10 Most Controversial Athletes of All Time


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1Luis SuarezLuis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.
2Lance Armstrong
3Tiger WoodsEldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.
4Mike Tyson
5LeBron JamesLeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
6Tonya Harding
7Hansie Cronje
8Michael VickMichael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.
9Dale Earnhardt
10Barry Bonds

The Contenders

11O.J. Simpson

In his prime, was possibly the greatest running back of all time.
He now goes far beyond merely "controversial", and stands alone among all athletes as "infamous".

12Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali was an American former professional boxer. He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.
13Jim Thorpe
14Jim Brown
15Bill Russell
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