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Sunday, March 15, 2009
The most damaging egos in sports


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The folks at Real Clear Sports blog put together a top 10 list of the "most damaging egos in sports." Some of you might be surprised to see three current or former members of the Dallas Cowboys organization on the list.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former wide receivers Terrell Owens and Keyshawn Johnson were all included. It's not shocking to see T.O. and Jones on the list, but making Johnson a top-five choice is ridiculous. If his ego was so damaging when he was with the Jets, I'm not sure why Bill Parcells was so eager to sign him in 2004. What happened in Tampa was simply a stare-down contest between Johnson and Jon Gruden.

You'd be hard-pressed to find any of Johnson's ex-teammates who would accuse him of having a "damaging ego." Is there anyone else who should've been included on the list from the NFC East? Does LaVar Arrington deserve honorable mention? Jeremy Shockey? Freddie Mitchell? Hollywood Henderson? Duane Thomas?

Let me hear from you. Hat tip to the JJT blog.