These Star Athletes Lost Sponsorships For Their Off-Field Behavior

Athletes | 10/1/19

Maria Sharapova

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Maria Sharapova began her playing career in 2003 and was a near-immediate success. Thanks to her combination of great looks and incredible play, she made an ideal sponsor for a number of different companies.

Sharapova, who is a 5 time Grand Slam winner, tested positive for the drug Meldonium and was banned from tennis for two years. After the results of her test was revealed, the tennis star lost her endorsement deals with American Express, Avon and Porsche.