Nike athletes caught in scandal

Nike has contracts with the biggest names in sports. This roster has had its share of scandal. We have compiled a list of some of the notable scandals and review how Nike handled each of them. Following the Biogenesis drama, Nike decided to drop Ryan Braun. Find out who else Nike has dropped and who the company decided to stick with.


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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 17: New York Yankees 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez addresses the media on his first day of spring training., (Photo by Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Alex Rodriguez admits to using PEDs in 2009.
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 17: New York Yankees 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez addresses the media on his first day of spring training., (Photo by Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 10: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers watches his team play against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Brewers defeated the Marlins 6-1. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 10: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers watches his team play against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Brewers defeated the Marlins 6-1. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
õORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11: Golfer Tiger Woods sits courtside with his wife Elin during Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena on June 11, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-91 in overtime and lead the series 3-1. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
õORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11: Golfer Tiger Woods sits courtside with his wife Elin during Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena on June 11, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-91 in overtime and lead the series 3-1. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
õORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11: Golfer Tiger Woods sits courtside with his wife Elin during Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena on June 11, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-91 in overtime and lead the series 3-1. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 14: In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (R) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The special episode of "Oprah’s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide both nights on Oprah.com. (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 14: In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (R) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The special episode of "Oprah’s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide both nights on Oprah.com. (Photo by George Burns/Oprah Winfrey Network via Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.
!RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.
Pre-trial hearing for Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee track star, is set to begin Tuesday in South Africa. (Getty Images)
Oscar Pistorius
Pre-trial hearing for Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee track star, is set to begin Tuesday in South Africa. (Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 21: Justin Gatlin poses on the podium after finishing the Men's 100 Meter Dash final in second place on day two of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on June 21, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 21: Justin Gatlin poses on the podium after finishing the Men's 100 Meter Dash final in second place on day two of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on June 21, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Vanessa Bryant and Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant attend the celebration of Hublot's new brand ambassador Kobe Bryant on March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Hublot)
Hublot Celebrates New Brand Ambassador Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Vanessa Bryant and Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant attend the celebration of Hublot's new brand ambassador Kobe Bryant on March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Hublot)
A range of doping scandals enveloped the U.S. track and field team during the 1990s, with Marion Jones, the five-time medalist in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the highest-profile athlete snared. Caught in connection with the BALCO scandal, Jones would eventually forfeit her three gold and two bronze medals.
U.S. Track and Field scandals
A range of doping scandals enveloped the U.S. track and field team during the 1990s, with Marion Jones, the five-time medalist in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the highest-profile athlete snared. Caught in connection with the BALCO scandal, Jones would eventually forfeit her three gold and two bronze medals.

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