But after his retirement, the Hall-of-Famer began to draw a different kind of attention. His ex-wife told police he threatened to kill her, and told Sports Illustrated that he tried to strangle her, had locked her in the basement and even held a gun to her head.
Puckett was also accused of groping a woman in a restaurant bathroom, leading to this mug shot. Although he beat the charges, Puckett's reputation never recovered.
Puckett died after suffering a stroke in 2006.