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Michael Vick Dogfighting

Giving Michael Vick's Former Dogs a 'Fighting' Chance Changed the Face of Animal Welfare

Jacqueline Johnson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Jacqueline Johnson

The Bad Newz Kennels bust captured the attention of dog lovers all across the country. Eight years later, these 48 dogs have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that fighting was something that was forced on them -- not something they were born to do. Once they had the opportunity to become companions, they took it and ran with it.

Vick, Incognito, Rice, Peterson, and the Power of Symbols

Mark Osler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Mark Osler

Make no mistake about one thing: the NFL is a business, created to make money. It's not a church or a prosecutor's office. Still, it is a business that is rooted in the creation of symbols and the building-up of heroes.

Dear NFL: Aren't Women Worth as Much as Dogs?

Richelle Carey | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Richelle Carey

Goodell claims he's "being consistent." How about consistently sending a message to players and fans that violence against women won't be tolerated?

Michael Vick's Former Dogfighting Pups Will Make You Believe In Happily Ever After

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

Seven years ago, Michael Vick, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons at the time, was indicted on charges relating to an illegal dogfighting ring. Inves...

Arin Greenwood

Over 64,000 People Think This Michael Vick Speech Is A Bad Idea | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

According to a rather testy-sounding message posted to Facebook, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce was aware that "some would disagree" when the...

Why One Philly Bar Won't Show The Eagles Games

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

Michael Vick probably has never been to Doobies, a neighborhood dive bar in Philadelphia. But if he were to show up, bar owner Patty Brett would kick ...

MMA Fighter Will Call Off Protests If Michael Vick Competes In Cage Match

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports

Michael Vick will not be appearing at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in York, Pa. He'd been scheduled to sign autographs there, for $75 each -- photo...

Haters Insure Vick Won't Be Finally Free

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Michael Vick has done everything humanly possible to atone for his dog torturing past. He was tried, convicted and jailed. He accepted full responsibi...

Report: Vick Cancels Book Tour Due To Threats

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick's book-signing tour has been canceled because of threats against him for running a dogfighting ring. The Philadelphia Ea...

Michael Vick Gets What's Coming

Posted 12.30.2012 | Comedy

Yes, Michael Vick has accepted all the punishment he had coming after he was caught financing a heinous dogfighting ring. But that doesn't mean that p...

Michael Vick: Yes, I Have A Dog

Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

Michael Vick has confirmed he owns a dog. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had initially refused to respond to rumors that he had a dog at home...

Would You Hire A Felon To Represent Your Brand?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

Denver-based MusclePharm Corp., a nutritional supplement company, has signed Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles to a three-year endorsement deal....

Christina Wilkie

Michael Vick Lobbies Congress To Punish Dog-Fight Attendees | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest step in Michael Vick's road to redemption took place on Tuesday in Washington, where the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback appe...

Vick Brings Anti-Dogfighting Message To Congress

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick brought his anti-dogfighting message to Congress on Tuesday, backing legislation that ...

Vick Signs First Endorsement Since Arrest

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick is back pitching products. Vick has signed his first endorsement contract since his release from prison. The Philad...

10 Reasons to Root for Michael Vick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

I am an animal lover who felt at the time that I could never forgive him. I have since changed my mind on the matter. The following list explains why.

Michael Vick and the Importance of Second Chances

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

President Obama has performed a much-needed public service in endorsing Michael Vick having the chance, once again, to play professional football.

Does Obama Owe Michael Vick's Dogs A Call Too?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While Michael Vick's success this year has moved fans past his former transgressions, even garnering a phone call to Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie from P...

Humane Society President: 'Too Soon' For Vick To Get A Pet Dog

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick is barred from owning a dog for a year and a half, but the star quarterback's comment that he'd like to bring one in...

Vick: 'I Would Love To Get Another Dog'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he would love to get another dog in an interview with NBC News and "I would love to ge...

Guitarist SLAMS Praise Of Michael Vick

ESPN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

An open letter to the men and women of the sports reporting community...

'Animal CSI' Fights Cruelty

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When federal investigators working the Michael Vick dogfighting case needed someone to dig up and analyze the remains of eig...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Ryder Cup captains have ruled no tweeting, no Facebook during the tournament, which starts Friday. Too bad. I'd really like to know what they're thinking while their opponent is lining up a critical putt.

Rescue Groups Rehabilitate Michael Vick's Pit Bulls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When NFL quarterback Michael Vick was arrested for dog fighting in 2007, the fate of the 51 dogs rescued from his farm was uncertain. Pit bulls saved...

'The Lost Dogs

Jim Gorant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Gorant

The usual outcome for animals recovered from fight busts is euthanasia. But an unprecedented behind-the-scenes effort to spare them--supported by an enormous public outcry--was brewing.