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Athletes who have fallen from grace

Published On: Feb 19 2013 09:40:45 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 14 2014 06:01:16 AM CST

A year to the day after he killed his girlfriend, South African "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius broke his silence Friday, describing her death as a "devastating accident." Take a look at some other athletes who have fallen from grace.

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
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Kobe Bryant -- Following accusations of sexual assault involving a woman in Colorado, the Lakers star held a news conference with his wife in July 2003 in which he tearfully admitted to having an affair. However, he insisted the sex was consensual and the charges were eventually dropped.

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