NEW YORK (WFAN) — Breaking news: People don’t like A-Rod!

OK, not exactly a surprise. Don’t stop the presses.

Alex Rodriguez was voted (among his MLB peers) as the most overrated player in baseball last season. Now the Yankees star can count himself among America’s most disliked athletes, according to a poll published by Forbes.

But two other Tri-State area athletes came in above the “Lightning Rod.”

Kris Humphries of the Nets, due to his high-profile divorce drama with reality star Kim Kardashian, took the No. 5 slot.

Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress ranked highest of the locals at No. 3 after serving nearly 21 months in prison on a gun charge.

Michael Vick and Tiger Woods were tied for the top dishonor. Also on the list: Ndamukong Suh (4), LeBron James (6), Kobe Bryant (7), Terrell Owens (8) and and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (10).

Last May, A-Rod cracked the Top 50 of Forbes’ annual “Celebrity 100″ compilation. He ranked No. 49 among the most powerful people-slash-groups in the entertainment business.

Do you agree with the list? Sound off in the comments below…

Comments (7)
  1. barny says:

    money has nothing to do with how much people hate arod, bill gates makes alot of money and nobody hates him, arod bring it on himself, he hasnt worked hard enough to ear the monies he being paid, hes about as useful as tits on a pole.

  2. Steve says:

    I’m a white lower middle class man. I think ARod he a good person with a good heart don’t be jealous. He is a great player and young at heart.

  3. Joan Serrano Russo says:

    A-Rod is a classless and selfish moron..Not exactly the type for our children to look up to..So he would be the most hated New York athlete for sure..

  4. george99 says:

    Yeah well to hell with everyone. A-Rod is my 3rd baseman, and he is a Yankee! That’s all that matters to me. It’s all about jealousy because he is the highest paid. Any team in the league would love to have him, they just won’t admit it because they know its not a reality.
    Fact is he is one of the best defensively. He is also one of the SMARTEST ON FIELD players around. You NEVER see him make a boneheaded play on the field.
    His hitting has declined, but he is still dangerous.

  5. Derp says:

    Just another list created by women. No real man in their right mind would give a damn about what athletes do off the field. Hate all you want but Vick & Tiger are laughing at these soccer moms all the way to the bank.

  6. Lou says:

    Wow, I can’t believe Plax is SO high on this list. Over Hump & A-Rod? Really? All the guy did was be a moron and shoot himself. It’s not like he threw his teammate (whom Yankees fans revere more than the Pope) under the buss. Or starred in an amazingly annoying reality show that ended in a 72-day sham marriage/divorce.

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