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All-too-human Olympians

Michael Phelps
It was the closest Super Bowl showdown in years. Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals was watched by almost 100 million viewers. But just one day later, the game isn’t top of mind when it comes to sports news. Ben Roethlisberger can thank Michael Phelps’ lack of judgment for that.

But Phelps is not alone in mucking up a good rep. A round-up of Phelps and other disgraced Olympians:

Can Phelps avoid trouble? Swimmer gets caught with bong

After pleading guilty to drunk driving in 2004, just months after winning six gold medals at the Athens Summer Games, the Olympic Golden Boy is making headlines once again for bad behavior. Star magazine reports that the 23-year-old spent a recent weekend at the University of South Carolina smoking pot and boozing, and with the photographic evidence to back it up.

A debacle to be sure for Phelps’ sponsors, but he has since apologized, and the International Olympic Committee has accepted(Kevin Frayer / Associated Press)
Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding
Tonya attacks Nancy

Tonya Harding, right, was banned from figure skating competitively after she and ex-husband Jeff Gillooly hired men to attack Nancy Kerrigan, left, at a practice session in 1994. Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee, preventing her from taking part in the Olympic trials. The United States Olympic Committee gave her a spot on the team all the same and the same year Kerrigan went on to win the silver medal in the Lillehammer Olympics. (Associated Press)
Marion Jones
Marion Jones fesses to steroid use

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones pleaded guilty in October to lying to federal investigators when she denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Jones was handed a two-year suspension from track and field competition before announcing her retirement the same month. She forfeited all of her competitive medals dating back to September 2000 and in January was sentenced to six months in jail. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)
The U.S. Men’s 4x400-meter relay team in 2000
Pettigrew gives up the gold

He was formally stripped of his gold medal Aug. 2, but Antonio Pettigrew, left, had already given up the honor in May when he admitted using performance-enhancing drugs and human growth hormone between 1997 and 2003. The International Olympic Committee stripped gold medals from the entire U.S. men’s 1,600-meter relay team that competed at the 2000 Olympics in the aftermath of the admission. (Thomas Kienzle / Associated Press)
Kurt Angle
Angle arrested

Wrestling gold medalist Kurt Angle, who is a regular on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, was arrested in 2007 for driving under the influence after a woman who claimed she was almost hit by his car reported him. Angle failed a field sobriety test, but denies the charges. (Spike TV)
Oksana Baiul
Baiul busted for DUI

Three years after she won gold in the 1994 Lillehammer Games, Oksana Baiul was arrested for driving under the influence. She crashed her car into a tree in Connecticut. The charges were eventually dropped after she met the terms of probation and completed an alcohol education program. (Associated Press)
Clayton Stanley,
Stanley suspended for assault

U.S. Olympic volleyball player Clay Stanley was arrested in Athens one day after the 2004 Summer Games had ended. After having an argument with a couple, Stanley is said to have attacked the woman. He was arrested and charged with assault, criminal damage and resisting arrest. Stanley apologized for the incident, claiming he was drunk, and was later received a 15-month suspended sentence. (Ricardo Moraes / Associated Press)