August 18, 2009
AS A DIE-hard Eagles fan, I'm appalled and outraged at the signing of Michael Vick. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb say everyone deserves a second chance. Did the dogs that were tortured and killed by Michael Vick get a second chance? Shame on the Eagles organization for not thinking of the fans by making the stupidest decision in team history. Karen Morrissey, Philadelphia Selective outrage Michael Vick comes to the Eagles and - surprise! - the Daily News has one of its classic headlines and the protesters are out in force.
August 16, 2009 |
There are very few, if any, who don't know the general transgression of Michael Vick, the newest Philadelphia Eagle and former inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan.: dogfighting. But to understand the polarized reaction to his signing, and to understand his role as an advocate for the Humane Society, the gruesome details of Vick's dogfighting history can help shine a light on where Vick has come from and, during his time in Philadelphia, what he has pledged to do. On Dec. 10, 2007, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson sentenced Vick to 23 months in prison and told the former star quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, "You were instrumental in promoting, funding and facilitating this cruel and inhumane sporting activity.
March 13, 2013 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has suspended a scheduled book tour because he has received threats through social media, his spokesman said Monday night. Vick has been promoting his autobiography, Finally Free . The book tour included stops at Barnes & Noble stores in Exton and in Northvale, N.J. His next appearance was scheduled to be on Saturday in Atlanta. Vick appeared without incident at a bookstore in Charlotte, N.C., on March 2. "Michael Vick is committed to helping make his community a better place," Chris Shigas, a spokesman for Vick, said in an e-mail.
March 13, 2013 |
MICHAEL VICK and his family have been threatened lately through social media, as have bookstores where Vick planned to promote his book, "Finally Free. " Vick has canceled appearances at three Barnes & Noble locations because of the threats, which have been reported to law enforcement, Vick spokesman Chris Shigas said Monday. Shigas called the threats, first reported by Tim McManus on Phillymag.com, "very disturbing. " Vick has been a lightning rod since he returned to the NFL with the Eagles in 2009 after serving 19 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting operation, but the public furor seemed to abate over the past few years.
October 31, 2012 |
THE DATE was Sept. 21, 2010. It was the day after Andy Reid had said that Kevin Kolb was still his starting quarterback, despite how well Michael Vick had played for a game-and-a-half while Kolb nursed a concussion. At about 5:45 p.m., the blast text arrived from the team: "Andy Reid names Michael Vick as team's starting quarterback. Reid will be available on conference call with media at 6:30 . . . " And so it began, what likely was the beginning of the end. It remains the move in Reid's 14-season tenure that will be debated most because it is the move that likely will get him fired.
October 4, 2010
I'M CANADIAN and the proud owner of a female Staffy. She was abused, found tied to a tree in a swamp, left to die. Fortunately for her, she was rescued. I was her foster mom but decided to adopt her. Shortly after that, news broke out about Michael Vick's dogfighting arrest. I was horrified and livid reading the accounts of what this poor excuse of a human being did to his dogs. His actions made me ill. Personally, I believe he got off too easy for his torturous behavior. Your front page referring to Vick as "Top Dog" made it all the way here to Canada.
December 15, 2010 |
So what if Kijafa Frink is engaged to Eagles star quarterback Michael Vick? In her heart she's just a North Philly girl who knows that when it comes to accessories - and Christmas presents - a woman may want high fashion, but she needs a bargain. Hence the reason Frink first invested in a line of chunky silver and gold costume jewelry called Pink Elephant. These bodacious rings, glittering hoop earrings, and layered necklaces scream star power. Label worshipers certainly will recognize that Pink Elephant is influenced by runway pieces: Think the Balenciaga charm necklace, Marni's massive turquoise rings, or Lanvin's metal belts.
August 28, 2009
Re "Animal Fighting on the Rise" (Aug. 25) : I disagree with the comments of the head of the ASPCA, Marsha Pearlman, that Michael Vick can't make a difference. As prevalent as dogfighting is said to be in this era, I feel that Vick can make a difference - education is something that can help. Using someone as high-profile as Vick can and will reach many people. Use him for the benefit of the organization. His situation has made me more aware of the problem and what to look for. It all depends on how the media and animal groups handle the problem.
September 15, 2009 |
MICHAEL Vick is just beginning to fulfill his promise to fight animal abuse, but experts say that he already has had a powerful effect on the world of dogfighting, both positive and negative. When agents raided his rural Virginia property in 2007 and discovered his Bad Newz Kennels, a largely invisible world was pulled into public view. It was a world where someone in the know could get you one of a dozen trade publications, like "Scratch Back" magazine, which offered advice on feeding your fighter ("raw meat cut into strips three or four times a week")
May 15, 2015 |
MICHAEL VICK not only wants to return to the NFL, he wants to be a starter. That, according to former wide receiver Chris Chambers, who told the Miami Herald that "Vick wants to play football again," and there are "several teams that want him. " Chambers operates "The Chamber," a training facility in Davie, Fla., where Vick has been working out. Vick, who turns 35 next month, played for the Eagles for five seasons, before signing a...