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Armstrong, Te'o Head List of 'Disliked' Athletes

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Lance Armstrong endured two decades of professional racing and seven Tour de France championships before he became America’s most disliked athlete. That happened, of course, when he acknowledged that he cheated through much of the ride. For Manti Te’o, it took little more than a day, following the revelation of a fake girlfriend, to join Armstrong at the top of the list.

The latest public surveys from Nielson/ E-Poll show Te’o and Armstrong in a virtual dead heat for the dubious title of America’s most disliked athlete  (though we give the nod to Armstrong based on higher name recognition that gives his score a bit more heft). Each appeals to just 15% of the public, according to Nielson’s numbers, which it runs on a rolling basis with the help of...

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