this is all about the insider action outside the game well taping another team's signals or practice or you know that's against the rules why would they do that that also seems small welcome to watchmojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten sports scandals Sports Illustrated says it's uncovered Almonte his real birth certificate it shows how Monty was born on April 7th 1987 for this list we're focusing on scandals in the sports world that contain elements of planning concealing or even conspiracy there was only one club in the league could fit him in the salary cap was the Melbourne Storm and we're excluding random acts or behaviors that reflect poorly on only one individual number 10 NFL concussions tells the whole story when you hear the sound of it on this punt return for years it was a badge of honor for ex NFL players to boast about the violent nature of their sport but the narrative took a dark turn once retired athletes began experiencing symptoms of CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy the football world has been rocked this week by the sad death of a former star in 2011 Dave Duerson took his own life and requested that his brain be studied for trauma and just one year later Junior Seau also committed suicide and was confirmed to be suffering from CTE after a post-mortem examination the NFL continues to adopt new regulations along with the NHL and their enforcer issue but off the field problems including domestic violence as evidenced by the Ray Rice case continue to fuel the fire Junior Seau died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound some speculated that he did so to preserve his brain a brain it turns out that was damaged by the game he loved number 9 deflate gate however there is an elephant in the room where regardless of whether you're Pro Tom Brady or a steadfast hater deflate gate undoubtedly caused a storm of selective outrage in 2015 after this came out there were a bunch of quarterbacks who said yeah we all did this yes it was against the rules but this is something we all did it all began during the AFC Championship game when officials discovered that official game balls had been deflated thus allowing Brady to get the upper hand and this did not come out of thin air pardon the pun this did not come out of the NFL's own theory about the balls it came from the Colts it came from perhaps other teams two weeks later the New England Patriots won another Super Bowl and shortly after the wells report concluded it was quote probable that Brady was complicit I don't have really any reaction to my own or comment on it yesterday deflategate came over seven years after another New England Patriots controversy known as Spygate which means that somebody has some explaining to do whoever that may be is the Super Bowl tainted what do you guys think number eight Jerry Sandusky and Penn State these allegations are false I didn't do those things after 61 years with Penn State you could say that Joe Paterno had a bit of clout on campus we drove two hours to get here just for this just to say goodbye but amid a disturbing sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky Paterno's legacy was forever tarnished and he passed away just two months after being fired if you know the details then you already know just how heartbreaking this story is for all involved Erin Fisher was the first to accuse Sandusky of being a monster in fact when Sandusky was convicted the judge intentionally avoided an abstract sentence to reinforce the idea that 30 to 60 years in jail had quote the unmistakable impact of saying clearly for the rest of your life a community pillar who founded a charity to work with at-risk kids a position prosecutors now say Sandusky used as a hunting ground for vulnerable victims number seven the Melbourne Storm salary cap reach we had some rats in our ranks those were the words of Melbourne Storm owner John Hartigan after his team was involved in the biggest scandal in Australian sports history over the last few weeks has come to light that the storm has engaged in a long-term system of operating what might conveniently be called two sets of books the rugby squad had one premierships both in 2007 and in 2009 and let's just say that a few perks were offered beyond the usual contract negotiations this club is a great club it's a strong Club it's a very proud Club some players were given under the table benefits that doubled their official contracts and others received 30 large for home and entertainment expenses the secret files outlining the under-the-table deals were kept in a separate room at the storms headquarters well away from the players legitimate contracts in the end Melbourne continued to win but only after the largest sanctions in league history and a stripping of their titles the penalty will be the stripping of three minor premierships and two premierships the return of 1.1 million dollars in prize money a fine of five hundred thousand dollars number six Tim Donaghy and the 2007 NBA betting scandal his father had been a respected ref in college basketball Tim followed in his footsteps and went even further making it to the NBA but Tim said betting was more powerful than all of that we all know somebody who thinks the NBA is rigged and after former basketball referee Tim Donaghy was convicted of fixing games the conspiracy theorists snickered with laughter and did betting on the NBA give you a higher high than betting on other sports I think it gave me a higher high because I was able to predict the outcome of the games from 2005 to 2007 Donaghy bet thousands of dollars on games he personally officiated and later received kickbacks from low-level mafia figures oh yeah he also worked the infamous 2004 Indiana Detroit game that resulted in one of the darkest moments in league history also known as the malice in the palace Donaghy was one sketchy ref and after serving 11 months in prison