Athletes who have fallen from grace

Published On: Feb 19 2013 07:40:45 AM PST   Updated On: Jun 08 2016 08:44:36 AM PDT

Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who received a two-year ban Wednesday for testing positive for the banned drug meldonium, is hardly the first athlete to have fallen from grace.

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Kobe Bryant -- Following accusations of sexual assault involving a woman in Colorado, the Lakers star held a news conference with his wife in July 2003 in which he tearfully admitted to having an affair. However, he insisted the sex was consensual and the charges were eventually dropped.


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