That reality comes with a certain amount of blowback. Case in point: Cutler has been named by Forbes as the fourth-most disliked athlete in America.
Based on recent public surveys from Nielsen Sports and market research firm E-Poll, Cutler trails only cyclist Lance Armstrong (noted PED cheat), Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (noted Internet fiasco figure) and golfer Tiger Woods (noted philander machine). Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles' signal-caller, came in at No. 7 for obvious reasons.
But he is Tony Romo, which apparently was enough.
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