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The worst athletes of 2013 are some of our favorite athletes, top performers in their various leagues, or at least they used to be before bad decisions, season-ending injuries or flat out poor play. We all expected these studs to be the stars but all simply failed to produce or worse during 2013.

Every sports fan can probably name one favorite player who had a crappy season or proved to be the opposite of clutch and this list is full of them. With high expectations sometimes comes a higher ledge off which to fall, such as with 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, whose 2013 season was far from good enough to earn him the expected second trophy, or 2011 Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin, whose mediocre play was stifled by an injury during the NBA Playoffs, or B.J. Upton who batted a whopping .136 despite having one of the richest contracts in Major League Baseball.

It would be easy to pick athletes like Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning, who threw more interceptions in single games (and made some hilarious faces doing so) than some have in a single season, or Derrick Rose, whose injury, or so he claimed, kept him out of the lineup at crucial times, as those who were the worst of the season. Unfortunately, they don't even come close to the absolute worst sports players of 2013.

Case in point: Aaron Hernandez. The aspiring NFL Hall of Fame tight end had no 2013 season after he was arrested for murder. Also in the category of unfortunate but true: Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Like Hernandez, Pistorius found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend. Athletes can have bad seasons but it really doesn't get worse than murder.

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Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Oscar Pistorius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Andrew Bynum age 30

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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Derrick Rose age 29

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Dwight Howard age 32

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Mark Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
wiabux added Mark Sanchez age 31

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Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Eli Manning age 36

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Ed Reed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Ed Reed age 39

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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Tim Tebow age 30

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Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Matt Schaub age 36

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Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Ray Rice age 30

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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Bryce Harper age 25

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Albert Pujols age 37

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Joe Flacco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Joe Flacco age 32

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Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Steve Nash age 43

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Justin Upton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Justin Upton age 30

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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
wiabux added Matt Ryan age 32

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Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Matt Niskanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Matt Niskanen age 31

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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
MattSchwarck added Jared Allen age 35

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Blake Griffin age 28

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Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Kevin Garnett age 41

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Anthony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
wiabux added Anthony Bennett age 22

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Matt Kemp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Matt Kemp age 33

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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
J. R. Smith age 32

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Sergio Garcia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Sergio Garcia age 37

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Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
wiabux added Amar'e Stoudemire age 35

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Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Cole Hamels age 34

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Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Josh Hamilton age 36

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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Jeremy Lin age 29

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Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Ryan Braun age 34

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Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Valtteri Filppula is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Olli Jokinen age 39

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Daniel Girardi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013

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Larry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Larry Sanders age 29

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Matt Cooke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Athletes of 2013
Matt Cooke age 39