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  • Michael Vick to coach new professional football team coming to Atlanta

    04/25/2018 10:05:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    WSB - Atlanta ^ | 04/25/2018 | Staff
    ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons superstar Michael Vick is returning to professional football. But he’s not going to be a part of the Falcons. Vick is going to be the offensive coordinator for a new team in The Alliance of American Football. [READ: Michael Vick will announce Falcons' second-round pick in NFL Draft] "I'm just looking forward to being the best offensive coordinator I can be," Vick told Channel 2's Anthony Amey . The former Falcons superstar will be the offensive coordinator of a new professional football team. We'll have coverage on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. The team...
  • Michael Vick reimburses creditors in rare debt payback

    11/19/2017 11:44:44 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-17-2017 | Darren Rovell
    Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick made the final $1.5 million payment to creditors on Thursday, meaning he paid back $17.4 million of the $17.6 million that he owed when he filed for bankruptcy in July 2008. The payment and final payouts were confirmed by Joseph Luzinski, a senior vice president at Development Specialists Inc., a management consultancy firm and the liquidating trustee in Vick's bankruptcy. "Paying 99 cents on the dollar, which he did, is remarkable," Luzinski said. "It happens in, maybe, one out of 100 cases." Vick elected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy instead of Chapter 7, which...
  • What new Fox Sports analyst Michael Vick really did

    09/27/2017 12:09:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Chicago Now.com ^ | Sep 5, 2017
    What new Fox Sports analyst Michael Vick really did Leave a comment By Friendly Curmudgeon, September 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm Fox Sports announced August 27 that it has hired former NFL quarterback Michael Vick as a studio analyst for its NFL Kickoff program that immediately precedes NFL Sunday on the Fox network. The news release announcing the hire was hilarious in the way it avoided the elephant in the room; namely, Vick’s 2007 felony conviction for operating an illegal dog-fighting ring and subsequent year-and-a-half stint in federal prison. As mostly everyone knows, Vick was a successful quarterback for the...
  • Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring

    05/28/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Top Dog Tips.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diana Beth Miller
    You Need to See This Tribute to the Victim’s of Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring By Diana Beth Miller - May 23, 2016 Dog fighting has been around for decades. We once may have thought of this practice as one of those faraway, unmentionable “sports” that takes place in the dark recesses of abandoned buildings with less-than-stellar characters at the helm. But, when news broke of an American football quarterback, Michael Vick’s, horrendous practice of dog fighting within the confines of his “luxury” home and property, people were not only shocked and stunned, but also extremely angry that this high-profile...
  • Animal Rescue League pulls event at Heinz Field because of Michael Vick

    09/06/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 6, 2015 | John Breech
    The Steelers continue to face backlash over the team's decision to sign Michael Vick. The Animal Rescue League has decided to move one of its biggest events away from Heinz Field because Vick's now on the roster. The ARL was going to hold its 16th annual Paws Prints Gala at Heinz, but the group decided to move the Oct. 31 event to Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center instead because of the Vick signing. "While we understand that Mr. Vick has made an effort to atone for his past mistakes and has worked to help strengthen animal abuse laws, we do not...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

    03/21/2014 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick and released Mark Sanchez on Friday. Related Stories Report: Vick to meet with Jets The SportsXchange Michael Vick visiting the Jets, could shake up their QB situation SB Nation AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return The Associated Press Source: Michael Vick to visit Jets this weekend National Football Post Decision day coming for Jets on Sanchez ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa Vick was a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Phialdelphia Eagles. He will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who helped the quarterback...
  • Michael Vick acknowledges he's a dog owner

    10/13/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 114 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 10/13/12 | Khara Lewin
    (CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog. "I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals." He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."
  • Sculptor who shot dog for art film gets $750,000 for Central Subway art

    09/16/2011 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 47 replies
    SF Gate ^ | September 16 2011 | Stephanie Lee
    A sculptor who shot a dog for an art film in the 1970s has won a $750,000 contract to create public art for the Central Subway. Tom Otterness, a Brooklyn-based artist, has created public art all over Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States, with an emphasis on New York City. But he garnered notoriety in 1977 when he adopted a black-and-white dog from an animal shelter and shot it to death with the camera rolling. The footage ended up in his avant-garde movie "Shot Dog Film." Otterness has since apologized, telling the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 2008, "Thirty years...
  • Bob Barr: "Get off Michael Vick's ass"

    09/12/2011 6:53:29 AM PDT · by martosko · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2011 | Bob Barr
    The 2011 NFL season is barely underway, and already handicappers are predicting who will play in next February’s Super Bowl XLVI; some are picking the Philadelphia Eagles to represent the NFC. At the same time, certain football moralists are ragging against the new contract inked by the Eagles’ quarterback, Michael Vick. They should get off Michael Vick’s rear end and let him play football. [ ... ] Liberals and conservatives alike frequently speak in support of rehabilitation and second chances; but such rhetoric often falls victim to prejudices against individual persons who have been convicted of crimes. In this instance,...
  • Dog found with teeth sawed off [dog-fighting bait dog]

    07/12/2011 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 104 replies
    WIS News ^ | Taylor Kearns
    WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The people at PETS, Inc. see animals come through the door in bad shape everyday, but some there say this one takes the cake. A dog they've named "Cowboy," walked in their doors timidly Saturday with a tennis ball in his mouth, bite wounds from the nose to tail, underweight and dehydrated. When they opened his mouth to determine his age, they were shocked to see that all of his teeth had been broken or sawed off, indicating that he had been used as a "bait dog" to train juvenile Pit Bulls for fighting. The...
  • Nike re-signs Vick to endorsement deal

    07/02/2011 7:20:05 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 74 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/01/2011 | Associated Press
    Nike re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to an endorsement deal Friday, nearly four years after dropping him amid his legal troubles.
  • Dozens Arrested In Philadelphia Dog Fighting Raid (Paging Michael Vick.....)

