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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1,284 888
Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 54

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1,110 886
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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980 507
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
joan-bertran added age 58

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899 658
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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657 553
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 50

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729 672
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 55

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558 565
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 56

9
437 432
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added

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454 551
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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551 480
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 65

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384 522
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 54

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366 482
Marion Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 43

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161 104
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Inger Lund Carter added age 31

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411 513
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 43

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287 407
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 47

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281 396
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 46

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351 313
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 41

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278 296
Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 57

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238 240
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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307 289
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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220 285
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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281 326
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
lostshadow added age 37

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211 223
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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178 230
Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 57

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180 190
Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 35

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167 204
Shawne Merriman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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162 206
Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Died at 43 (1949-1992)

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137 168
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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154 169
Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 52

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125 175
Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 66

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141 176
Melky Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 34

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141 165
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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124 150
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
ejlinehan added age 38

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90 122
Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
bigmightyd89 added age 30 -
 

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107 133
Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added

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45 62
Éric Gagné is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
doremifasola added age 42

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101 88
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
mashvoyager added age 43

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28 41
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
puyolcls added age 44

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98 139
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 54

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55 84
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 70

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41 74
Floyd Landis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
joan-bertran added age 43

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93 125
Jhonny Peralta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
ejlinehan added age 36

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26 10
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 31

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31 59
James Stewart, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
EricEisinger added age 33

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72 118
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
tbb911 added age 47

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37 69
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 66

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11 32
Paolo Montero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
puyolcls added age 47

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25 15
Justin Gatlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
anthony-alan added age 36

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13 34
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
falanas added age 45