The 50 Most Infamous Criminals in Sports History

42. Tonya Harding

Sport: Figure Skating
Criminal History: Hindering a police investigation, DUI
Time Behind Bars: One month

If you can't beat 'em, club 'em. In the skating world, Nancy Kerrigan was the prom queen to Tonya Harding's white-trash flunky. So, naturally enough, Harding hired a goon to bash her knee open with a pipe. Easy enough.

Kerrigan recovered from the injury and ended up landing a silver medal in the '94 Olympics while her jealous, hateful nemesis was forced to withdraw from USFA. Since the incident, Harding's continued her upright spin-out in the free skate of life with arrests for DUI and domestic violence.

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