List of professional sportspeople convicted of crimes

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This list includes sports-people who have been convicted of serious crimes (such as felonies in the United States). It comprises both professionals and those amateurs who have competed at the highest levels.

American football (Gridiron)[edit]

Michael Bennettcut/retiredwire fraud15 months[1]
Josh BrentDallas Cowboysintoxication manslaughter180 days and ten years probation[2]
Plaxico BurressNew York GiantsAttempted criminal possession of a weapon2 yearsConviction was a plea bargain for an incident in which Burress accidentally shot himself in a nightclub.[3] Eligible for parole in April 2011;[4] released June 7, 2011.[5]
Billy CannonRetiredCounterfeiting5 years[6]Served 2½ years. Had been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame before his conviction in 1983, but the Hall rescinded the honor before his scheduled induction. The Hall elected him a second time in 2008 and he was inducted at that time.[6]
Rae CarruthCarolina Panthersconspiracy to commit murder24 years[7]Projected Release Date October 22, 2018[8]
Cecil CollinsMiami Dolphinsburglary15 years[9]Released after serving 13 years [10]
Dwayne GoodrichDallas Cowboyscriminally negligent homicide12½ years [11]Hit and run accident. Released after serving approximately eight years.[12]
Thomas "Hollywood" Hendersonretired (from Dallas Cowboys)sexual assault, bribery4 years, eight monthsreleased after serving 28 months[13]
Darryl HenleyLos Angeles Ramsdrug trafficking, attempted conspiracy to commit murder41 years[14]expected release date: March 28, 2031[15]
Travis HenryFree agent, recently released from Denver Broncosdrug trafficking3 years[16]served two years and five months[17]
Sam HurdChicago BearsConspiracy to possess cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute15 years[18]
Mark Ingram, SrRetiredMoney Laundering and Fraud7 Years in prison and up to 5 years of probation. Ordered to pay $252,000 in restitution. Given an additional two years in prison for jumping bail to see his son Mark Ingram, Jr play for the University of Alabama.[19]Ingram, Sr is currently housed at Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex
Terry "Tank" JohnsonChicago Bearsprobation violation relating to weapons possession120 daysserved 60 days[20]
Johnny JollyGreen Bay Packersdrug possession, evidence tampering, violating probation[21]6 yearsserved six months[22]
Tommy KaneSeattle Seahawksmanslaughter18 years[23]
Ryan Leafretiredburglary, drug possession5 years, also faces parole revocation on earlier drug possession conviction.[24]Ryan Leaf Inmate Page at Montana Department of Corrections website
Jamal LewisBaltimore Ravensusing a cell phone to facilitate a drug dealfour monthsserved four months[25]
Leonard LittleSt. Louis Ramsinvoluntary manslaughterthree months[26]involved in fatal car crash while intoxicated.
Dexter ManleyWashington Redskinsdrug possession, evidence tampering4 years (1996) 2 years (2002)served over three years total[27]
Dave Meggettretired (Giants, Patriots and Jets)criminal sexual conduct and burglary30 yearspreviously convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery [28]
Byron "Bam" MorrisKansas City Chiefsdrug trafficking30 monthsreleased after serving two and a half years[29]
Eugene "Mercury" Morrisretired from Miami Dolphinsdrug trafficking20 yearsServed 3 years. released early after a plea agreement in which he pled no contest to felony drug trafficking charges[30]
Eric Naposkiretired/cutfirst-degree murderlife in prison without the possibility of parole[31]
Nate Newtonretired from Dallas Cowboysdrug trafficking7½ years (two separate convictions)[32]released after serving about two and a half years[33]
Lawrence Phillipsreleased/retiredassault, separate incident of assault with a deadly weapon (intentionally driving into victims)31 years totalpreviously sentenced to 10 years on driving charge, which was reduced to seven years during sentencing for assault charge against his girlfriend in 2009.[34]
Robert Rozier (a.k.a. Robert Rameses)retired from St. Louis Cardinals[35]multiple murdersmultipleconvicted of four murders, served 10 years and placed in witness protection after testifying against Yahweh Ben Yahweh, later sentenced to 25 to life on check kiting charge under three strikes rule[36]
Art SchlichterIndianapolis Colts1997 - forgery, theft16 years[37]committed over 20 felonies related to gambling, released from prison in June 2006[38]
2012 - fraud, theft10 years, 7 months[39]7 months were related to his probation from an earlier conviction.[40]
Austin Scottretiredmarijuana dealingsix to 23 monthssold marijuana four times to undercover cops[41]
Orenthal "O. J." Simpsonretiredrobbery, kidnappingnine to thirty-three years[42]
See also O. J. Simpson robbery case.
Alonzo Spellmanretired/cut (from Chicago Bears)interference with a flight crew, simple assault[43]18 monthsserved one year
Donte StallworthCleveland BrownsDUI Manslaughter (Driving under the influence of alcohol)30 Days incarceration, 2 years house arrest[44]
Michael VickAtlanta Falconsconspiracy, related to dog fighting[45]23 months[46]See also Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation.
Nate Webstercut/retiredunlawful sexual conduct with a minor12 years[47]
Stanley Wilson Sr.retired from Cincinnati Bengalsburglary22 yearssentence was under a third strike provision [48]
Keith Wrightcut/retiredmultiple charges including sexual assault, armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary114 years to life, plus 120 years[49]series of home invasion robberies and assaults

