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Vick doesn’t show up for charity event

Michael Vick

At a time when Mike Vick supporters believe he has changed and doubters search for any evidence that he hasn’t, the doubters currently are winning.

Ashley Fox of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Vick failed to show up Monday for an event known as “What It Takes,” organized by Anthony Martin, who hopes to provide mentors for kids at risk of dropping out of school.  Vick had agreed to participate in a panel discussion at a session for more than 200 boys.

As often is the case with Vick, there are two versions.  Either he simply failed to show up, or he had to cancel in the days before the event.  Though Martin says he learned “a couple of days ago” that Vick “had some type of emergency,” Fox reports that “behind the scenes the event’s organizers were anxiously waiting for him to show up.”

And so the doubters have acquired more ammunition.

“Because of what Vick did,” Fox writes, “there will always be doubt.  For the sake of his family and his employer, he should do everything in his power to minimize the doubt moving forward.”

We think he needs to go one step farther.  He needs to eliminate the doubt, over a period not of weeks or months but years.  Though he may not be able to meet that standard, he should be trying hard to get there.

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  1. bucsballer says: Mar 1, 2011 8:59 AM

    His friends keep tellin repoters it’s an act. So shouldn’t be a shock this happened. When the closest people to him say he hasn’t changed and this is an act this stuff shouldn’t shock anyone

  2. knucklebucket says: Mar 1, 2011 9:02 AM

    Because of your past Mr. Vick, expect to be under a microscope for the remainder of your career.

  3. steeelfann says: Mar 1, 2011 9:04 AM

    Classy.

    Yep, honoring him as a hero is like giving Al Gore or Obama the Nobel Peace Price. Yep, that actually happend too.

    Stop the planet, I want to get off.

  4. biglebronski says: Mar 1, 2011 9:06 AM

    Unfortunately, this is a mistake that many athletes and celebrities make. People don’t have the guts to say no to things, but don’t show up after they’ve committed, leaving event coordinators scrambling at the last minute. They need to realize that if they had just said no in the first place, it would have been much easier for everyone involved.

  5. cincinnatifan says: Mar 1, 2011 9:09 AM

    Surprised? No.

  6. igster1 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:10 AM

    no way he should be back in the nfl.

  7. chc4 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:10 AM

    The guy is a loser. And only Vick apologists and/or enablers would ever say otherwise.

  8. 6250claimer says: Mar 1, 2011 9:11 AM

    Someone once said “You can take the player out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the player.” Obviously, this is not always true. But Vick is a shining example of it.

  9. jw731 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:15 AM

    Simple analogy…….The check didn’t clear….

  10. jc1958cool says: Mar 1, 2011 9:15 AM

    a couple of days ahead of time, and your bashing the guy! typicl FOX turds, told you he had an emergency, so shove it loser station!!!

  11. waahmbulance1 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:21 AM

    why is this a story? do you like ragging on vick that much, or do you really just have nothing better to report on?

  12. bdert says: Mar 1, 2011 9:21 AM

    U only live once…any one who spends their lives trying to remove doubt from others minds will be a miserable person during the process & fail in the end…Ppl will think what they choose & what makes them feel good about themselves…Who cares…i wouldn’t… i.e. (about what Ppl think)

  13. weezilgirl says: Mar 1, 2011 9:21 AM

    It is no surprise to me.

  14. chuxtah says: Mar 1, 2011 9:24 AM

    This guy…. I hate when I see bad things happen to good people meanwhile Michael “Bleeping” Vick is being handed opportunities left and right. This dude is the biggest piece of crap in the league. Knowing he has to clean his record and still decides to not show up. It just shows the type of person he really is. For those who sympathize, root, and are fans of Vick aren’t much better. You are enablers. Eagles fans better brace yourselves for disappointment, this isnt the end. Vick belongs in jail or on the back of a trash truck!

  15. qbcoach9 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:25 AM

    Once again, Mike Vick did 2 years in jail and has done countless events since as well as stay clean of trouble off the field. He doesn’t have to do anything for anybody except himself now because he’s good with the law, himself, his family and his team. People really need to stop saying that he has something to prove and may be falling short because he doesn’t stick with appearances or answering questions. Pro athletes / entertainers cancel events the day of all of the time or just simply do not show up. If it wasn’t Mike Vick it would be simply about rescheduling but since it is, its about his rehabilitation. Give me a break, his girl probably made him a good breakfast and they went back to bed, which is his right as an individual to do.

  16. joetoronto says: Mar 1, 2011 9:25 AM

    It’s never his fault, don’t we know that by now?

