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25 Biggest Bullies in Sports History

The "Ginger Hammer" rules the NFL
Richie Incognito is just the latest in a long line of bullies in sports.

“For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, / He writes — not that you won or lost — but how you played the Game,” Grantland Rice famously wrote in his 1908 poem, “Alumnus Football.”

Not everyone in sports has lived by those words, obviously. With that mind, we look back at the 25 biggest bullies in sports history:

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Richie Incognito is just one of the notables
Richie Incognito is just the latest in a long line of bullies in sports.

“For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, / He writes — not that you won or lost — but how you played the Game,” Grantland Rice famously wrote in his 1908 poem, “Alumnus Football.”

Not everyone in sports has lived by those words, obviously. With that mind, we look back at the 25 biggest bullies in sports history:

25 Biggest Bullies in Sports History

Richie Incognito is just the latest in a long line of bullies in sports.
Richie Incognito is just the latest in a long line of bullies in sports.

“For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, / He writes — not that you won or lost — but how you played the Game,” Grantland Rice famously wrote in his 1908 poem, “Alumnus Football.”

Not everyone in sports has lived by those words, obviously. The ongoing bullying saga between the Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin has brought several issues from the secretive shadows of an NFL locker room to the blindingly expansive spotlight of the national media.

Dolphins Hit Rock Bottom at Buccaneers

Miami struggles during Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin scandal.
Miami struggles during Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin scandal.

The Miami Dolphins off-the-field problems — or more accurately, their inside-the-locker-room issues — spilled onto the field during a miserable 22–19 loss to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. The pinnacle of the Bucs’ season thus far coincided with what the Fins hope is rock bottom for the once-proud franchise.