Love’s Tally: Professional Athletes with the Most and Least Infidelity Accusations

Publish Date: 12/14/2023
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

In the world of professional sports, where victories and defeats play out on the field, court, or ring, a different kind of game is being played behind the scenes – one involving allegations of infidelity. According to a research conducted by The Grueling Truth, football and basketball players lead the pack with an equal number of accusations of infidelity. On the other end, boxers, MMA fighters and tennis players surface with the fewest accusations.

The Ranks: Accusations by Sports

We looked into reported cases of infidelity featured in major media outlets over the past 15 years, utilizing Google News to compile the information.

Football and basketball players (per 15 accusations), with their massive fan bases and intense media coverage, seem to be the epicenter of relationship controversies among high-profile athletes. Take a breather, kick back, and catch up on the chill vibes of The Grueling Truth. Dive into the latest scoop on fantasy football, juicy rumors, and some fun top 10 lists.

Following closely behind, rugby players (12 accusations)  find themselves juggling personal relationships while facing the demands of their physically demanding sport. The attention may be less, but the pressure persists.

In the competitive world of American football, accusations (11) of infidelity are not far behind.The sport’s immense popularity puts players in the spotlight, leading to public scrutiny of their personal lives. Baseball (6), Hockey (5), Golf (4), Tennis (3) and Cricket (3) athletes face a lower frequency of infidelity accusations.

Bringing up the rear in our findings, boxers (2) and MMA fighters (2) despite their prowess in the ring, face the fewest accusations of infidelity. Despite being one of the roughest sports, athletes in this category appear to be more considerate of their partners.

Admissions, Denials and Consequences

Athletes accused of infidelity had different responses. Some admitted their mistakes, apologized publicly, and sought forgiveness, while others strongly denied any wrongdoing.

The aftermath varied too. Some athletes repaired relationships and regained trust, while others experienced highly publicized divorces, revealing the challenges fame and accusations can bring to personal lives.

A spokesperson from The Grueling Truth commented on the findings: ‘‘From famous scandals to everyday tales our findings shed light on the dynamics of infidelity in the media world’’. Don’t forget to check out the freshest basketball buzz, too.


We conducted a comprehensive review of reported infidelity cases published in some of the most popular media over the past 15 years, using Google news as a source of information. The sports we examined included football, basketball, American football, baseball, rugby, hockey, tennis, golf, cricket, MMA, and boxing.

Disclaimer: We focused our research on stories and claims about athletes having affairs reported by major media over the past 15 years. This information is shared for research purposes, and we don’t verify its accuracy. Our goal is to analyse how often such cases are reported during this specific time period, not to confirm whether the athletes were actually involved in infidelity.

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