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  1. Fred
    Fred at |

    6-25-13 If I wrote this list today, Aaron Hernandez would be one of the top 5on the list. (Another note to Commissioner Godell: I am a Browns fan, and one of the players on my roster was charged with attempted murder today, then cut. What is your new plan to curtail NFL behavior problems?)

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    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Yes, I saw that. I wonder which sports have the most history of violent crimes among their participants.

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  2. kris
    kris at |

    Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentines morning.

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    1. bre
      bre at |

      Is accused of*

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      1. Shell Harris
        Shell Harris at |

        “Olympian Oscar Pistorius today denied that he willfully killed his girlfriend, telling a South African court that he shot the woman through his bathroom door because he believed she was an intruder. ”

        http://abcnews.go.com/International/oscar-pistorius-case-blade-runner-denies-charge-intentionally/story?id=18534442#.UYU0DMo3d7o

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        1. ParusMajor
          ParusMajor at |

          But why would you actually SHOOT an intruder before even asking him or her what they are doing there? Seems like a bit of an overreaction to me.

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          1. Shell Harris
            Shell Harris at |

            Oh, I think his defense is a lie. Why wouldn’t you call the police, run from your house or at least check to see if it was your girlfriend who was sleeping next to you and wasn’t there when you woke up?

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      2. Kris
        Kris at |

        He is accused of MURDER, whether he shot and killed Reeva is not in dispute.

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  3. Scott
    Scott at |

    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

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  4. Paul. A
    Paul. A at |

    #5 “black supremacist ” group. Isn’t that an oxymoron ????

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    1. Steve
      Steve at |

      Really? How is that an oxymoron? Are you saying that African Americans can’t form hate groups?

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      1. ParusMajor
        ParusMajor at |

        They can and have done so. The Black Panthers, anyone?

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  5. mariuss72
    mariuss72 at |

    Oscar Pistorius???

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  6. Orrin K
    Orrin K at |

    I would add Javaris Crittenten to the list

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  7. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    Just a quibble: as detestable as Vick’s charges were, dog fighting and killing dogs is not murder. Murder is legally defined as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.

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    1. Nikter
      Nikter at |

      I agree. By the title of this list neither #10 nor #4 should be listed as neither one of these individuals was ever accused of murder. #10 was accused of attempting to hire a hitman who would attempt murder, and #4… well 5minutes said it well enough.

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  8. Fred
    Fred at |

    ParusMajor- You make a good point, but I didn’t include any wrestlers on purpose. When researching this list, I was considering a spinoff list of Top 10 Pro Wrestlers That Died Young, but never got past the idea phase. Free idea for any of my TopTenz peers.

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    1. ParusMajor
      ParusMajor at |

      Well, ok. Besides Benoit, the ones that immediately come to my mind are Eddie Guerrero and Owen Hart. Hayabusa did have a tragic accident but didn’t die… who else? Tony Halme (a.k.a. Ludvig Borga) died relatively young, but he had already quit wrestling… The things that make you go “hmmm”. 😀

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  9. ParusMajor
    ParusMajor at |

    I suppose the professional wrestler Chris Benoit doesn’t count, since he also killed himself after killing his wife and children…?

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    1. becca
      becca at |

      Yeah, you can’t go to court if you’re dead.

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