With Brett Favre in the news for allegedly sending X-rated photos of himself to former Jets game day hostess Jenn Sterger
I have received number of e-mails from people who want me to look back at the most famous sex scandals in sports history. You ask and I deliver. Here you go....
Some of the Most Famous Recent Sex Scandals in Sports
The world's greatest golfer admitted to having several affairs with strippers and porn stars while married. He eventually entered rehab for sex addiction and his wife Elin divorced him and walked away with in excess of 100 million dollars.
This scandal is just developing and was broken by the website Deadspin who released voice mails and X-Rated pictures they claim are from Favre to former Jets employee Jenn Sterger. Now Deadspin claims there may be more women coming forward to say that Favre may have inappropriately pursued them.
Bryant was accused of sexual assault by a hotel employee while he was in Colorado to have knee surgery. He denied any wrongdoing claiming that the sex was consensual. The alleged victim refused to testify and the case was dropped. Bryant reportedly settled a civil claim out of court.
The University of Louisville basketball coach had sex with the wife of his equipment manager in a restaurant one evening and the whole sordid affair became extremely public when she tried to extort him and claimed rape. She also reportedly had an affair with her lawyer during her trial and that story was also broken by Deadspin. She was convicted in the summer of 2010 and is awaiting sentencing.
Straight from his Wikipedia:
On July 4, 2009, McNair was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds,
along with the body of a young woman named Sahel Kazemi, in a
condominium rented by McNair, at 105 Lea Avenue in downtown Nashville.[McNair had been shot twice in the body and twice in the head, with only
one of the shots coming from closer than three feet.
Kazemi had a single gunshot wound to the head, which was proved to have
been fired from a gun that was held to her temple. McNair was believed
to have been asleep on the couch when the shooting occurred. The bodies
were discovered by McNair's friends Wayne Neely and Robert Gaddy, who
called 911. The Nashville police declared McNair's death a murder-suicide, with Kazemi as the
perpetrator and McNair as the victim. The 9-mm gun used was found under Kazemi's body and later tests
revealed "trace evidence of (gunpowder) residue on her left hand."
Kazemi had a worsening financial situation and also suspected that
McNair was in another extramarital relationship. McNair, who was married at the time, had been dating the 20-year-old
Kazemi in the months prior to their deaths. On July 6, police stated that the gun found at the scene of the crime
under Kazemi's body had been purchased by her after her release from
jail on the DUI charge. Kazemi purchased the gun from a convicted murderer she met while
looking for a buyer for her Kia..
STEVE PHILLIPS ENTERS SEX REHAB
The former New York Mets General Manager entered a rehab center for sex addiction after he admitted to having an affair with a fellow ESPN employee. He was summarily fired from his high paying gig as a baseball analyst and has only recently begun to resurface in the baseball world.
KAREN OWEN AND HER DUKE THESIS
Well said by the Wall Street Journal: Karen Owen's now infamous PowerPoint "thesis" detailing the thirteen
men she had relations with while an undergraduate student at Duke
University has quickly become a social media cautionary tale.
Though Owen wrote her 42-page dossier, titled "An education beyond
the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics"
reportedly for a few select friends, nothing juicy stays a secret for
long in today's Web world -- especially when said item is easily
forward-able. After circulating amongst the Duke student body, the mock
thesis went viral after it was published by several websites, including the
Gawker-owned Jezebel and Deadspin.