Michael Vick is way up there on top of the list of NFL players who are most disliked by fans. The Philadelphia Eagles player has served time in prison for his role in a dog-fighting ring. That was some time ago. But the label of “criminal” seems to have stuck to poor Vick.
Like mental illness, the stigma of being a jailbird has not been erased from Vick’s record despite his sincere efforts at cleaning up his image. The list of most disliked NFL players includes sportsmen with idiosyncrasies or habits that people just don’t take to. At #2 comes Manti Te’o. Over half the fans truly detest him. The girlfriend fraud continues to haunt his life and he is thoroughly hated for it.
At #3 is Ndamukong Suh, who while manly and strong is also a very rough and tough man who plays dirty. He is not known for his soft side. He recently hurt a fellow player which was ignored by the authorities. This earned him the vituperative hatred of many people. As for the fourth and fifth most execrable players, they are Ben Roethlisberger and Mark Sanchez.
The former has been accused in the past of sexual assault while the latter is held responsible for the decline of his team. Believe it or not but Tom Brady features among the top ten least likable players of the NFL too. It seems that while the females like him a lot, he is not a big favorite among the men who find him more of a rich pretty boy.