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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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 54

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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 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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722 664
Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 55

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647 549
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 50

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552 558
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 56

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432 425
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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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 age 65

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360 474
Marion Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 43

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378 516
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 54

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405 503
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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 age 31

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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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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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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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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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Ultimate Warrior is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Ultimate Warrior

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East German Olympic Team- 1972... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
East German Olympic Team- 1972-84

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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 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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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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Shawne Merriman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 35

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

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Melky Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 34

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Bill Romanowski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 52

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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 age 66

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137 162
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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123 147
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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Chris Benoit is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added

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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 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 age 42

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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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97 137
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 54

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Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
puyolcls added age 44

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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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40 72
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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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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Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
tbb911 added age 47

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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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Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 66

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

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Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
falanas added age 45

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Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 31

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Everth Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
ejlinehan added age 32