Forbes released a listed of most hated athletes, some of the players on the list weren’t all that surprising. Manti Te’o was high on the list but and that came as a bit of a shock. The fake girlfriend scandal really created a lot of anti-Te’o sentiments. Another player on the list is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says it is better to be disliked and relevant, than irrelevant.
“I think you got to be relevant and I think he’s very relevant,” Jones said Tuesday morning on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. “The people of football, when they watch him play, they watch his release, they see how savvy he can be. Then he’s very relevant and when that relevancy does not fit each of our idea of ‘Boy what he ought be doing where he ought be as a success.’ It’s about expectations, all of that comes to play. I don’t think Tony from the standpoint of personality, I don’t think Tony in any way is something inordinate enough to degrade on people. I just think it’s a question of he’s a guy who goes out here, he’s going to try to keep the play alive.”