Worst Sports Excesses of the Decade

Pacman Jones' strip club behavior typifies the sad new culture
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2009 2:30 PM CST
Worst Sports Excesses of the Decade
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones set off bedlam in Vegas strip club when he threw cash around to "make it rain." A bouncer ended up getting shot.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

American sports culture descended into sheer decadence this decade, and no single incident sums it better than Pacman Jones' "making it rain" with cash in a Vegas strip club in 2007, writes Clay Travis for Fanhouse. The chaos that ensued after he tossed around the money—reportedly about $100,000—left a bouncer shot outside the club. Click here for Travis' full list of the decade's 10 worst examples of athletes' excess.

Yes, Tiger cracked the top 10; here are some others:

  • College coaches getting "filthy rich."
  • Latrell Sprewell intoning, "I got my family to feed" after turning town a multimillion-dollar contract.
  • The Michael Vick saga.
  • The Dallas Cowboys' new $1.15 billion stadium.
(More Latrell Sprewell stories.)

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