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Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence 

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Updated February 7, 2020 49.8k views 38 items

Sadly, it's not uncommon for professional athletes to be charged with domestic violence. Several famous NFL players, NBA stars, and boxers have been charged with domestic violence. Some of these athletes later had the charges dropped, while others were convicted on multiple counts of assault.

Who is the most famous athlete who was charged with domestic violence? Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops the list. The boxing champion pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2010. José Canseco pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges in 1988 and again in 1997.

Perhaps the most notorious case of domestic violence is that of Ray Rice. Ray Rice was charged with assault after he knocked out his fiancée, Janay Palmer, in 2014. The entire incident was caught on video. Jovan Belcher was previously charged with domestic violence before killing his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, and then himself, in 2012.

Who knows what leads any of these baseball or basketball or football players to beat up their girlfriends or wives? It is an unfortunate part of the sports world that has been ubiquitous in recent years.

Rodions Kurucs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence
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Rodions Kurucs was arrested in September 2019 on allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend during an agrument at his home in June 2019.

Profession: Basketball player

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. plead guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2010.

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence
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Randy Moss was reportedly charged with domestic violence. In 2008, he was also accused of dating violence in a lawsuit that was later dropped.

Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Athlete, American football player

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence
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Chad Ochocinco plead no contest to a charge of domestic violence in 2001. He was again arrested for domestic violence in 2012.

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Athlete, American football player

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