Athletes With Illegitimate Kids: The Comprehensive List
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Athletes With Illegitimate Kids: Expanded And Updated 2009 Edition

1/5/09 in General Sports   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

It's been almost a full year since I last brought out this list of athletes with illegitimate kids. Or as I like to call it, the Athlete Illegitimate Kid Bible. But thanks to Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Turner having squared off this weekend in the Cardinals/Falcons Wild Card game, combined with the fact that I've been able to follow up on a lot of tips (Scott Skiles alert) over the last year, I figured it was time update the list again for everyone's enjoyment.

But first off, let's get to Fitzgerald and Turner. Fitzgerald, as you've probably heard, got into a domestic scuffle last October that only became public knowledge last week because the woman involved in it finally filed a restraining order on Fitzgerald. But also contained in reports was the fact that the woman was the mother of Fitzgerald's 11-month old kid. As you can guess, they aren't married. Welcome to the club, Larry. By the way, I should probably mention here that more than a year ago, Fitzgerald tried to force this woman into getting an abortion. I guess this recent news would confirm that didn't happen.

As for Turner, he got into a domestic dispute with "the mother of his infant child" (translation: his baby mama) last week, but luckily, he didn't get tabbed with a restraining order. Nor was he arrested. But he too, joins the athletes with illegitimate kids list.

Now, those are fairly tame bits of philandering, I mean aside from the beating women part. The big prize from research done this last year is Scott Skiles. Skiles reportedly has at least 6 illegitimate kids, and possibly 8. He has a former wife who's been more than happy to spill the details of what a cheating bastard he was, but she's never been able to confirm how many Skiles Juniors there are out there. Multiple people have told me, including a reporter doing research on the subject, that Skiles has a minimum of 6, but because he pays the monthly child support, no ones really sure how many he has.

And that's pretty much the case with all athletes. The only way you tend to figure out how many illegitimate kids they have is if they stop paying child support. And sometimes, that doesn't even get you close to the real number of kids.

By the way, another guy I should note who came up this last year was Karl Malone, who unbelievably got a 13-year-old girl pregnant when he was a sophomore at Lousiana Tech. How'd we learn that? Well, that kid was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2008, and pretty much spilled the beans on how Malone had ignored him his whole life. Malone also has another illegitimate daughter who plays in the WNBA.

Anyway, before we get to the complete list, first a story from a reader about prodigal son Shawn Kemp, who started me on this journey to chronicle every illegitimate kid fathered by an athlete. It's a story for the ages.

In college I was an intern for the Portland Trailblazers (mind you, this was during their Jailblazers heyday while Shawn Kemp was there). I did a bunch of stuff for the PR Department and one day I was filing a bunch of stuff in the office and I came across the Player Questionnaires that they have each new player fill out when they are acquired. It gives them some stupid personal info to include in the media guide and for the announcers and what not. Anyway, on Shawn Kemp’s questionnaire under hobbies it said, “girls”. And my personal favorite – under favorite breakfast he listed, “girls”.


As always, feel free to let me know if I missed anyone.


Calvin Murphy - 14 illegitimate kids by 9 women. You sir are our current champion.
Travis Henry - 9 kids by 9 women. All of this by 28. Impressive. He is on pace to catch Calvin. The fact that he's broke from paying child support may slow him down though.
Ex-San Antonio Spur Willie Anderson - 9 illegitimate kids. If only his field goal percentage had been as high as his impregnation rate.
Evander Holyfield - 9 illegitimate kids. Has more kids than brain cells left.
Jason Caffey - 8 kids by 7 women.
UPDATE - Shawn Kemp - 7 illegitimate kids by 6 women last time. Supposedly up to 11 kids by 9 women now. Gives his nickname of the Reign Man new meaning. Might also explain why he nearly played with an Italian team late in 2008.
Derrick Thomas - 7 illegitimate kids by 5 women. He died at 33. Let's just leave it at that.
UNCONFIRMED - Dominique Wilkins - reportedly played so long in the NBA because, according to a Magic front office employee, he was paying money on 20 paternity suits. Any further confirmation would be awesome.

NEW MEMBER - Scott Skiles -
At least 6 kids, possibly more.
Ray Lewis
- 6 kids by 4 women.
Marshall Faulk - 6 kids by 3 women. Which is probably why he considered coming out of retirement.
Larry Johnson (basketball) - 5 kids by 4 women. 3 are illegitimate.
Charles Rogers - Uber-NFL Draft bust reportedly has 5 illegitimate kids...and no paycheck. Definitely the makings of a solid family.
Vlad Guerrero - 4 kids by 4 women.
Oscar De La Hoya - 4 kids (courtesy of Fark)
Santonio Holmes - 3 illegitimate kids by two women, before leaving college.
Former Celtic Greg Minor - 3 illegitimate kids.
Ricky Williams - 3 illegitimate kids. Maybe that's why he smokes so much weed.
Priest Holmes - 3 illegitimate kids. You best keep running Priest.
Chad Johnson - Has 3 illegitimate kids.
Mike Bibby - apparently had two before leaving 'Zona.

Willis McGahee - 3 illegitimate kids in 2 years in Buffalo. Not a lot to do in Buffalo, except make babies. Lots and lots of babies. Not sure what he's done since in Baltimore, but I can take a guess.
Shannon "Horseface" Sharpe - 3 as well. Supposedly had those three all in one year.

