Sport Played: NBA
Crime: Impersonated a police officer—twice—with an honorary badge that was given to him by the Los Angeles Police Department
Towards the end of his playing career, the former Jazz center was given an honorary badge. But rather than keep it at home as a memento, he kept it on him and actually tried to use it to intimidate people on at least two separate occasions. The first time came in September 2000 when Polynice flashed the badge at a fellow driver after the driver made a rude gesture in his direction. “I'm with the California Sheriff's Office and I can have you arrested,” he reportedly yelled. And then, he did it again one month later when he followed a couple home after he got cut off in traffic and flashed the badge. It seems he didn't know that the badge didn't make him a real police officer.