29 of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports


Many professional athletes draw the ire of fans and the media, but why? Let’s examine some of the most polarizing figures across the sports universe and determine what makes them so┬ácontroversial.

Richie Incognito

Incognito does wonders for the football player stereotype of ‘big and dumb.’ When making “jokes” with teammates and staff, he tends to dig a little deep. So much so that he comes across as a pompous jerk. It’s debatable whether he ever lost anybody’s respect, because he was never loved by those around him. Known for being a dirty player both on and off the field, Incognito got in trouble in late 2013 for bullying teammate Jonathan Martin as well as directing racial slurs at an assistant trainer. After sitting out the entire 2014 season, he was reinstated and signed by the Buffalo Bills.



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