Professional sports have always been associated with entertainment, but time and again there have been incidents involving professional sportsmen, which have shocked us. There have been a number of violent and heinous crimes and murders in professional sports.
Here is a list of top 10 shocking sports murders:
10. Steve McNair
A pro footballer from Nashville, Steve McNair was found dead along with his mistress on July 4, 2009. McNair was married happily, yet lived a separate life with his young mistress Sahel Kazemi. When he refused to leave his family, Kazemi shot him dead and killed herself too, as she was mentally disturbed.
9. Esteban de Jesus
The next name on the list of 10 most shocking sports murders is that of Esteban de Jesus, the boxing champion from Puerto Rico. Though he had a successful career, it was marred by scandals and controversies, including killing a young boy over a small dispute in 1981. He was imprison for life but died of AIDS in 1989.
8. Rae Carruth
The Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth was another well known sportsman accused of planning to kill his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. He stopped the woman’s car while his friend shot her. Adams, was however, able to inform the police before she died and Carruth is serving in jail now.
7. Mark Rogowski
Another sportsman who destroyed his flourishing skateboarding career by falling prey to wrong deeds is Mark Rogowski. In 1992, he raped and murdered Jessica Bergsten, a friend of his girlfriend. After killing her, he buried her body, which was later found in a rotten condition. A guilty Rogowski confessed in crime and was convicted for 31 year imprisonment.
6. Jovan Belcher
In a horrific incident in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher killed his 22 year old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins by shooting her 9 times. He confessed his crime to the team GM, asked him to look after the couple’s baby daughter and killed himself too.