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Thursday's news of a rape allegation against Lawrence Taylor was saddening, but knowing the NFL legend's sordid past, it's far from a surprise. Taylor is like so many athletes who were pampered throughout their rise to fame and had no idea how to handle the real world after retirement. Other stars feel so entitled to act beyond moral and legal standards that they fall faster than they rose to that stardom. Then there are the cheaters, the ones we revered until we learned they took a shortcut to the top. I've compiled a list of the top 20 examples of this hubris. Some have risen again, while some are buried in a grave.

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