#4- Jay Ratliff
The former late-round pick that turned into a beast on the Cowboys defensive line, Jay Ratliff was feared by many of the Cowboys’ opponents during his tenure with the team. He was always ready to go to battle and he was the type of player you would love to have on your team. Unfortunately, he didn’t know how to control his temper and found himself at odds with his own teammates. He had a friendly rivalry with former Cowboys offensive tackle Marc Colombo that got pretty heated over the years at training camp. While Colombo treated it as a friendly rivalry,
Ratliff was known to be a hard guy to get along with, especially with the man that signs his checks. In 2012, Ratliff found himself in an open conflict with Owner Jerry Jones in the locker room after a game. Jones, while visiting players after a win against the Eagles, told the injured Ratliff that they needed him. That apparently incited an argument that caused team officials to separate the two men.
The two were at odds again when the team was told Ratliff would not be able to return for the rest of the year in 2013. He was released and then resigned with the Bears immediately and played for them later that year. Jones has apparently been furious and has thought of seeking out legal action against Ratliff for lying about how seriously hurt he was. I think fighting with the team owner and then faking the extent of an injury, just to so you can play for another team is pretty villainous.