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Zulgad: The 5 most popular athletes in Minnesota? There’s a catch

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson faces a child-abuse charge and is persona non grata around Winter Park until he has taken care of his legal issues in Texas.

Kevin Love made himself into an elite NBA player then decided he didn’t like how the Timberwolves handled his contract situation and pouted his way out of town.

Joe Mauer used to be the hometown kid done good, but you will find few local sports fans who have a kind word to say about him or his eight-year, $184 million contract.

So who are the five most popular professional athletes in the Twin Cities these days?…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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