4 scandals that rocked the sports world in 2014 by Benjamin Snyder @FortuneMagazine December 30, 2014, 12:44 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons There were serious allegations made against professional athletes, and on-field antics by international soccer players. All in all, 2014 was quite a year for sports scandals. A slew of athletes enmeshed in scandals lost their endorsement deals, while others in the industry lost even more. And as Fortune’s Daniel Roberts points out, some sectors of the sports world proved remarkably adept at escaping the stink of scandal this year. Here are 4 scandals that rocked the sports business this year.