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Father’s Day Special: The Ten Worst Sports Dads

This is going to be breaking news to some of you but Father’s Day is just a few hours away. And just as we did last year, let’s take a look at the top 10 dads we’re glad we don’t have. The failures of these sports fathers make us appreciate our own dads even more.

So Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there. On behalf of the sons, we’re sorry we never brought home more than a 4th place tee ball trophy, but we picked a lot of grass and ate a lot of bugs in right field while chasing the dream under your instruction.

Now the deadbeats…

10.) Kenny Anderson – Since leaving the NBA, Kenny Anderson has stiffed at least five of his seven children out of child support. His first wife, one of the three women accusing Anderson of negligence, claims that he owes the children over $100,000.

9.) Karl Malone – It took 18 years for Karl Malone to contact his son Demetrius Bell, whose mother had him when she was 13 years old. What does one say to make up for 18 years of silence? Well, “The Mailman” said, “it’s too late for me to be your father, you’ll earn your money on your own.” Demetrius is the starting offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. Take that, old man.

8.) Shawn Kemp – No raincoats for “The Reign Man.” Kemp has 7 children with 6 different women. At least he set a good example for his kids when he was busted for 60 grams of weed, cocaine, and pistols.

7.) Evander Holyfield – Evander has 11 children by numerous women. I hope the devout Christian can find a church with long enough pews to accomodate all of his offspring.

6.) Richard Williams – Venus and Serena’s old man is your typical deadbeat sports father. His baby daughters were more like dollar signs than children. He pushed them to train constantly at a very young age on public courts in Compton, where his step daughter was later gunned down in 2003. His “business venture” appears to have paid off but he is still a lunatic. Have you seen him in the stands during their matches? The man is nuts.

5.) Travis Henry – 11 children with 10 different women. That’s just impressive. The man has fathered his own pee-wee football team.

4.) Damir Dokic – What is it with tennis dads? Dokic, father of Serbian tennis player Jelena Dokic, is a mad man. He beat Jelena as a child and claimed he did it for her sake and that he was glad that his parents beat him. Dokic was kicked out of nearly every match his daughter played in. Eventually, Jelena moved to Australia to get away from her father. This explains why Damir Dokic threatened to kill the Australian Ambassador to Serbia with a rocket launcher. A ROCKET LAUNCHER.

3.) Marv Marinovich – Remember Todd Marinovich? He was Ryan Leaf before Ryan Leaf. His father, Marv, trained him to be a professional quarterback from birth. Todd was throwing a football at the age of three, he wasn’t allowed any junk food, and he was forced to run four miles on his 4th birthday. Todd ended up being a complete head case after being drafted out of USC. He’s been arrested for everything from drugs to sexual assault to excessive consumption of Skittles and Pepsi.

2.) Calvin Murphy – 14 children by 9 different women and he was accused of molesting 5 of them. Calvin probably could’ve been #1 on this but some dads just can’t be topped…

1.) Chris Benoit

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

45 Comments for Father’s Day Special: The Ten Worst Sports Dads

  1. Shawn
    9:18 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    If I didnt have such a tasteless sense of humor I would almost find this entry a lil uncalled for. But I do and I dont. Good laughs! lol

  2. Rogers-Cromartie
    9:23 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    The guy couldn’t even name his kids on HBO’s Hard Knocks. How does he NOT make this list? George Foreman? All his kids have some form of George in their names. Even the girls!

  3. invisibleink
    9:39 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    feeling a LOT better about my fatherhood … and my father … what a pick-me-up !

  4. 44 Stitches
    9:44 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    HAHAAAAAH… I was born in Lex and lived there growing up but moved to Fayette County, Ga which is on the Southside of Atlanta. My point is Holyfield has lived here in Fayette Co. Ga. before my family moved here and the evil act Benoit did took place here. I have seen Holyfield around a lot of times and spoke with him more than once. He is a nice guy but yeah it’s no secret about all his kids or finacial trouble with his crooked pastor. I use to see Benoit back in the late 90’s but never spoke to him. Sad part is I have seen him with his wife and son before. I hope he is burning right now. Don’t think Fayette Co is a bad place though it is actually really nice. It did bring us one our new Freshman RB Josh Clemons, a few dudes to play on UK’s soccer team, a chick from here who will be a freshman on next years womens soccer team, hope fully RB Mike Hilton and OL Will Adams who are being recruited by us. I’m sure I left off some people but most importantly it brought us Jeff Sheppard.

  5. uk
    9:48 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    Was this being posted last year?

  6. uk
    9:50 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    ahh, just read first paragraph. that helps 🙂

  7. Touche
    9:58 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    #2 makes a great point. If you can’t even remember the name of your kids, you suck as a parent. The end.

