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15 Athletes Who Have Been Accused Of Domestic Or Sexual Assault

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Here are 15 athletes who have been accused of either domestic assault or sexual assault.

15. Kobe Bryant

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15. Kobe Bryant

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Future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel employee in Edwards, Colo. back in 2003. The case was dropped after the accuser refused to testify, and a separate civil suit was settled out of court.

14. Ben Roethlisberger

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14. Ben Roethlisberger

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The Pittsburgh Steelers QB has twice been accused of sexual assault. Andrea McNulty alleged that Roethlisberger assaulted her in a hotel room, and a 20-year-old college student alleged that he raped her in the bathroom of a nightclub. Roethlisberger would be suspended for four games in 2010 due to a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

13. Floyd Mayweather

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13. Floyd Mayweather

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Mayweather has been accused of battering women throughout his entire career and has even served prison time for it. Even now there are charges of domestic abuse that have been filed against him. Despite serving jail time, despite all of the evidence and despite his own son’s admissions, the boxing media and fans continue to support him. It's time we stop.

12. Diego Corrales

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12. Diego Corrales

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The boxer was accused and later charged with abusing his pregnant wife, for which he served 14 months in prison.

11. Greg Hardy

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11. Greg Hardy

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A defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, Hardy was accused and convicted of assaulting his girlfriend and communicating threats. The accuser was quoted as saying, "He looked me in my eyes and he told me he was going to kill me. I was so scared I wanted to die. When he loosened his grip slightly, I said 'just do it. Kill me.'" He received 18 months probation.

10. Dez Bryant

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10. Dez Bryant

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Bryant's mother accused him of assaulting her back in 2012. He was subsequently charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member.

9. Mike Tyson

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9. Mike Tyson

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The convicted rapist has also been accused of physically and emotionally abusing former television star Robin Givens.

8. Chad Johnson

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8. Chad Johnson

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Known as Chad Ochocinco, the NFL player plead "no contest" to head-butting his then-wife, TV reality star, Evelyn Lozada.

7. Shawne Merriman

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7. Shawne Merriman

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Merriman was arrested after allegedly choking Tila Tequila and restraining her when she tried to leave his house.

6. Jim Brown

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6. Jim Brown

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In 1968, Brown was charged with assault with intent to commit murder after model Eva Bohn-Chin was found beneath the balcony of Brown's second floor apartment. In 1985, Brown was charged with raping and assaulting a 33-year-old woman in his home. These are just a few examples. Brown has been accused of assault several times throughout his life.

5. O.J. Simpson

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5. O.J. Simpson

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A truly deplorable human being, Simpson was tried and somehow acquitted for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. But even before the infamous trial, Nicole Simpson had alleged that he physically abused her.

4. Jason Kidd

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4. Jason Kidd

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Joumana Kidd, the ex-wife of former NBA player and now head coach Jason Kidd, accused him of beating her before and during their marriage. She also alleged that he beat her while she was pregnant with their first child. In 2001, Kidd was arrested for punching his wife in the mouth. He later took an assault plea.

3. Andre Rison

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3. Andre Rison

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In 1993, Rison was charged with beating Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the late singer of TLC.

2. Brian Giles

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2. Brian Giles

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Former girlfriend Cheri Oliver filed a lawsuit that alleged four separate incidents of domestic violence. One of the incidents, which involves Oliver being dragged out of a bar and thrown to the floor, was caught on camera.

1. Lance Stephenson

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1. Lance Stephenson

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In 2010, Stephenson was arrested for pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs. Larry Bird called Stephenson's arrest, "very disappointing to the Pacers franchise and to me personally."