Most disliked athletes in America: Michael Vick, Tiger Woods and more

Michael Vick (7) of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Eagles quarterback was in dazzling form and the other Philly game-breakers were hard to catch, too, as the team opened its self-proclaimed Super Bowl drive with a 31-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Getty Images/Dilip Vishwanat

Michael Vick
No Surprise: Michael Vick is on the list
Getty Images/Dilip Vishwanat

(CBS) - Much like pro wrestlers, popular athletes are often classified as "good guys" or "bad guys." You've got your Peyton Mannings and Shaquille O'Neals - charming and talented athletes who no one ever seems to talk bad about. And then you've got the other end of the spectrum. So who are the most disliked athletes in America? Forbes.com has looked at polls across most major league sports and compiled a list. Some of the names are obvious, some less so.

Michael Vick tops the list. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has topped many lists like these in the last few years. His often-times brilliant play on the gridiron hasn't been enough to convince many fans to see him as anything more than a convicted felon. His dog-fighting past continues to haunt him, and his high visibility in the NFL keeps his awareness levels high among casual football fans.

Other athletes who haven't been able to shake their bad rap include Tiger Woods and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who are also on the top ten list.

Apparently, the next worst thing after felony dog fighting charges in the eyes of fans is marrying a Kardashian. Kris Humphries' whirlwind marriage to Kim Kardashian turned the formerly little-known NBA player to a tabloid star. When Forbes focused solely on the NBA, Humphries topped the "disliked" list.

Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh made his first appearance on the "dislike" list this year. The defensive lineman entered the league as a fan-favorite, but opinions quickly changed after some high-profile temper tantrums and ugly on-field penalties - including the Thanksgiving day head-stomp that got Suh suspended for two games. His multi-million dollar charity donations haven't been enough to turn the tide.

Check out Forbes.com's complete list HERE. And let us know if you think they left anyone out.

  • Bailey Johnson

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