22 Biggest Sports Controversies of 2013

Aaron Hernandez, Manti Te'o and more of the year's most troubling sports stories

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Scottie Pippen's Assault Incident

Scottie Pippen
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In June, Hall of Fame basketball player Scottie Pippen was accused of assaulting an autograph seeker outside a Malibu restaurant. At first it sounded like another story of an athlete gone bad, but then the details came out: the accuser was apparently drunk, faked injuries, and allegedly spat on the former Chicago Bull and called him the N-word, all while Pippen was holding his 4-year-old daughter. Prosecutors eventually declined to press charges.

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