he naturally wrote a book about his experiences making winning picks is what excites you number five Lance Armstrong doping allegations he was the Golden Boy of cycling at least until he began throwing everyone under his wheels in one of the most astonishing cases of egocentric behavior the sports world has ever seen Lance Armstrong furiously denied using performance-enhancing drugs after winning the Tour de France from 1999 to 2005 there's 280 pages of medical records constant interactions with doctors and nurses and specialists never once mission it was hard to root against Armstrong a survivor of testicular cancer and founder of the LIVESTRONG foundation but the growing amount of evidence became too much to ignore I told her to go wherever she wants her meeting me mm-hmm and I'll answer the questions directly honestly and candidly Armstrong ultimately confessed to Oprah and even that seemed like yet another performance yes or no did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance yes number four the 2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal there are allegations the city won the Winter Games for the year 2002 by bribing some members of the International Olympic Committee every four years the Winter Olympics showcased the greatest athletes in the world and it's also a time for corrupt benefactors to admire their illegal purchases seemly things had happened but we never had facts no one had the courage to say well here's to the ledger here's what happened and now we do in 1995 Salt Lake City was selected to host the 2002 Games and three years later the Salt Lake City organizing committee was suspiciously protective of their financial documents when pressed by reporters as an athlete you're training your whole life for that one moment at the 11:00 but America's Winter Olympics were mired in scandal and deficits it was almost like they didn't want people to know that numerous members of the International Olympic Committee were given political contributions tuition money and millions upon millions of dollars accusations at Salt Lake City had bribed some IOC members with cash gifts possibly even the services of prostitutes so it could get the 2002 Games yeah broke our heart Utah just like that French judge who sabotaged the 2002 pairs figure skating competition number three the Black Sox scandal Shoeless Joe Jackson one of baseball's all-time greats any true baseball fan knows the name Shoeless Joe Jackson but the Black Sox scandal ends his career he was the centerpiece of the 1919 Black Sox scandal where players were accused of throwing the World Series and banned from baseball for life of course shoeless joe was also a central figure in the 1989 film Field of Dreams getting thrown out of baseball was like having part of me amputated what most people don't realize unfortunately is that he most likely wasn't involved in the scandal at all and the available evidence supports such a conclusion even so the fact remains that America's favorite pastime was undoubtedly fixed and a classic phrase was born say it ain't so Joe Shoeless Joe Jackson died in 1951 and 63 years later is still banned from baseball number to the MLB steroid scandal for nearly 40 years an unassuming man named Roger Maris held the major league baseball single-season homerun record but in the mid-90s a new trend emerged juicing some thought the ball itself was juiced and that's why more and more people were coming to the ballpark but home run numbers were just skyrocketing however most fans didn't fully realize the extent of the steroid problem they really were like cartoon figures like supermen with these bulging biceps and they just sucked us in Mark McGwire hits 70 homers in 98 and 3 years later Barry Bonds set the existing quote record with 73 it was indeed an exciting time but when the Mitchell report was released in 2007 the game was tarnished forever steroids don't don't really help you that much basically and what they give you can take away somewhere else and I don't want that before we unveil our number one pick here are a few honorable or in this case dishonorable mentions those things of Indonesia definitely I'm deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior dusty poke I partida's house fall tired a spoon glove licking vets can dogs is to spiritually not fall to go out there and to have in your mind you know you want to take somebody's Corral you got to look at it as you know what people are trying to feed their family however the Spanish have a secret advantage 10 out of the 12 of them are perfectly normal putting it on in the hope of winning gold number one the 2015 FIFA corruption case we are here to announce the unsealing of charges and the arrests of individuals as part of our long-running investigation into bribery and corruption in the world of organized soccer all hell broke loose in May of 2015 when US Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled an intricate bribing scheme involving FIFA executives and corrupt officials they did this over and over in fact FIFA VP Jack Warner even tried to defend himself by citing a satirical news article by the onion if if I so bad why is it the USA wants to keep if if I work up as we've seen with the 2002 Winter Olympics any event can be bought and while this scandal may not come as a big surprise to skeptics the grand scale of the entire cover-up is simply astounding we are truly living in a world of magnificent bastards his criminal activity financed an opulent lifestyle that included a luxury apartment in New York's Trump Tower for the use of his cats do you agree with our list I did I was like okay well yeah I could see how they wouldn't want what do you think is the most memorable sports scandal in my mind there wasn't inappropriate behavior for more mind-blowing top 10s published every day be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com and we will afford following you here online