  17. scoops1 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:27 AM

    Its no surprise Vick ended up in Philly

    …after all, what more could you expect from a 2nd rate city thats full of Grade A trash

  18. 30ptbuck says: Mar 1, 2011 9:27 AM

    I heard Ron Mexico did though and slapped some of those kids
    Nice Vick kids with probably self esteem issues now think one of there “heroes” (Vick being a Hero is a problem in in itself) thinks they aren’t worth showing up for
    Will probably grow up to be scumbag dog fighters get paid way to much money and the next year everyone has figured out your game.
    The cycle of uselessness continues

  19. zyry says: Mar 1, 2011 9:30 AM

    Vicks a joke

  20. skoobyfl says: Mar 1, 2011 9:30 AM

    His creditors are shaken in their pockets.

  21. miket5 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:34 AM

    He just doesnt get it

  22. mgborgli says: Mar 1, 2011 9:34 AM

    I love this site but the bias reporting on Vick and cam is becoming nauseating.

  23. mvpolamalu says: Mar 1, 2011 9:37 AM

    While I do not believe he will do something terrible again, I know that he has not fully changed. Nobody who did something. That bad can fully change.

  24. abr173rd says: Mar 1, 2011 9:41 AM

    It’s funny to hear people say Mike Vick is staying clean off the field???? Hosting party’s were people get shot, real smart decision you can tell the 2 years in jail did wonders for him. This is obviously an act so he can play in the NFL and make money. I highly doubt he feels an real remorse for what he did.

  25. grantgoodman93 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:45 AM

    what a great deed! hand him another award why dont we

  26. skinsnhoyas says: Mar 1, 2011 9:45 AM

    The more ya’ll hate them, the more we love them…. GO VICK AND CAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. flipadelphia says: Mar 1, 2011 9:46 AM

    Geez. I’m sure it was just a flare up. Once the Valtrex kicks in he’ll speak to the young men.

  28. jfluke65 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:46 AM

    -As often is the case with Vick, there are two versions. Either he simply failed to show up, or he had to cancel in the days before the event.-

    Isn’t this true of every story, not just the one’s that involve Vick?

    -Though Martin says he learned “a couple of days ago” that Vick “had some type of emergency,” Fox reports that “behind the scenes the event’s organizers were anxiously waiting for him to show up.”-

    So they knew ahead of time he might not be able to make it and yet choose to call him out? Who’s the real ass here?

    Look, maybe he did just blow them off. Then he would be in the wrong. But maybe he has a legit reason. Shouldn’t we wait to find out before assuming anything?

  29. wawa33 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:47 AM

    See what happens when you kill dogs and cross Oprah Winfrey…

  30. cooperrs47 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:50 AM

    So, whats your beef? You are simply trying to create an opportunity to bash Michael Vicks and show your ignorance and bigotry. You are admitting that there is always two sides to an issue, however, even with evidence to the contrary, you have chosen to take the low road – SHAMEFUL!!!

  31. dccowboy says: Mar 1, 2011 9:53 AM

    Which is why the Eagles will not trade Kolb this season. I don’t think they can trust Vick not to stay out of trouble just yet. He’s a walking time bomb. If the lockout is for an extended period I would bet there is a good possibility he will revert to previous behavior given that the team won’t be there to watch over him.

  32. paul82461 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:55 AM

    get in line bias reporting on VICK..insert Raiders

  33. damnskins703 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:58 AM

    Steelfan did you really just say that? Possibly the stupidest comment in a while.. “stop the planet i want to get off” nobody is stopping you, and Obama rules

  34. famucancer says: Mar 1, 2011 10:00 AM

    CACs…LOL, had to give the Delierance crew something to get riled up over today I see!

  35. richm2256 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:04 AM

    Vick reneges on a committment to speak to school kids, without any notice ….. some “Hero” you’ve got there.

    The more people try to get behind Michael Vick, the less he gives them hope for.

  36. nofunleague says: Mar 1, 2011 10:05 AM

    Pond scum remains pond scum until it dries up and rots.

  37. jw731 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:09 AM

    Hard to believe that one of Vick’s supporters actually blamed the network for a writer named ashley fox…….truly hard to believe…

  38. falconsfan says: Mar 1, 2011 10:13 AM

    chuxtah,
    Saying Vick belongs on the back of a garbage truck is an insult to Sanitation Workers.

    My take? You can’t fix stupid.

  39. connorchew says: Mar 1, 2011 10:13 AM

    hahaha pathetic.not vick, people who are going to trash him for this.how many charities has he attended. the one he canceled on, and youre going to bash him for it? i mean ” haters going to hate” always applies but use your brain. i HATE what he did and ill never look at him the same again, but dont jump on him about missing one. Has no one here ever had to cancel on a friend? or skip work because of a family situation? or is this a eutopia?

