sports

Biggest sports scandals of all time

Published: 2:38 PM EDT Jun 05, 2013   Updated: 3:36 PM EDT Jul 15, 2016

From questionable wins and Deflategate to doping allegations and murder, here's a look at sports scandals that shocked the world.

Tom Brady, Super Bowl XLIX press conference
1 / 21
Elsa/Getty Images

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" of a locker room attendant and an equipment assistant in the controversy known as "Deflategate," according to an NFL report released May 6, 2015. The report found "that it is more probable than not that" the locker-room attendant and equipment assistant "participated in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots game balls after the balls were examined by the referee" during January's AFC title game between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. Five days later the league hit Brady with a four-game suspension while also announcing that Patriots will forfeit a first-round pick in 2016 and a fourth-round pick in 2017. New England was also hit with a $1 million fine. Brady and the NFLPA fought the decision to the federal appeals court level but Brady announced in July 2016 he would drop his appeal and serve the suspension to start the 2016 NFL season.



Advertisement




 
2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
Advertisement
 

Local Sports Stories

Is Vince Velasquez on the move?

23268743

Vince Velasquez may have made his final start as a Phillie Friday night in Atlanta. The young right hander has reportedly been linked to trade talks between the Rangers and Phillies with the deadline just two days away.

Eagles add Brian Dawkins to scouting staff

Eagles add Brian Dawkins to scouting staff

The Philadelphia Eagles announce that Brian Dawkins, an eight-time Pro Bowler and a member of the club’s Hall of Fame, has been added to the team’s scouting department. Dawkins is the franchise’s inaugural recipient of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, a new program launched by the NFL aimed at introducing former players to the world of player personnel and the duties of an NFL scout.

Jenkins earns first career win for Braves, beats Philles

Tyrell Jenkins was too nervous to watch the ninth inning, so he headed to the clubhouse.

SeaWolves drop Fightins in 10 innings, 4-3

Erie drops Reading in 10 division lead narrows

Corey Jones hit a walk-off RBI single off Hoby Milner (4-3) in the bottom of the tenth to give the Erie SeaWolves (44-63) a 4-3 win over the Fightin Phils (70-36). Reading is now just four games ahead of Trenton in the Eastern Division.

IronPigs streak snapped in Rochester

IronPigs

The Rochester bullpen tossed 3.2 scoreless IP as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (64-42) had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings (62-46) on Friday night at Frontier Field.

View More
 
SPORTS NEWS DIRECT FROM AREA BUSINESSES
A Service from PR Newswire