Michael Vick and the 20 Most Polarizing Athletes Ever

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Michael Vick and the 20 Most Polarizing Athletes Ever
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Michael Vick's legacy has seen a dramatic amount of highs and lows.

Now, just two years removed from prison, Vick has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches while rediscovering the magic that once had many believing he would be among the all time greats to play in the NFL.

Tuesday, Eagles coach Andy Reid announced Vick would be the starting quarterback moving forward.

It appears his career has now come full circle.

Vick's rise and fall has cemented his place has one of the most polarizing figures in sports.

Joining him on this list is a handful of future Hall of Famers, several athletes who will likely never get the chance to make the Hall of Fame despite putting up huge numbers, and a large assortment of sports pop culture icons who are more famous for what they have come to represent than what they have actually accomplished.

Here's a look at 20 of the most polarizing athletes in history.


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