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Infamous Sports Scams

The lifestyle of a sports star may seem glamorous, with money, cars, homes and parties in droves, but it has its downside. Athletes are in the limelight, and their millions are on display for the entire world to see. Sports stars can be easy targets for financial scams — as these cases prove.

Click ahead to see some of the most infamous financial scams involving sports stars.

By Tonya AlexanderUpdated 11 March, 2011

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