Athletes Who Claim They've Slept With 100s Of People

Several professional athletes have been using their fame, fortune, and good looks to date some of the most beautiful women in the world. Former New York Yankees player Derek Jeter was scoring with the team and with numerous women in Hollywood. His list of girlfriends included actors Jessica Alba and Minka Kelly, model Adriana Lima, and "Songbird Supreme" Mariah Carey. And, that's only naming a few! Although his relationships have been made public, there's no telling who else he's dated or how many women he's exactly been with. Surprisingly, as a star athlete, he's managed to stay out of any drama, evening earning Jeter the nickname, "Mr. Clean," which can't be said for a few other athletes.

The athletes below weren't so mum about the several women they have been with, or the ones that turned out to be one-night stands. During their prolific careers, these talented pros used their fame to get around, and have come clean about the number of people they have slept with. One of these athletes below has admitted to sleeping with 20,000 women in his heyday! 

Some athletes aren't shying away from letting it all out when it comes to the people they've slept with. Some can't even keep count! Check out which athletes claimed they have slept with hundreds, even thousands of women. It's pretty shocking! 

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer who has so far never lost a fight in the ring and is a two-time world heavyweight champion. His undefeated record and profound athleticism have him at the top spot for ESPN's divisional boxing rankings in the heavyweight class as well as BoxRec. Although Fury has a lot to be proud of, there's one thing he isn't so happy to live with, and that's using his fame to sleep with hundreds of women. 

Fury, who is married to Paris Fury and has six children, said in 2015 (via Boxing News), "I'm a liar, a cheater. A proud, vain person. Everything that's bad I do or have done. We all make mistakes, don't we? The only thing I regret in life is having sex before marriage. If I could erase that then my life would be practically perfect. I regret all the filth that you do with people. I must have had sex with over 500 women, more, I don't know, I've lost count. But it's pure filth and horribleness."

According to The U.S. Sun, Fury and Paris have known one another since they were 16 and tied the knot in 2008. He even compared being married to being in the ring, stating, "Boxing is like a marriage – you have to work at it. You do fall in and out of love," adding that he thankfully brought the "spice" back into their relationship. 

Magic Johnson

Former NBA legend Magic Johnson, whose real name is Earvin, played with the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the '80s but had to abruptly end his career in 1991 when he announced that he was HIV positive. At the time, the disease meant a death sentence. In an article written by Johnson for Sports Illustrated, he clarified that he was infected by a woman, but had no idea which woman it was as he confessed to sleeping around with numerous people throughout his career.

He wrote, "Before I was married, I truly lived the bachelor's life. I'm no Wilt Chamberlain, but as I traveled around NBA cities, I was never at a loss for female companionship ... I confess that after I arrived in L.A. in 1979, I did my best to accommodate as many women as I could — most of them through unprotected sex." In fact, former NBA player Jerry West's biography, entitled "West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life," claimed that Johnson had slept with 300 to 500 women each year before sharing that he was HIV positive, per Complex

Johnson was married to his wife, Cookie, for only two months when he announced the news of his HIV diagnosis. She stayed by his side and the two remain married as of this writing. He has been a huge advocate for safe sex education and even returned to basketball in 1992, playing in the Olympics and the All-Star Game, before retiring again, and returning to the Lakers in 1996, per Lakers Nation

Antonio Cassano

Fame and fortune have had their advantages for professional athletes in more ways than one. Former Italian soccer player Antonio Cassano admitted to sleeping with between 600 to 700 women all by the age of 25, per The Comeback.

In his biography, entitled, "Dico Tutto," he revealed (via Daily Star), "In Madrid, I had a friend who was a hotel waiter. His job was to bring me three or four pastries after I had sex. He would bring the pastries up the stairs, I would escort the woman to him and we would make an exchange. He would take the girl and I would take the pastries. Sex and then food, a perfect night." According to Voi, 20 of the 600 to 700 women he encountered were celebrities. 

The former soccer star, who has played for teams like Real Madrid, Milan, and the Italian national team, did say goodbye to his scandalous ways after marrying water polo player Carolina Marcialis in 2010. The couple welcomed their first son, Christopher in 2011, and their second son named Lionel, named after soccer great Lionel Messi, in 2013, per Forza Italian Football

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain had a flourishing career in the NBA, having played in the league for 14 years and winning numerous awards and two NBA championships. He was a beloved athlete, but that all changed when he shared the startling number of women he was involved with in his 1991 autobiography, "A View from Above."

According to ESPN, Chamberlain revealed in his book that he had slept with 20,000 women, sharing, "At my age, that equals out to having sex with 1.2 women a day, every day since I was fifteen years old." He was called a "sexual braggadocio" and was bashed by other athletes for his boasting, including tennis star Arthur Ashe who said in his 1993 book "Days of Grace," "I felt more pity than sorrow for Wilt as his macho accounting backfired on him in the form of a wave of public criticism."

During an interview on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Chamberlain defended himself when asked about the colossal number of women he slept with. "Just so women don't think me of being really whatever, the number was to make a statement about something. It was not ever to belittle the ladies that I've known and make them just another number." He added, "For men who think that having 1,000 different women is really cool, I have found out that having one woman 1,000 different times is was what's really happening." Chamberlain died at the age of 63 in 1999. 

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is highly regarded as one of the greatest soccer players in history. The Argentinian professional athlete played from the late '70s to the '90s with club careers in Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, and Sevilla. Although fans across the globe looked up to him, Maradona was also known for his partying lifestyle, drug use, and became known for sleeping with thousands of women. 

