Careers Rocked by Scandal and Controversy

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

Isaiah Washington

Columbus Short isn't the only actor to get fired for stepping out of line. In 2007, after a fallout with his Grey's Anatomy co-star T.R. Knight, whom he reportedly called a homophobic slur, Washington was let go from the series. After initially resisting the firing, calling it a racially-based decision, Washington finally rode off into the sunset and spent the next few years doing charity work in Sierra Leone. The time off seemed to have done him good — Washington is in the midst of a mini-comeback this year.

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