Association football[edit]

English leagues[edit]

NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Jimmy GauldEverton F.C.conspiracy to defraud4 yearsSee 1964 British betting scandal[50]
Peter SwanSheffield Wednesday F.C.4 months
Tony Kay
David Layne
Tony AdamsArsenal F.C.Drunk driving4 MonthsReleased after serving 57 days[51]


Joey BartonNewcastle United F.C.Assault, affray6 months[52][55][56]
Manchester City F.C.Assault4 months, 2 years suspended[57]
George BestretiredDrink driving, assaulting police, failing to answer bail3 Months[52][53][55]
Steve BrookerBristol City F.C.affray28 daysReleased after serving 14 days.[54][58]
Scott Brown120 hours community serviceBrooker, Brown, Orr and Partridge were convicted for the same incident where they were involved in an assault on a doorman.[54][58]
Bradley Orr28 days
David Partridgeaffray and bodily harm2 monthsReleased after one month[54][58]
Eric CantonaManchester United F.C.Assault2 weeksReleased after 24 hours. Later overturned in favour of 120 hours community service after appeal[59]
Gary CharlesRetiredDrink drivingprison sentence not specified[52][60]
Breach of bail conditionsprison sentence not specifiedIllegally removed electronic tag to go on holiday, therefore breaching court conditions[52][60]
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm9 months suspended, 100 hours community service[61][62]
Assault12 months[63]
Gary CroftBlackburn Rovers F.C.Driving while disqualified, perverting the course of justice4 months[64]
Terry FenwickLeicester City F.C.Drink driving4 months[52][55]
Callum FlanaganManchester UnitedDangerous driving8 monthsTimm and Flanagan were convicted for the same incident where they were street racing[65]
Mads Timm12 months
Lee HughesWest Bromwich Albion F.C.Causing death by dangerous driving6 years[52][53][66]
Gavin GrantBradford CitymurderLife imprisonmentEligible for parole after 25 years.[67]

Cleared of a 2005 murder in 2007.[68] Murder he was convicted of took place in May 2004, before the start of his professional career.[68]

