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5 Times When Sports Stars Lost Fights With Inanimate Objects

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- When will pro athletes learn they just can't compete against inanimate objects?

During Sunday's loss to the Redskins, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. became the latest victim. He swung his helmet at a kicking net, which swung back, striking him in the face and leaving a cut.

Here are some other memorable instances when sports stars attacked innocent items and lost.

Amar'e Stoudemire Vs. The Fire Extinguisher

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The Knicks' Amare Stoudemire wears a sling on his left arm during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Miami Heat on May 3, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Knicks' power forward was so upset after a 2012 playoff loss to the Miami Heat that he punched through the glass case of a fire extinguisher in the lockerroom at American Airlines Arena. He suffered lacerations to his hand that required stitches and kept him out of the following game.

Kevin Brown Vs. The Wall

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Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown talks to the media about his broken hand on Sept. 5, 2004. (Photo by Bernie Nunez/Getty Images)

The Yankees pitcher took out his frustrations during a 2004 loss to the Orioles by punching a clubhouse wall at Yankee Stadium. He broke his non-throwing hand and was out of action for three weeks.

Gus Frerotte Vs. The Wall

Gus Frerotte Headbutts Wall by knot4u1 on YouTube

In 1997, the Washington Redskins quarterback ran for a touchdown against the Giants and celebrated by headbutting a padded wall at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. He ended up leaving the game and was diagnosed with a sprained neck.

Bryce Harper Vs. The Bat

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Bryce Harper looks on during a game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 12, 2012, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

During a 2012 game in Cincinnati, the Nationals rookie vented his frustrations by swinging his bat against a dugout wall. The bat bounced back, hit the future MVP near the eye and caused a bloody gash that required 10 stitches.


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