"In this life, you can't unring a bell," he said. "You can't go door to door and tell people to forget everything they have heard."
Jewell was finally honored last year for finding the bomb, not planting it. He is now a sheriff's deputy in Georgia.
In some cases, the falsely accused win big settlements. Jewell settled with at least five companies including CNN and NBC. But 10 years later, he is still fighting a legal battle with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That could go to court this fall.
Pagones -- the man falsely accused in the Brawley case -- left his job as a lawyer and is now a private investigator. He said he liked being able to help people "find the truth."