Athletes Who Committed Crimes

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Athletic skills don’t always translate to life skills, as the men and women on this list can attest. These great athletes, unfortunately, made just as many headlines with their off-the-field crimes as they did while playing their respective sports.

Oscar Pistorius


Pistorius once had the whole world rooting for him as he fought to compete in the Olympic Games as a double amputee. Years later, he fatally shot his girlfriend and pretended he thought an intruder, not her, was in the bathroom. Shockingly, he was only sentenced to eight years in prison.

Athletes Who Committed Crimes

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