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Althea Gibson competes at Wimbledon in England in 1956. She was among the more than a million black people who weren't counted in the 1940 census. The records were released April 2. (Associated Press)

Althea Gibson competes at Wimbledon in England in 1956. She was among the more than a million black people who weren't counted in the 1940 census. The records were released April 2. (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.