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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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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
joan-bertran added age 59
Diego Armando Maradona Franco is an Argentine former footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football ...more
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Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 48
This person is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles in 2012 after a ...more
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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 55
Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 72
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more
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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 44
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the ...more
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Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 51
Samuel Kelvin "Sammy" Peralta Sosa is a Dominican retired professional baseball right fielder. Sosa played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, which spanned from ...more
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Mark McGwire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 56
Mark David McGwire, nicknamed "Big Mac", is an American former professional baseball player currently serving as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a first baseman, McGwire ...more
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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 66
Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician currently signed with WWE.
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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 57
William Roger Clemens, nicknamed "Rocket", is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant ...more
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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Inger Lund Carter added age 32
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player, who as of October 6, 2014 is ranked world No. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association. A United States resident since 1994, ...more
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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
lostshadow added age 38
Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on ...more
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Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 47
Manuel Arístides "Manny" Ramírez Onelcida is a Dominican-American professional baseball outfielder who played in Major League Baseball for parts of 19 seasons. He played ...more
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Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 48
Jason Gilbert Giambi is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter. In his Major League Baseball career, which began in 1995, he played for the Oakland ...more
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Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 55
José Canseco Capas, Jr., is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball outfielder, and designated hitter. Canseco has admitted using performance enhancing drugs during his playing ...more
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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 58
Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. ...more
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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 44
David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American professional baseball player. Ortiz is a designated hitter who occasionally plays first base for the ...more
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Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added age 67
John Harold "Jack" Lambert is a former NFL linebacker in American football. Recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as "the premier linebacker of his era," Lambert was ...more
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Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
JohnWarner added Dec. at 43 (1949-1992)
Lyle Martin Alzado was a professional American football defensive end of the National Football League famous for his intense and intimidating style of play. He played 15 seasons, splitting his ...more
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Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 51
Gary Antonian Sheffield is an American retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played with eight teams in the major leagues from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a sports agent. For most ...more
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Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 58
Benjamin Sinclair "Ben" Johnson, CM OOnt is a Canadian former sprinter, who won two Olympic bronze medals and an Olympic gold medal, which was later rescinded. He set consecutive 100 ...more
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Marion Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 44
Marion Lois Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is an American former world champion track and field athlete, a former professional basketball player for Tulsa Shock in the WNBA. She won ...more
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Floyd Landis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
joan-bertran added age 44
Floyd Landis is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. Landis at first appeared to be the winner of the 2006 Tour de France, before testing positive for performance enhancing ...more
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Éric Gagné is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
doremifasola added age 43
Éric Serge Gagné is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. Signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball as a free agent in 1995, Gagné began his ...more
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Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
bigmightyd89 added age 31

  Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He ...more