They spend all their lives earning fame, success, money and the respect of their fans. And yet, one inexplicable action turns it all around. Fighters fall, heroes become villains and winners turn losers. Till yesterday, Oscar Pistorius was a fighter, a hero, a winner and an inspiration. But now, and perhaps in the history books, he will only be remembered as a murderer. Irrespective of where the legal fight takes him, the ghosts of his past actions will haunt him forever. Irrespective of whether it was truly intentional or not, Oscar Pistorius will always be known as the man who shot his girlfriend.
Pistorius is just another addition to the long list of players whose crimes took all their glory away from them forever. Click on to check out the list of sports stars whose crimes overshadowed their sporting achievements