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It’s Time To Stop Judging Athletes By Their Cover

By Michael Fitzpatrick On December - 28 - 2009

What do Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Phelps, and Tiger Woods all have in common?

They make up a very elite group of American sports icons.

Of course, throughout history many other elite athletes have come and gone. But these six men can be considered true sports icons.

Unlike ESPN, who ranked Secretariat in front of Mickey Mantle on their list of the 100 greatest athletes of all time, this list is excluding horses and other barnyard animals.

Aside from being sports icons, what else do these six men have in common?  

That right, they have all been involved in embarrassing off-the-field scandals.

Babe Ruth—womanizer, heavy drinker and gambler.

Muhammad Ali—a big-time womanizer.

Michael Jordan—a womanizer and gambler.

Wayne Gretzky—allegedly involved in a gambling ring.

Michael Phelps—bong hits.

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