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Scandals That Shook The Sports World

Intro

For many of us we use sports as an escape from the real world. The real world can be complicated, crazy, scandalous and downright sad. However, sometimes sports can be that too. Professional athletes are rich, famous and have a ton of free time. So we scoured the internet to find some of the most scandalous, controversial, and most discussed sport stories of all time..

1. Oscar Pistorius 

“The judge called the circumstances surrounding Steenkamp’s death “a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.” -CNN

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It was the middle of the night, Oscar Pistorius  (The blade runner who was a Paralympics Gold Medalist) says, and he thought an intruder was in the house. Not wearing his prosthetic legs, feeling vulnerable in the pitch dark and too scared to turn on the lights, the track star pulled his 9mm pistol from beneath his bed, moved toward the bathroom and fired into the door.Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model, four times through a locked toilet door on Valentine’s Day 2013, saying he mistook her for an intruder.

It was only after he called to model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp — whom he thought had been in bed beside him after a quiet evening — that he realized something horrible might have happened, he told Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair in a statement read by his lawyer during his bond hearing Tuesday.

Prosecutors dispute the version of events that Pistorius detailed in his statement. And sentected him to 6 years in prison with South Africa’s lenient manslaughter laws.

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