    04/11/2011 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    CBS ^ | April 11, 2011 7:03 AM | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania SPCA is working overtime this morning, raiding homes across the city breaking up what officials are calling the largest dogfighting ring they’ve ever seen in this city. Officials say this dogfighting ring has been under surveillance for awhile. And late last night, early this morning, the Pennsylvania SPCA with Philadelphia police acting on a tip that fights were happening, raided a home on the 2600 block of Gerritt Street. Pennsylvania SPCA director of law enforcement, George Bengal says when they entered the house, there were around 25 people watching a fight in progress. “They actually...
  • Packers Return to Green Bay with Lombardi Trophy

    02/08/2011 6:52:06 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 20 replies
    Packers.com ^ | 8 Feb 2011 | Duke Bobber
    Green Bay Packers fans turned out in droves to welcome their Super Bowl championship football team back to town on Monday. Fans lined the city streets all along the Packers’ route from Austin-Straubel Airport back to Lambeau Field after the team’s plane landed around 1:45 p.m. The players and coaches traveled in a caravan of Green Bay city buses, and on some streets fans were lined up as much as five or six people deep, on both sides. The crowds grew considerably larger the closer the team got to Lambeau. Upon arriving at the stadium, thousands of fans were waiting...
  • Dallas gives key to city to … Michael Vick? (video-"we don`t care about the dog")

    The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers met in the Super Bowl two days ago, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won the MVP Award for his great play. The game also featured the induction of a number of former NFL greats into the Hall of Fame, as well as celebrities and statesmen from all over the country. It was the perfect time to give out the key to the city to some deserving philanthropist, such as … Michael Vick? As it happens, one of the people attending this ceremony was not a wayward child but the caretaker of one...
  • Dallas Mayor Disavows ‘Key’ Presentation To Michael Vick

    02/08/2011 8:56:23 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 23 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | February 8, 2011 | AP
    DALLAS (AP) — The Mayor of Dallas says he did not sanction giving Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick a “key to the city.” Vick won The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year award this past season, his second in the NFL since serving 18 months in prison for operating a dogfighting operation. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway presented the key at a ceremony in Dallas last week. In a statement issued Monday, Mayor Tom Leppert distanced himself from the gift. “The action taken was not sanctioned by my office and was not an official ceremonial honor on behalf of...
  • Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry Ties Michael Vick Case To Slavery, Civil Rights On MSNBC

    12/29/2010 8:30:41 PM PST · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 14+ views
    Mediaite ^ | December 29, 2010
    On tonight’s Rachel Maddow, EP Bill Wolff (filling in for Maddow) brought in Professor Melissa Harris-Perry for a fresh take, and she delivered: Michael Vick is the victim of centuries of black oppression– from dogs? Wolff requested of Harris-Perry a “historical” take on the matter, and while she barely mentioned Vick (and said nothing of Tucker Carlson), she gave an extensive history of African-Americans and dogs. “We want to be really careful here,” she warned, “There are some complex issues at stake whenever you are talking simultaneously about African Americans and talking about issues of animal rights.” She explained that...
  • NFL Game Snowed Out (Eagles Vs. Vikings)

    12/27/2010 4:26:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies · 8+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | December 27, 2010 | annem040359
    Could the NFL now stand for “No Fun League”? It sure sounds that way in the eyes of many Philadelphia Eagles fans when the Sunday evening NFL game between the Eagles and the Vikings got canceled and moved to Tuesday evening, a first since 1948 for two pro football teams to play.
  • Freep a Poll! (was Gov. Rendell of Penn. right to call us a nation of wussies?)

    12/28/2010 5:16:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 6+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 12-28-10 | Fox News
    Was Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell right to call us a nation of "wussies" after the Eagles-Vikings game was postponed because of the snowstorm? No, Rendell is a public official and should've been more concerned with safety Ignore him. Rendell's being a typically ornery Eagles fan. Rendell's comments were a larger statement about the world, and U.S. willingness to fight to keep our supremacy If the roads and public transportation were as clear as he said, there was no reason for the game to be held Yes. Seriously, when did the big, bad NFL start worrying about weather conditions?
  • The real reason Vick got a second chance (cause he's a jock)

    12/29/2010 10:25:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 87 replies · 17+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | December 29, 2010 | Richard Cohen
    The commentary about President Obama's call to the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles regarding that adjudicated dog killer Michael Vick has now reached an apogee of stupidity that strongly suggest that too many otherwise smart people have lost their ability to reason. Obama, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie recounted, said, "'So many people who serve time never get a fair second chance.' 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...