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The Most Hated Players In The NFL Right Now

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Vote up the football players you can't help but hate.

Football is a tough game of big, ego-driven men clashing on the field and off, so it makes sense that a number of players would find themselves among fans and peers most hated people in the NFL. When you're trying to win games, it doesn't necessarily help to be liked, and many of these players have found success despite being the dirtiest and meanest players in the NFL.

While some players receive hate from fans for their poor play on the field, like Blake Bortles or Kirk Cousins, others have serious off-the-field issues that have made them the kind of players fans love to hate, like Antonio Brown and Tyreek Hill. Then, there are the dirty players like Richie Incognito and Ndamukong Suh, guys you just don't want to play against.

So check out this list of the most hated players in the NFL, and vote up the players you can't stand, whether on the field or off it. Then head over and check out some of football's nice guys among the NFL's most likable players.

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  • Antonio Brown
    Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Instagram
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    Antonio Brown has all the talent in the world but has burned so many bridges with his teams that he may have played his last down. His antics off the field such as frostbitten feet, helmet issues, sexual abuse allegations, and social media meltdowns have spurned even his most ardent supporters. 

    • Position: Wide receiver
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ndamukong Suh
    Photo: user uploaded image
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    Ndamukong Suh earned the reputation of being a cheap-shot artist early on in his NFL career. Suh has been fined numerous times for his on-field indiscretions, which include stepping on opponents and kicking them. His dirty plays have subsided to a degree over the years, but his dirty play still pops up every once in a while. 

    • Position: Defensive tackle
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Henry Ruggs
    Photo: user uploaded image

    In 2021, Henry Ruggs was involved in a car crash, while driving drunk, that killed a 23-year-old woman and her dog. There's no one easier to hate than an entitled millionaire who drives recklessly and harms innocent bystanders in his way. Ruggs actions were so despicable, he was dropped by the Las Vegas Raiders and may not be considered an "NFL player" much longer.

    • Position: Wide receiver
    • Teams: Las Vegas Raiders
  • Deshaun Watson
    Photo: DeShaun Watson / Instagram

    Deshaun's off the field problems have kept him off the field and weakened the Texans greatly. Add this to a drawn out contract dispute with senior management, and Watson can't seem to do much right. 

    • Position: Quarterback
    • Teams: Cleveland Browns