  8. LCAT
    10:02 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    racist and most used post in history

  9. tc11
    10:06 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    8- how in the Hell is this racist??

  10. cp02016
    10:06 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    ptc all my life still drive by benoits house. Always seeing holyfield at the movie theatre

  11. wildcatinhoosierland
    10:14 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    9 how racist of you to ask that!

  12. Tasteless
    10:32 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    Hate me if you want, but I laughed when I saw number 1

  13. 44 Stitches
    10:32 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    @10 PTC is all up in KSR. I have lived in PTC off and on since 91.

  14. Rutterb0
    10:33 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    #8 GTFO. 3 of the top 4 are white.

  15. Paul Bearer
    10:45 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    I sired both Kane and The Undertaker. F*#% Chris Benoit

  16. BankShot
    10:49 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    Oh brother. The race card?

  17. johnwall
    10:55 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink


  18. Oldmanyellsatcloud
    10:55 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    8-how is it racist? Race was never mentioned in the post.

  19. iCe
    11:09 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    18 some people just love to play the race card.
    3 of the top 4 are white. Drew must hate tha crackers.

    On a serious note, I find the topic funny. Lesson for future athletes, condoms protect your future pension.

  20. 15secondsoffame
    11:11 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    What?! No Rick Pitino?!!

  21. Randy Savage
    11:13 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    Literally laughed out loud when I got to #1.

  22. blueblue
    11:16 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know the story behind Chris Benoit. I hard wrestling since it is all fake. Will someone please enligthen me on the Chris Benoit story as to why he is #1?

  23. blueblue
    11:17 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    suppose to be “I hate” not “I hard”

  24. Random guy
    11:27 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    22 Chris Benoit killed his wife, kid and himself

  25. Catattack
    11:28 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    First off, google it. Second, I’m not a huge wrestling fan either, but by that logic you hate 95% of all movies and tv shows.

  26. Shields Eyes
    11:30 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    22. He killed his wife and child.

  27. blueblue
    11:54 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink


  28. Random
    11:58 pm June 18, 2011 Permalink

    You hard wrestling? Also it’s not all fake planned out and choreographed but it takes an athlete to do it and wrestlers get hurt all the time.

  29. Wrestling fan
    2:33 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Whoa whoa wait a minute wrestling is fake?

  30. jaygee85
    5:51 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    didnt benoit OD his kid on roids?

  31. Roland
    6:24 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    #8 Not a single NASCAR driver listed. FAIL!

  32. Theghostofbillspivey
    6:29 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    The fact that u have Richard Williams on here is either racist or socially economically biased. Richard williiams lived in a poverty stricken area and u hold that against him. He boldly predicted the monumental success his kids have had, and u seem to hold that against him. His one child that was gunned down you hold against him. He raised up right thinking individuals and not the jacksons although u portray him like Joe Jackson. WTF !!!!!!!!!

  33. rutterb0
    8:45 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    32…U needz 2 learn good grammerz.

  34. Spread The Love
    9:05 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Larry Bird should be on this list.

  35. Explore the Space
    9:54 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    33….Hilarious!! Good work!

  36. Jimmy Buffett
    10:48 am June 19, 2011 Permalink


  37. Allen Iverson
    10:55 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    32 – Why so serious. Who gives a shit.

  38. Doug Roth
    11:14 am June 19, 2011 Permalink

    I thought David Koresh might crack this list… Or maybe Kate Gosselin before her full-body plastic surgery extreme makeover.

  39. ryan loftus
    1:20 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    I vote fo the uk man kemper

  40. grinch
    1:27 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah #29, wrestling is fake. It just looks like guys are doing acrobatic moves off the top rope. It’s really a hologram.

  41. Andrew
    3:39 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Nobody should ever watch wrestling. Period.

  42. jesco white
    4:25 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Not sure I agree with Williams on the list. He is crazy, but not sure he belongs with this crew. Kemp and Holyfield were obviously reckless and stuff but I dont hear anything negative other than that. I know a guy who talked to Derrick Anderson, and he said DA said as soon as they got to a hotel, Shawn Kemp had strippers, escorts, what ever in his room.

  43. Goose Givens' 41 points
    7:17 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Good list although maybe you could put Cromartie in Williams place

  44. Grant Gilkerson
    9:02 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    WTF? Richard Williams on this list?? That dude has coached both of his daughters to be multiple Wimbledon champions. That’s a pretty big thing over in England. Have you heard of that Drew? He’s not a lunatic. A lunatic killed one his daughters, and you are busting his balls for that. By that measure throw Bill Cosby on here as well. This list is one of the dumbest things I’ve seen on here.

  45. Luvdacats
    11:52 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    What about the stupid ass girls that get pregnant by some guy who
    Already has 8 kids with 8 different girls. I gave zero sympathy fir the dumb ass girls that let their selves get pregnant.