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Vick Signs With the Eagles

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Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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Vick can use the job. He filed for bankruptcy protection a year ago, listing assets of about $16 million and debts of more than $20 million.

Disgraced quarterback Michael Vick, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, has found a new job with the Philadelphia Eagles. It seems that the once-superstar athlete, jailed for two years for his involvement in a dog-fighting circuit, will be back in the NFL, much to the dismay of animal rights activists.

ESPN:

Michael Vick is back in the NFL. When he finally gets in a game, it might be at a new position.

Looking to add a new dimension to their offense, the Philadelphia Eagles gave the disgraced quarterback a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Vick wasn’t brought in to compete with five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb for a starting job, but the two could end up on the field together.

The first year of the deal is for $1.6 million with the second-year option worth $5.2 million, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Vick can also earn an additional $3 million in incentives over the two years of the contract, sources told ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli.

Vick arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning and remained there Wednesday evening. The Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday morning to announce his signing.

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By grumpynyker, August 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm Link to this comment
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All you fucking hypocrites make me sick.  It wasn’t enough for you beast-huggers to cost Mr. Vick his $100million dollar contract, lose all endorsements, and spend two years in prison.  Now that the Philadelphia Eagles signed Mr. Vick to a one-year contract, you beast-lovers are gnashing your teeth.  If I were Mr. Vick, I WOULDN’T GIVE ANY SO-CALLED ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUP ONE FUCKING PENNY!!!!!!!! IN FACT, HE SHOULD SUE THESE FUCKERS INTO BANKRUPTCY.  If you don’t want to see Mr. Vick play football, then DON’T WATCH DAMMIT.  TELL THESE ANIMAL FIRST NUTS TO TAKE A BATH, USE PLENTY OF SOAP, AND GET A REAL JOB.  STOP EXTORTING BLACK ATHLETES ON BULLSHIT ISSUES LIKE DOG FIGHTING.

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By Lisa Stone, August 15, 2009 at 9:57 am Link to this comment
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I agree, he should donate time and money to help animals.

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By hark, August 15, 2009 at 7:19 am Link to this comment
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He got caught.  The vast majority who commit horrific acts of animal cruelty are not caught, or are ignored, or advised to seek some kind of “treatment,” as if lecturing someone will cure his appetite for causing unimaginable pain and suffering among our fellow creatures.

All our wrath about such barbaric behavior seems to be directed toward this one individual, as if it weren’t a pervasive practice, as if it didn’t signify a deepseated malignancy in the human psyche as a whole.

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By Social Bookmarking, August 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm Link to this comment
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Michael Vick has repaid his debt to society but I think if he aligned himself with pets organizations and donated his time, that would help his image. The Eagles will have a great backup if Donovan gets hurt so it’s cheap insurance for that franchise.

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By PatrickHenry, August 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment

Dog fighting, Cock fighting, IFC and female mud wrestling, I love them all.

One can’t deny nature has something to do with it.

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By Fat Freddy, August 14, 2009 at 10:03 am Link to this comment

I live in Southern NJ, and have for most of my life. I am a die hard Eagles fan. I will be boycotting the Eagles this year.

And no, I will never be a Cowboys fan.

So, I guess it’s the Giants. Yea.

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By tropicgirl, August 14, 2009 at 9:53 am Link to this comment

Involvement? Let’s be honest, he personally killed innocent dogs himself. I love how the press is saying he just bankrolled it.

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By Grousefeather, August 14, 2009 at 8:47 am Link to this comment
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It seems to me that in order for Vick to show proper repentence he should donate half his salary to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelity to Animals.

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