The world of sports has seen its share of dishonesty and deception going way back to Greek boxer Eupolus, who bribed his three opponents into letting him win at the 98th Olympics in 388 B.C.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates probably will go down in the same history book after Lochte claimed they were robbed by gunmen on their trek home from a party last weekend in Rio de Janeiro.
Witnesses, surveillance video and statements from Lochte's teammates have proved it was a fabrication, undoubtedly causing some uncomfortable moments for the Olympians, the U.S. Olympic Committee and even some angry Brazilians. On Friday, Lochte apologized for his behavior.
Here's a look at 10 other infamous deceptions from the world of sports:
Tim Johnson: War stories
Johnson was on the rise as a major league manager, and a prime reason for his success was his skill as a motivator. One of his go-to methods was to relay his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran to push his players through tough times or even get them to accept a lesser role on the team.
In his first season at the helm, Johnson guided the Toronto Blue Jays to an 88-74 mark in 1998, good enough for third place in the AL East and just four games short of a wild-card berth. Johnson's war stories found the ear of pitcher Roger Clemens, who decided to buy Johnson a motorcycle helmet with the logo of his combat unit on the side.
During his research, Clemens made a phone call to Johnson's wife, who told Clemens she knew nothing of her husband's Vietnam experience, nor did she have a clue he was using those tales to motivate his players. That information eventually filtered through the clubhouse and up to management, and Johnson finally admitted he never fought in the Vietnam War.
Backlash began to build and, as the 1999 season approached, Johnson's lie became too much of a distraction. He was fired a month before Opening Day and spent the next seven seasons coaching in the Mexican League, never coming close to the major league level again.
Josh Shaw: Not so heroic
Shaw had just been voted co-captain of the USC football team in August 2014 and was days from beginning his senior season when an intriguing story broke on the school's athletic site. Shaw, a skillful cornerback, had sprained both ankles after leaping from a balcony en route to saving his nephew from drowning.
The story was quickly picked up by local publications and then went national. For three days, Shaw spoke about the incident, saying he'd "do it again for whatever kid it was." He continued to stand by his story, even after contradictions began to arise.
It wasn't until Shaw's name was discovered in a police report involving an off-campus break-in that he finally confessed to the lie. It turned out that Shaw had jumped from his girlfriend's third-story balcony after police were called to investigate screaming from inside the apartment.
Shaw was immediately suspended and not reinstated until mid-November. His draft stock didn't take as big a hit, however. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and appeared in 15 games with one start as a rookie.
Marion Jones: Can't outrun the truth
Jones was the most heralded women's track and field athlete in the world at the start of this century, winning five medals at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
But when the investigation into the BALCO performance-enhancing drug scandal erupted in 2002, Jones was caught in the crosshairs. BALCO founder Victor Conte named Jones as one of his clients during a 2003 interview, also implicating her former boyfriend, sprinter Tim Montgomery.
Jones was interviewed by assistant U.S. attorney and federal agent Jeff Novitzky but lied about her involvement with BALCO. She continued to deny using PEDs until finally admitting in October 2007 that she began using steroids just before the start of the 2000 Games.
She was stripped of her five Olympic medals from 2000 and officially retired from the sport.
Rafael Palmeiro: Finger wag
The steroid scandal at the start of this century exposed a number of athletes as liars and cheats, but Palmeiro took his dishonesty to another level when the former major league first baseman sat before the U.S. Congress in March 2005, boldly wagged his finger and claimed, "I have never used steroids, period."
Five months later, he was suspended for 10 games after testing positive for steroids, becoming one of the first big-name baseball players to be handed that discipline for using PEDs.
Palmeiro has never admitted to using steroids, but the court of public opinion and even major league baseball seems to think he's guilty. Of the 30 major leaguers with at least 3,000 hits, only he and Pete Rose -- who is permanently banned from baseball -- have failed to make the Hall of Fame among eligible players.
Palmeiro also has spent the past 11 years out of baseball almost entirely, even as fellow BALCO clients Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire have found coaching positions at the major league level.
Tammy Thomas: Hairy situation
Thomas wasn't yet a household name in the world of cycling, but she became a well-known figure in the BALCO scandal, mostly because she was the first athlete to go to trial as a result of the steroid distribution ring.
Thomas also was accused of lying to a federal agent in 2003, which hindered and delayed the investigation into other participants in the scandal. Thomas already had been banned for life from cycling after the performance-enhancing drug Norbolethone was detected in her urine in August 2002.
