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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973 501
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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652 550
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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725 667
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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556 560
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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435 429
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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454 548
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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548 477
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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365 479
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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382 519
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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410 507
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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287 403
Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 47

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156 103
Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
Inger Lund Carter added age 31

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281 393
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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348 310
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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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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307 286
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 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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177 225
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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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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167 202
Shawne Merriman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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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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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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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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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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139 163
Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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124 149
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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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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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 61
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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27 40
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
puyolcls added age 44

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99 88
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
mashvoyager added age 43

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98 138
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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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 73
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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93 124
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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30 58
James Stewart, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
EricEisinger added age 33

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71 117
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
tbb911 added age 47

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37 68
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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22 10
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
age 31

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25 14
Justin Gatlin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
anthony-alan added age 36

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11 31
Paolo Montero is listed (or ranked) 49 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) 50 on the list The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs
falanas added age 45