Whether it's the player who seems like the type of guy every father would love to have as a son-in-law or the so-called bad boy, when it comes to athletes, you can never judge a book by its cover. Sure, someone like Floyd Mayweather Jr. may come off as arrogant in the weeks leading up to a fight, but did you ever think that all of that posturing is just an act? Or how about Johnny Manziel? Say what you want about Johnny Football and his actions off the field, but you would have a difficult time dealing with becoming a sudden celebrity, too.

With a medium like Twitter, the media's slant on a story and a handful of other aspects, guys like Yasiel Puig and J.R. Smith have gone from being loved to hated at the snap of a finger. And, you know what, the hate isn't always warranted. So, hopefully we can shed a little light on the misconceptions some of the biggest names go through on a day-to-day basis. Here are The 15 Most Misunderstood Athletes in Sports Today

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