The 15 Craziest Rumors About Pro Athletes

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Few things in life get people more excited than sports and gossip. Combine the two, and you have a juicy story that fans can’t resist! As the famous saying goes, “There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth.” But how can you tell the difference between a rumor and the truth? To be honest, usually you can’t. That is when things get dangerous.

With no way to access the truth, fans and the media start to create their own stories. To show you just how out of hand things can get, we put together a list of the 15 craziest rumors about pro athletes. For instance, did you know that David Stern rigged the 1985 NBA Draft, so the New York Knicks would get Patrick Ewing? Or that Joe Namath’s famous guarantee that the Jets would beat the Colts was bogus because the Super Bowl was fixed. We may never know if any of these crazy rumors are actually true, but these details make you think long and hard!

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