Sports figure(s) involved: Ruben Patterson
Year: 2001

After averaging more than 13 PPG for the Sonics in '99-'00, Ruben Patterson effectually ended his tenure in Seattle when he was convicted of attempted rape. Patterson allegedly forced his children's nanny to perform a sex act on him. The event triggered a string of arrests for the disgraced shooting guard, including a misdemeanor assault charge for attacking a man who scratched his car, domestic abuse against his wife, and failing to register as a sex offender (a court order that resulted from his attempted rape conviction) when he moved to Ohio after his NBA career.