Incredible Athletes You Forgot Are In Jail

athletes | 6/27/18

We like to think of our favorite athletes as superhumans who can do no wrong. That, sadly, is not always true. Several famous athletes have committed heinous crimes. Some, like Michael Vick, served their time and were given a second chance.

Others are still in prison, waiting for their second chance. And some, of course, will never get a second chance. Keep reading to see which incredible athletes committed career ending crimes and are serving time behind bars.

Darren Sharper Sexually Assaulted Women In Multiple States

Photo Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Darren Sharper is one of the highest profile athletes ever to be arrested. Spending a Hall of Fame career keeping his victims quiet, the former defensive back was brought to justice when 16 women in four states accused him of drugging and raping them.

Sharper pleaded guilty to the crimes in all four states he was under investigation in. In his statement, he said either him or a friend would drug women so Sharper could take advantage of them. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his crimes, a sentence many see as far too light.