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Vick tops lists of most-hated athletes

For the second year in a row, Michael Vick has been rated the most hated man in sports, according to an annual Forbes magazine poll.

The NFL quarterback, who completed his sentence on dogfighting charges last year, was disliked– or worse — by 69 percent of respondents.

Vick, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, was one of five NFL figures on the 10 most-hated list.

Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, took second place on the list with a 66 percent disapproval rating. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger, who was embroiled in a sexual assault investigation this spring, ranked third with a 57 percent rating.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tied for fourth with Tiger Woods.

Comments

Comment from Danielle
Time June 22, 2010 at 7:37 am

Are you kidding me! Most of the men on this list have done some pretty terrible things to HUMANS. Their rapist or have sexually assaulted humans or worse! Get over it! What Vick did was wrong that is true but, he did his time. Society is putting more value on animals (I love animals) then someone’s child. Okay, next time you turn on the tv and see a young girl crying because she was raped don’t feel remorse think to yourself “I hope the dog is okay”.

Comment from Anonymous
Time June 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

where is Kobe

Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time June 22, 2010 at 7:29 pm

For the record, I WON’T get over it, and thank goodness millions of other feel the same. Having worked for decades with abused women and children, I have seen countless and invariable direct links between animal abuse and human abuse. So just for the record, I hope the girl AND the dog are okay. Prolonged, vile violence, enacted for sheer pleasure and only ceased because one is “caught,” is never, ever excusable and no amount of “time” can erase that evil.

Comment from chris
Time June 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

Danielle’s comment makes absolutely no sense. “Most” of the men on the list have not raped or sexually assaulted humans. Only one did (or at least was accused of doing it).

Ben Rothlisberger is the only one.

Creepy as he is, adultery is not rape or sexual assault, so Tiger Woods is out.

Al Davis and Jerry Jones are disliked for business antics, they haven’t been accused of rape.

Comment from Miss Jan ‘n Gus ‘n Wally
Time June 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Danielle, what you are not “getting” here is twofold: FIRST people aren’t putting dogs above humans – most NORMAL people have enough room in their hearts for both dogs AND humans it is not either/or. SECOND Vick did time but NOT for the crimes he committed. The only thing he did time for was providing money for “some” of the dogfighting – a very small “some fighting” certainly not all of it. What he did to animals over and over and over again according to evidence submitted to the DA and the Court as well as learned by investigators was nothing less than deliberate sadistic torture and murder from which he got a lot of very, very sick thrills. Just because he was conVICKted of lesser charges does not make him less guilty, it makes the Court system GUILTIER and Vick is just a bellweather of the broader GUILT of the judicial system in failing to adequately convict and punish wrongdoers even that child rapist you postulate. Qualified investigators have looked into Vick’s past and there were crimes and overwhelming suspicions that for various reasons including reluctant witnesses were not brought to bear on Vick including very strong suspicions of the ultimate crime against other humans. The media is at fault for not making it very clear that Vick was convicted of a relatively minor charge and did very little time for conviction on that minor charge. Animal lovers were and are outraged because he was not only inadequately punished he is unbelievably arrogant because people like YOU continue to support him.

Comment from John
Time September 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Killing dogs is wrong and so is hunting.
We should outlaw hunting as wells.

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