Date: 10/1/2006
Sport: Football
Punishment: 5-game suspension without pay (~$190,000)

Albert Haynesworth will go down in history as one of the biggest free agent busts in the history of football, but maybe the Redskins (who signed him to that disastrous seven-year, $100 million contract) should have seen trouble coming. After allowing a touchdown run in a game against Dallas, the Titans' Haynesworth was so enraged that he ripped off an opposing lineman's helmet while they were on the ground, then got up and tried to stomp on his head. When Haynesworth missed, he decided to go for it again; this time he connected, opening up a wound that required 30 stitches to close and cost Haynesworth almost $200,000 in missed game checks.