20 Sports Figures That Have Been Banned from Their Sports

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Some of these sports figures may be quite familiar to you—Pete Rose and Lance Armstrong, for instance—but some you may know nothing about the ones who have been forgotten over time. Not every sports figure that has been banned for life was an athlete; some are, while some others are managers, owners, and even an umpire.

While many of these punishments take place in the distant past, other banishments are much more recent. Their collective expulsions are the results of many offenses like gambling, cheating, illegal doping, and, in one particular instance, a disagreement. Here are 20 sports figures that have been banned from their sports: