Seems like all the expensive PR in the world can’t raise footballer Michael Vick out of the pits of public opinion. According to a new poll from Forbes magazine:
The latest public surveys from Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, a tracker of public perceptions of athletes and other celebrities, show that Vick still stands as the least liked player in the NFL. According to the poll, a full 60% of respondents claim the Eagles quarterback as a player they “dislike,” “dislike somewhat,” or “dislike a lot.”
Why is Vick still scoring so low? Pollsters say it’s in part because he just can’t get off the ground with women, who rate him negatively at 70 percent, compared to 50 percent for men.
Whatever the explanation, seems like his chickens – or pit bulls – have come home to roost.