8 Athletes Exiled from Their Sport

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8 Athletes Exiled from Their Sport
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Donald Sterling appears to be a fixture in the news for the foreseeable future.

A side effect of his high-profile lifetime ban from the NBA has called into question the morality of some of the league's other owners. But we're not here to kick around rumors. Instead, let's look back at some of the more incredulous scandals in sports history.

The number of players exiled from their professional sport or league is quite large, but some went down in bigger balls of flame than others. There are those who let their inner-competitiveness become inner-demons. Others were simply overwhelmed and overcome by their circumstances. Some were even innocent.

Every one of these anecdotes (plus the honorable mentions) is tragic in it's own right and deserves to be revisited now and again.

Presented in a completely arbitrary order, eight exiled athletes.

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