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Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game 

Zachary Benau
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List Rules List includes both professional and college athletes

Being a star athlete can be distracting. You are constantly in the limelight, somebody always wants something from you, and one mistake off the field can end up costing you your career. Unfortunately, for so many athletes the fame and fortune among other things can get the best of them. 

Some of the players on this list were MVP's, World Series Champions and at a time the best athlete in their respective sport. While others on this list never quite made it to be the player they had always hoped. Some have been arrested, some are just no longer focused after a long career, while others have spent more time complaining to the media than making a name for themselves.

So whether you judge these athletes by what have you done for me lately or an entire career's worth, all of them clearly have focuses other than the game they currently play. Vote up your picks, add any not listed or re-rank this list of athletes who are clearly no longer focused on the game. 

list ordered by
1
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 27
2
Colin Kaepernick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
3
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 44
4
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
5
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 44
6
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 36
7
Josh Gordon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 28
8
Joseph Randle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 24
9
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 37
10
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 38
11
Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 33
12
Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 25
13
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 34
14
Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 33
15
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 36
16
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
17
Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 33
18
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 31
19
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 34
20
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 41
21
Mario Barwuah Balotelli ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
22
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 31
23
Aldon Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 30
24
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 30
25
Josh Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Athletes Who Are Clearly No Longer Focused on the Game
Age: 34