Athletes who have fallen from grace

Published On: Feb 19 2013 09:40:45 AM CST   Updated On: Jun 08 2016 10:44:36 AM CDT

Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who received a two-year ban Wednesday for testing positive for the banned drug meldonium, is hardly the first athlete to have fallen from grace.

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Running back Ray Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and then suspended indefinitely by the NFL in September 2014 amid growing outrage over surveillance footage from inside an Atlantic City casino-hotel's elevator released by TMZ showing Rice punching his then fiancée, Janay Palmer. In November, he won his appeal of his indefinite suspension, and was immediately reinstated, however he has yet to sign with another NFL team.

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