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Killing Season: 10 Athletes Who Were Popped For Or Convicted Of Murder


From the outside looking in, professional athletes seem to have it all and a little bit more. They have beaucoup cash, big mansions, exotic cars, the flyest women, the most expensive clothes and no worries. They definitely don’t seem like they should be getting themselves involved in crimes typically committed by those who have little or nothing to lose, especially not a crime as serious as killing someone.

Yet, from time to time athletes who have everything going for them find themselves on the wrong end of the law, behind a homicide. Former New England Patriots tight end, Aaaron Hernandez may be the most recent athlete to allegedly be involved with catching a body, but he isn’t the first. There is a long list of athletes who, for one reason or another, got mixed up in murder.

Here are 10 professional athletes who were charged with or convicted of taking someone’s life…

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  • tracy

    O.J. Simpson “is guilty as sin”. Johnnie Cochran said…”if the glove doesn’t fit, you must ACQUIT”. If they don’t get you in one way, they will get you in another way. Take Heed Chris Brown. Rip to the Victims.

  • JustSaying_IMFO

    How was Chris Benoit “popped” or convicted of murder when he committed suicide?

    • thatguy?

      He killed his son and wife thats how its murder

      • JustSaying_IMFO

        That wasn’t my question.”Popped” is arrested. “Convicted” is convicted. Chris Benoit was neither arrested nor convicted.