Michael Vick Still Haunted by Past
Michael Vick has an infamous past that virtually every sports fan has heard about at some point in the past few years. He struggled to live up to the massive hype surrounding him and was taken down in his prime based on his illegal activities associated with dog fighting. Vick went to jail for his crimes, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and had to declare bankruptcy. Many questioned whether he would ever to return to professional football. Last year was Vick's NFL rebirth.
He assumed the starting quarterback role in Philadelphia after spending a season on the bench. Vick put up amazing numbers and led the Eagles to the Wild Card round of the playoffs where they lost a close game to the Packers, the eventual Super Bowl Champions.
There were plenty of detractors when he signed with the Eagles in 2009 but through his philanthropic efforts, relatively good behavior and excellent play, he has won over a lot of people. But not everyone is ready to forgive his past transgressions.
A small, public outcry has occurred due to an upcoming autograph session at a card shop in Butler, New Jersey. Main Street's Butler Sport Cards has Vick scheduled to appear for a signing on June 19th. Some residents are not fond of the idea and they're planning to protest the event. The group feels Vick has not paid his debt from his inhumane treatment of his dogs and therefore, should not be celebrated.
The card shop's owner, Jeff Robbins will be bringing in armed security and the Butler Police have been made aware of the possibility for a disturbance. Although he has heard a lot of complaints, Robbins has no intention to cancel the event. Approximately 200 people are expected to attend the autograph session. Tickets for the event start at $90.