Vick used to be a famous football star. Now he’s the famous football star who pled guilty to operating an interstate dog-fighting ring. In 2007, more than 70 dogs, mostly pit bulls, were rescued from property owned by the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Vick was directly linked to allegations of dog-fighting, illegal gambling and executing dogs by hanging, electrocuting or drowning them. He pled guilty to felony charges and admitted to being personally involved in the deaths of up to eight dogs. The fallen athlete was indefinitely suspended from the NFL and sentenced to 23 months in prison (of which he served 18). In 2009, he rejoined the NFL, signing a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Oh, and he got his own BET reality miniseries, The Michael Vick Project. See pictures of Super Bowl stadiums.
Top 10 Disgraced Athletes
Baseball star Roger Clemens was just acquitted of all charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs during his 23-second career. Although he walks away with a not guilty verdict, Clemens's reputation was damaged in the process, TIME takes a look at other athletes whose names have been tarnished