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Suh ranks 4th on Forbes list of most disliked athletes

We all knew that Ndamukong Suh’s reputation took a big hit when he stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving. Forbes magazine has the numbers to prove it.

Suh is fourth on the new list of most disliked athletes behind Michael Vick, Tiger Woods and Plaxico Burress according to surveys conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research that measures public attitudes toward pro athletes.

Oddly enough, last year Suh led the Nielsen-EPoll Survey of most liked players in the NFL. All that changed with The Stomp.

“He went from being so popular to being a pariah in one season,” Stephen Master, vice president of sports for Nielsen, said in the Forbes story.

Because he’s young Suh has plenty of time to improve his image.

Those on the list scored most responses from people who described them as athletes they dislike, dislike somewhat or dislike a lot.

One more odd note. To be in the survey athletes need at least 10 percent awareness with the public. As the article said, “Hence, no hockey players.”

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