sports

Biggest sports scandals of all time

Published: 2:38 PM EDT Jun 05, 2013   Updated: 10:30 AM EDT Jul 30, 2015

"Deflategate" is just the latest scandal to hit the world of sports. From questionable wins and doping allegations to murder, here's a look at sports scandals that shocked the world.

Tom Brady, Super Bowl XLIX press conference
1 / 20
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. While the NFLPA appealed the suspension, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspension on July 28. Brady has continued to maintain his innocence and the NFLPA as filed an appeal on his behalf, asking a federal court in Minnesota to overturn the suspension.

Phillies

MORE

Eagles

MORE

Penn State Football

MORE
Advertisement




 
There are currently no severe weather alerts.
Advertisement
 

Local Sports Stories

Eagles trade Brandon Boykin to Steelers

Eagles trade Brandon Boykin to Steelers

Eagles football returns to Sunday with the first day of training camp. The Birds will take the field at the Novacare Complex without cornerback Brandon Boykin.

Fightin Phils come up short in New Hampshire

Reading Fightin Phils

The Fightin Phils (57-50) tried to rally late but fell short as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (55-49) won 9-7 on Saturday night. Nick Pivetta (0-3) lost his Fightin Phils debut as he allowed seven runs in five innings.

IronPigs rally past Tides to snap skid at 4

IronPigs snap skid at 4 with win over Tides

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs rallied from a 4-0 first inning deficit to defeat the Norfolk Tides, 8-4, on Saturday night at Coca-Cola Park. The win snaps Lehigh Valley's 4-game losing streak.

Downingtown wins state legion baseball championship

High School Baseball

The Downingtown legion baseball team defeated Red Land on Saturday, 5-1, to capture the Pennsylvania state championship at Owls Field in West Lawn.

Eagles training camp begins Sunday

Eagles training camp begins tomorrow

The Eagles preseason opener against the Colts is just 15 days away. The start to training camp? Less than 24 hours from away. The Birds are reporting to the nest Saturday in preparation for day one Sunday.

View More