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A-Rod, McGwire among most hated sports figures

Posted on: June 22, 2010 3:47 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2010 3:50 pm
Alex Rodriguez Even though it's been over a year since Alex Rodriguez apologized for taking performance-enhancing substances while with the Texas Rangers, he still ranks among the most hated sports figures.

The number, however, has dropped. After being hated by 57 percent of people in 2009 and ranking third in Forbes ' "Most Disliked People in Sports," A-Rod has dropped to eighth place with 45 percent of the vote.

Joining him on the list is Mark McGwire, who is in his first season as the Cardinals' hitting coach. McGwire, who broke Roger Maris' record of 61 home runs with a then-record 70, has refused to talk about his past, lending himself to much ridicule. McGwire is now more hated than A-Rod, as he places sixth behind Michael Vick, Al Davis, Ben Roethlisberger and Jerry Jones. Terrell Owens, A-Rod, Allen Iverson and Gilbert Arenas round out the top 10.

Those who are off the list include Kobe Bryant (fifth in 2009) and Manny Ramirez, who placed second largely due to his ignonimous exit from Boston in 2008 and resulting suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2010 10:27 am

A-Rod, McGwire among most hated sports figures

If you hate sportswriters so much then here's a thought don't read Sports News! Unless you are A-Rod or McGwire or some superfan of either (which puts you low in my category anyway) I don't get the hostility towards the story.

Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2010 8:57 am

A-Rod, McGwire among most hated sports figures

Maybe...but they are way down the list behind EVERY sportswriter BOZO!

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