Famous Athletes Convicted of Sexual Assault Athletes
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Famous Athletes Convicted of Sexual Assault

A list of famous athletes who have been convicted of sexual assault or related crimes, including rape. Both professional and amateur athletes have been included, although amateurs on this list must have competed in the Olympics, or some other equal level of competition and be somewhat recognizable to the public. This is a mostly complete list of athlete celebrities who were convicted for rape or sexual harassment, but feel free to add the names of athletes convicted of a sex crime in the comments if any are missing.

What athletes have been convicted of sex crimes? From rape by NFL players to sexual harassment in the MLB, there are a shocking amount of examples of sports figures arrested for sexual assault. For whatever reason, sports competitors (am I allowed to say "jocks"?) have a knack for getting themselves into trouble with the law.

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    Tony Ayala, Jr.

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    Light-middleweight boxer Tony Ayala, Jr. dealt with drug addiction, among other things, during his boxing career in the 1980s. He also was accused of burglarizing the home of a neighbor in 1983. At the age of 19, Ayala was charged with sexually assaulting the neighbor, a schoolteacher, and as he had two previous sexual assault charges, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison. He served 16, after which he was caught again for burglary, the rape of a 13-year-old girl and possession of heroin resulting in another 20 years in prison.

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