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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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joan-bertran added Diego Maradona


Age: age 57

Nationality: Argentina

Birthplace: LanĂºs, Argentina

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

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#3 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#3 on The Best Soccer Players of All Time

#1 on The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

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

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


Age: age 46

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States of America

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#9 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#34 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#3 on The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

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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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Barry Bonds


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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#15 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#62 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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

#16 on The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players 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


Age: age 42

Nationality: United States of America

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

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#22 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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

#20 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

#16 on The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

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