Marlon KingBarnet F.C.Wounding80 hours community service
Fraudulent use of vehicle license, theftfined £280
Credit card fraudCommunity rehabilitation order
Gillingham F.C.Obtaining property by deception and criminal damage6 months community rehabilitation order
Handling stolen cars18 monthsreduced to 5 months on appeal[69]
Assault and unprovoked attackfined £1000
Watford F.C.Assaultfined £300
Wigan Athletic F.C.Sexual assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm18 months [55][70]
Jamie Lawrencen/aRobbery4 yearsReleased after 26 months[52][53][71]
Jan MølbyLiverpool F.C.Reckless driving3 months[53]
Luke McCormickPlymouth Argyle F.C.Driving with excess alcohol, Causing death by dangerous driving7 years 4 monthsEligible for parole in three-and-a-half years' time[72]
Jermaine PennantBirmingham City F.C.Drink driving whilst banned90 daysreleased after 30 days, served rest of sentence wearing electronic tag[52][53][55]
Tom PopeCrewe AlexandraAffray200 hours community service and a 6 month suspended jail sentence[73]
Micky QuinnPortsmouth F.C.Driving whilst banned21 daysserved 14 days[53][54]
Graham RixChelsea F.C.Underage sex, indecent assault12 months,Placed on sex offender's register for 10 years[74]
Luke RodgersShrewsbury TownAffrayFines, cautions, community serviceWas denied a US work permit and therefore unable to sign for the New York Red Bulls due to his conviction.[75][76][77][78][79]
Peter StoreyRetiredrunning a brothel£700 fine and 6 month suspended[52][54][80][55][81]
car theft2 years
counterfeiting3 years
smuggling pornographic movies28 days
disorderly behaviour28 days
Mickey ThomasWrexham F.C.Counterfeiting18 Months[52][53][54][55][82]
Stig TøftingBolton Wanderers F.C.Assault4 months[54][65]
Vinnie JonesQueens Park Rangersassault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage£300 fine plus 100 hours community service[83][84][85][86][87]
RetiredAir rage80 hours community service, fined £500
Mark WardRetiredPossession of drugs with intent to supply8 yearsReleased after serving four years[55][88]
Dennis WiseChelsea F.C.assault3 monthsLater acquitted on appeal[89]
Ched EvansSheffield United F.C.Rape5 years[90]

Scottish leagues[edit]

Name vTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Duncan FergusonRangers F.C.Assault3 monthsserved 44 days[52][54][55][91]
Craig ThomsonHeart of Midlothian F.C.lewd libidinous and indecent behaviour.£4,000 fine and sex offenders' register entry for 5 years[92]

Dutch Football League[edit]

NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Patrick KluivertAFC AjaxCausing death by dangerous driving240 hours community service[93]

International football[edit]

NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Guus HiddinkRussiaTax fraud6 months suspended, €45,000 fine[94]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

David JenkinsTrafficking of anabolic steroids7 yearsReleased after 9 months[82]
Marion JonesObstruction of justice, perjury6 months & 200 hours community service[95]
Tim Montgomeryfraud
drug distribution
46 months[96]
5 years[97]
Sentences to be served consecutively
Steve RiddickMoney laundering & fraud5 years & 3 months[98]
Christos Tzekospossession and storage of illegal substances12 months suspended for 3 years[99][100]Originally sentenced to 33 months suspended for perjury along with Ekaterini Thanou and Konstantinos Kenteris, who was sentenced to 31 months probation for the same charge but all cleared on appeal.

Australian rules football[edit]

Brett CooperDrug offences5 years[101]
David DenchFraud4 months[102]
Merv DihmAssault occasioning actual bodily harm3 yearsDidn't serve the full sentence[103]
Andrew KrakouerAssault16 monthsServed his sentence at the Wooroloo Prison Farm[104]
Neville LinneyBurglary2 years[105]
Paul TilleyIntentionally causing serious injury18 months12 of the 18 months were suspended[106]


NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Willie Mays Aikensretireddrug possession with intent to distribute, gun possession20 years, 8 monthsReleased to a halfway house after serving 14 plus years due to a retroactive change in sentencing guidelines.[107]
Barry Bondsretiredobstruction of justice2 years probation; 30 days home confinement[108]Appealing conviction.[109] See Barry Bonds perjury case.
Milton Bradleyreleased/free agentspousal battery/assault with a deadly weapon/making criminal threats2 years and 230 days imprisonment, plus 400 hours of community service[110]
Matt BushTampa Bay RaysTwo Counts of DUI with property Damage, One Count of DUI with serious bodily injury, One count of leaving the scene of an accident, One count of driving with a suspended license & Two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with damage to the propertyPlea Bargained. Sentenced to 51 Months in prison.Current Release date May 25, 2016
Orlando Cepedaretireddrug possession5 yearsserved 10 months.[111]
Alex Coleretireddrug possession with intent to distribute18 months[112]
Chad CurtisretiredCriminal Sexual Conduct7–15 years[113]Earliest release date is September 13, 2020.[114]
Lenny Dykstraretiredbankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets, money laundering, auto theft, indecent exposureapproximately six years (three separate sentences)[115]Released in June 2013 after serving a total of 13 months (7 while awaiting sentencing, 6 12 afterwards). Remains on probation for three years, and also must pay restitution of $200,000 and complete both community service and substance abuse rehab.[116]
Dwight Goodenretiredfleeing police, violation of probation (drug use)1 yearserved 7 months[117]
Mel Hallretiredthree counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child45 years[118]Serving his sentence at Allred prison in Texas.[119]
Ricardo Jordanretireddrug trafficking7 years[120]listing at Florida DOC
Julio MachadoMilwaukee Brewersmurder12 years [121]released after serving four years[122]
Jim MahadyretiredSecond degree manslaughter6–12 yearsSentence commuted after three years by the Governor of New York, Herbert H. Lehman.[123]
Denny McLainretired (from Detroit Tigers)drug trafficking, embezzlement, and racketeering12 yearsprior sentence overturned after he served two years, released after plea-bargain.[124]
retiredconspiracy, theft, money laundering and mail fraud8 yearsreleased after serving six years [124]
Byron McLaughlinretiredMoney launderingFled the country before being sentenced. Current whereabouts unknown, presumed to be in France.[125]
Hiroshi Ogawaretiredmurder, theftlife[126]
Pete Roseretired/bannedtax evasion5 months[127]
Darryl Strawberryretireddrug possession, solicitation of prostitution18 monthsSentence was suspended in 1999, reinstated after 2002 parole violation[128]
Hank Thompsonretired (from New York GiantsArmed robbery10 yearsserved three years[129]
Ugueth UrbinaPhiladelphia PhilliesAttempted murder14 years[130]Served 5½ years; released December 22, 2012.[131]


NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Darrell Allumsretiredrobbery (eight convictions)nine years[132]Six other charges of robbery were dropped[133]
Greg "Cadillac" Andersonretireddrug traffickingfive months[134]
Billy Ray Batesretiredrobbery; assaultseven years [135]
Lonny BaxterMens Sana Basket (Italy), formerly with Charlotte Bobcatsgun possessiontwo months [136]
William Bedfordretiredtransportation of drugsten years[137]
Daron "Mookie" Blaylockretiredvehicular homicidefifteen years, with agreement to serve three[138]
Corie Blountretiredfelony marijuana possessionone year[139]
Luther "Ticky" Burdenreleased/retired (New York Knicks)receiving stolen propertytwo yearsOriginally sentenced to 6 to 18 years for Bank Robbery,[140] conviction was voided.[141]
Keon Clarkretireddriving under the influence, felony weapon possessioneight years[142]Projected parole date of July 18, 2017, approximately 3 1/2 years into sentence.
Allen IversonBethel High School (Hampton, Virginia)maiming by mobfive yearspardoned by Governor after serving 4 months, conviction later overturned on appeal.[143] See also No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, a TV documentary on this case.
Henry Jamesretireddealing cocainefive years [144]
"Fast" Eddie Johnsonretiredburglary, robbery, drug possession, sexual assault on a minorvarious, given life sentence in 2008[145][146][147]
Oliver Millerretiredfirst degree assault, gun possesionfive years (four of which were suspended)[148]
Jack MolinasFort Wayne Pistonsbribing players to fix gamesten to fifteen yearsserved five years.[149]
José OrtizRetiredpossession of marijuana with intent to distribute15 months[150]
Tom PayneAtlanta Hawksrape (multiple convictions), sodomy[151]various, most recently sentenced to 15 years to life in 2000Page at Kentucky DOC
Ruben PattersonSeattle SuperSonicsthird degree rape1 yearserved 15 days [152]
Isaiah Riderretired (Minnesota Timberwolves)possession of cocaine, battery, evading a police officerseven months[153]
Charles E. SmithBoston Celticsvehicular homicide4½ years[154]served 28 months[155]
Kirk Snyderretired (NBA)aggravated burglarythree years[156]
Jay Vincentretired (NBA and Lega Basket Italian, numerous teams)mail fraud, tax fraudfive and a half years[157]
Sylvester "Sly" Williamsretiredkidnapping[158]five yearsreleased after serving 3½ years. profile at New York DOC


