According to the latest issue of GQ, it’s the bigot, as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling tops the magazine’s list of “The 25 Biggest Sleazebags in Sports.” Sterling even beat out former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is only awaiting trial for an alleged killing spree that took place over two summers in Massachusetts. Hernandez should have probably made the list for his “make it rain” touchdown dance alone.
“Let’s go back in time to 2007, when he was still in college,” Drew Magary writes. “ We’re in a Gainesville, Florida restaurant, and Hernandez is refusing to pay his tab, because of course. A bouncer confronts Hernandez and is rewarded with a punch from behind to the head, which ruptures his eardrum. Tim Tebow – Hernandez’s Gators teammate – is in the restaurant, but even He cannot use His magic Jesus powers to stop Hernandez from being an unhinged psychopath.”
Isn’t it heartwarming that these are the sort of red flag stories that the Patriots ignored when they drafted Hernandez?
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Ravens running back Ray Rice only makes an appearance at No. 12 on Magary’s list, beaten out by names including Tiki Barber, Dana White, and annual entry Isiah Thomas. “Folks, do not judge Ray Rice until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes, presumably while dragging your wife behind you,” he writes. Sage advice.
The piece isn’t online yet, but did you know they still made these magazines in paper form? So we sent someone on errand to retrieve it (hat tip, the incomparable Dorchester Shaw’s, the Market Basket of our hearts) for six bucks, which is totally worth it once you discover the contents include “Five Minutes with Matt Czuchry,” whoever that is. I also learned that my rules of layering for fall are just all wrong.
Here’s the complete list:
1. Donald Sterling, former Clippers owner
2. Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots tight end
3. Sepp Blatter, FIFA president
4. Isiah Thomas, former NBA player
5. Chad Curtis, former Yankees outfielder
6. Tiki Barber, former Giants running back
7. War Machine, MMA fighter
8. Dana White, UFC president
9. Lance Armstrong, former Tour de France champion
10. Bobby Petrino, head coach, Louisville
11. J.R. Smith, Knicks guard
12. Ray Rice, Ravens running back
13. Luis Suarez, soccer biter
14. John Terry. Former England national team captain
15. Jim Irsay, Colts owner
16. John Calipari, Kentucky head coach
17. Jay Mariotti, former Chicago sports columnist
18. Lane Kiffin, Alabama offensive coordinator
19. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees third baseman
20. Dan Snyder, Redskins owner
21. Jameis Winston, Heisman Trophy winner, fan of crab legs
22. Richie Incognito, big bully
23. Jimmy Haslam, Cleveland Browns owner
24. Jeffrey Loria, Marlins owner
25. Josh Lueke, Rays pitcher