The 50 Most Hated Athletes Right Now USA TODAY Sports

5. Aaron Hernandez

Sport: Football
Team: N/A
Hateful lowlight: Getting arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

As public figures, athletes have a responsibility to the same public who showers them with adoration, and ultimately pays their bills. Aaron Hernandez has completely shattered that trust and love that he fomerly shared with Patriots fans. He's currently in jail awaiting trial for first-degree murder, and is also being investigated for other murders in Florida and Massachusetts. Last month, the Patriots held a "jersey swap" for fans to turn in their Hernandez jerseys for a new one-over 1,200 jerseys were turned in. It's time for NFL fans to wash their hands of this man.

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