Dwight Howard
Walter Herrmann
Peja Stojakovic
Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan
NHL player Daniel Alfredsson
NHL player Richard Zednik
Mike Miller
Marvin Harrison
Tracy McGrady
NEW MEMBER - Keith Van Horn


Steve Garvey - 2 illegitimate kids by 2 women.
Dr. J - 2 illegitimate kids by 2 women. I actually met one of them.
Larry Bird
Isiah Thomas
Jim Palmer
Darryl Strawberry
Pete Rose
Tug McGraw

Gary Sheffield - Had 2 illegitimate kids by age 17. Added a few more later on in life.
NEW MEMBER - Tom Gordon - Former relief pitcher had three illegitimate kids by age 17.


Elijah Dukes - Impregnated a 17-year-old foster child. Also has 4 more illegitimate kids - making him a middleweight as well.
NEW MEMBER - Karl Malone - Got a 13-year-old girl pregnant. Also possibly the world's worst dad.

Matt Leinart - already has one, my guess is he's working hard on another.
Tom Brady - the dream baby will one day rule the NFL.


Noel Devine
- He's not an official member yet because he's not a pro. He's just a sophomore at West Virginia. But he had 2 illegitimate kids in high school, and possibly more. Keep it going Noel, a good start, but you've got a long way to go.


NEW MEMBER - Larry Fitzgerald

NEW MEMBER - Michael Turner
Antawn Jamison
Chipper Jones
DeShawn Stevenson
Cliff Floyd
Mark Messier
Brian Urlacher

Rae Carruth - Yes, he fathered an illegitimate kid before the incident where he had his pregnant girlfriend gunned down.
Juan Gonzalez
Andre Rison
David Justice
Andruw Jones
Alonzo Spellman
Dave Meggett

Gary Payton
- From a reader: The best part about Gary Payton is that his illegitimate kid is named "Gary Payton, Jr." so that when his wife (or whatever) had a kid, and he wanted a junior, he couldn't do it without major confusion, so he named his legitimate kid "Gary Payton II."
Stephon Marbury

Jason Kidd

Allen Iverson

Latrell Sprewell
Juwan Howard
Kenny Anderson
Scottie Pippen
Hakeem Olajuwon

Patrick Ewing
Randy Johnson

So in other words, the moral of the story is wrap it up tight. Unless you're a professional athlete. Then just do whatever the hell you want.
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8/4/14   |   Assignmentshopuk

let's get to Fitzgerald and Turner. Fitzgerald, as you've probably heard, got into a domestic scuffle last October that only became public knowledge last week because the woman involved in it. Assignment Writers UK || Write My Assignment

4/25/14   |   olivbrain

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Thanks for everything

1/6/13   |   Lolly1


4/17/12   |   wish1thing

HEAVYWEIGHT - Former NBA Star Ralph Sampson. 
10 kids - 7 women (first son placed for adoption)

9/23/09   |   UBETCHA

Add to old guys list Tree Rollins 6 kids 4 babymammas. I know for a fact. If you need proof, let me know.

9/20/09   |   smg26709

Why don't you just come out with a list of athletes who don't have illegitimate kids? It would be a lot shorter. 

I can think of several NBA and NFL players that should be on that list (ie Steve McNair, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Tony Dorsett). That doesn't even include the hush hush case that aren't known to the general public.

9/20/09   |   ez1600

You know what "child support" really is?  CS is just a term to make it easier to take a man's money... esp for athletes.  This should be properly called, "woman looking for a easy & fat paycheck on her back support."  I'm mean the athletes do have minds of their own... so.... get caught once... ok... but several times?  Guys learn your lessons... get on a plane and fly to some 2nd or 3rd world country... have all the sex you want (it's cheaper)... leave American women alone; this part of our backwards justice system is in their favor.  You have way too much to lose... Learn this!!!

7/13/09   |   delightog

Uhh Might want to add Cromartie  on this list and Calvin I though on his radio show in Houston said 11?

5/11/09   |   kczona

check Ron Gant ..7 by 3 women and possibly more ...

1/9/09   |   jooleeus

where's mj?

1/5/09   |   Jared

 Bennie Blades....6 kids 6 women...kind of makes him a "light-heavyweight" maybe?

1/5/09   |   Jahiegel   |   132 respect

Boski93 wrote:
I do not know what is crazier: Scotty Skiles may have 6+ kids, or someone even gave Keith Van Horn the time of day? Look, I know the dude has money, but as an unattractive man myself I just can't see it. 
(Edited by Jahiegel)

Eh, he did have some decent twinkishness about him a decade ago (umm, wow, that sounds less straight than I imagined it would). 

1/5/09   |   Dream_Machine   |   13252 respect

(Edited by Dream_Machine)

Endorsement. Endorsement!

1/5/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
How did Calvin Murphy make all those free-throws!!

Well obviously he was not a rhythm method shooter. . .

1/5/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

I do not know what is crazier: Scotty Skiles may have 6+ kids, or someone even gave Keith Van Horn the time of day? Look, I know the dude has money, but as an unattractive man myself I just can't see it. 

1/5/09   |   CalBoomer   |   43 respect

It really has to make you wonder what was going on in the days before effective birth control. Hard to imagine that there aren't a lot of Joe DiMaggio and Wilt Chamberlain clones out there.

1/5/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

How did Calvin Murphy make all those free-throws!!

1/5/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

Trojan needs to start sponsoring professional sports. They would make a killing.

1/5/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Good to see the list is back.

Someone posting that this is full of sin and from the devil in 5...4...3...2...1...