Some players don’t even care about certain types of drugs that will result in failure of a drugs test. One of the most high profile names caught in drug scandals is Aston Villa and Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. He blew upwards of $10 million on a host of addictions, one of which was to drugs.
One of the greatest footballers of all time had a long battle with alcohol. Former Man United icon George Best literally had the world at his feet. He best achieved much with Man United, but there’s no question, a mixture of drugs, not to mention women and most predominately alcohol, cut short his peak.