Athletes who've lost endorsements after scandals

  • Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong attends the 2012 Paris Roubaix cycle race from Compiegne to Roubaix on April 8, 2012 in Paris, France. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

    Lance Armstrong

    On Oct. 17, 2012, Nike severed ties with cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company about those activities for more than a decade.

    The clothing and footwear company said that it was terminating Armstrong's contract "with great sadness."

    Hours later, Anheuser-Busch also cut ties with the cyclist without giving an explicit reason. In a statement the company said: "We have decided not to renew our relationship with Lance Armstrong when our current contract expires at the end of 2012."

    A week earlier, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.

    Here's a look at other high-profile athletes who lost major endorsements in the wake of personal and professional scandals.