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Eagles Take on the PR Nightmare – Sign Michael Vick!

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ESPN is reporting tonight that Michael Vick has signed a two year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick’s agent has supposedly confirmed it to ESPN. No other media outlet, including the Eagles themselves have confirmed this.
On a side note, the last game that Michael Vick played was against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Here’s the quick take on the signing from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen:

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

Vick was the No. 1 draft pick in 2001, and once the highest-paid player in football. But he has not played since 2006 when his career came tumbling down. He was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

But after serving his time and being released from home confinement July 20, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick’s suspension, allowing him to sign with a team.

So how will Vick fit in the Eagles offense? With Donovan McNabb firmly entrenched as the QB, one would have to think that Vick is going to be more of a “wildcat” type of player. Only time will tell, and it’s now time to see what type of PR nightmare awaits Andy Reid and company in Philly.



  1. Cynthia

    August 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    No Eagles game will be viewed in my home while this vile torturer of innocent creatures is playing or on the sidelines for this team. How dare Jeffrey Lurie insult the fans in this way. Disgusting.

  2. Jason

    August 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    First let me start by saying that I in no way agree with what Vick did. It is deplorable. But, at what point is a dog’s life worth more than a human? Dante Stallworth killed a man while drinking and driving and has gotten way less back-lash than Michael Vick. Again, I am not agreeing with what Vick did. Next, this is America. Isn’t our system in place so that we can atone for any mistakes we make? If a man commits a crime, and serves his sentence, doesn’t he deserve a second chance? Maybe you say no. I say yes. I don’t know if I’m enthused about having him on the team, but everyone deserves a second chance and there aren’t very many teams out there that are a better fit for him than Philadelphia. He has a strong front office, a strong head coach, and a friend and mentor in Donovan McNabb. Again, in my opinion, everyone, even Vick, deserves a second chance. If Philly is the place where this guy can turn his life around, then good for him.

  3. Joe

    August 14, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    its not about a second chance
    its not about seeing self hatred (Lurie)
    its not about remorse
    its not about paying a debt to society

    Vick is a convicted felon, a dog killer, a criminal, a drug user, a jerk!

    Vick’s reinstatement by the NFL is a clear message by the league that convicted felons a welcome and that past indescretions will be forgiven in the interest of a profit and television ratings.

    Jeffrey Lurie made a feeble attempt to mask his desire for Vick with a pathetic monologue on how he despises animal killers. Yeah, right!
    All the Eagles care about is trying to win the NFC east for shot at the playoffs. They felt that Vick gives them that chance.

    So, the Eagles have become “that team”…..the team that everyone asked…..”who would even sign Vick?” The Eagles have sold out and become “that team”.
    In doing so, the Eagles have sold out their fans as well.So ,Eagles fans, by default, you now support Vick by going to the games, by watching them on television,
    by purchasing Eagles merchandise. The Eagles have become “that team” and now their fans are “those fans”. Any fan attending an Eagles game is now tainted as supporting Vick,
    any fan watching them on TV is now tainted as supporting Vick, any fan wearing an Eagles jersey now supports Vick. WHY? Because Jeffrey Lurie says you do!!!!

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