Brett Favre and Tiger Woods have become the latest athletes to have their legacy damaged by scandal.
How long will it take for the world to forget and forgive their infamous transgressions?
If history is any indication, it might not take as long as you would think.
The pioneers of scandal in sports can be traced all the way back to Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Black Sox Scandal.
Then came Pete Rose and his affinity for gambling, followed by more than 20 years of lying and deceit.
And of course, there were the legal trevails of O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson.
Then came the decade in Major League Baseball where steroids were all the rage.
And last but not least, the torturous television special that define the legacy of LeBron James.
For one reason or another, dozens of athletes have rubbed us the wrong way throughout history.
Has society already forgiven some of them?
Here's a look at 25 athletes in need of forgiveness for a variety of different reasons.