Some of the most damning evidence prosecutors had on Thomas were medical records that revealed she had grown a full beard and experienced dramatic voice changes. According to testimony during her trial, Thomas seemed to be in the middle of shaving her face when an Olympic drug tester made an unannounced visit to her home in 2002.
Thomas became the ninth BALCO figure to be convicted but got off with six months' home confinement and five years' probation.
Pete Rose: Bad bet
Rose didn't veer from his story that he never bet on baseball as a player or manager until 2004, when he admitted to making wagers as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
"That was my mistake for not coming clean a lot earlier," Rose told ABC News three days before the release of his autobiography, "My Prison Without Bars," in which he details his addiction to gambling.
Rose insisted he never bet on baseball as a player, but MLB's all-time hits leader was undone with that claim in 2015 as well. ESPN's Outside the Lines obtained documents that showed Rose -- while still a player -- bet thousands of dollars on games involving every MLB team.
Rose has continued to deny that he bet on baseball as a player, a big reason why he continues to be banned from all areas of Major League Baseball.
Tiger Woods: 'Living a life that is a lie'
Woods won 14 majors between 1997 and 2008, putting him well on pace to break the record of 18 by Jack Nicklaus. But his personal life and golf game seemed to fall apart around the same time of his November 2009 automobile crash in front of his Florida mansion.
That widely publicized incident opened a tightly closed door to Woods' sordid sex life outside his marriage, one that led to his divorce from Elin Nordegren less than a year later and might have affected his mental edge, as he hasn't won a major championship since.
"When you're living a life that is a lie, life isn't fun," Woods said before the 2010 Masters.
Nordegren's words were much harsher when she gave her first interview a few months later, telling People magazine she felt "stupid" for not catching on sooner to his lies and infidelity.
"The word betrayal isn't strong enough," she said. "I felt like my whole world had fallen apart. It seemed that my world as I thought it was had never existed. I felt embarrassed for having been so deceived."
Manti Te'o: Case of the fake girlfriend
The story Te'o described of his grandmother and his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, dying on the same day, Sept. 11, 2012, was gut-wrenching to hear and read and caused many to root for the linebacker during his senior season at Notre Dame that fall.
Te'o was already one of the nation's top players at his position, but his heartbreak off the field seemed to inspire his play. He emerged as a Heisman Trophy candidate while leading one of the top defenses in the nation to the BCS National Championship game, where Notre Dame lost 42-14 to Alabama.
Not long after the championship game, however, the sports website Deadspin received an anonymous tip that Te'o's girlfriend never existed. Rather, he was the victim of an elaborate hoax hatched by an acquaintance and two others.
Te'o, in fact, had never met his girlfriend but was too embarrassed to reveal to his father and others that he was carrying on a serious relationship with someone he never met. To make matters worse, he continued to speak about her death and their relationship even after receiving a call in early December from a woman who claimed to be her and determining he probably was the victim of "catfishing."
The San Diego Chargers weren't too concerned about the situation, drafting him in the second round in 2013 and signing him to a four-year contract worth just over $5 million. He led the Chargers in tackles last season.
Nick Saban: Job fib
Saban stepped to the podium for his weekly news conference on Dec. 21, 2006, and, once again, bristled when asked if he was planning to leave the Miami Dolphins and return to the college ranks at Alabama.
"I guess I have to say it," Saban said adamantly. "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach."
Two weeks later, he was named Alabama's head coach.
To his defense, the Dolphins still had two games remaining on their regular-season schedule when Saban made his Alabama denial, and they lost both to finish 6-10 and miss the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
Saban also picked the right time to get out, as the Dolphins have advanced to the postseason only once since 2001, and the Crimson Tide have won four national championships under Saban. Still, he probably didn't need to be in such denial before his exit from Miami.
Steve Kerr: No trophy for morality
The media is often the source that uncovers dishonesty and deception, but in the case of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, he used the media to propagate his lie.
The Warriors were trailing the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1 heading into Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals in Cleveland when Kerr told a group of reporters that he planned to stick with his regular starting lineup.
But when the starting five was announced shortly before tipoff, Golden State small forward Andre Iguodala was included in that group, a role he hadn't played in the previous 101 games that season. The wrinkle seemed to work, as the Warriors won the game and the next two to capture their first NBA championship in 40 years.
"I lied," Kerr said after the game. "I don't think they hand you the trophy based on morality. They give it to you if you win. Sorry about that."