publication date: Thursday, October 18, 2012 (part of Fall 2012)

category: Sports

clue: She won a five medals around the world in Sydney, but had to give them all back when controversy erupted here at home.

explanation: Jones was forced to return her Olympic medals after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn

Pride Goeth Before a Fall: The bigger they are, the harder they fall. These ten celebrities were once on top of the world, enjoying widespread success and popular acclaim. Then a scandal erupted that ended their high-flying careers, some quickly and others painfully slowly.

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