Jan 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90), center, poses with Christina Ward (left) and first sergeant Robert Van Hoose (right) and infant Charles Michael Van Hoose signs autographs at NFC practice for the 2013 Pro Bowl at Hickam air force base. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ndamukong Suh Falls Off Most Disliked Athletes List


Ndamukong Suh‘s three years in the NFL have been filled with ups and downs. He was one of the league’s most liked players after bursting on the scene with a highly productive rookie season with the Detroit Lions.

That high was followed by a tremendous low when he found himself on the Forbes list of most disliked athletes when that list was released one year ago. His Thanksgiving Day stomp on national television against the Green Bay Packers, one of the country’s most popular teams, cemented the narrative that Suh is a dirty player. It’s a label he has tried to shed ever since.

Fighting public perception can be an impossible task, but there is some indication that Suh is making progress. Forbes released this year’s list of the most disliked athletes and Suh went unnamed.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler makes the list once again. Makes you wonder if this big moment from Suh helped him gain some favor in the public’s eye:

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