He probably won't display the award in his trophy case but Kurt Busch landed on an exclusive list of athletes named in a FORBES magazine poll.
Busch was included as one of the "most disliked" athletes in sports.
Surveys conducted by Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research, measured public attitudes toward pro athletes. Athletes 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% awareness with the public.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick led the hit parade this year with a 42 percent awareness number. “His awareness is up there with Peyton Manning but a lot of it is people knowing him for the wrong reasons,” says Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielsen.
Vick actually tied with Tiger Woods for the dubious honor.
While the likes of Mark McGwire, Randy Moss and Manny Ramirez dropped out this year NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress, fresh off a prison term for gun possession, Kris Humphries, the embattled New Jersey Nets player who no doubt has his failed marriage to Kim Kardashian to thank for his inclusion on the list, and Busch took their spots this year.
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