Best Athletes The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs  

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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.

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Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Barry Bonds age 54

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
joan-bertran added Diego Maradona age 58

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

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Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Sammy Sosa age 50

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Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Mark McGwire age 55

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Roger Clemens age 56

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Randy Savage

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Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Hulk Hogan age 65

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Marion Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Marion Jones age 43

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Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Jose Canseco age 54

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
David Ortiz age 43

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Inger Lund Carter added Maria Sharapova age 31

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Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Andy Pettitte age 46

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Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Jason Giambi age 47

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Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Brock Lesnar age 41

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Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Ben Johnson age 57

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East German Olympic Team- 1972... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
East German Olympic Team- 1972-84

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Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Ultimate Warrior

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Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
lostshadow added Serena Williams age 37

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Eddie Guerro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Eddie Guerro

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Shawne Merriman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Ryan Braun age 35

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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Carl Lewis age 57

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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Lyle Alzado Died at 43 (1949-1992)

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Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Bill Romanowski age 52

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Melky Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Melky Cabrera age 34

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Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Jack Lambert age 66

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Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
ejlinehan added Nelson Cruz age 38

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Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Chris Benoit

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Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
bigmightyd89 added Richard Sherman age 30 -  

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Éric Gagné is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
doremifasola added Éric Gagné age 42

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Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
puyolcls added Alessandro Del Piero age 44

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Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
mashvoyager added Anderson Silva age 43

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Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Ken Shamrock age 54

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Floyd Landis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
joan-bertran added Floyd Landis age 43

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Jhonny Peralta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
ejlinehan added Jhonny Peralta age 36

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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Terry Bradshaw age 70

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Paolo Montero is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
puyolcls added Paolo Montero age 47

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Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
tbb911 added Shane Mosley age 47

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Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
falanas added Edgar Davids age 45

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Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Lynn Swann age 66

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James Stewart, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
EricEisinger added James Stewart, Jr. age 33

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Everth Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
ejlinehan added Everth Cabrera age 32

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Gianluca Vialli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
falanas added Gianluca Vialli age 54