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Sports Scandals Quiz

Name the athletes involved in these notorious scandals.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJuly 23, 2010
Times taken27,436
Rating3.71
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Scandal
Athlete
Allegedly killed Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman
O.J. Simpson
Ran a dog-fighting operation
Michael Vick
Took steroids and then broke baseball's all-time and single-season home run records
Barry Bonds
Bet on baseball games while managing the Reds
Pete Rose
Temporarily quit the PGA tour after multiple extra-marital affairs were revealed
Tiger Woods
Conspired to attack a rival figure skater
Tonya Harding
Accused of three murders in the Boston area, convicted of one
Aaron Hernandez
Scored a goal with his hand in a World Cup game against England
Diego Maradona
Knocked his fiancée unconscious in an elevator
Ray Rice
Hits his 4 year old son with a switch
Adrian Peterson
Bit opposing soccer players on three separate occasions
Luis Suárez
Bit Evander Holyfield's ear
Mike Tyson
Took steroids. Stripped of 100m dash gold medal in 1988
Ben Johnson
Made it rain in a strip club, and then assaulted a stripper who tried to collect his $1 bills
Pacman Jones
Stripped of seven Tour de France titles after doping investigation
Lance Armstrong
Shot himself in the leg
Plaxico Burress
Headbutted an Italian player during World Cup finals
Zinedine Zidane
Had a fake girlfriend
Manti T'eo
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level ∞
Jun 2, 2013
Updated
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2014
Sadly, recent events have made another update seem necessary
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level 73
Oct 10, 2014
sad for people involved, but good for trivia
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level 44
Jun 18, 2013
I got all of them except Diego Maradona :)
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level 39
Jun 18, 2013
it's great to be a bengal fan!
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level 17
Mar 25, 2014
Who Dey... Cincinnati where convicts are welcome
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level 77
Jun 18, 2013
Tried a lot of different things for T'eo but none of them were right.
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level 71
Nov 2, 2013
You should accept "Catfish" as an answer.
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level 57
Jun 19, 2013
"pacman" should be acceptable. its clear that is someone is typing in pacman they know who it is. also don't see why teo is on here lol
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level 21
Jun 19, 2013
I kept trying Saurez for the hand ball goal because I thought it was talking about a more recent World Cup. But I then realized the quiz was probably referring to the "Hand of God" game, but I couldn't remember the guy's name. This was the only one I missed.
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level 73
Oct 25, 2016
Suarez actually stopped a goal with his hand.
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level 71
Feb 16, 2017
As would any other footballer worth his salt in that same situation. Notice what Jorge Fucile (#4) was attempting to do right alongside Suarez. BAT THE BALL WITH HIS HANDS. Only, Fucile missed. Even Asamoah Gyan of Ghana said after the match that he would've done the exact same thing in that situation. Concede the penalty, take the red card and whatever suspension results and hope for a miracle from your goalkeeper to get you to penalties.
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level 39
Jul 16, 2019
Geez dude, calm down. He never said someone shouldn't do that, even though it is against the rules it is a good strategy.
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level 82
Oct 10, 2014
I was a Maradona/Argentina fan. I was 9 at the time.
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level 67
Nov 7, 2016
Cheats break hearts!
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level 52
Oct 10, 2014
My strategy of trying 'Jones' in every quiz pays off again!
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level 76
Apr 3, 2017
And Johnson, too.
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level 83
Oct 10, 2014
I know I'll get flack for this, but can it at least say "Rumored to take steroids" for Bonds. While I realize that's likely it hasn't been proven while all the others seem to have been substantiated.
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Oct 10, 2014
It has been substantiated.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3884416

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level 71
Feb 16, 2017
If you think for 1 nanosecond that there is any chance that Barry Bonds did NOT take steroids....I have this really nice bridge I'm looking to sell.
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level 39
Jul 16, 2019
He never said he thought he didn't take steroids, he is saying it wasn't confirmed, so therefore the quizmaster should change some stuff. Bonds' thing was substantiated anyway
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level 55
Oct 10, 2014
The Peterson clue should have stick instead of switch.
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level 53
Oct 10, 2014
what about Oscar Pistorius :) not funny; but funny quiz.
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level 80
Oct 10, 2014
this would be a better inclusion than Pacman Jones or Burress
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level 63
Feb 16, 2018
I tried Pistorius even before reading any questions cause I was sure he had to be here..
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level 66
Oct 14, 2014
100% with 2:55 left. Totally guessed on the Maradona one, but knew the rest. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. :/
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level 76
Feb 26, 2015
Didn't Mark McGwire also break the home run records before Bonds? He also took steroids.
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level 45
Nov 25, 2015
He was my first guess, too.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2015
Clearly it's mostly Americans taking this quiz. Incredibly low %s for Maradona and Zidane, they would get close to 100% in Europe. I only knew a few of the Americans: OJ Simpson, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Ray Rice
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level 74
Mar 8, 2019
It's an American site ... Kaepernick is still missing even for them, while there are plenty of European doping and other scandals that are missing here.
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level 3
Dec 10, 2015
Nice quiz
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level 47
Mar 6, 2016
Where's Tom Brady???
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level 49
Mar 29, 2016
Wow,you can tell it's mostly Americans on this site. Maradona's handball and Zidane's headbutt are probably the 2 most famous moments in World cup history. Both would be 90%+ in the UK, probably 80%+ in the rest of Europe.
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level 71
Feb 16, 2017
I love footie. Watch the Prem, Euros and WC Qualifiers and Finals. MLS? Not so much. So I knew all about the Hand of God goal and Zidane's losing his mind vs Italy, etc. There is one glaring, and in my opinion, legit, reason why football/soccer doesn't catch on more in the U.S. Diving. Guys get breathed on and collapse like a Las Vegas casino getting demolished. The frustrating part for me is that with current technology, it would be so easy to implement a handful of measures to virtually eradicate it from the game. Most could get past the low scores, but watching guys flopping all over the place in an obvious attempt to manipulate the ref into awarding them a potentially game-deciding penalty or free kick is maddeningly lame. I get past it. But plenty of people just can't.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2019
I'm American and I got Zidane and Suarez... but probably because I was living overseas when these things happened.
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level 67
Apr 20, 2016
I don't know the story behind Manti T'eo, but it seems odd that "fake Girlfriend" goes on a list beside multiple murderers and people who committed horrible abuse.
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level 77
Jul 4, 2019
Especially weird, considering that he was the victim.
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level 43
Jul 12, 2016
You could add the deflate gate on here. Have Tom Brady or maybe New England Patriots as the answer
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level 73
Oct 25, 2016
Only 38% for Johnson (and he's American ;-))? Possibly *the* biggest sports scandal ever ... what's the matter with people today?
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level 66
Dec 7, 2018
I believe he was Canadian, but certainly it was a huge deal at the time.
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level 69
Oct 26, 2016
Allegedly?!
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level 37
Mar 14, 2017
Loving how the Hand of God is the only scandal for Maradona provided as a clue. Surprised Maradona wasn't an acceptable answer for any of the other clues. ;)
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level 33
Apr 3, 2017
HE WAS INNOCENT
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level 67
Jul 2, 2018
You need to be a little more specific than that.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2019
Tyson. It was Evander's fault for being so delicious.
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level 19
Oct 25, 2017
Who remembers the Josh Shaw scandle (USC CB)