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#8: Lots and lots of wrestlers
Covers: Numerous WWE & WCW games, Legends of Wrestlemania, Legends of Wrestling
Above: The giants get into trouble
It almost might be easier to list the games that don’t feature wrestlers with legal issues. Booker T spent 19 months in prison for robbing several Houston-area Wendy’s restaurants. At gunpoint. In a Wendy’s uniform. Scott Hall was recently arrested for assault when he attacked a comedian that told a joke at Hall’s expense at a comedy roast for the Iron Sheik. Hall has also been arrested for keying a limo, DUI (a few times), and violating probation.
Above: Former WWE Champion, now current UFC Heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar
But wait, there’s more: Scott Steiner hit a highway worker with his truck (twice) and was arrested for aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin pleaded no contest to domestic abuse charges in 2002. Paul “Big Show” Wight has never been convicted, but was arrested in 1998 for exposing himself to a hotel clerk and charged with assault in 1999 for allegedly breaking a man’s jaw.
Above: Stone Cold criminal
Toss in Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lawler, Brock Lesnar, and Andre the Giant for crimes such as possession of illegal substances, assault, and DUI and it’s no wonder that so many wrestling games feature someone with a checkered past – it’s tough to find a star who hasn’t been arrested!
#7: Charles Barkley
Covers: Barkley Shut Up and Jam!, Barkley Shut Up and Jam! 2
By most accounts Charles Barkley isn’t really a “bad guy.” But for someone so likeable, Sir Charles sure does have a knack for being involved in “incidents” and “being led away in handcuffs” to places like “police stations” and “jail.”
In 1991 Charles tried to spit on a heckler in the stands, but instead spit on an 8-year-old girl. His explanation for the incident? “I was tired, and I didn't have enough foam in my mouth.” Later that year he was arrested for punching a man in the face and breaking his nose, and in 1992 he and Jayson Williams (currently on trial for shooting his limo driver) were accused of getting into a bar fight.
In 1997 a man at a bar threw an ice cube at Sir Charles. Having watched one-too-many action flicks, he grabbed the man and threw him through a plate glass window. Barkley then stood over the bleeding man and said ''For all I care, you can lay there and die.'' Shockingly, Charles was arrested for this incident.
Retirement hasn’t slowed Barkley down at all. In 2007 he admitted to ESPN that he had a gambling “problem” that had cost him somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million dollars. 2008 found Barkley on the wrong end of a civil suit filed by Wynn Las Vegas, which wasn’t happy that he had decided not to repay $400,000 in markers. The year ended poorly for the “Round Mound of Rebound” when he was arrested for “going to drive around the corner and get oral sex,” which just happens to be a crime when your blood-alcohol level is .149 (the legal limit is .08 in Arizona).
#6: Allen Iverson
Covers: NBA 2K, 2K1, 2K2, 2K3, ESPN NBA Basketball
Unlike fellow 17-year-old criminal Randy Moss who did his fighting in school, Allen Iverson preferred to participate in near-riots and smashing peoples’ heads at the local bowling alley. Somehow this declaration of innocence didn’t help the young hoopster’s cause.
Above: Not a showboater
"For me to be in a bowling alley where everybody in the whole place know who I am and be crackin' people upside the head with chairs and think nothin' gonna happen? That's crazy! And what kind of a man would I be to hit a girl in the head with a damn chair? I rather have em' say I hit a man with a chair, not no damn woman."
Above: The best NBA player nobody wants
Since joining the NBA Iverson has kept the court system busy by getting arrested for speeding, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana. He also was forced to pay $260,000 after his bodyguard gave a man a concussion, torn rotator cuff, ruptured eardrum, and burst blood vessel in his eye – because the gentleman wouldn’t give Iverson his table in the VIP section of a club.
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