Top 10 Sporting Cheats

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    Sep 27, 2009 9:13 AM GMT
    http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,1925040,00.html

    Saw this in Time Magazine.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Sep 27, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    Generally a good list, but they failed to include Pete Rose who bet on baseball. Bill Bellecheat deserves an honorable mention too.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 27, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    How is betting cheating? And there's no proof he fixed any games.

    Admit Rose to the Hall of Fame already! It'll be a damn shame if/when Barry Bonds gets there before him and even more so if Rose is still alive.
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    Sep 27, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    I'm surprised they didn't include the woman who cheated in the Boston Marathon! The biggest scandal in the history of that sport...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_Ruiz
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 27, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    I can only understand how betting would be cheating if the person was betting that his team would lose, or paying individuals to intentionally lose. Betting for his own team, as Pete Rose did, doesn't seem like an athlete cheating to me.
  • calibro

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    Sep 27, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidHow is betting cheating? And there's no proof he fixed any games.

    Admit Rose to the Hall of Fame already! It'll be a damn shame if/when Barry Bonds gets there before him and even more so if Rose is still alive.


    it is when you're betting on the team you play for
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 27, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    calibro said
    coolarmydude saidHow is betting cheating? And there's no proof he fixed any games.

    Admit Rose to the Hall of Fame already! It'll be a damn shame if/when Barry Bonds gets there before him and even more so if Rose is still alive.


    it is when you're betting on the team you play for




    Uhhh, no because athletes play to win. If a player is betting on his team winning, how is that cheating? He has to do his part to make that happen, something that he's already doing whether he is betting or not!! Think about it... and again, there is no proof he fixed any games!

    From http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2004-01-05-rose-timeline_x.htm

    June 26, 1989— Despite Giamatti's assertion the report is confidential, it is released to the media by court officials. Based largely on corroborated testimony of two Rose associates, Ron Peters and Paul Janszen, the Dowd report asserts that in 1985, '86 and '87 Rose had bet on baseball games, including 52 Reds games in 1987, at a minimum of $10,000 a day. All of Rose's bets on Cincinnati were to win.

    If he's guilty of cheating, he is only guilty of cheating on gambling!!
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    Oct 06, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    the article stays well away from doping which is cheating on a big scale.
    but i suppose since they all use some doping product , no one's cheating on the other..
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 06, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    Why do you say that the article stays well away from doping when 2 of the 10 entries are about banned performance-enhancing drugs?
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    Oct 06, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    If they include Bill Belichick they'd have to include nearly all other NFL coaches who worked during the era of video taping.