Michael Vick Signs 2-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles

August 14, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Former Falcons QB Michael Vick, who served a 19-month jail sentence for conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Eagles who started their season with Thursday’s 27-25 preseason loss to New England Thursday, will officially introduce Vick at a news conference today at 11 a.m. at the NovaCare Complex today. Vick, 29, was once one of the highest-paid players in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons until 2006. In Aug. 2007, he was convicted of conspiracy and running a dogfight operation, and was originally sentenced to 23-months in federal prison. On July 27, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick’s suspension, which allowed him to sign with a football team.

Some see this as the biggest gamble in Eagles franchise history, for a team that has prided itself on filling its roster with high-character players.

But Andy Reid,via PhiladelphiaEagles.com: feels the gamble is warranted:

“I’m a believer that, as long people go through the right process, they deserve a second chance. Michael has done that. I’ve done a tremendous amount of homework on this and followed his progress. He’s got some great people in his corner.”

Those people, Reid said, include former Colts head coach Tony Dungy and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Longtime Eagles QB, Donovan McNabb who has known Michael Vick for years, ever since he hosted him on a recruiting trip to Syracuse University in 1998, welcomed his signing, saying “I’ve been sort of a mentor for him through the years, and I pretty much lobbied to get him here.”

So what do you think, good move by the Eagles, or not so much?


Comments

5 Responses to “Michael Vick Signs 2-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles”

  1. Fran Geiger on August 14th, 2009 8:26 am

    You will not see me at any of your games this year. How dare you sign this crook and dog killer. He should still be in jail, instead of serving his little hand slap for the atrosities that he did to all of those dogs. He still has not apologized to the “DOG WORLD and all the wonderful people who breed and raise dogs for dog shows and gracious pets” for his horrible conduct.
    Fran Geiger,, President and Founder
    Mid Florida Dog Club, Inc.

  2. Old Man Dotes on August 14th, 2009 11:55 am

    Some people do not deserve a second chance. Animal abusers, rapists, child abusers, murderers, crooked bankers, crooked lawyers, hypocritical politicians… The list is much too long to type here.

    A kid who steals food and serves his time deserves a second chance; Michael Vick deserves a special place in Hell.

    As long as Vick is employed by the NFL, I will be boycotting anything NFL-related – games, videos, regalia – EVERYTHING.

    Bottom line, NFL: You can have fan dollars, or you can have Michael Vick. You can’t have both.

  3. Ben on August 14th, 2009 4:24 pm

    MediaCurves.com conducted a national study exploring people’s opinions about Michael Vick being allowed to play for the NFL again. Results showed that the majority of respondents felt that he should not be allowed to play. More in-depth results can be seen at http://www.mediacurves.com/Sports/J7471-Vick/Index.cfm. Thanks.
    Ben

  4. Lisa Stone on August 14th, 2009 10:42 pm

    I think he should donate time and money to help animals.

  5. Social Bookmarking on August 15th, 2009 2:01 am

    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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