Careers Rocked by Scandal and Controversy

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

OJ Simpson

When this Hall of Fame football player stood trial for murdering his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, America had a new pastime: the spectator trial. People watched riveted day after day as the evidence grew more gruesome, the conspiracy deepened and the defense emerged victorious. Though Simpson was acquitted of the double homicide in 1995, his life spiraled downward after the trial. Now, he is serving a life sentence for armed robbery and assault. How's that for poetic justice.

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