The 10 most disliked people in professional sports today

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IJune 21, 2010

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 02:  National Football League player Michael Vick visits BET '106 & Park' at BET Studios on February 2, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Despite leading the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball (MLB) to its 27th World Series Championship last year, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez remains among the most despised figures in professional sports.

According to a Forbes Magazine poll, A-Rod ranked eighth on the list of the most disliked people in sports; which included such notorious transgressors as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and golfer Tiger Woods.

On the bright side, this is an improvement for the 3-time American League MVP who was a third place finisher last year after his admission to the use of performance-enhancing drugs between 2001 and 2003.

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