Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain

Forbes list of most disliked athletes has a new name: Tiger Woods
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 12:50 PM CDT
Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick leaves after speaking to members of the media at the team's training facility in Philadelphia, Monday, April 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Michael Vick has been out of federal prison for almost a year, but the Eagles quarterback still has some image-polishing to do: For the second straight year, he tops the Forbes list of most disliked people in sports. New for 2010 are Ben Roethlisberger and how-the-mighty-have-fallen poster child Tiger Woods, the only non-football figure in the top five:

  1. Michael Vick: Disliked by 69% of 1,100 poll respondents, "Vick was a popular and dynamic player before the dog-fighting episode" and "still appears poised for a recovery with the public."

  1. Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis: 66%
  2. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger: 57%
  3. Tiger Woods: 53%
  4. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: 53%
To see a slideshow of the top 10, which includes the newly re-eligible Mark McGwire, click here.
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