Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots, is shown during a pre-trial hearing in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. | DOMINICK REUTER/Reuters/Corbis

Top 11 Disappointing Sports Heroes

Former New England Patriots' star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first degree murder. What other sports icons in history have left fans disappointed?

Published On 04/15/2015
11:20 AM EDT
Oscar Pistorius competing in the Men's 400 meter semi-final at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games on Aug. 5, 2012. | Corbis
Lance Armstrong of Team US Postal Service cycles uphill during the 16th stage of the Tour de France towards L'Alpe d'Huez, France, July 21, 2004. | Corbis
Coach Joe Paterno, observing a game on Oct. 21, 1980. | Corbis
Barry Bonds hammers a ground rule double in the second inning against the San Diego Padres on Sept. 12, 2005. | Corbis
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick before a game on Sept. 25, 2005. | Corbis
O.J. Simpson, #32, carries the football for his team, the Buffalo Bills, during a game against the Baltimore Colts in December 1972. | Corbis
Mike Tyson (left) and Evander Holyfield (right) compete in the WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In round three of the fight Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ears. | Corbis
Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan during a training session of the 1994 Winter Olympics. | Corbis
Canadian Ben Johnson breaks from the pack during the 100 meter race of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. | Corbis
Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies breaks the National League all time hits record with hit number 3631 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug. 10, 1981. | Corbis