The sports world was having a relatively quiet 2014… until about 3pm on New Years Day, when Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson got high and drove his car off the road. What’s followed has been a banner year for sports controversies that stuffed the last 12 months full of athletes and organizations alike lighting up the airwaves with polarizing behavior, embarrassing incidents, regrettable reactions, and explosive action that spanned the spectrum from high comedy to pathetic and downright tragic. The year was marked by some serious infractions, but it was also colored by idiocy and hypocrisy that ignited debates on both sides of common sense. Here now are the 21 biggest sports controversies of 2014.
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