  40. breeshasabush says: Mar 1, 2011 10:23 AM

    This guy is the definition of a true Hero!!! Im sure if he said it was an emergency then it truly was, im sure he got a flat tire or his dog ate his….. woops bad choice of words!! Remember all u dog loving unforgiving monsters, Vick is never responsible for his own actions. It wasnt his fault he knowingly gave a woman herpes, it wasnt his fault he flipped the bird to his own fans, it wasnt his fault he savagely tortured pets…… the only thing we will ever talk about is if he does something good (even if 99% of the time his pr team tells him to do it) and we will never bring up the fact that he’s a convicted fellon or that he gets his jollys off torturing domestic pets. Hopefully by now u can pick up on my sarcasm and all u Vick disciples can see exactly what u sound like. You guys really do sound this ridiculous.

  41. dkhhuey says: Mar 1, 2011 10:23 AM

    WOW – who would have EVER thought Mike the dog slaughterer would, once again, shows his true self! I can’t wait for the moment that he totally flames out again!!! Karma is coming for its payback and Mike the dog slaughterer will get what he has so richly earned!!!

  42. theandy59 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:28 AM

    ATTENTION VICK APOLOGISTS: It’s true that Vick has paid his debt to society for his crime. However, you all seem to want us to forget the window into his true character that his actions revealed. Vick is what he is and no time in prison will ever change the fact that he is a sociopath. You can’t punish a tiger into changing itself into a lamb – you might modify it’s behavior, but ultimately it is still a tiger.

  43. bucsballer says: Mar 1, 2011 10:30 AM

    Connorchew r u an idiot? Vick has been known as someone who never goes to charites or community service. Just cause PETA forced him to do some community service doesn’t mean he does a ton. He’s selfish. He’s also the guy who’s been arrested wat like 3 times in his career. Ur one of those people who think he’s great just cause he prolly lead ur fantasy team to a win. U kno vick is the idiot who was caught with weed in a compartment in his water bottle…. Yea that’s who I want my kids listing to. Learn more bout the guy before u call everyone out

  44. ny82jy says: Mar 1, 2011 10:33 AM

    I keep saying it and I’ll say it again. Vick hasn’t changed at all and he never will!! The guy wants to get paid and thats it. He will get in trouble again or do something stupid. I just wonder how long it will take. He probably had a dog fight to go to that suddenly came up. Way to give back to the kids you piece of crap. What a role model!

  45. Sickwitit says: Mar 1, 2011 10:34 AM

    And this is a story why? MF, this happend three years ago. I’m pretty sure Vick isn’t the only NFL Player that’s been a no show this year. However thanks for staying on this horse.

    Only in America would someone who killed dogs be consider a national enemy. No wonder people want to blow us up. To many pansies here

  46. phillysoulfan says: Mar 1, 2011 10:36 AM

    @qbcoach9 says:

    “Once again, Mike Vick did 2 years in jail and has done countless events since as well as stay clean of trouble off the field.”

    What “countless events” has he done? The only “countless events” he’s done were the 4 he’s contractually obligated to do a year.

    He’s stayed clean off the field? Tell me, what’s your definition of clean? I seem to recall him being involved in a shooting incident last year.

    “He doesn’t have to do anything for anybody except himself now because he’s good with the law, himself, his family and his team.”

    Where do you get the idea? He’s still on probation. So he hasn’t paid his debt. He still owes money to his creditors.

    “People really need to stop saying that he has something to prove and may be falling short because he doesn’t stick with appearances or answering questions. Pro athletes / entertainers cancel events the day of all of the time or just simply do not show up.”

    No, he’s not like every pro athlete/entertainer. He needs to clean his image up from being dog rapist and torturer. He needs to keep stories like this out of the papers. In fact, he needs to have more stories of “Mike Vick Talks to Inter-City Youths” or “Mike Vick Donates Time to Animal Shelters” You don’t see stories like this because HE DOESN’T DO THEM. He acts like everything is coming to him. The NFL and the Eagles would be wise to get rid of him now before he does something even more heinous to tarnish their logos.

    “If it wasn’t Mike Vick it would be simply about rescheduling but since it is, its about his rehabilitation. Give me a break, his girl probably made him a good breakfast and they went back to bed, which is his right as an individual to do.”

    But it is Mike Vick, so the what ifs really don’t matter do they?

  47. bobbyhoying says: Mar 1, 2011 10:40 AM

    Why is everybody so shocked when a pro athlete doesn’t show up for something? This is just typical behavior which is also frequently exhibited by the general population, especially contractors.

