Athletes who have fallen from grace

POSTED: 07:40 AM PST Feb 19, 2013    UPDATED: 08:44 AM PDT Jun 08, 2016 

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.

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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