It’s been a heavy year already for the world of sports, as two major scandals have dominated headlines and turned fan favorites into disgraced public figures.
The first came in mid-January, when the public discovered that Manti Te’o’s heartbreaking story, in which the Notre Dame linebacker’s girlfriend supposedly died of leukemia in September, turned out to be a big ol’ hoax. Even worse, he had never even met the girl, and covered it up briefly until Deadspin exposed the story on Jan. 16.
Shortly after, cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour-de-France victories, all of which he was stripped of late last year.
Unfortunately, scandals are more common than not in the game of sports. In fact, some of them date all the way back to 1919, when members of the Chicago White Sox gambled away the World Series, all to win some extra cash.
Where do these latest scandals compare to other epic sporting scandals like the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the fallout between figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding on the the road to the 1994 Winter Olympics?
Celebuzz has pulled together 20 of the biggest scandals in sports. Check them out in the gallery, above, then share your thoughts in the comments.
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