In pictures: Unsportsmanlike conduct - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: Unsportsmanlike conduct

Al Jazeera showcases 10 infamous cases of sports celebrities allegedly involved in acts of violence.

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius - a double amputee - was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly shot dead his girlfriend in his Pretoria home.

The incident is making headlines, but this is not the first time that sports celebrities have courted controversy over alleged violence.

Al Jazeera looks back at 10 infamous cases of sportsmen embroiled in alleged acts of violence.

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