One of the Most Bizarre Bloopers in Super Bowl History
Cincinnati Bengals fullback Stanley Wilson ended his career in the worst way imaginable, as he faced a relapse of his cocaine addiction on the night before Super Bowl XXIII.
Telling his teammates he needed to grab his playbook, Wilson was found by one of the team's coaches in the middle of a cocaine high.
He was left off the game-day roster, and the Bengals would fall to the San Francisco 49ers 20-16. Since the relapse was his third violation of the league's drug policy, he was banned from the league for life.
The relapse was especially painful, given that up until then Wilson had done three drug tests a week, and had been a major factor in the team's divisional round win weeks earlier (he had two touchdowns).