3 Professional Athletes With Seriously Legit Gang Ties

Sports leagues in North America usually try to be family friendly and be acceptable for people of all ages to watch and enjoy. Unfortunately, this family friendly reputation takes a hit when things are revealed about athletes that aren’t so family friendly. One of these things are that a number of pro athletes have ties to violent gangs, like these three guys

1. Desean Jackson

(source: dailymail.co.uk)

(source: dailymail.co.uk)

Jackson is a talented deep threat and has seemingly calmed down a bit, but had a number of issues that arose as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. But the biggest by far was something that many think may have actually led from his removal of the team.  There were many rumours around the team that his gang ties were fairly deep and were causing problems on the team. One many that always stood by his side was childhood friend Richard Sherman, who claimed you shouldn’t judge a man by who he decides to associate with.

2. Javaris Crittenton

(source: sports.yahoo.com)

(source: sports.yahoo.com)

This is a crazy one and Crittenton is without a doubt one of the least intelligent players to ever be in the NBA. After joining the Lakers, Crittenton decided to do what any new NBA player would do and join the Crips. After moving on to Washington, he pulled a loaded gun on Gilbert Arenas and may have shot if Caron Butler wasn’t there to calm him down. After being suspended for this and basically black listed from the NBA, he actually went on to go to prison for murdering young woman and was later indicted for a number of other crimes.

3. Aaron Hernandez

(source: theroot.com)

(source: theroot.com)

You knew he was going to be on here. Hernandez is the man behind one of the biggest sports stories in recent memory when he was arrested fro murder. In addition to the highly publicized case, it is reported he is also responsible for other murders. He has been involved in gang activity for years, dating back to his college days. He is a known member of the Bristol Bloods and actually got a new bloods related tattoo since being in prison. He continues to show loyalty to his gang and has continued to prove he is just an all-around awful person.



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