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List Rules Vote for athletes that you still admire, even though they have been proven or accused of using performance enhancing drugs

They cheated... They made millions. This list of famous athletes who have used steroids includes both those who have confessed to using performance enhancing drugs and those who can't shake the rumors. Some may not have been proven to be athletes on steroids yet, but... let's be serious. Everyone knows. But some are still great athletes! We mean: even with hGh, EPO, extra testosterone, cortisone, saline, plasma, and blood transfusions, could you win the Tour de France 7 times? Us either.

The world of sports has gotten more and more competitive with each passing year. So it's no wonder that these professional athletes have looked to drugs in order to up their performance. The only trouble is, once they get caught, their reputations can be ruined forever (oh, and that think about shrinking balls).

Are you surprised by these athletes that use steroids? Should these steroid users be kicked out of their sport? Vote up those athletes who you still find pretty impressive, even if you know they've had plenty of help.
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Diego Maradona


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Age: age 55

Nationality: Argentina

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

Teams: FC Barcelona, S.S.C. Napoli, Sevilla FC, Boca Juniors Argentina national football team, + more

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#1 on The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

#1 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#1 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Best Hispanic Athletes

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Age: age 53

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Teams: San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Pirates

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#21 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

#21 on The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

#17 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#4 on The Best San Francisco Giants of All Time

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Alex Rodriguez


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Age: age 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#8 on The Best Seattle Mariners of All Time

#19 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#61 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#29 on The Greatest New York Yankees of All-Time

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Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Mark McGwire


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Age: age 54

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States of America

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Athletics

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#20 on The Greatest First Basemen of All Time

#10 on The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

#28 on The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

#28 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Arnold Schwarzenegger


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Age: age 70

Nationality: Austria, United States of America

Birthplace: Thal, Austria

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#7 on Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell

#1 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#4 on The Best Political Nicknames

#24 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Sammy Sosa


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Age: age 47

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Orioles Texas Rangers, + more

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#10 on The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time

#33 on The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time

#76 on The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

#46 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Roger Clemens


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Age: age 55

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: New York Yankees, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays, + more

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#16 on The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

#27 on The Best Houston Astros of All Time

#13 on The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

#43 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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