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Meet the most hated man in America: Donald Sterling

Clippers owner Donald Sterling (Associated Press)

Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers’ disgraced owner, is disliked, too.

In fact, he was voted the most despised man in American in a poll by E-Poll Market Research in which 92 percent of respondents said they disliked him. In the 13-24-year-old male demographic, the numbers were even worse: 97 percent disliked him.

Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff was second at 90 percent and O.J. Simpson (The Juice has legs) and Conrad Murray (Michael Jackson’s doctor) were tied for third at 88 percent. Justin Bieber was next at 86 percent and Aaron Hernandez was seventh at 81 percent.

“Donald Sterling made these callous statements and then he has more than doubled down on them since then,” Jerry Philpott, president and CEO of E-Poll, told ESPN.

Philpott, who said that the company polled 1,100 people who were demographically representative of the population and between the ages of 13 and 49, added that athletes typically have been disliked by an average of 15 percent of respondents.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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