We can’t say that we’re surprised.
Michael Vick was in prison four years ago for dog fighting, and despite appearing to have turned over a new leaf, people still don’t like him!
E-Poll Market Research did a survey on the Most-Disliked NFL Players, and the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s dogfighting past is still hanging over him, with 53 percent of people disliking Vick.
It hasn’t seemed to hurt his endorsement deals too much though.
Here’s the rest of the list:
Nobody liked Michael Vick for a loooong time after he got caught making dogs fight to the death, and some would argue that it STILL hasn't been long enough!
He HAS changed a lot of minds about him, though — through what we've seen as reform and a sincere effort to change his ways. Did you know that he didn't do it on his own, though?
Like any good sports player, he was coached… and he paid a hefty sum for it! We're talking $111k+ for an elite crisis management team to re-brand him!
According to the source (and court docs), here's how Sitrick & Company went about making Vick the likable person we see today (for most):
When we heard about Riley Cooper’s HORRIBLE racist incident, we knew it was only a matter of time before someone in football fined him.
And that someone was the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team’s owner Jeffrey Lurie released a statement saying:
It sounds like Michael Vick learned a lot from his time behind bars!
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has been making headlines for all of the right reasons lately as he has been heavily involved with Team Freedom Outreach, a charity organization that reaches out to incarcerated children through sports!
Some might have a hard time believing that he has actually turned a new leaf, but Michael claims that his time in prison for his involvement in dog fighting was actually the boost he needed to realize he had to make some serious life changes!
Are we ready to give Michael Vick a second chance yet?
That seems to be the question floating around the world today, as we hear about Michael's inspiring effort to help incarcerated kids get their lives back on track. He's actually in Washington D.C. right now, meeting with a congressman about it!
Specifically, he's meeting with Rep. John Lewis from Georgia to push Team Freedom Outreach, which is a:
'Your death threats are WEAK!' is probably something that Michael Vick has been yelling out of any window he can find after having to cancel a bunch of book signings because people don't want to act like human beings!
He also says he will not be bullied into seclusion, and will be working with community service organizations in the wake of the scare.
Here's what his rep says:
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If there's one thing we hate, it's when people want to use violence as a way to respond to violence. Or to bring justice to those who have been violent in the past.
While we don't necessarily agree that Michael Vick should EVER own a dog again (even though he does), we certainly don't agree with the people making so many death threats against him that he's had to cancel several book signing appearances!
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