  48. connorchew says: Mar 1, 2011 10:41 AM

    people are so stupid. again, im no vick supporter, but prison does change people. you don’t know him, so how can you judge if he’s changed. it’s not even an argument, he’s human, so what.. he skipped one of the..idk..like 150 plus he’s attended. he’s not a good person for what he did. but who am i, or anyone here to say he hasn’t changed. unless you have him under 7 on speed dial then you can’t

  49. malee2 says: Mar 1, 2011 10:44 AM

    connorchew says:
    Mar 1, 2011 10:13 AM
    hahaha pathetic.not vick, people who are going to trash him for this.how many charities has he attended. the one he canceled on, and youre going to bash him for it? i mean ” haters going to hate” always applies but use your brain. i HATE what he did and ill never look at him the same again, but dont jump on him about missing one. Has no one here ever had to cancel on a friend? or skip work because of a family situation? or is this a eutopia?

    Connor.. whats pathetic is you making excuses for him, this isnt about canceling an event, IF he would have cancelled like a respectable person than this would be a non story, however, he did not cancel on a friend, he did not cancel on a charity, the scumbag just didnt show up.. not showing up is different than cancelling

  50. phillyahole says: Mar 1, 2011 10:49 AM

    I think the only way he will ever live it down is to start up his own SPCA like organization when he gets his next big contract.

  51. connorchew says: Mar 1, 2011 10:53 AM

    malee2:
    not making any excuses at all. im not a vick supporter is any regard. but it clearly says in the story that he let martin know days before.

  52. dfeltz says: Mar 1, 2011 10:55 AM

    Vick hasn’t paid his debt to society yet, probation ends November of next year. If moron doesn’t get in trouble until then, then he has paid his debt.

  53. moochzilla says: Mar 1, 2011 11:00 AM

    Vick needs to know, and his team of advisers needs to remind him, that ANYTHING he says he’ll do…he HAS to do.

    Just has to.

    Like it or not, this Redemption Story requires commitment and work. He can’t leave himself open to charges he’s playing us all for saps.

  54. duanethomas says: Mar 1, 2011 11:04 AM

    If you lean right you watch Fox, left CNN. You don’t watch for information, but to confirm your views. This site without question is anti-Vick. You “think he should take it a step further”? You are not his judge,probation officer,Roger Godell or Andy Reid. The guy knew 2 days in advance that he wouldn’t show up and stated in the article he had no problem with it and he knows if Michael couldn’t have made it he would have. People fall into 3 camps with Vick. 1. You hate what he did, but think he deserves a 2nd chance. 2. You hate what he did & him..he should owe for the rest of his life..digging ditches,prison, tortured etc.. 3. Hate his deed, hate him, but have to give the PC answer do to their position. I know where this site falls.

  55. biggerballz says: Mar 1, 2011 11:08 AM

    hey its a charity event, he doesn’t have to show up. big whoopee typical PFT trying to push the anti vick agenda.

  56. laeaglefan says: Mar 1, 2011 11:10 AM

    If the Eagles are planning on scolding Vick for this latest indescretion, they’d better hurry up and do it this week, because once the lockout starts they won’t be able to communicate with him.

  57. malee2 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:11 AM

    Connor, correct the article does say that but the article also clearly states the event organizers were anxiously waiting for him to show up. I guess we will never truly know the “real” story

  58. tjp2033 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:14 AM

    As an Eagles fan this guy scares me. Yes he showed last year that he can still play at a high level. And yes I like him as our QB. But if he gets a big contract what is going to happen? The guy scares me.

  59. poiuyt7 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:16 AM

    Michael Vick is a sociopath and that’s never going to change. He can control his behavior (and he’s done a decent job of that recently), but he’s not going to change his fundamental personality.

    Sociopaths have a very high rate of violent recidivism. I expect we’ll see him back in prison at some point.

  60. fullerman says: Mar 1, 2011 11:17 AM

    Again…This is all basically over a freakin dog….people we need to get real…he didnt kill a human….

  61. connorchew says: Mar 1, 2011 11:24 AM

    this is a non story. ive watched sports center all day and it hasn’t been mentioned

  62. grimsleeper78 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:25 AM

    Dear Mike Vick,

    How dare you cancel an event days in advance. And if you didn’t cancel in advance and did truly have an emergency, then, how dare you have that emergency. And, for future reference you are NOT allowed to have personal emergencies any more.
    Don’t you understand you are supposed to be the shinig example everyone thinks you are supposed to be. Don’t you know, we, the public look to you for inspiration and guidance?!? Listen here mister, you had better become perfect right this instant, or else we will flock to blogs much like this and start bashing you for every flaw you have and mistake you have made and will make.

    Oh, wait…..nevermind…..

  63. hedleykow says: Mar 1, 2011 11:31 AM

    This was a smart move by Vick, who wisely heeded Dungy’s advice to stay away from degenerates.

