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He’s Here; Former Falcons QB Vick Speaks in Philadelphia

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Agree with the move or not, Mike Vick is now an employee of the Philadelphia Eagles. The disgraced QB was in Philly on Friday morning, and talked to the media and fans about the issues that faced him that led him to a prision sentence that changed his career and his life.

“For the life of me, I can’t understand why I was involved in such pointless activity,” Vick said. “Why did I risk so much at the pinnacle of my career? There was a point in my life where I felt it was wrong and I knew it was wrong. To this day I have to live with that shame and that embarrassment.”

Vick has served his time, and seems to have a grasp on having better people around him, including former Colts coach Tony Dungy, who feels that Vick has turned his life around for the better, and that the Eagles will benefit with Vick coming aboard.

“I’m glad that coach Reid and the rest of the organization stepped forward,” Vick said. “I’m glad I got the opportunity and the second chance. I won’t disappoint.”

The remains to be seen. Eagles owner Jeffrie Lurie, who is a dog lover, said that he had to do some serious “soul searching” regarding Vick. The owner said he met with Vick for hours and is convinced he can become a force in stopping animal cruelty. “I needed to see a lot of self hatred in order to approve this,” Lurie said.

It’s a move that will be talked about all season, and one that could be a big indication how far the Eagles may go in the 2009 season.

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5 Responses to “He’s Here; Former Falcons QB Vick Speaks in Philadelphia”

  1. Melissa Perez From Philly says:

    I like Vick and I hope he get back on his feet, and its going to bring money to the city so stop hating…….

  2. EEglfan says:

    Lurie said that he “searched his soul” regarding the Vick decision. Yeah, he searched, but he didn’t find one. For the Eagles to hire this jerk is the worst decision ever. That Donavon is all chummy with this dog-drowning, hanging, shooting dirtbag, says it all about him. One report says that Reid relied on the judgement of his heroin junky son to help him decide. Perfect! I have officially lost all respect for this team.

  3. Joe says:

    Maybe Lurie should change the name of the team to the Beagles?!?!?!?!?

  4. yorkies north says:

    Shame on Philly! Risk at the pinacle of his career? Was that the last 9 years? There is something definitely wrong with a person who can beat, hang, eletrocute and drown dogs (for nine years!). And that is only what we know about! NOW he thinks it was a pointless activity? He knew it was wrong but still continued for nine years? Shame, shame! I think Philly will be surprised at the number of dog lovers out there. And Vick better watch out, I would think that there might be quite a bit of retaliation from opposing players, just my guess, but we’ll see. It would take A LOT of actual participation on Vick’s part in order for me to feel that he is actually remorseful. I don’t think just saying he’s sorry, or advertising for animal rights is enough. He needs to actually put time AND money into helping defenseless animals like the ones he TORTURED and KILLED. Just my opinion, but that’s why we live in America, we are entitled to our opinion.

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