Most disliked athletes

Most disliked athletes
Most disliked athletes, Feel-good stories can go sour pretty quickly, as Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong can attest to. They lead the 2013 list of America's Most Disliked Athletes, based on the latest public surveys from Nielsen Sports and market research firm E-Poll. Candidates were limited to those scoring a minimum of 10% public awareness.

Lance Armstrong
Appeal: 15%
The doping confession to Oprah didn’t yield much sympathy. In a virtual tie with Manti Te'o at the top, but Armstrong's broader name recognition gives him the nod.

Manti Te'o
Linebacker, University of Notre Dame
Appeal: 15%
Apparently the online girlfriend hoax wasn’t his idea, but most people figure he embellished the extent of the relationship for personal attention. Te'o's appeal rating went from 88% to 15% almost overnight.

Tiger Woods
Appeal: 19%
His image hasn't improved that much since his highly publicized infidelity problems of a few years ago, in part because he hasn’t won much.

Jay Cutler
Quarterback, Chicago Bears
Appeal: 21%
Seen as standoffish with teammates and the public. Fair or not, the sight of Cutler riding a stationary bike on the Bears’ sideline after pulling himself from a 2011 playoff game still lingers as a symbol of softness.

Read more: forbes

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