  64. gpack22 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:31 AM

    So glad I’m not an Eagles fan. I would hate…yes hate… to be cheering for this clown.

  65. dogluverssuck says: Mar 1, 2011 11:33 AM

    This site is turning into the Klan meeting place :)

    Its gone to the dogs :)

    Give it a rest David Dukes fan club, the Face of the NFL belongs to a dark face and I know that is making you guys so angry :)

  66. drbob117 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:39 AM

    I get the feeling that for some people that Vick will never be forgiven; if he shows up for 145 charity events, there will always be people who criticize him for not doing 150. He’s already done an event with that particular group earlier, I’m sure he can reschedule them again. Look, what he did was awful, but at some point you’ve got to let it go.

  67. dogluverssuck says: Mar 1, 2011 11:42 AM

    After Slavery, KKK, White Supremacy and the Holocaust – Should we really be listening to White people for morality advice?

  68. jutts says: Mar 1, 2011 11:43 AM

    Yea, Vick is a real “HERO”.. My ass.

  69. tom35mt says: Mar 1, 2011 11:59 AM

    The Vick and Cam Newton hate on this site is getting out of control, it seems like the only people posting are hicks that discovered the internet 2 weeks ago

  70. malee2 says: Mar 1, 2011 11:59 AM

    dogluverssuck says:
    Mar 1, 2011 11:42 AM
    After Slavery, KKK, White Supremacy and the Holocaust – Should we really be listening to White people for morality advice?

    Right cause there is no such thing as black power or black panthers.. Why does everything have to be about color to some people? Seriously.

  71. animalkindness says: Mar 1, 2011 12:06 PM

    It goes so much beyond what he did to the dogs. Most people get it, it is a character issue. This is something in him that will never change. Take a look at his body language and what comes out of his mouth, the look on his face. It has nothing to do with the fact that he is black, although some people on this site like to think it does because then it makes it easier to be on his side. Okay all of you on his side take a toll, check out how many people agree with you and then if you are on the winning side, keep defending him, if not shut up!

  72. zone44blitz says: Mar 1, 2011 12:14 PM

    Why is Mike Vick talking to kids about dropping out of school? Did he drop out of school? Why don’t they get a guy who actually dropped out and tell those kids how his life was impacted? Just my 0.02.

    Also, why does everything have to be about race? It’s 2011. C’mon Man!

  73. carolinacrazy89 says: Mar 1, 2011 12:23 PM

    I can almost guarantee that most of you who hate Vick are not of African American decent. It just makes me mad how hard it is for people to forgive and forget when a person is black! If it had been say Aaron Rogers or even Ben Rothleswhat ever his name is, would you still be calling him scum or a thug? I don’t think so but ok I guess because he is black you just call him a thug? ” oh yea that’s a great way to generalize all black athletes. Cam newton has been under a freaking microscope because of some problems that happened years ago now he and every other black quarterback is being compared to Jarmmarcus Russell ? You can’t be serious! One more thing stop trying to convert all black quarterbacks to freaking tight end or WR they have just as much QB Ability just as the next man does! And i am white if you are wondering…

  74. ernieernie says: Mar 1, 2011 12:24 PM

    1. The guy apologized for his previous actions all the way to the bank where the eagles deposited millions of dollars.

    2. News media could not wait to re-annoit him the greatest and accepted anything he said as long as he said it in front of their camera’s.

    Take Tiger Woods. There’s a skins game coming up and he is involved?????? His play has been so horrid this last year that he shouldn’t even be on TV. let along in the skins game. TV cannot let go or anything controversial.They cannot accept that they can actually make money without him.

  75. breeshasabush says: Mar 1, 2011 12:35 PM

    Sickwitit, dogluverssuck = Racists…

    grimsleeper78 = Moron! How much longer do we have to give this GROWN @$$ man to get it together?

    dogluverssuck- your racists rants are just a shortcut to thinking. When it comes to Vick its not about race, its about right and wrong and this guy has done more wrong than right when it comes to being the face of football teams and obviously the court of law thought the same about his contribution to society when they threw his @$$ in jail (which he deserved). But hey just back the guy bc hes the same color as you… thats real intelligent. And im sure im going to be censored and this comment wont even be posted bc god forbid a white person stand up to a racist black person but let me just say that its ppl like u who give ur race a bad name, its ppl like u that still allow racism to exist when we should be miles ahead of the color issue. U think ppl care what color Vick is or he gets crap bc hes black… NO! Vick gets the criticism he does bc he committed countless acts against society, he spit in the face of football, he TORTURED pets for fun. He has to deal with the protests and name calling and bad media he gets bc he brought it upon himself by committing these crimes… idiots like you immediately go the racism route bc u either have nothing smart to say or bc ur self conscience about being black. Seriously dude get comfortable in ur own skin and say something intelligent bc the racist crap is getting old and played out…grow up and get over it.

