Aaron Thomas of GamesRadar US writes:
"It seems that character matters little when it comes to deciding who will be the public face of your sports franchise. As a result, the history of sports games that have featured past, current, and future criminals on their covers is extensive. That is why we've picked ten cover athletes/criminals and ranked them in order of least-criminal to most-criminal. So long is the list that cover athletes/criminals like Jennifer Capriati (shoplifting, possession of marijuana), Lawrence Taylor (three drug-related jail terms), and Danny Heatley (vehicular homicide) are only worth honorable mentions."