NFL Most Disliked Players? Michael Vick Tops Forbes List

Image: NFL Most Disliked Players? Michael Vick Tops Forbes List

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 06:13 AM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback served his time on dog-fighting charges and has nearly made good on his financial obligations, but Michael Vick is still viewed as the NFL's most disliked player according to a list released by Forbes.

Vick, four years removed from his stint in federal prison and has regained his position as one of the league's top signal-callers, topped a list based on an E-Score survey of 1,100 people age 13and up, done by E-Poll Market Research.

Forbes reported that while Vick tended to score better with fans that follow the NFL closely, casual fans still identify him mostly with the dog-fighting scandal. Forbes noted that despite his comeback and endorsement deal with Nike, a chart-topping 53 percent of respondents expressed dislike for him.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

"It’s been more than four years since Vick was released from federal prison, where he served 19 months for bankrolling the dog-fighting operation," bemoaned Brandon Lee Gowton from Eagles fan site "He’s performed well and avoided trouble ever since. Yet he is still stuck at or near the top of our various annual lists of disliked athletes."

Manti Te'o, the former Notre Dame linebacker who was "catfished" in a bizarre fake girlfriend incident last season, was listed second on the list with a 48 percent negative response, according to Forbes. Te'o is a rookie linebacker with the San Diego Chargers.

"I think this will stay with (Te'o) until he gets the chance to prove them wrong," said E-Poll chief executive Gerry Philpott.

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, who has been fined by the NFL honchos for alleged cheap shots against opposing players, seems to have well deserved 43 percent negative response that places him third on the list.

"Suh's inclusion isn't a surprise," said Kevin Meinke, of "He's developed a reputation as the league's dirtiest players, according to several player polls over the past few years, and set an NFL record this year with a $100,000 fine for a questionable hit on Minnesota's John Sullivan."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Others players who made the top 10 list, according to Forbes, includes Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (40 percent); Mark Sanchez, New York Jets (40 percent); Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears (33 percent); Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys (32 percent); Tom Brady, New England Patriots (25 percent); Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (24 percent); and Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions (22 percent).

Related stories:

Michael Vick Forgives Eagles Teammate Riley Cooper After Racial Slur

Even Michael Vick Has a Right to Speak

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved