Tom Brady won the super bowl in February, but it's what he did in late January that has him #3 on the list. In the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts he was involved in what now is infamously called, "Deflate Gate." Apparently Brady and company were using under inflated footballs. They had ball boys in on it as well. They were caught when a Colt defender caught an interception just before half and questioned the weight of the football. Ironically when the issue was fixed in the second half New England ended up blowing out the Colts.
Brady was initially suspended for four games. Brady refused to cooperate with investigators and even refused to turn over his cell phone. Brady maintained his innocence and appealed the suspension. The suspension was upheld and Brady did not miss a game.