Slideshow: Hate the player, love the game

America adores its professional athletes. We love to see them break records and win championships on the baseball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, and the golf course, too. What we can’t stand is when our sports heroes engage in reprehensible behavior in their personal lives – it makes it more than a little hard to root for them. In honor of repeat offender Michael Vick, here are theGrio’s 15 favorite athletes we wish would stick to their day jobs.

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