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The sports world has offered up plenty of candidates for pillory in recent weeks, and lucky for them, they got some egg on their faces just in time for the Forbes list.
While Forbes points out the most disliked athletes each year, this year’s list has some real whoppers thanks to the recent dismantling of the purported legends of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o. Those two join the usual big names in the “disliked” ranks – Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and Michael Vick.
Time has healed some wounds, giving Ben Roethlisberger and Plaxico Burress a break after they each got a spot on the 2012 list with their sexual assault allegations and gun-related prison sentence, respectively, but the NFL still had a nice representation this year, taking three of the top 10 spots. In the NBA, Kris Humphries has faded from the haters’ focus, but one team has two members on the list this year (and no, it’s not the Heat).
See who made the list of America’s most vilified sports figures.
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A Dallas promotions company sued Lance Armstrong on Thursday, demanding he repay $12 million in bonuses and fees it paid him for winning the Tour de France.
SCA Promotions had tried in a 2005 legal dispute to prove Armstrong cheated to win before it ultimately settled and paid him.
Armstrong recently acknowledged using performance-enhancing drugs, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...
A Dallas promotions company says it will sue Lance Armstrong on Thursday to recover more than $12 million it paid him in bonuses for winning the Tour de France seven times.
SCA Promotions tried to withhold the bonuses in 2005 amid doping allegations against the cyclist. The company wants its money back, plus fees and interest, now that Armstrong has admitted he used performance...
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has been in contact with Lance Armstrong and is giving him more time to decide if he wants to cooperate with its investigators and tell more about what he knows of doping in cycling.
USADA, the agency that investigated the cyclist's performance-enhancing drug use and banned him for life from sports, has given him an extra two weeks to work out an...
When it all falls down…
Lance Armstrong has gone from America’s Live Strong Hero to one of the most hated in figures in sports after finally admitting to using performance enhancing drugs.
Now that his reputation is gone, it’s time to move to his money.
As reported by the Associated Press , SCA Promotions has filed a lawsuit to recover $9.5 million in bonus money paid to Armstrong...
After denying steroid use for his whole career, cyclist Lance Armstrong finally decided to come clean to Oprah and admit that he is a cheater. A move that I assumed Armstrong hoped would clear his conscience and finally let himself and people move on from it.
It reportedly has backfired. Bad.
According to ABC News, Armstrong is now under investigation by the federal government...
Lance Armstrong will not face criminal charges from US prosecutors after his public admission last month that he took performance-enhancing drugs, according to multiple reports.
"We made a decision on that case a little over a year ago. Obviously, we've been well aware of the statements that have been made by Mr. Armstrong in other media reports. That does not change my...
He no longer is referred to as the 7-time Tour de France champion, but Lance Armstrong is about to return the nearly $12 million in bonus money that he “won.” Armstrong is refusing to return the money that came along with this tainted victories in 2002-2004, according to a USA Today report. The company that paid the bonuses said it expects to file a lawsuit against Armstrong...
JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist Football, like cycling after the disaster that was Lance Armstrong, will be half dead as a sport if it reaches the point where spectators commonly think ''Fix!''
That day inched closer this week, too close for comfort.
The somewhat self-aggrandizing announcement from Europol that organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix...
According to ABC News, disgraced former Tour de France 7 time champion Lance Armstrong is under investigation by federal authorities.According to a source, who spoke with ABC News, authorities are investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation. Although Armstrong admitted, during his interview with Oprah Winfrey back in January, that he indeed took...
A US attorney for Southern California says he still has no plans to
bring criminal charges against Lance Armstrong, but a new report
says another government agency may still be seeking action.
It’s a long fall from the top…
Once one of America’s most beloved athletes, Lance Armstrong is now at the top of Forbes list of the ten least liked.
Armstrong was in good company. Tied with him for first place was Manti “Catfish” Te’o, both receiving an appealing rating of just 15%.
Rounding out the top ten are:
3) Tiger Woods 19%
T4) Jay Cutler 21%
T4) Metta World...