Once held up as a national hero

Bassim

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Is my sentence grammatically correct?

Once held up a national hero, the basketball star has become a pariah after a couple of sex scandals.
 

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Delete held up and it will be.
 

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I don't like it. I would use "considered" or "seen as" instead. Alternatively, you could use "held up as", but that's more used for things, not people.
 

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Or regarded as.
 
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