The Eagles have received the presidential seal of approval.
President Obama recently telephoned Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to commend the team for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
King mentioned the conversation Sunday night on NBC10 and wrote about it in an online story on Monday. He reported that Obama called Lurie to discuss two topics: the Eagles' alternative-energy plans and Vick.
"He said, 'So many people who serve time never get a fair second chance,' " Lurie told King. "He was . . . passionate about it. He said it's never a level playing field for prisoners when they get out of jail. And he was happy that we did something on such a national stage that showed our faith in giving someone a second chance after such a major downfall."