Bertil FoxmurderLife[159][160]Originally sentenced to death
Sally McNeilsecond-degree murder19 years to life[160][161]
Craig Titussecond-degree murder21 to 55 years[162]Eligible for parole on December 23, 2026


Tony Ayala, Jr.burglary and rape35 yearsparoled after 16 years, returned to prison for an additional ten-year sentence after parole violation.[163]
Trevor Berbicksexual assault5 years[164]served 15 months, subsequently murdered by kin in Jamaica
Riddick Bowekidnapping18 months[165]released after serving 17 months for kidnapping his wife and children
James Butlervoluntary manslaughter, arson29 years and 4 months[166]currently incarcerated
Rubin "Hurricane" Cartermurderlife[167]conviction set aside and released after serving 19 years
Dereck Chisoraassault12 week suspended for 2 years and 150 hours community servicehad previous convictions for public order offences, assaulting a police officer and possession of an offensive weapon.[168]
Dale Croweconvicted in 2006 of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery, and engaging in corrupt acts20 years[169]scheduled release date February 11, 2026
Del Fontaineconvicted in 1935 of the murder of his girlfriendDeath by hangingExecuted 29 October 1935 at Wandsworth Prison, London.
Evangelos GoussisSee entry on Martial Arts section
Esteban De Jesúsmurderlife[170]pardoned after 7 years due to failing health, died 1 month later
Clifford Etienneattempted murder, armed robbery, grand theft auto, and two counts of child kidnapping150 years without possibility of parole [171]sentence reduced to 105 years in procedural hearing.[172]
Naseem HamedDangerous driving15 months[173]served 16 weeks
Bernard Hopkinsstrong-arm robbery18 years[174]served 56 months (before boxing career)[175]
James KirklandArmed robbery? yearsserved 6 months,[176] released on 8 years probation.[citation needed] Currently arrested for breach of probation and federal weapons charge.[citation needed]
Panama Lewisassault, criminal possession of a weapon, conspiracy, tampering with a sports contestsix years in prisonserved 4 years [177]
Sonny Listonrobbery5 yearsserved 2 years [178]
Michael Nunnconspiracy to distribute cocainesentenced 292 months in Federal prisonincarcerated at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas, scheduled release date June 16, 2024 [179]
Dwight Muhammad Qawi (formerly Dwight Braxton)armed robbery?served more than two years[180]
Floyd Mayweather, Sr.Drugs trafficking5 year[181]
Tommy MorrisonDrugs and weapons10 yearsserved 14 months [82]
Luis Restoassault
criminal possession of a weapon (his hands)
3 years[182]served 2 years, 6 months
Harry Simonculpable homicidesentenced to two years in prison on August 5, 2005. Lost appeal and began serving sentence on July 9, 2007.[183]release in 2009 after serving sentence.
Mike Tysonrapesix years[184]served 3 years
road rageone year[185]served 9 months
possession of narcotics and DUI24 hours in jail, 360 hours community service and 3 years probation[186]
Carlos MonzónMurder11 years[187]In 1995 he died in a car accident when he was on furlough[188]

Canadian Football (Gridiron)[edit]

NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Cody Ledbetterreleased/retired from Hamilton Tiger-Catsprobation violation12 years [189]
Trevis SmithSaskatchewan Roughridersaggravated sexual assault5½ years[190]
Terry Underwoodreleased/retired (from Toronto Argonauts)murder30–60 yearseligible for Parole in 2028.[191][192] Page at NJ DOC


Arthur ConinghamFraud6 months[193]
Leslie HyltonMurder of his wifeDeath by hangingExecuted by hanging[194]
Terry JennerEmbezzlement6½ yearsReleased after 18 months[195]
Vallance JuppManslaughter9 monthsServed only half his sentence[196]
Garth Le RouxTax fraud4 yearsConviction overturned on 23 September 2010, clearing le Roux of all charges[197]
Warrington PhillipMurderLife[198]Has been found guilty[199]
Lorrie WilmotRape12 years, three of them suspendedCommitted suicide before he was due to be imprisoned[200]
Chris LewisDrug smuggling13 years[201]
Mohammad Amirconspiracy to cheat at gambling
conspiracy to accept corrupt payments[202][203]
6 months in Young Offenders Institution[204]See Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal
Mohammad Asif12 months[204]
Salman Butt30 months[204]
Mervyn Westfieldconspiracy to accept corrupt payments4 months[205]


N.B: Italics indicates retired or inactive.

Tammy ThomasRoad racingperjury and obstruction of justice6 months house arrest[206]
Missy GioveDownhillconspiring to possess and distribute more than 100 kg of marijuana6 months home detention and 5 years of supervised release[207][208][209]
Jonathan BoyerRoad racinglewd behavior with a minor1 year in prison and 5 years probationreleased from probation in 2006 [210]


Phil Taylorindecent assault£2,000 fine[211]
Chris Masonassault and assault with intent to resist arrest180 hours' community service[212]
actual bodily harm3 monthssuspended for 12 months[212]
actual bodily harm3 years' probation[212]
aggravated burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm3 yearsreleased after 1 year[212]


Bruce Kimballvehicular homicide17 yearsreleased after serving less than five years [213]

Figure skating[edit]

Tonya Hardinghindering a police investigation (of an attack on Nancy Kerrigan)three years probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $100,000 fine[214]later convicted of domestic violence as well.[215]
Driving under the influence3 days and 10 days of community service[216]
Driving under the influence10 days, 20 days suspendedsuspended sentence with the condition of completing 12 hours of classes for troubled young adults[217]
Maxim StaviskiDriving under the influence, Causing death by dangerous driving2 years, 6 months[218]Was originally a 2 years suspended, 6 months with 5 years probation, but reversed following appeal.[219]
Wolfgang SchwarzHuman trafficking18 months[220]punishment was postponed as he was suffering from the side effects of treatment for skin cancer
kidnapping8 years[221]

Greco-Roman wrestling[edit]

Otari KvantrishviliRape10 year sentenced, later suspended [222]Notorious mobster in Russian mafia

Horse racing[edit]

David Brosnanaccepting cash for tips18 months[223]Released after 8 months[224]
Stanley Chinconspiracy to fix races3 years[225]
Chris Munceconspiracy for a tips-for-bets scam30 months[226]Served 7 months in Hong Kong, then served 13 months in Australia where he was released[227]
Lester Piggotttax evasion3 years[228]Released after 366 days,[229] Stripped of his OBE.

Ice hockey[edit]

NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Mike DantonSt. Louis Bluesconspiracy to commit murder7½ years [230]Has been released, is playing hockey for St Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The SMU Huskies won the Canadian University Championship in 2009-2010[231]
Steve Durbanoretireddrug smuggling7 years [232]
Bob ProbertDetroit Red Wingsdrug possession90 days[233][234]
Tom McCarthyretiredconspiracy to traffic drugsfive years and ten months[235]served approx. 4 years in U.S. and Canada.[236]
Craig MacTavishBoston Bruinsvehicular homicide1 year [237]
Nikolai KhabibulinEdmonton Oilersdrunk driving30 days [238]Serves first 15 days of sentence with work release, last 15 days under house arrest
Dany HeatleyAtlanta Thrashersvehicular homicide3 years probation [239]Also ordered to give 150 speeches on the dangers of speeding, and pay $25,000 to Fulton County for the cost of investigating the crash.

