Athletes Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence  

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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. 

Why do you think so many athletes are prone to committing acts of domestic violence? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. plead guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2010.

Age: 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 2 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.

Age: 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia, United States of America

Teams: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 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.

Age: 41

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Teams: New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Montreal Alouettes

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes Charged with Domestic Violence
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Dennis Rodman plead no contest to domestic violence charges in Los Angeles in 2008.

Age: 58

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, + more

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