Prefix-Gate: Sports History's Most Notable Crimes and Scandals

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Prefix-Gate: Sports History's Most Notable Crimes and Scandals
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In the 1970's president Richard Nixon was linked to a break in of the Democratic National Committee. The resulting scandal, named Watergate, tarnished his already shaky legacy and left such a lasting impression that further scandals have since included the suffix "gate."

There have been many scandals and crimes within the realm of the sports world as well, typically tarnishing the legacy of those involved. Some have climbed back into good standing with fans across the world, while others live with their bad decisions and will likely never redeem themselves.

In the following slides, you will be taken through 10 crimes and scandals that are either pivotal for being famous, or for affecting players and entire sports as a result of their happenings.

As one of my grandfathers' sayings go, "Not all of the stupid are poor, nor are all the rich smart."

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