order. It wouldn’t take Tiger long to get back on top of the golfing world when he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2013.
This is most likely one of the most bizarre stories heading into any NFL draft. As bad as it sounds, Manti Teo’s “girlfriend” never existed — she never went to Stanford and she never had cancer. Not even William Shakespeare couldn’t write something like this.
Coming Out Of The Closet
Michael Sam is just an ordinary guy who became the first openly-gay man to be drafted in the NFL. Leading up to the draft, there was a lot of talk about Sam being one of the first athletes to come out. He would be drafted by the Rams, but the more important thing about this moment is that Sam became an influence to other athletes facing situations like he did.
Like A Virgin
Southeastern College football has been described as a religion. Then came Tim Tebow, a devoted Christian who’s never been afraid to spread the gospel. Tebow’s beliefs and values were put under the microscope when Clay Travis asked the former quarterback if he was a virgin. Needless to say, Tebow is saving himself for marriage.