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By Brian Bondus and Jonathon Shipman

Anchor Christian Bryant

Lance Armstrong is the most recent face of the performance-enhanced era of sports. Before HGH and blood doping were getting athlete banned from sports — they found other ways:  gambling, cocaine, and steroids. First up, gambling.

A premier player of the early 1900s, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and 7 of his White Sox teammates received a lifetime ban from baseball for fixing the 1919 World Series.  

Any time you hear gambling in sports...Pete Rose comes to mind.

Rose, baseball’s all-time hit leader, was caught gambling on baseball while he was manager for the Reds. Rose has appealed his lifetime ban 4 times with no success.

Gambling will get you a lifetime ban, so will coke. Many players in the 80’s and 90’s fell victim to the powdery substance. One high-profile case was...

Stanley Wilson who played for the Cincinnati Bengals.  He was found in the team’s bathroom blown off cocaine the night before the Super Bowl. The Bengals lost and Wilson never saw a NFL field again.

Wilson is not alone in getting the boot for cocaine. He’s joined by Dexter Manley of the NFL, NBA players Michael Ray Richardson and Roy Tarpley, and major league baseball’s 1980 rookie of the year Steve Howe.

Steroids tainted more than a decade of baseball, and now cycling leaves seven homeless Tour de’ France titles, and don’t think it’s over yet. Just this past Wednesday, Major League Baseball suspended its fifth player of this season, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon for 50 games because of performance-enhancing drugs.

A Look at Athletes Banned from Their Sports for Life

by Brian Bondus
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Aug 25, 2012

A Look at Athletes Banned from Their Sports for Life

Image Source: (Wikimedia Commons)

By Brian Bondus and Jonathon Shipman

Anchor Christian Bryant

Lance Armstrong is the most recent face of the performance-enhanced era of sports. Before HGH and blood doping were getting athlete banned from sports — they found other ways:  gambling, cocaine, and steroids. First up, gambling.

A premier player of the early 1900s, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and 7 of his White Sox teammates received a lifetime ban from baseball for fixing the 1919 World Series.  

Any time you hear gambling in sports...Pete Rose comes to mind.

Rose, baseball’s all-time hit leader, was caught gambling on baseball while he was manager for the Reds. Rose has appealed his lifetime ban 4 times with no success.

Gambling will get you a lifetime ban, so will coke. Many players in the 80’s and 90’s fell victim to the powdery substance. One high-profile case was...

Stanley Wilson who played for the Cincinnati Bengals.  He was found in the team’s bathroom blown off cocaine the night before the Super Bowl. The Bengals lost and Wilson never saw a NFL field again.

Wilson is not alone in getting the boot for cocaine. He’s joined by Dexter Manley of the NFL, NBA players Michael Ray Richardson and Roy Tarpley, and major league baseball’s 1980 rookie of the year Steve Howe.

Steroids tainted more than a decade of baseball, and now cycling leaves seven homeless Tour de’ France titles, and don’t think it’s over yet. Just this past Wednesday, Major League Baseball suspended its fifth player of this season, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon for 50 games because of performance-enhancing drugs.

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