Sports figure(s) involved: Max Mosley
Year: 2008

Mosley may take the cake when it comes to choosing the most bizarre incident on this list (though Marv Albert is damn close). The former president of the FIAthe governing agency of motor sports organizations like Formula One Racingwas the subject of much public ridicule and criticism when a videotape featuring him engaging in a Nazi-themed orgy with five prostitutes was discovered by the English tabloid, News of the World.

Unfortunately for Mosley, unlike reports of Elvis getting abducted by aliens or other, popular tabloid fare, this story actually turned out to be true. The son of Sir Oswald, a close friend to Hitler during his time in power, Mosley has always tried to disassociate himself with his father's questionable past, at least publicly. When word got out and the videotape of his rendezvous starting circulating around the Internet, Mosley tried to have it removed on the grounds that he hadn't been given proper warning of the story in advance by News of the World. But after a lengthy trial, the judge ruled against him, and Mosley eventually stepped down from his post in 2009.