According to Goal, while playing with Napoli, an Italian professional soccer club, his driver, Pietro Pugliese claimed that Maradona slept with over 8,000 women. However, he was involved with long-time love Claudia Villafane, who dealt with his misbehavior. He is quoted saying, "I was in love with Claudia but I was no saint. And there were some beautiful women. Oh, so many!"

Despite sleeping around with so many women, Maradona and Villafane eventually married in 1989 in a lavish wedding that reportedly cost upwards of one million dollars. The pair welcomed two daughters, but their marriage was over by 1998, with Villafane filing a lawsuit that read that she was divorcing Maradona for "abandonment of the home in July 1998," per Clarin. According to Goal, Maradona is believed to be the father of eight children with five different women, but many other people have come forward to claim that they too are reportedly the children of the famed soccer star. Maradona died in November 2020 at the age of 60.  

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Ric Flair

Ric Flair's career as a professional wrestler has spanned almost 50 years, having begun wrestling in the '70s and joining the NWA and WCW, where he spent most of his career. As of this writing, Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr, is regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time with the WWE recognizing him as a 16-time world champion (although he claims he has more) and becoming the first two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee. But, while the wrestler was known for his antics inside the ring, on the outside, he was known for being a womanizer with a big ego. 

In 2017, Flair took part in ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary where he discussed his life and wrestling career, but one of the most shocking things to come out of the special was the wrestler's admission to sleeping with approximately 10,000 women, per TMZ Sports. However, Flair told People that he later regretted sharing that fact about his life. "What I said was the truth, but I feel bad now that I said some of it. Ten thousand women. I wish I hadn't said that because of my grandkids."

Although Flair has dealt with many health issues, he shared that he will step into the ring for one last time in July 2022, at the age of 73. WOOOOO!

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom has had a long road to recovery from drug abuse and sex addiction ever since he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel in October 2015 after a near-fatal drug overdose. In his memoir, "Darkness to Light," the two-time NBA champion came clean about the many wrongdoings in his life, including how he was to blame for his failed marriage to Khloe Kardashian

According to excerpts from People, Odom states, "I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember ... I am a sex addict." Odom mentioned that he has slept with over 2,000 women with sex being a "trigger for me to do drugs," adding, "Because you double up on [that] good feeling." That feeling ruined his marriage to Kardashian. "I was shocked and embarrassed. I wanted to take it back, but you can't. [I] wanted to hide it. But that sick sin was hard for me to hide ... I had a problem, he told People.

Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom in 2013 but withdrew her request after Odom's scary incident in 2015. She later filed for divorce again in 2016. As for Odom, he shared with "Good Morning America" in 2021 that he is maintaining his sobriety. "I'm alive. I'm sober. I'm happy," he shared. 

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods made headlines when he confessed to cheating on his then-wife Elin Nordegren.  After reports surfaced of Woods having affairs with as many as 14 women, he came forward and issued an apology in February 2010 that read (via The New York Times), "The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior. I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame." Woods also announced that he was leaving his golfing career to seek help.

Several women came forward to claim that they had affairs with the pro golfer, but the National Enquirer (via New York Post), revealed that Woods cheated on his wife with 120 women. The scandal led to Woods losing multiple endorsements, including AT&T and consulting firm Accenture, while ads with Woods for watch company Tag Heuer and Gillette would no longer be shown, per ESPN. As for Woods and Nordegren, their divorce was finalized in 2010, with the Swedish model telling People (via CBS News), "I've been through hell."

While some might say that his reputation has forever changed since the scandal, Woods returned to his golfing career at the Masters Tournament in 2010, per CNN. As of this writing, Woods continues to compete. 

Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins had a career in the NBA that spanned 14 years, but he came clean about what life was like as a professional athlete after he revealed how women would flock to him and his teammates. According to Salon, Dawkins revealed that he slept with 1,000 women during his career admitting (via CBS News), "Guys get weak, they get lonely. It happens."

Going from city to city with his team (Dawkins was known for playing with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets), he met women left and right. "You walk into a hotel. There are girls lined up in there with their high heels on and boy they look good! And they're like, 'Hi, cutie.' You know you're not cute, but all of a sudden she's calling you cutie so you become cute," he shared (via CBS News). 

However, the former NBA star also revealed that at times, it was the women who pressured him and his teammates to sleep around. He spilled to Salon, "Every guy on our teams got hit on, and it didn't matter if they were married or not if they were a star on the team, good-looking. If I didn't want a woman, she would offer to bring her friend along and double-team me. Sometimes, the biggest problem was getting them to leave."

Winston Bennett

Winston Bennett had a short-lived career in the NBA when he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1988 and ended his career with the Miami Heat in 1992 due to injury. He would later work as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics during the 1997-1998 season but was fired. Although his NBA career was short, Bennett had just as many escapades as his NBA counterparts with it being so profound, that he had to seek treatment for sex addiction.

According to HuffPost, in an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines," Bennett admitted to sleeping with 90 women a month during his NBA career and half that when he married his wife, Peggy. "One was never enough," he shared, adding, "Three or four in a day was very typical for me." Speaking about his addiction to "The 700 Club," Bennett admitted to cheating on his wife Peggy a few days after they wed. However, she stood by his side and learned that he was dealing with an addiction. He finally sought help, sharing, "It allowed me to look at myself differently. You know, up to this point I hadn't considered myself to be neither wanted to accept that I could possibly be a sex addict."

The former NBA player and his wife also looked to God and prayer to help his addiction. His wife shared, "Our marriage would not be where it is today if God were not in the center." 

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).