With A-Rod being dealt the most severe punishment in the history of MLB's drug agreement — 162 games plus the 2014 postseason — FOX Sports compiled a list of the most notable suspensions. Of course, every ban couldn't be listed and some are questionable since many were shortened or lifted. Here are the ones that stick out in alphabetical order with baseball first:
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Rose & Schott
Pete Rose was placed on the permanently ineligible list in August 1989 as a result of his gambling on baseball. The punishment also meant the all-time hits leader is ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, one-time Reds owner Marge Schott received a lifetime ban in 1996 for disparaging comments about African-Americans, Asians, Jews and homosexuals. She was reinstated in 1998, but sold the team a year later and died in 2005 at age 75.
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'Black' Sox scandal
Arguably the most infamous scandal in baseball history, the Chicago White Sox throwing of the 1919 World Series led to lifetime bans for eight players. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (above) was the most controversial of the bunch, given that he rocked a .375 average in the series and maintained his innocence. None of the eight have been reinstated.
The Brooklyn Dodgers manager was suspended by commissioner Happy Chandler for the 1947 season for his 'association with known gamblers.'
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When Ali refused induction into the US Army in 1967 because of religious beliefs, he was arrested, had his boxing license suspended and was stripped of his heavyweight titles. Ali was out on bail during the appeal process, but he didn’t fight from March 22, 1967 to Oct. 26, 1970 – from the age of 25 to 29. The US Supreme Court overturned Ali’s conviction in 1971.
Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, received an 86-game ban for his involvement in the 2004 'Malice in the Palace' when a fight broke out between his Indiana Pacers and the host Detroit Pistons and ended up including some fans. Nine players were suspended overall, but Artest's ban is the longest for an on-court NBA incident.
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New Orleans coach Sean Payton was suspended for the 2012 season because of his involvement in a bounty program, where Saints players were paid for causing injuries to targeted players on opposing teams. Defensive coordinator Greg Williams was suspended indefinitely, but the ban was lifted after the season and he landed a job with the Tennessee Titans. Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt and GM Mickey Loomis were also suspended for part of the season.
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Coutu is the only player to receive a lifetime ban from the NHL. In 1927, the Montreal Canadiens defenseman attacked two referees and started a bench-clearing brawl at the end of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The suspension was lifted two years later, but he never played in the NHL again.
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Gatlin, Johnson & Jones
Justin Gatlin (left) received a four-year doping ban two years after winning Olympic Gold in the 100 meters in 2004. Ben Johnson (center), who won Gold in 1988, was banned two years and stripped of his medal and world record in 1989. Four years later, the Canadian sprinter tested positive again and was banned for life. In 2007, Olympian Marion Jones was suspended two years and stripped of the five medals she won at the 2000 Olympics.
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Tonya Harding (left) was banned for life several months after having her ex-husband and bodyguard hire a 'thug' to assault Nancy Kerrigan during a practice session on the eve of the 1994 US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.
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Commissioner Roger Goodell handed Jones a one-year suspension for his involvement in a gun altercation at a Las Vegas strip club in February 2007. Goodell cited it as violation of the NFL player conduct policy.
Karras & Hornung
In 1963, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras and Green Bay Packers star Paul Hornung were suspended indefinitely by commissioner Pete Rozelle for betting on NFL games and associating with undesirable people (organized crime). The bans were lifted before the ’64 season, so they turned out to be one-year suspensions.
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Schlicter & Clarett
Indianapolis Colts Art Schlichter, the fourth overall pick in the 1982 draft, was suspended indefinitely in 1983 for gambling. The former Ohio State star was reinstated after a year and played in ’84 and ’85 before being released. After a 1987 arrest for his involvement in a multimillion sports betting operation, commissioner Pete Rozelle refused to allow the QB back in the league. Another Buckeye, Maurice Clarett suffered a suspension on the college level, getting banned in 2003 for violating NCAA rules.
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Latrell Sprewell earned an 82-game suspension in 1997 after assaulting Golden State coach P.J. Carlesimo during a practice. The ban was later reduced to 68 games.
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Tour de Farce
Floyd Landis (left) and Lance Armstrong were stripped of their Tour de France titles along with receiving suspensions for doping. Landis, who lost his 2006 crown, was handed a two-year ban in 2007, while Armstrong received a lifetime suspension in 2012 and had his seven titles removed.
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Who can forget the bites of Evander Holyfield's ears? Twelve days after Tyson was disqualified for biting his opponent during their June 28, 1997 bout, Tyson had his boxing license stripped by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The ban was lifted on Oct. 18, 1998.
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In August 2007, Vick was suspended indefinitely after pleading guilty to felony charges involving a dogfighting ring. Vick spent 21 months in prison followed by two months of home confinement. Commissioner Roger Goodell then lifted the ban, but Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank didn’t want Vick back on the team, so the QB was released and later signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.