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Louis Armstrong died July 6, 1971, just days after this photo of the trumpet master practicing at home in New York was taken. The jazz great broke racial barriers with his broad appeal. (Associated Press)

Louis Armstrong died July 6, 1971, just days after this photo of the trumpet master practicing at home in New York was taken. The jazz great broke racial barriers with his broad appeal. (Associated Press)

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The biggest villains in sports

Ray Rice is just the latest famous athlete to draw the ire of the American public. Sports stars haven’t always acted as role models — both on and off the field.