Top 11 dumbest things done by athletes off the pitch

Modified 18 Oct 2016
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#10 Claude Giroux’s misguided attempt at humouring a cop  

Giroux is a Canadian ice hockey player 

There are plenty of stories doing the rounds online of NHL players being involved in major controversies off the pitch. Among the list of things done by NHL players, Claude Giroux’s is probably the funniest.

In July 2014, NHL superstar Claude Giroux tried to be a bit more humourous than he actually was and was arrested after a hilarious incident with the Ottawa Police. According to reports by the Ottawa Sun, the NHL player was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer in the Bayward Market in Ottawa.

Giroux was drunk at the time, and as a result of his ‘mischief’ he had to spend a night in jail.

#9 Sir Jadeja’s selfie with lions 

Jadeja posing with the lions in the background

Ravindra Jadeja was in the news for the wrong reasons when he took selfies with a pride of lions.

Jadeja, who is a native of Jamnagar district in Gujarat, went on a lion safari at Gir National Park and Sanctuary in June 2016. During the safari, he got down from his vehicle and posed for pictures, along with his wife, in front of a pride of lions.

Some of the forest guards and fans joined the party, and soon these pictures started to spread like wildfire on social networking sites. The forest department ordered an inquiry into the issue, and in August 2016, Jadeja paid a fine of Rs. 20,000 for the act strictly prohibited by law.

Published 18 Oct 2016, 12:17 IST
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