A new year marks a new start for everyone, and there are 10 athletes who are especially in need of a fresh chance.
Some are redeeming themselves for off-the-field mistakes, others are looking for bounce-back performances. Whether it's injuries, scandals, or bad decisions, all of the people on this list had rough 2009s and need to be better this year.
The best way to put the past behind is get back to the top. Here's a look at the 10 sports figures who need to prove themselves the most.