Martial arts[edit]

Evangelos GoussisKickboxingDrug trafficking (1989)[240]Main article: Melbourne gangland killings[241]
Attempted murder (1989)18 months[240]
Possession of an unregistered firearm (2004)[240]
Murder (2006)20 years imprisonment, 15 year non-parole period[240]
Murder (2008)life imprisonment, 30 year non-parole period[242]
Kazuyoshi IshiiKaratetax evasion22 months[243]Released after 14 months
Lee MurrayArmed robbery10 yearsMain article: Securitas depot robbery[244]
James WaitheJudoConspiracy to supply cocaine, Possession of firearmsIndefinite[245]Enforcer for drugs gang[246]


NameTeam when arrestedCompeting series when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Kim AshkenaziPossession of cocaine with intent to supply6 years, 6 months[247][248]
Possession of child pornography9 months[249]Added on to drug trafficking sentence
Kaye DonMG CarsN/AManslaughter4 months[250]
Roy JamesSelf entryFormula JuniorRobbery with violence25 years for conspiracy and a 30 years for armed robbery, to be served concurrently.[251]Released on parole in 1975. Main article 1963 Great Train Robbery
Juan GarrigaRetiredN/Adrug trafficking and possessing firearms2 year suspended[252]
Bertrand GachotJordan Grand PrixFormula OneAssault and use of offensive weapon18 months[253]Sentence was reduced to nine months and six months suspended. Released after two months.[254]
Jim Ka ToFretech FRD TeamAsian Formula Renault ChallengeAssault15-monthReleased on appeal after serving 3 months[255][256]
Junior JohnsonNASCAR Grand National SeriesMoonshining2 yearsServed 11 months, presidentially pardoned in 1986[257]
Jason LawrenceN/AAMA Supercross Championshipassault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, and mayhem365 days in detention centerReleased after 4 months[258]
Marco LucchinelliDucati CorseSuperbike World Championshippossession of 200 mg cocaine5 yearsReleased after 2 years[259]
Vic LeeVic Lee Motorsport
(team manager/owner)
BTCCDrugs trafficking12 years (1993)Released on parole in 1998[260][261]
Vic Lee Racing
(team manager/owner)
12 years (2005)[262][263]Released in 2010[264]
Jerry MahonyInactiveBTCCDrugs trafficking11 yearsConvicted with Vic Lee in the same offence[265]
Randy LanierArciero RacingCARTconspiring to import and distribute marijuana and of being principal administrators of a Continuing Criminal EnterpriseLife without Parole[266]Ben Kramer was also convicted for the same case
conspiracy40 year (concurrent)
tax fraud5 year (concurrent)
Don WhittingtonPatrick Racing[267]Money laundering18 months[268]Released in 1988[269]
Bill WhittingtonArciero Racing[270]Income tax evasion and conspiracy to smuggle narcotics180 months (15 years)[268][271]Released in 1990[272]
Marty HinzeMarty Hinze RacingIMSA Camel GTDrugs smuggling and tax fraud3 years, $20,000 fine[273]Released in 1989[274]
John Paul, Sr.JLP Racing
(team owner/driver)
IMSA Camel GTDrugs possession (1979)3 years probation, $32,500 finePaul, Jr. and Sr was convicted for the same incident on both occasions[275]
Possession of false passport (1985)6 monthsServed sentence in Switzerland. Later extradited to the U.S.[276]
Importing marijuana, tax evasion, possession of false passport and attempted murder of a federal witness25 yearsReleased after serving 15 years, currently wanted for questioning since 2001 for a disappearance case.[276][277]