  76. phillyfootballfan says: Mar 1, 2011 12:48 PM

    Though Martin says he learned “a couple of days ago” that Vick “had some type of emergency,” Fox reports that “behind the scenes the event’s organizers were anxiously waiting for him to show up.”

    IF Martin knew that he wasn’t showing up why is there a big stink? Things happen, speakers have to cancel.

    Why didn’t Martin tell the anxious organizers that he cancelled?

    Instead of blasting Vick, blast the fact that people still expected him to show up after he gave notice he wasn’t going to make it.

  77. ny82jy says: Mar 1, 2011 1:05 PM

    Why is everyone trying to make it a white or black thing. If peyton manning or tom brady did the same crap this guy has done over his career id hate them just as much as im sure other people would too. This guy has made poor choice after poor choice, he tortured animals, and he has admitted he was lazy and never gave full efforton the field. So yea nobody likes him cause hes black that must be it. I got news for ya probably everyone on here with a negative comment about vick probably has a favorite player on his or her team thats black. I know i do. Thats not what this is about. He is a scumbag thats what it is about!!

  78. darthvincent says: Mar 1, 2011 1:10 PM

    ummmm… where’s the Tony Dungy quote on this situation… he was the no.1 enabler to get him back in the NFL.

  79. ny82jy says: Mar 1, 2011 1:12 PM

    @carolinacrazy89- Who has forgave Roetlisberger? He gets trashed on here everytime there is a article about him. Vick is a thug. Thugs do the kind of stuff that he did. Cam Newton is under the microscope for good reason and it will come out eventually. If every black QB is being compared to Jamarcus that must mean they suck too. If a black QB can play good they wont try to convert them to a different position its a simple as that. QBs are way harder to find than a te or wr. Unfortunatlly for the nfl there really havent been that many good black qbs thats the facts. Dont pull the race card out. I dont believe you that you are white too cause if you were you wouldnt have that kind of hate bro.

  80. fullerman says: Mar 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    carolinacrazy89 for president…

  81. fullerman says: Mar 1, 2011 1:19 PM

    breeshasabush….you cant be serious…if you dont think race played into this then you need to remove your hood….if this was Tom Brady or Peyton Manning or brees it probably wouldnt be on the news at all….it would probably end up being just a fine.. The state of va was prejudice from the beginning….open your eyes or better yet take your hood off…

  82. steeelfann says: Mar 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    ogluverssuck says:
    Mar 1, 2011 11:42 AM
    After Slavery, KKK, White Supremacy and the Holocaust – Should we really be listening to White people for morality advice?

    Right cause there is no such thing as black power or black panthers.. Why does everything have to be about color to some people? Seriously.
    ___________________
    How ignorant. Must be the public school education.

    So, there is slavery all over the world, but you pick out white people? Then, you give no credit to white people who fought and died to get Africans Americans released from slavery in the U.S. (never mind all of central and south america). Or England, who quit buying products from Africa as they were producing them from black slaves owned by blacks. So, they went to India for their products. Try reading up a little more about all the good that “white people” have done to make a better life for blacks all over the world. Always complaining aren’t you? Pathetic.

  83. oldbyrd says: Mar 1, 2011 1:33 PM

    can we wait to hear the whole true story???

  84. carolinacrazy89 says: Mar 1, 2011 1:33 PM

    Race Card” its always gonna be about race and you know it NY82jy racism is imminent and will always be around and whether you or any one else believes there not racist or sound racist or thinks race isn’t involved in there feelings for Vick there in denial… you don’t have to prove to me your not racist, its ok I understand.. see the bigger picture and face reality.

  85. yahmule says: Mar 1, 2011 1:34 PM

    carolinacrazy89 says:
    Mar 1, 2011 12:23 PM
    I can almost guarantee that most of you who hate Vick are not of African American decent. It just makes me mad how hard it is for people to forgive and forget when a person is black! If it had been say Aaron Rogers or even Ben Rothleswhat ever his name is, would you still be calling him scum or a thug? I don’t think so but ok I guess because he is black you just call him a thug? ” oh yea that’s a great way to generalize all black athletes. Cam newton has been under a freaking microscope because of some problems that happened years ago now he and every other black quarterback is being compared to Jarmmarcus Russell ? You can’t be serious! One more thing stop trying to convert all black quarterbacks to freaking tight end or WR they have just as much QB Ability just as the next man does! And i am white if you are wondering…

    ____________

    You’re also stupid. Does the name Ryan Leaf ring a bell? And he never tortured anything to death as far as I can remember.

