Sports figures found guilty of cheating

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Ted Wells' report findings that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots likely played some part in deflating footballs for last January's AFC title game vs. the Indianapolis Colts is the latest in a long line of sports cheating. Here's a look at some other episodes in various sports where athletes and/or organizations were disciplined for violating rules (examples do not include PEDs).

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith (13) is ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves for allegedly using pine tar, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith (13) is ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves for allegedly using pine tar, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy before Super Bown in Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
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Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy before Super Bown in Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
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Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy before Super Bown in Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy before Super Bown in Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy before Super Bown in Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy before Super Bown in Glendale, Arizona
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a football from a ball boy as he warms up before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in this file photo taken February 1, 2015. The National Football League said on Wednesday that the New England Patriots probably deflated the footballs to gain an advantage in the AFC title game in January. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Files

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