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Witches' Brew: Mike Vick Wins Courage Award

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mike Vick Wins Courage Award

Some good news for baller Michael Vick.

Vick won the Ed Block Courage Award, voted on by his teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles, months after his return to the field. Vick took a shall we say "hiatus" for 18 months in a federal prison for running a dog fighting ring.

The vote among Vick's fellow Eagles was unanimous. The Ed Block Award honors players who show commitment to sportsmanship and courage. Each of the 32 NFL teams selects a recipient.

Naturally, the PETA people had something to say:
The Philadelphia Eagles fumbled when they gave Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award, which was named after a man who advocated in behalf of abused children. Michael Vick should not be the person anyone points to as a model of sportsmanship, even though he has now exchanged dogs for touchdowns after serving time for extreme cruelty to animals. We wish him well in educating others, but this is not appropriate and does not mark a joyous moment in NFL history.
Vick has taken his anti-dog fighting message to schools through his work with the Humane Society. As an avid dog-lover, I hate what Vick did. But at some point, you have to move on, right? So, when will PETA follow suit?

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