  86. dogluverssuck says: Mar 1, 2011 1:56 PM

    carolinacrazy89 says:
    Mar 1, 2011 12:23 PM
    I can almost guarantee that most of you who hate Vick are not of African American decent.

    _________________________________

    Everybody and their mother knows its about race. They just can’t stand that Vick is back on top of the NFL after sitting for 3 years and came back better than ever :)

    Give it a rest guys, Vick is the new style of NFL quarterbacks…..HA HA.

    Bye-Bye Peyton, Favre, Brady, etc.

    Hell, who is the 2nd leading rushing qb in 2010? Aaron Rodgers and what did he do? MVP in superbowl.

    Better be a duel threat at the qb level in the NFL or you will be a clip board holding fool just like you David Duke fan club members :)

  87. monnie11 says: Mar 1, 2011 2:01 PM

    i’ve said it once and i’ll say it again: vick is a thug; it has absolutely nothing to do with race; he tortured and killed dogs; i don’t care what color he is; he tortured and killed dogs, period.

  88. carolinacrazy89 says: Mar 1, 2011 2:29 PM

    Yall don’t even know what the Hell a Thug is come to where in from ill show u a thug,don’t characterize some one if you really don’t know what real meaning of the characterization your using means…

  89. norcaleagles says: Mar 1, 2011 2:49 PM

    First of all, how stupid are these people? They were notified a couple days ahead of time that Vick wouldnt be appearing, yet they say they were still anticipating that Vick would show up. 2nd, Vick hasappeared at countless charity events and has spoken to many kids and has appeared at numerous schools to talk to kids about making bad decisions. He misses ONE event and the haters come rolling in.lol. Why dont you haters get off of your own backsides and go contribute to your own community instead of just bashing Vick for not attending an event because of an emergency. Vick has only been involved in these types of charities for the past couple of years, but I’d be willing to bet that he’s done more over the past couple of years than you guys have done in your entire lives.

  90. stinkfingers says: Mar 1, 2011 2:52 PM

    Will Virginia give him another award as a “figure of life success” after this?

  91. Deb says: Mar 1, 2011 3:54 PM

    @carolinacrazy89 …

    Yes, racism is part of the fabric of our society. But Michael Vick is not an appropriate posterchild for unfairness because people would find his former activities equally appalling if he were white.

    My feeling is that he’s served his time and is entitled to move on. I don’t think his sentence was sufficient, but that was the prosecutor’s decision. I pray his turnaround is genuine, but only God can judge his heart. Unless he breaks the law again, people should let it go.

    However, organizations that laud Vick as an example of courage for overcoming obstacles are misguided. Criminal behavior isn’t an “obstacle”–it’s a choice. He can be commended for cleaning up his act, but he shouldn’t be hailed as a “hero” simply because he no longer behaves in a vile manner. That kind of bizarre and unwarranted hero worship–plus failing to honor his commitments–is what sets some people off. And that has nothing to do with race.

  92. Deb says: Mar 1, 2011 3:57 PM

    I guess if my name were “stinkfingers” and I commented on the Virginia award it would be okay.

  93. kate773 says: Mar 1, 2011 3:58 PM

    qbcoach9 says:
    Mar 1, 2011 9:25 AM
    Once again, Mike Vick did 2 years in jail and has done countless events since as well as stay clean of trouble off the field. He doesn’t have to do anything for anybody except himself now because he’s good with the law, himself, his family and his team. People really need to stop saying that he has something to prove and may be falling short because he doesn’t stick with appearances or answering questions.

    Fair enough.

    Pro athletes / entertainers cancel events the day of all of the time or just simply do not show up.

    No they don’t. And if they do, they get rightly crucified for it.

    If it wasn’t Mike Vick it would be simply about rescheduling but since it is, its about his rehabilitation.

    No it wouldn’t. You can’t just up and reschedule something that’s been planned months in advance because one of the invited panelists doesn’t show up. There are other people involved who cleared their schedules for this event. Now you’re going to ask them to do it again because of Mike Vick?

    Give me a break, his girl probably made him a good breakfast and they went back to bed, which is his right as an individual to do.

    Yes, he does. On his own time. Not when he’s committed to something else. Do you just blow people off when you’ve made plans with them because you had a good meal?

  94. breeshasabush says: Mar 1, 2011 4:24 PM

    Amen Deb… someone with a brain!!!

  95. umblah says: Mar 1, 2011 6:35 PM

    all he has to do is win…anyone with half a brain could care less about what happens on his p.r. tour

  96. Sickwitit says: Mar 1, 2011 6:57 PM

    @breeshasabush

    ME? Racist? You coming to that conclusion further demonstrates the idiocracy you continue to portray. Hint I’m mixed, get it? I’m both white and black, you calling me a racist makes as much since as thinking Clayton Bigsby is a real person.

