"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom," Thomas Jefferson once said.
"I didn't bet on baseball," Pete Rose once said.
Needless to say, if you're looking for a bit of information on Rose's career, the book of wisdom might not be the best place to start.
Rose, however, is not alone.
Athletes are liars.
Some of them lie about big things, like gambling and performance-enhancing drugs. Some of them lie about little things, like their loyalty and their motives. But every single day, in every single sport, athletes lie.
This is not a list of every sports figure who has ever fibbed into a microphone.
Rather, this is a list of the lies we keep hearing over and over and over again.