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America's most disliked athletes: Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o top Forbes' list

Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:23 AM  |  Updated Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Forbes list of America's Most Disliked Athletes of 2013 shows that America doesn't like being lied to. Cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame's Linebacker, Manti Te'o top the list following their controversial falls from grace after they admitted to doping (Armstrong) and lied about a dead girlfriend (Te'o).

The list goes like this,

1. Lance Armstrong, Cyclist (15% appeal)

Alberto Contador of Spain (yellow jersey) rides with his Astana teammate Lance Armstrong along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris on July 26, 2009. Contador won his second consecutive Tour de France title. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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2. Manti Te'o, Linebacker, University of Notre Dame (15% appeal)

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o #5 stretches prior to playing against Alabama in the BCS National Championship in Miami on January 7, 2013. UPI/Marc Serota
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3. Tiger Woods, Golfer (19% appeal)

Team USA's Tiger Woods tees off on the ninth hole at the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. Europe came from behind to win the Cup 14 1/2 to 13 1/2. UPI/Mark Cowan
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4. Jay Cutler, Quaterback, Chicago Bears (21% appeal)

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (L) tackles Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler after a 4-yard scramble during the second quarter at Soldier Field on December 2, 2012 in Chicago. UPI/Brian Kersey
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5. Metta World Peace Forward, Los Angeles Lakers (21% appeal)

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant, back, fouls Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) late in the second half at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 27, 2013. Lakers 105 to 96. UPI/Lori Shepler
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6. Alex Rodriguez Third Baseman, New York Yankees (22% appeal)

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez swings and misses the ball in his eighth inning at bat against the Baltimore Orioles in game 4 of the ALDS against the at Yankee Stadium in New York City on October 11, 2012. UPI/John Angelillo
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