23 Scandalous Sports Stories

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The world of sports is not immune to scandal.

Remember Lance Armstrong? What about Michael Vick? Even Tom Brady has crossed the line, according to many.

We've rundown some of the most memorable and most distasteful sports scandals below and we're asking readers to weigh in on the worst of the worst...

1. Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself

Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself
Hernandez was found guilty of first degree murder and then hanged himself in prison.

2. Curt Schilling Sucks

Curt Schilling Sucks
Good riddance, Curt Schilling! The former baseball All-Star was fired by ESPN after mocking transgender people in an offensive meme.

3. LIAR!

Lance Armstrong denied it and denied it, but he eventually came clean: yes, he cheated to win every Tour de France.

4. A Tiger in Bed

Tiger Woods was seemingly a happily married man while winning many golf majors. Then it came out that he cheated - A LOT - on his wife and his career has never been the same.

5. A Knockout Blow

This video depicts running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious inside a casino elevator. It sadly speaks for itself.

6. Out of Bounds

Adrian Peterson is a record-setting running back on the Vikings. He's been accused of abusing at least one child by hitting him many times with a switch.


Really, a great number of professional baseball players took steroids. But Alex Rodriguez remains the face of this scandal.

8. An Incomplete Pass

An Incomplete Pass
As a member of the New York Jets, Brett Favre sent photos of his penis to a team employee named Jenn Sterger. He was married at the time.

9. So Very Racist

Donald Sterling was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers after he made REALLY racist remarks to his mistress. This guy is a terrible human being.

10. A True Monster

It almost feels wrong to even include Jerry Sandusky among these other athletes, coaches and owners because his actions were so extreme. But the former Penn State coach was convicted of child abuse and rape.

11. A Dog-Gone Shame

Michael Vick is now a quarterback for the Jets. But he served two years in a federal prison on dog fighting charges.

12. Tonya vs. Nancy

Tonya vs. Nancy
An oldie, but not a goodie. Tonya Harding hired her ex-husband to assault her ice skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan, prior to the 1994 Olympics.

13. The Juice is Not Loose

We have not forgotten about O.J. Simpson. Everyone except members of a jury agree he killed his ex-wife. He's now serving time in jail for armed robbery.

14. Mostly Innocent

Kobe Bryant was accused of rape by an employee of a Colorado hotel. The case was dropped, but the star did admit to cheating on his wife.

15. Big Ben, Big Problems

Big Ben, Big Problems
Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for the first six games of the 2010 season after allegations of sexual assault. He was never found guilty in any courtroom.

16. A Fatal Accident

Tony Stewart drove into fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. on a track and took his life by accident.

17. Check Out This Link!!

Check Out This Link!!
ESPN recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton accidentally directed followers to a porn site instead of a scouting report this week. For real.

18. DeflateGate!!!

We've never heard so much talk about Tom Brady and his balls... outside of a women's locker room, that is. The quarterback was suspended 4 games for being involved in a ball-deflating scandal.

19. Sharapova: SUSPENDED!

Sharapova: SUSPENDED!
Maria Sharapova has been suspended by the International Tennis Federation for two years. The 29-year-old star has been embroiled in a highly-publicized doping scandal.

20. O.J. Mayo: Booted from the NBA for Drug Use!

O.J. Mayo: Booted from the NBA for Drug Use!
O.J. Mayo has been dismissed from the NBA. The former first round pick violated the league drug policy one too many times.

21. Colin Kaepernick Sits During National Anthem, Defends Decision Like THIS

Colin Kaepernick Sits During National Anthem, Defends Decision Like THIS
Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem because he believed America oppresses black people.

22. Miami Dolphins Coach: Caught Doing Cocaine?!?

Click on the video above. It appears that way, doesn't it?

23. Cam Newton Laughs at Female Reporter, Gets Roasted on Social Media

Cam Newton is an idiot. Watch the video above to understand why.

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