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Athletes who have fallen from grace

POSTED: 07:40 AM PST Feb 19, 2013    UPDATED: 04:01 AM PST Feb 14, 2014 

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.

O.J. Simpson, 1995 not guilty verdict
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O.J. Simpson -- Nicknamed "The Juice," Simpson was the first pro football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season and had a successful career as an actor and football broadcaster when he was charged in 1994 in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. While Simpson was acquitted of those charges, he landed in prison in 2008 after being convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping.

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