8. Tonya Harding hires a goon to take out Nancy Kerrigan.
Sport: Figure Skating
Punishment: Pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder prosecution of the attackers, three years probation, 500 hours of community service, $160,000 fine
It's a story that really sounds like it's straight out of a Lifetime original movie: a borderline psychotic figure skater hires some goon to critically injure her chief rival, clearing her path to the Olympics and glory. The first part of the plan actually kind of worked; Kerrigan was hurt to the degree that she missed the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and Harding won the event. However, Kerrigan recovered in time for the Olympics and took the silver medal, while Harding finished eighth. It would only get worse for Tonya, who would then be prosecuted for her role in the attack and be functionally banned from all figure skating events.