NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's legal tumult, the suspended NFL superstar is among African-American teens' favorite athletes -- ranking ahead of such sports luminaries as Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Peyton Manning, and Tim Duncan, among many others.
The TRU Study asked teens to name their two favorite athletes (professional, amateur, active, or retired). African-American teens ranked Vick their favorite NFL player and fifth-favorite athlete overall. The study was conducted after his indictment but prior to his guilty plea.
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