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This list contains information about athletes who are alcoholics, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous NFL stars, baseball players, and Olympians have struggled with an alcohol addiction. Some of these athletes kicked their habits, while others are still living a hard-partying lifestyle. One famous NFL player was even involved in a deadly DUI crash.

Who is the most famous athlete who is an alcoholic? Brett Favre tops our list. Brett Favre went to rehab for an addiction to alcohol and Vicodin in 1996. In 2008, Charles Barkley was charged with two DUI counts and sent to rehab. He has also been open about his addiction to gambling. In 2008, John Daly was taken into police custody after being found drunk outside of a Hooters in North Carolina. The incident propelled him to stop drinking.

Leonard Little was convicted of manslaughter after he crashed into and killed a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2003, Joe Namath appeared drunk during a TV interview. "I want to kiss you. I couldn't care less about the team strugg-a-ling," he said to the interviewer Suzy Kolber. He later entered a rehab program.

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Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 39 Famous Athletes Who Are Alcoholics
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Brett Favre went to rehab for an addiction to alcohol and Vicodin in 1996.

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Age: 48

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

Teams: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 39 Famous Athletes Who Are Alcoholics
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In 2008, Charles Barkley was charged with two DUI counts and sent to rehab. He has also been open about his addiction to gambling.

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Age: 54

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, United States of America

Teams: Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Suns

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#35 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#22 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#5 on The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

#33 on The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 39 Famous Athletes Who Are Alcoholics
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Metta World Peace may not consider himself to be an alcoholic, but he has been known to drink Hennessy in the locker room at halftime.

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Age: 38

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Queensbridge, New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Pacers, + more

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 39 Famous Athletes Who Are Alcoholics
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In 2010, several sources in the NBA stated that Allen Iverson had a drinking problem. Iverson has never spoken publicly about the issue.

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Age: 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

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