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Top 20 NFL Players Who Hate Each Others

Football has always been an intense game filled with both physical and mental strain. Passion drives players to push their limits and constantly strive for greatness on the field. With so much work, effort and testosterone going into being and NFL player, it should come as no surprise when tensions start to rise. Fights aren’t unheard of in the NFL. Though they might not be as common as they are in the NHL, they still happen in football from time to time. Be it between a couple of teammates in practice or two opposing players during a game, these rare occurrences plainly show the animosity and frustration felt during the course of an NFL season.

Of course football is a competitive sport and hate can sometimes be confused with grit. It’s natural for players to get in each other’s faces in the heat of the moment or during a tight game. However it’s another thing to turn on the TV and hear them blasting their opponents on live television or reading a number of malicious Tweets between two players online. This does make for some good entertainment but it doesn’t undercut the reality that some NFL players genuinely don’t like one another. And that’s okay, really. In fact it might even make for more competitive games throughout the season.

20 Osi Umenyiora and LeSean McCoy

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19 Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree

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18 J.J. Watt and Zach Mettenberger

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17 Mike Vanderjagt and Peyton Manning

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16 Cortland Finnegan and Andre Johnson

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15 Jay Cutler and J’Marcus Webb

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14 Riley Cooper and Cary Williams

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13 Bart Scott and Hines Ward

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12 Bill Romanowski and Everyone He Played

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11 Percy Harvin and Golden Tate

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10 Bart Scott and Tom Brady

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9 Bill Bergey and Conrad Dobler

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8 Martellus Bennett and the Entire NFL

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7 Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb

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6 Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito

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5 Geno Smith and IK Enemkpali

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4 George Atkinson and Lynn Swann

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3 Steve Smith and Ken Lucas

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2 Joe Montana and Steve Young

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1 Richard Sherman and Tom Brady

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Remember when Richard Sherman totally got up in Tom Brady’s face on live television and just blasted the guy? Good times. It’s not surprising to see Sherman’s name mentioned once again on this list. It’s even less of a surprise to see him mentioned alongside the man with whom he had his first highly publicized beef. That whole post-game incident really put Sherman on the map as a pop culture icon while poor Tommy-boy walked off sulking. Well seeing as Brady’s Pats bested the Seahawks in this past Super Bowl, it might be safe to say that things are pretty much even for now.

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