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By Sam H. Quinn On January - 17 - 2013

What do Michael Vick and Barry Bonds have in common?

The answer is, not too much.

Michael Vick has been convicted of harming defenseless animals. Barry Bonds has been accused of harming the legacy of baseball.

Michael Vick has gone to prison for his crimes. Barry Bonds has not. 

But when it comes down to it, Barry Bonds is probably more hated by the common sports fan than Michael Vick.

Why? Because we think he cheated.

Let's think about that for a moment. First of all, we only think he cheated. We don't know for sure, but let's table that for now.

There are dozens of convicted felons in professional sports. If you can name a crime, there's an athlete who's committed it. Twenty-seven NFL players were arrested over the last offseason. In December, a convicted murderer caught a touchdown pass on Monday Night Football

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