10 NFL Players Who Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputations

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10 NFL Players Who Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputations
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The NFL can be a cruel, cruel world.

Even one mistake on the field can produce a goat, a choke artist, a loser, or words I am not allowed to use on this website. Double that fan/coach/media animosity for mistakes made off the field.

Don't get me wrong. Plenty of players who have bad reps deserve them.

Tony Romo's label for never winning the big game or in big spots is deserved. 

Ndamukong Suh's penchant for stomping opponents or making late and illegal hits is deserved. 

And Michael Vick's reputation as a convicted felon is also deserved, no matter if he served his time and apologized or not.

But some players, for a variety of reasons, don't deserve the dim view people have of them. Or at the very least they don't deserve the white hot intensity of their bad reputations. 

Here are 10 such cases. 

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