Questionable personal lives have marred some of sports' greatest performances, stories, and careers.
Crime, scandal, and dishonesty overshadow championships, stats, and talents any day. Just ask Barry Bonds.
But all is not lost for the athletes whose careers have suffered from poor choices.
Time is a great healer. It is the only thing that will allow people to forgive and forget the things that made them turn away from their favorite athletes.
In 10 years, the most notorious athletes of today could easily become celebrated once again.
The following is an idealistic prediction of where five high-profile athletes will be in a decade.