Cheaters Never Prosper! Athletes Who Failed Drug Tests

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Tennis beauty Maria Sharapova recently tested positive for banned substances and is losing millions in endorsement deals. That’s shocking, since top athletes usually get a free ride. But, some athletes have clearly blown it when it comes to testing positive for banned substances. And, they haven’t always been for steroids…
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Floyd Landis

Landis won the Tour de France in 2006 but, within weeks was stripped of the title when it was revealed he’d failed a test for steroids. What is it about bike races that causes athletes to do such stupid things?
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Todd Marinovich

One of the saddest stories on this list, Marinovich was known as a football phenom even in middle school. But, by the time he’d made the Pros, his life was a nightmare of drug abuse and addiction. What an ‘effin waste…
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Chael Sonnen

Sonnen upset one of the best UFC fighters of all time, Anderson Silva and, immediately after tested through the roof for insanely illegal testosterone levels. Just plain crazy…
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Chris Andersen

NBA star and fan favorite Andersen tested positive for a substance that has yet to be revealed. Only that it is one of “abuse.” That usually means coke or even worse. Hopefully, Andersen is getting some help…
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Ben Johnson

Johnson crushed the world’s top runner, Carl Lewis, at the 1988 Olympics. Then he tested positive for steroids, an outcome Lewis had predicted. What was he thinking???
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Marion Jones

Jones, a golden Olympian sprinter, tested positive for EPO (a blood doping drug) in 2006 and, since having all her medals stripped, her life has spun out of control. Sad…
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Josh Gordon

Gordon has been plagued by drug test fails throughout his NFL career. But the drug that’s bringing him down now? Alcohol. After a DUI conviction, Gordon was ordered to stay sober. That’s tough for anyone, much less a rich and famous athlete…
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Dustin Johnson

Golf is not a sport with a lot of drug scandals, but they do erupt from time to time. Dustin Johnson, once ranked #4 in the world, tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use. Guess steroids don’t help you to hit a ball that’s just sitting there…
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Randy Gregory

Gregory should have been a top NFL Draft pick, but a positive result for banned substances on his scouting combine test (WTF???) slipped him down to number 60. That’s basically unheard of dumb…
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Jon Jones

Once the Light Heavyweight Champion of the world, MMA fighter Jones tested positive for cocaine in 2015 and was stripped of his title. Now in rehab, it seems things are not going so well. Let’s hope he gets some help before it’s too late…
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Tyson Gay

Gay, perhaps desperate to finally beat Superman runner Usain Bolt, tested positive for steroids after nearly beating his rival in a 2014 race. Bolt, despite his age, remains the fastest human ever. And, so far, it seems to be all natural…
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Lance Armstrong

Despite rumors of “juicing” for years, Lance Armstrong beat cancer and won the Tour de France 7 times in a row!!! But,the rumors fianlly caught up to him and, after failing a blood test in 2012, he was stripped of all his titles. The only question now is, does he have to give all that money back???
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