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Only time will tell what consequences await Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but racist rants, bad jokes and N bombs can destroy careers – here’s proof.
MEL GIBSON: This two-time Oscar winner went from aging action hero to falling star when he was pulled over in 2006 for driving under the influence, and then proceeded to blame all of the wars in the world on "f--king Jews." His career never quite recovered, and took another hit in 2010 when a recording of a phone call with his baby's mama, Oksana Grigorieva, hit the web with more racial slurs. Oh, and then there was that profanity-laden rant in front of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas.MORE PHOTOS