Careers Rocked by Scandal and Controversy

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  • Isaiah Washington
  • Marion Jones
  • Lance Armstrong
  • OJ Simpson
  • Tim Hardaway
  • Beenie Man
  • Tiger Woods
  • Michael Vick
  • Chris Brown
  • Paula Deen
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Michael Jackson
  • Columbus Short

Lance Armstrong

The downfall of Lance Armstrong, once known as being among the best athletes in the world, will stand out in the history of professional sports. After winning countless titles and heroicly winning a battle against testicular cancer, seemingly coming back stronger than ever, it was revealed that Armstrong had been using illegal performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. In 2012, Armstrong was banned from professional cycling for good, losing all of his medals and his sponsors. Worst of all, the one-time all-American hero lost the respect of his fans. 

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