When it comes to Michael Vick, the hate does not go far enough and people just won’t let go.
The Eagles quarterback has been named as the NFL’s Most Disliked Player for 2013 in a poll released earlier today.
Conducted by E-Poll Market Research for Forbes, Vick was the only one whose dislike was above 50%, with the
former convicted felon garnering a 53% mark. Obviously, there are those who have still not yet forgotten about his misdeeds with dog-fighting and are not easily to be won back over, even with his generally squeaky-clean image since being released.
Coming in second is Manti Te’o, whose shenanigans involving Lenny Kekua is still fresh on the minds of football fans. Ndamukong Suh is third, based on his “dirty” reputation thanks to hard, yet finable hitting.
For those who are meticulous with poll methodology, the parameters:
1. 1,100 people were surveyed. All are at least 13 years of age.
2. List of eligible NFL players are limited to active players with a minimum of 10% awareness level from the public.
Here is the top ten:
Michael Vick (QB, Philadelphia Eagles): 53%
Manti Te’o (LB, San Diego Chargers): 48%
Ndamukong Suh (DT, Detroit Lions): 43%
Ben Roethlisberger (QB, Pittsburgh Steelers): 40%
Mark Sanchez (QB, New York Jets): 40%
Jay Cutler (QB, Chicago Bears): 33%
Tony Romo (QB, Dallas Cowboys): 32%
Tom Brady (QB, New England Patriots): 25%
Carson Palmer (QB, Arizona Cardinals): 24%
Reggie Bush (RB, Detroit Lions): 22%