9 Athletes Who Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Athletes are often under pressure to perform their very best every single night. When that pressure becomes too great, some turn to illegal methods to enhance their skills. Here are 9 dirty ballers who got caught out there using performance enhancing drugs.

Lance Armstrong

Lance was stripped of all seven Tour de France wins and was also banned from cycling for life.

Marion Jones

She took a variety of performance enhancing drugs and was stripped of her five Olympic medals. She also served six months in prison for lying about taking those drugs.

Jose Canseco

Jose admitted to taking steroids and later said he regretted his actions.

Barry Bonds

Barry admitted to unknowingly taking a type of steroid known as “clear” that is undetected in urine tests. He was found guilty of obstructing justice in a federal steroid probe.

Roger Clemens

Roger was indicted by a federal grand jury for lying about using performance enhancing drugs.


The NY Yankees baller was suspended for the 2014 season as the result of an investigation into performance enhancing drugs.

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    Fernando Vargas

    On the night before his fight with Oscar De La Hoya he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

    Jason Giambi

    The New York Yankees player admitted to a 2003 federal grand jury that he took performance enhancing drugs after years of denying it.

    David Ortiz

    The Boston Red Sox hitter was among a list of athletes who tested positive for steroids back in 2009. He denied using steroids and blamed the positive test on certain vitamins and other substances. His alleged steroid use was even hinted at by A-Rod’s lawyer.

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