11 Most Shocking Sports Murders

most shocking sports murders

Yesterday the world awoke to the shocking news that the girlfriend of international sports icon Oscar Pistorius had been murdered, and that the Blade Runner himself was being held by police. Today, of course, we know that he has been officially charged for the slaying, and that prosecutors intend to argue that it was premeditated.

Tragically, this is hardly the first high-profile murder case involving a professional athlete. Today we’re going to take a look back at some of the others. Some you surely remember, whether because they are extremely famous or because they just happened. Others you might not. Either way, each horrible case serves as a reminder that being famous and wealthy doesn’t solve all your problems.


Tags: athlete crime, crime, Crime In Sports, murder, o.j. simpson, Oscar Pistorius,