26 Athletes Who Have Been Involved in Murder

It's always gut-wrenching to find out that the most talented, successful athletes have faced murder charges and convictions. Several famous boxers, NFL athletes, and MLB players have been charged with such offenses. Some of these athletes dispatched their significant others, while others took the lives of people they barely knew. Some of these athletes even took a life before ending their own.

Who is the most famous athlete who faced such a serious capital offense? At age 25, on Dec. 1, 2012, Jovan Belcher terminated his girlfriend, the mother of his child, and then drove to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility and ended himself. In 2013, Oscar Pistorius also targeted his girlfriend and ended her life. He claimed that he thought she was an intruder. In 1991, Mark Rogowski was charged with forcing himself on acquaintance Jessica Bergsten and then ending her life. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 31 years in prison.

Why do you think so many professional athletes are involved in such grisly scenarios that end with serious criminal charges? Share your thoughts in the comments section.