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Top 10: Athlete DUIs [SLIDESHOW]

Jason Kidd just signed a three year deal with the New York Knicks worth $9 million. How does he celebrate? By getting charged with driving under the influence after he wrecking his car into a wooden utility pole.

The NBA veteran is not the first ever professional athlete to be charged with a DUI, or even the first this year.  Here’s a slideshow of the most outrageous, most bizarre and just plain stupid athlete DUIs.

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  • Coco Crisp was arrested on suspicion of DUI in March 2012 after he was spotted swerving. The outfielder does get points, however, for leaving jail in the morning and still making it to spring practice on time.
  • Justin Blackmon makes the list for the sole reason of being idiotic enough to risk a multi-million dollar signing bonus. The Jacksonville Jaguars rookie was arrested June 3 in Oklahoma for driving under the influence, less than two months after being drafted. One word buddy: driver.
  • Hines Ward always seemed like one of the good guys, and his 2011 DUI arrest greatly embarrassed the Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP. The charge was dropped in a plea deal, and Ward announced his retirement from professional football in March 2012.
  • Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in 2004 after being pulled over by San Jose State University police near campus early one Wednesday morning. Garcia was reportedly driving to a Jack-in-the-Box to get food and coffee to sober up. (AP Photo/Santa Clara County Sheriff)
  • Dwight Gooden has had his share of legal troubles and was arrested for driving under the influence three times, including one occasion with a child in the car.
  • Honestly, getting a DUI might be one of the least strange things Mike Tyson has done. The ear-biting boxer was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine in 2007 and was sentenced to 24 hours in jail and three years probation.
  • Scott Olsen might not be the most famous athlete on this list, but he is the only one who had to be subdued by stun gun. Olsen fled from police in Florida in 2007 and was arrested after he failed a field sobriety test and kicked at the officers.
  • What would a sports slideshow be without a mention of Sir Charles? Barkley was arrested for driving under the influence in Arizona in 2008, spent three days in jail and entered an alcohol rehabilitation program.
  • Dante Stallworth's 2009 DUI arrest is the most tragic on this list, as the NFL receiver was convicted of manslaughter after he struck and killed a pedestrian in Miami. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and his license is permanently revoked in the state of Florida.