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Also everyone filmed everyone signs they are on TV for christ sake
    Losers lament. I hate the Patriots but look at the Broncos history of cheating
    Google it

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Ugh balls were not deflated Mortensen made.it up and admitted it

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    F1 spy story 2007 ???

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    #8 should be higher.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    It is wierd when there are less injuries in rugby than in American football even when football players have more protective gear than rugby players, rugby and football is like the same game you throw, you kick, you tackle, you score touchdown. touchdown.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    I think Tommy Morrison and his HIV scandal should have been on here

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Chris benoit double murder suicide

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Lance Armstrong has the biggest sports scandal!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Damn!! At 4:42 that dude got some THICK ASS glaases!! It's pretty quick so here's a time stamp for one second earlier. 4:41

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    FINALLY… u guys should add the NRL to a lot of future lists

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    ummm no its not the biggest scandal in the aussie sporting world its actually essedon bombers drug scandal.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Lol. Loretta Lynch talking about corruption is the definition of irony.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    This video just proves how inbred americans are

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    2005 united states grand prix? 6 cars starting the race while the rest of the field retired before the start? michelin being in hot water?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    I'm not really a sports savey person, but would somebody be able to tell me why deflated balls would give Tom Brady an edge in the game? Is it only an edge for him? Or could it do the same for other footballers?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Deflate gate had zero influence on the outcome of the game. New England had 28 unanswered points with properly inflated balls.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    The skank Donaghy got off way to easy. Only 11 months in prison plus being able to write a book profiting even more for being a low life cheat was a joke. He’s a waste of oxygen and lower than whale shit.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Sandusky was #8????

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    I thought Tim Donaghy would be higher, the NBA is so rigged and corrupt it's crazy

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Operation Puerto, Russians atleths, Balco case, LA Clippers former owner, Italian football…should i go on?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    ' melbourne storm was at the centre of the biggest scandal in australian sporting history'
    australian cricket team hold my beer

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    That Super Bowl where New England beat Seattle is an joke!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    This fucking list is too American. Where is Calciopoli? The scandal that make Juventus, one of the best and glorious club of Italy and Europe to go to the Serie B?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Where is crashgate of the 2008 singapore grand prix and the 2007 mclaren spygate scandal?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    ummm how was the ball deflating against Brady? don't both QBs use the same balls?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Where is the Serie A (Italian Soccer League) matchfixing scandal?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Barry bonds is by far the worst in all of this he stole a record for Hank Aarons who was still alive while using steroids like wtf bro you know you cheated how could you be ok with this

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    wtf the NRL took 5 trophies away what kind of shit is that bro come on

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    2:00 this was blown out of proportion all times have been caught cheating and before you say I’m bias look at my profile pic

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    or the time the Russians won the gold over the us in basketball

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    how is any of that worse then Sandusky

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    First of all, Bottlegate. Secondly, so many other scandals you could have put in, God sakes, just make it Top 15 instead.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Don't take me out to the ballgame because of this crap…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Deep down, you do know that TB is better than any player in history.. He cannot be touched.. No one will ever come close to him. He is on a level that even God himself would fall short of. Jesus Chri.. I mean Tom Brady for heavens sake! He is practically a God with his level of skill. Fuck.. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. That is how good this MAN is a football. Just think about him when you lay down. How anyone can think of someone else.. I don't know how you do it. How can you think about anyone else when you have a God of a football player on the field. I will want to kill myself when he finally retires. Football will be so boring when he is out. That is how high of a level TB has achieved. How you can be entertained by any other person playing is beyond me. It is so boring because Brady makes everyone throughout history look so bad. If you watched him or though about him as much as I do, you'd know that no one is fun to watch. His skill is so incredible.. I literally cannot think about anything else. His skill is so mesmerizing and captivating. If you don't feel this way, you have never watched football. Even those who just look into his eyes, without even watching him play, they can just get the feeling of how good he is. His skill has literally warped into his appearance . No other player in the history of any sport has had their physical aspects change because of their unequal, God-like skill. That can only be accomplished by Brady himself.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    An Australian sporting scandal made the list wooo.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Lance Armstrong should have been #1 on the list. What he did was beyond cheating, that was disgraceful. I remember that during the peak of his career, people placed him on a pedestal. Lance is egotistical and a narcissist. Shame lance, shame.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Wow- they actually got the storm on the list? Very nice.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    After knowing what we now know about CTE, I feel sick when I watch a guy get brained and start convulsing on the field

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Reason why the Juventus story wasn't brought up because majority of the world don't care for soccer.😆😆😆

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    how wasnt sandusky number 1

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    They should do 2 different Olympics. Roidlympics and Olympics.

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