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The 15 Biggest Alleged Liars In Sports History

15 Sports Figures Who Didn't Exactly Tell the Whole Truth

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Everybody lies, right? Well in the sports world, lying is as common as players lifting weights. Sure, not all sports lies are on the same level, but they happen every day. It could be as simple as a manger listing a fake injury for his ace, or it could be as big as a player denying steroid use.

In this slideshow we'll take a look at 15 athletes who had a hard time telling the truth:

Marion Jones

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Marion Jones

New York Liberty v Tulsa Shock

Jones was once a track mega star, that is, until she was revealed as a liar and a cheat. In the end, Jones' cheating and subsequent lies cost her five Olympic medals from the 2000 Sydney games and her track career.

Sammy Sosa

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Sammy Sosa

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Ol' Slammin Sammy Steroids. He says he's calmly waiting for his name to be called for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but we all know that's not going to happen. Sosa denied using PEDs in 2005, but a 2009 report in the New York Times said otherwise.

Pete Rose

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Pete Rose

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Rose denied betting on baseball for 15 years. Then all of sudden, he came clean in his 2004 book. Rose subsequently became the first person to ever admit lying via an autobiography to sell books. Just kidding... But the part regarding him lying about betting on baseball, that's true.

Miguel Tejada

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Miguel Tejada

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Tejada not only lied to all of us about his age, he also lied to Congress in 2005.

Ben Johnson

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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

The Canadian sprinter admitted to lying about his PED use in 1989. Along the way, he cost himself a gold medal in the 1988 100m.

Mark McGwire

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Mark McGwire

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Big Mac is guilty of not telling the whole truth. He chose not to testify in front of Congress back in 2005 and basically pleaded the fifth. Five years later, he finally admitted to taking PEDs during his career. However, some people still think he's lying about how often he used banned substances. Either way, he's never going into the HOF.

Nick Saban

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Nick Saban

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Saban swore up and down that he wasn't going to leave the Miami Dolphins for Alabama back in the mid 2000s. But then in 2007, he all of a sudden left South Beach for Tuscaloosa. In this particular case, lying didn't end up being the worst thing.

Manti Te'o

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Manti Te'o

USC v Notre Dame

The Te'o girlfriend fiasco is one of the most bizarre stories in sports history, if not the most bizarre. He's admitted to lying about meeting his 'girl' in person.

Steve Masiello

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Steve Masiello

Manhattan v Louisville

Masiello's name will be forever linked lying. When you say that you have a college degree and you don't, that'll happen. Lucky for him, Manhattan decided to retain him as its coach.

Floyd Landis

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Floyd Landis

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Landis is just one name in the long line of lying, cheating cyclists.

Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

The Brewers outfielder took lying to a new level in 2012. This guy stood in front of a camera and flat out denied using PEDs. Along the way, he drug many through the mud with him, including Aaron Rodgers.

Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez

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A-Rod has finally been proven to be a fraud. It only took a decade to get it done, but he's finally where he belongs -- out of baseball.

Rafael Palmeiro

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Rafael Palmeiro

Baltimore Orioles v Seattle Mariners

Rafael Palmeiro lied about taking PEDs. PERIOD.

Barry Bonds

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Barry Bonds

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Baseball's **Home Run King** has never admitted to juicing, but he was convicted on an obstruction of justice charge back in 2011 for giving an evasive answer while under oath. Why would an innocent man do that?

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is the standard when it comes to lying athletes. Not only did he lie and cheat his way to seven Tour de France titles, he also tried to ruin the reputation of anyone who challenged his story along the way.