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Biggest sports scandals of all time

Published: 2:38 PM EDT Jun 05, 2013   Updated: 10:31 AM EDT Sep 03, 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
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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. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspension on appeal on July 28, but a federal judge struck down the suspension on Sept. 3. The NFL is expected to appeal the decision.

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