Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) has 3.5 sacks this season, and 25.5 for his career. (Daniel Mears / Detroit News)
Ndamukong Suh is having trouble shaking a bad reputation.
Suh, the Lions’ star defensive tackle, wasn’t at the top of Forbes list of most disliked NFL players, which was unveiled Monday, but he’s up near the top, checking in at No. 3.
He’s not alone in representing the Lions. Running back Reggie Bush is No. 10.
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tops the list with a “dislike percentage” of 53 percent, though he appears to have made considerable strides in repairing his image following a 19-month stint in prison beginning in August 2007 for his part in a dog-fighting operation.
Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o was second at 48 percent, likely coming from the fake girlfriend episode during his time at Notre Dame.
Suh is next at 43 percent. In his fourth season in the NFL, Suh has racked up seven fines, including a $31,500 penalty for a hit on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, though a flag wasn’t thrown on the play.
Suh also was fined $100,000 for a low block on Vikings center John Sullivan in the opening week. In addition to his litany of fines he also was suspended for two games after stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2011.
According to Forbes, the list is the result of the “latest surveys from E-Poll Market Research, a California-based firm whose E-Score measures public opinion of thousands of celebrities based on likeability, awareness, confidence and many other attributes.” The survey was of 1,100 people, ages 13 and older.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a former Michigan star, is No. 8 (25 percent), while Bush garnered a dislike percentage of 22 percent.
Visit www.forbes.com for the complete list.