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Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Posted on: February 8, 2012 12:37 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2012 8:19 pm
 
Suh's moved past his Thanksgiving mistake, but the public hasn't forgotten yet. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Not breaking news: Michael Vick is an unpopular athlete when it comes to public polling. This has been true since Vick went to jail for dogfighting and it remains true to this day. But it's a bit surprising to see Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh climbing the charts (sliding the chutes?) of the most unpopular athletes in the world.

According to a survey done by Nielson and published by Forbes, Suh checks in as the fourth-least-liked athlete in the world, behind only Vick, Tiger Woods and Plaxico Burress.

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It's not entirely shocking that Suh would end up on this list. He's easily recognizable as the second-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and someone who has a pile of endorsements. He also stepped on an opponent on a nationally-televised Thanksgiving Day game against the Packers and drew a two-game suspension.

He's regarded in some corners as "dirty" and in many places as a "bad boy" of the NFL, regardless of whether or not that's accurate. According to Forbes, Suh's lack of popularity is a total 180-degree turn, as he was on the list of most popular athletes just four months ago.

"He went from being so popular to being a pariah in one season," says Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielson.

Fortunately for Suh, an incident-free 2012 will go a long way towards cleaning up his image. Guys like Plaxico and Vick, who served actual prison time, as well as Tiger, who suffered through a public infidelity scandal the likes of which we've never seen, have a much higher hill to climb if they want to regain their popularity among the general populace.

Dropping out of the top-10 most-hated list from the NFL this time around? Al Davis (passed away), Jerry Jones (must have become sympathetic with the Cowboys missing the playoffs?), Ben Roethlisberger (was never actually charged?) and Randy Moss (retired).

The lesson as always? Time heals all wounds. Some times it just takes longer for some people.

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Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:41 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Arnaux. What the hell does being a lefty have anything to do with it, Kenny Stabler was a lefty and one of the best QB's ever !



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:39 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Hey aline Moss didn 't beat his wife , he pushed a meter maid , he had a restraining order put on him in florida , by a girlfriend then the authorities found out he was in new england and she lied it was thrown out and the poy head you must be talking about ricky williams , let 's not forget ray lewis he covered up a double murder



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:24 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Hey arnaux, this article wasn't a sounding board for you to bash the Eagles, so please drop it...its bad enough I have to deal with Giants fans that are friends of mine, now I have to hear from some complete douchebag whose spouting off the same shyt we've all read for the past two years about Vick...and you know what I say..WHO CARES?!??! 




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:11 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Savages...



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:08 pm
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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:56 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Hubster
I know you purposely fluffed up the list with crap charges and repeated things to make it look fatter

but children out of wedlock...seriously?

before you turn him over to Torquemada, consider what setting that precedent would do as far as thinning the talent pool.
that kind of moralizing, allowed to run free would turn it straight into the CFL...



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:51 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

What did Plax do to anyone?  Vick and Suh I can see, both trash.  Sure Suh may be the best DT in the game but he's still a complete asshole.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:31 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

3rd article on this site written by less than an amateur hack. One on Hamilton, insinuating he's a slave, this one, and one in hockey. How do you grade crap?



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:27 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

My favorite post ever, thank you and I hope you run for president..



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:26 pm
 

Suh, Vick, Plax highlight most-disliked athletes

Wow.....I hate to point out the obvious.....Who's your Daddy ?


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