By Daniel Friedman
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Johnny Manziel is just one athlete who has garnered attention for all the wrong reasons.
He’s young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.
These seven are in need of a wake-up call:
7. J.R. Smith, NY Knicks
6. Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles
His playboy lifestyle could be a major reason why his career has taken a turn for the worse. Was never going to be a star but he wouldn’t have been a total flop, either. He’s lost his focus.
5. Yasiel Puig, LA Dodgers
Incredibly talented, but he needs to learn to be a team player. Showing up to the ballpark late and arguing with your teammates? That’s simply unacceptable.
4. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
Of course he didn’t mean to let the bat slip out of his hands. Likely story, kid.
3. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
Whether it’s by calling out reporters for asking “clown questions” or by kicking dirt onto the visiting team’s logo behind home plate, Harper is always causing trouble. He’s the real clown, bro.
2. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns
His most memorable NFL moments: (1) making a “show me the money” gesture with his hands while standing at the podium at the draft and (2) flipping the bird while running past the Washington Redskins bench during a preseason game. Can’t wait to see what he does next.
1. Alex Rodriguez, NY Yankees
A-Rod still sets the standard for immature athletes. The sad thing is, he’s older than everyone else on this list, yet he’s stuck in Never Never Land.
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