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Sports Criminals

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With the help of fame, notoriety, and plenty of money, professional athletes often turn corrupt. The impact of these men and women in their sport and community is undeniable and we often look up to athletes as heroes. However, their downfall isn’t as inspiring. Parcast explores some of the biggest sports crimes that have surfaced. Crimes can cost an athlete their entire career. And worse, their life.

With the help of fame, notoriety, and plenty of money, professional athletes often turn corrupt. The impact of these men and women in their sport and community is undeniable and we often look up to athletes as heroes. However, their downfall isn’t as inspiring. Parcast explores some of the biggest sports crimes that have surfaced. Crimes can cost an athlete their entire career. And worse, their life.
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With the help of fame, notoriety, and plenty of money, professional athletes often turn corrupt. The impact of these men and women in their sport and community is undeniable and we often look up to athletes as heroes. However, their downfall isn’t as inspiring. Parcast explores some of the biggest sports crimes that have surfaced. Crimes can cost an athlete their entire career. And worse, their life.

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English


Episodes

Peter Storey Pt. 1

12/5/2019
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An English football player from the 60s and 70s with a reputation for physical brutality on the field, Peter Storey’s intensity translated to a scandalous criminal life after his retirement. By the time he was 40, the football champion had been convicted of counterfeit and running a brothel.

Duration:00:41:40

Tonya Harding Pt. 2

11/28/2019
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When skating rival Nancy Kerrigan was brutally attacked six weeks before the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games, the press and the public realized who stood the most to gain from knocking her out of the running. But could it be proven?

Duration:00:51:20

Tonya Harding Pt. 1

11/21/2019
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In the early 90s, Tonya Harding reached the pinnacle of her career as the first American woman to complete a triple-axel jump in competition. She was expected to win gold at the ‘92 Olympics, but fizzled out, placing 4th. Within a few years, her quest would be overshadowed by scandal and infamy.

Duration:00:45:09

Mike Danton Pt. 2

11/14/2019
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On the eve of the 2004 NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals, Mike Danton wasn't focused on his first playoff series, but on killing the man who helped him get into the NHL: his agent, David Frost.

Duration:00:39:26

Mike Danton Pt. 1

11/7/2019
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By 2004, Canadian hockey player Mike Danton was in the midst of a 4-year NHL career playing for the New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues. He’d soon find himself on thin ice after an attempt to hire a hitman to kill his agent was thwarted.

Duration:00:41:09

Tim Donaghy Pt. 2

10/31/2019
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In late 2006, NBA referee Tim Donaghy entered into a partnership with professional gambler James "Ba Ba" Battista. But the good times wouldn't last long. Within a few months, Donaghy became the target of an FBI probe. The NBA would never be the same.

Duration:00:40:08

Tim Donaghy Pt. 1

10/24/2019
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As an NBA referee Tim Donaghy was expected to neutrally uphold the rules of his sport. However, he used his position to enrich himself in the worst way possible: betting on games he officiated. The FBI investigation into his gambling would change the landscape of sports forever.

Duration:00:41:00

Lawrence Taylor Pt. 2

10/17/2019
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After staying clean for the back half of his career, LT finishes his 13-year run with the New York Giants. Almost immediately, he finds his way back to drugs and in numerous run-ins with the law. But just as LT turned his life around once again, his decade-long journey of redemption was suddenly brought to a halt in 2010.

Duration:00:46:10

Lawrence Taylor Pt. 1

10/10/2019
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From 1981-1993, Lawrence Taylor was a star linebacker for the NFL’s New York Giants. It was a legendary career on one of football’s biggest teams—clouded by failed drug tests and endless possession charges.

Duration:00:47:54

Pete Rose Pt. 2: For or Against?

10/3/2019
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In 1989, the MLB caught wind that Pete Rose was betting on baseball games as the manager for the Cincinnati Reds. As the truth about him came to light, Rose had a choice: admit to what he'd done, or fight the allegations until the bitter end.

Duration:00:48:13

Pete Rose Pt. 1: Charlie Hustle

9/26/2019
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Pete Rose's unrelenting drive on the baseball field earned him the nickname "Charlie Hustle" and a place as one of the sport's all-time greats. But as he racked up hits in a pursuit for Ty Cobb's all-time record, Rose was also racking up significant gambling debts that threatened to destroy his career.

Duration:00:47:53

Oscar Pistorius Pt. 2: Reeva Steenkamp

9/19/2019
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In February 2013, less than a year after the 2012 Olympic Games, Oscar Pistorius would shoot and kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly confusing her for an intruder. The resulting trial was rife with controversy.

Duration:00:48:52

Oscar Pistorius Pt. 1: The Blade Runner

9/12/2019
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Oscar Pistorius captured the hearts of millions while competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, overcoming the doubters he fought over the course of his life. In becoming the first double amputee to compete on the Olympic stage, his story served as an inspiration to people around the world. However, shortly after reaching inconceivable heights, he would become embroiled in an unbelievable scandal.

Duration:00:46:19

Introducing Sports Criminals

8/31/2019
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Professional athletes are some of the most idolized figures in the world; they have millions of fans and millions of dollars. Sports Criminals is a Parcast Original highlighting professional athletes who thought they could get away with anything, including blackmail, theft, prostitution and even murder. New episodes premiere every Thursday.

Duration:00:02:17