This is so scary.
[Image via Joel Ginsburg/WENN.]
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:
Michael Vick's former dog Lucas, who was rescued from the NFL player's despicable dog fighting organization, was humanely euthanized because of his declining health and subsequent problems.
Lucas was one of Vick's most vicious dogs, and therefore was ruled by a judge that the pit bull could never be adopted.
However, the people who took care of Lucas at the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah claim Lucas was the friendliest and most lovable dog there.
Here's what the CEO of the society said about Lucas:
It is hard to feel sympathetic towards a guy like Michael Vick if you're a dog lover.
But violence against violence is NOT the answer!
Vick recently had to cancel stops on his book tour because he was reportedly receiving death threats from anonymous people who still hate his guts.
But Vick is undeterred and will continue his tour.
Although he is confused why some people he's never met are threatening his life.
'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:
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!