Eliot Spitzer was New York's "Batman."
As New York's Attorney General, he went after Merrill Lynch in a conflict-of-interest cases. The $100 million settlement was a landmark victory for Spitzer and would later help propel his election to Governor in 2006, winning 69% of the vote.
Then it all went downhill.
On March 10, 2008 The New York Times reported Spitzer's involvement with a high-end prostitution ring. Before this, Spitzer's only public involvement with prostitution rings was when he shut two of them down as Attorney General. From the looming threat of impeachment, Spitzer stepped down from office.
However, he is now stepping up again, running for New York City Comptroller.
It might be time to put away that cape.
Stooge Three: Alex Rodriguez
Fourteen-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove, and three-time American MVP is quite the resume. A resume that awarded Alex Rodriguez the largest contract in American sports history: $275 million over 10 years. However, his current employer, the MLB, thinks it's time to part ways.
When Alex Rodriguez signed with the Yankees for the first time in 2004, he was dominating baseball with an impressive 345 homeruns and .298 batting average. New York City welcomed him.
He became a tabloid sensation when A-Rod divorced and began his glamorous relationship with Madonna.
And then he crashed. In 2009, A-Rod admitted to using banned substances when he was a Texas Ranger. Criticism heightened again when he was benched during 2012 playoffs, going 3 for 25 during the post-season.
Now in 2013, hip injuries and quadricep injuries have kept him from playing. When the Miami New Times revealed that A-Rod had been receiving performance enhancing drugs from a medical clinic in Miami, the MLB began an investigation and now he is facing a lifetime ban if commissioner Bud Selig decides to act.
Time to update that resume.