John Paul, Jr.JLP RacingIMSA Camel GTDrugs possession (1979)3 years probation, $32,500 fine[275]
Conte RacingRacketeering (1986)5 yearsServed 28 months[277][280][281]
Doug Shierson RacingCART
Jos VerstappenArrowsFormula OneAssault5 years suspended[282]Sentence was given after settling an out-of-court settlement with his victim
Harassment and assault3 months suspended and 1650 fine[283]
Anthony GobertinactiveTheftA$600 fine and given 300 hours community service[284][285]
Kelly PetilloInactiveAmerican Championship car racingassault and battery with intent to kill1–10 yearsparoled in 1955, returned in 1957 for parole violations, released in 1959.[286]
Salt Waltherinactivecheck fraud (1987)not specified
drug abuse (1987)not specified
George WaltherCART/USACtheft (1992)not specified
inactive/retiredillegal conveyance of painkillers into the jail (1998)6 months, 3 years probation[287]

[288] [289][290]

child endangering (2000)180 days
violating probation terms (2000)10 monthsFor violation of terms for the 1998 case
Failure to pay child support (2005)not specifiedAlready served 240 hours in jail
violation of community control terms (2007)10 months in prison, had served 240 days in jailDied December 27, 2012
"fleeing and eluding" (2007)3 years
Charles Zwolsman, Sr.inactiveDrugs smuggling[291]2 years (1987)[292]
Euro Racing
(team owner/driver)
WSC5 years (1994)Was given an extra year following a retrial in 1995, released in 1997[292]
inactive8 years (2001)Released in 2005.[292]
possession of 2,000 kilos of hashish and 4 counts of firearm possession3 years (2010)Died whilst serving sentence in 2011[293][294][295]
Adrian SutilForce IndiaFormula Onegrievous bodily harm18-month suspended and €200,000 fine[296][297]Trial took place in Germany for an offence taking place in China
Ben KramerSuperboatconspiring to import and distribute marijuana and of being principal administrators of a continuing criminal enterprise[298]Life without parole (1988)[299]Also convicted for another drug smuggling case in 1977[300]
Federal money laundering (1990)[301][302]Was serving sentence when convicted
manslaughter19 years (1996)[303]Was already serving sentence when convicted for a 1987 murder of Donald Aronow
George MoralesSuperboatDrugs smuggling[298]16 years
Eddie TrottaAPBA Offshoretax evasion[304] ?Served 4 years, released in 1987[305]
Slick GardnerRetiredanimal cruelty and grand theft1 year[306]Sentence given following plea bargain, originally served house arrest but jailed following parole violation.[307]
Steve Seligmandrugs trafficking27 years[308]

Rugby union[edit]

NameTeam when arrestedOffenseSentenceNotes
Tony NearyRetiredFraud5 years[82][309]
Marc CécillonRetiredMurder20 years[310]


Philippe JeantotTax evasion2 years suspended and €15,000 fineCurrently under investigation for another fraud case[311][312]


Jay Adamsfelony assault6 months[313]
Unspecified Drug charges2 years, 6 monthsServed sentenced in Hawaii [313]
Involvement in a drugs deal4 yearsCurrently completing sentence in a halfway house[313]
Christian HosoiDrug trafficking10 yearsReleased after serving a 4 years[314][315]
Mark RogowskiRape and murder31 yearsIneligible for parole until February 2018[316][317][318]


Silvino FranciscoDrugs smuggling3 years[82]

Sumo wrestling[edit]

Wakakirin ShinichiCannabis possession10 months, 3 years suspended[82][319][320]
Futatsuryū Jun'ichiMurder6 years[321]Main article: Tokitsukaze stable hazing scandal


Mickey Doragrand larceny (Credit card fraud)not specified[322][323]
check fraud
Jack Roland MurphyRobbery and First-degree murderLife.Released on parole in 1986[324]


Nick D'ArcyAssault14 months and 12 dayssuspended on condition of good behavior[325]


Boris Beckertax evasion2 years probation, $500,000 fine[326]
Bernard Boileaudrug use, assault and dangerous driving3 years[327]
Roscoe Tannertheft, fraud2 years[328]Released after one year.Florida DOC record
Bill Tildencontributing to the delinquency of a minor1 year (1946)Served 7½ months[329]
1 year (1949)10 months[330]


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