    Let us do the thinking, you sit in your “I hate Mick Vick” chair and continue to think your opinion is the only one that makes sense.

  97. cgntysin1 says: Mar 1, 2011 8:26 PM

    Mike has been doing a lot of charity work… His only issue was that he ran a tight schedule. People don’t talk about the multiple charity he’s been doing, they just talk about the one he couldn’t make. Get a life losers.

  98. grimsleeper78 says: Mar 1, 2011 8:50 PM

    Haha, there seem to be three categories of people commenting on this.

    1) People who adamantly hate vick and refuse to forgive/forget his past discressions. And, thinks anything positive he does is just a show, and anything negative should have him cast back into federal manlove prison.

    2) People who love the guy and labels everyone who talks bad about him as racist.

    3) Those of us who really don’t give a F-word,and find humor in the self-righteousness of everyone else.

    winning!!

  99. dant10 says: Mar 1, 2011 8:52 PM

    @steeelfann
    Then maybe you should get off this planet! Dumbass. Mike Vick has done so many events and speeches since he’s been released and now that he misses one event it’s a huge deal? That’s BS everyone needs to move and leave they guy alone, or at least not over analyze every move he makes.

  100. exeaglefan says: Mar 1, 2011 9:05 PM

    Vick is franchised and thus has a big payday this coming season. The more money he gets the less he will need to pretend to be someone he is not. The real Vick is coming back slow but sure. Sociopaths are good actors in order to get what they want. The Eagles are foolish to count on this coward.

  101. bluefan204 says: Mar 5, 2011 6:20 PM

    So….anyone still dumb enough to think he’s changed? This is a classic, and the only ammo you have is to call everybody “haters”. Vick is a flaming scumbag. Now you know

  102. gmsingh says: Mar 7, 2011 9:15 AM

    He didn’t show up for the last four games of the season, either.

  103. breeshasabush says: Mar 7, 2011 10:43 AM

    stop blaming the white man for all your problems. Boom WINNING

  104. boyerboy01 says: Jul 16, 2011 10:00 PM

    Hmmmm, isn’t it fascinatingly strange that said “emergency” did not prevent him from making a personal appearance yesterday where he was charging folks $120 for autographs?! He is a piece of human trash and eventually, his true colors will resurface…just as O.J.’s did.

  105. liliaceae83 says: Jul 17, 2011 12:58 AM

    You know what amuses me so much about the racial comments? Its that the worlds of NFL, NBA, MLB care less about what color their players are than any other organization on earth. Why? Because its about performance, athleticism and putting on the kind of show that glues viewers to the screen/fills the bleachers. I’d actually argue that sports probably did more for integration than a lot of measures taken back in the day. Not that sports magically solves everything but seriously, it gets harder and harder to hate the guy winning games for you, right? After awhile, all you’d see is the color of a uniform and nothing else.

    That said, another component to pro sports is that of personality. We cheer for underdogs, we cheer for the poor boy reaching for the stars. We cheer for people who make us laugh, we cheer for the millionare who does good things with his money. At some point, players stop simply being a chunk of muscle scoring a touchdown and become our role models. Children watch these men and pretend to be be them. Is this entirely fair, to elevate these guys to celebrity status? Maybe not, but its the reality and they’re paid more than enough to justify it.

    This is why we’re upset. Vick sends the message that you can flip off the people who cheer for you, that you can torment those weaker than you and come out ahead by muttering that you’re sorry. He’s done the bare minimum ever since he got out- he could actively volunteer at a shelter walking dogs, he could openly pursue therapy, he could become a spokesman for dog fighting awareness in commercials. I believe certain people can learn empathy later in life, but that it takes way more effort than I’ve seen come out of Vick. If he truly felt remorse for his crimes, he would understand the world’s skepticism towards him. Sadly, he doesn’t. What disturbs me is the creative ways he slaughtered animals- electrocution, drowning, hanging, bashing a creature’s brains in. He was a gleeful participant. If you want to know the extent of a man, see how he treats those ‘beneath’ him and actions like these go far beyond anyone whining about his upbringing.

    I doubt he’ll do it again, but only because the world will never stop watching for it. I do think, though, that if he doesn’t get his violence out on the football field, there’s going to be a dead prostitute showing up eventually. Without serious help, abusers don’t stop abusing and Vick obviously has a taste for blood. He doesn’t care what people think of him, because we’re all just haters, right? He’s actually whining that he can’t have a dog- talk about being self-centered. I think they should let him run a pitbull rehabilitation program out of his house (under close watch)- I’d love to hear him stammer on about why he suddenly doesn’t want a dog anymore ;)

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