Updated: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:30:00 GMT
Sports stars who had a brush with the law

Oscar Pistorius



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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 Valentine's Day 2013, Oscar Pistorius was a fighter, a hero, a winner and an inspiration. But now, and perhaps in the history books, he will probably 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 intentional or not, Oscar Pistorius will be known as the man who shot his girlfriend.

Pistorius is just another addition to the long list of players whose actions took their glory away from them forever. Click on to check out the list of sports stars whose misdemeanours overshadowed their sporting achievements

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