As the Washington Examiner reports, barely a month into continuing on-field protests by players, and now coaches, the NFL has not only fallen from its once-lofty perch to the least liked among top professional sports — and top college sports as well.
- From the end of August through the end of September, the NFL's favorable rating has dropped nearly 25 percent — 57 percent to 44 percent.
- The league's 40 percent unfavorable rating is the highest of any major sport.
- Favorability among core fans fell from 73 percent to 42 percent.
- Unfavorable ratings among core fans rose from 19 percent to 47 percent.
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