With Johnny Manziel’s gallivanting and drug-using making headlines recently, the sports world has had time to reflect on the substance abuse issues of many of its greats.

To be sure, Johnny Football isn’t the first sports superstar to develop a taste for the illicit things in life.

In fact, there’s a long and illustrious history of drug abuse throughout all of the world’s favorite sports. Here are some of the biggest offenders…

1. John Daly


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It was an open secret on the PGA tour that John Daly was an alcoholic. In fact, that’s why you call a spiked Arnold Palmer (a mix of iced tea and lemonade) a John Daly. He’s reportedly been sober since 2008.

2. Todd Marinovich

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Getting started at a young age, Todd Marinovich developed a prodigious drug habit over the course of his college and very brief NFL career. After only one season in the Big Show, he was forced to retire and enter rehab.