The NFL most disliked player is Michael Vick. Currently nursing a hamstring injury, the Philadelphia Eagles player has hung on to his bad reputation. On Oct. 21, Yahoo! reported that Mike Vick has earned himself the coveted title of "most disliked" and many believe that stems from his part in a dog-fighting ring five years ago.
"Pollsters have told us on a few occasions that while Vick scores well with hardcore NFL fans, casual fans still identify him mostly with the legal woes of a few years ago," Yahoo! reports -- and that is both accurate and understandable. Most people have a hard time forgiving a guy who was so abusive to animals.
The NFL most disliked poll was conducted by E-Poll Market Research. Each year, Michael Vick finds himself at the very top no matter how much time passes. San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o nabbed second place. Don't forget that Te'o rocked the media with his fake girlfriend relationship (that may or may not have spawned the show "Catfish").
The third spot was taken up by Detroit Lions linemen Ndamukong Suh. Ben Roethlisberger and Mark Sanchez rounded out the top five. Do you agree with these choices? Are there any NFL players that you feel should have made the top 5?
Will the NFL most disliked player even change from Mike Vick? Maybe when he retires...
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