We’ve seen it by league, how about overall? Over the past few months we’ve looked at the most disliked players in the NFL (Michael Vick) and NBA (Kris Humphries).
When putting the most disliked athletes from all sports under one roof, Vick and Humphries still make the cut. In fact Vick is still right at the top. But the NFL and NBA bad boys do share the stage with golf (Tiger Woods), baseball (Alex Rodriguez) and NASCAR (Kurt Busch).
That’s the result of the latest surveys conducted by Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research, measuring public attitudes toward pro athletes. Players named on the list were those that scored the most responses from people describing them as athletes they “dislike”;”dislike somewhat” or “dislike a lot.” Candidates are limited to those scoring at least 10 percent awareness with the public (hence, no hockey players).