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Michael Vick

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

Mark Osler | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Ray Rice Isn't the Only Monster in the NFL

Scott Benner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports
Scott Benner

It seems that we can only count on the National Football League and it's teams to do the right thing when there are no more lies to hide behind. The money they make and the appearances that they try so hard to keep up are their main focus.

Jordan Schultz

The NFL Storylines Of 2014 That You Need To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

The 2014 NFL season is upon us, which is about the greatest news we can ask for after the dog days of summer. That means the annual speculation about ...

Jordan Schultz

5 Things NFL Fans Will Be Sick Of Hearing About By Week 1

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports

Part of the NFL preseason experience is undoubtedly the firestorm of recycled stories, and 2014 is no different. Three cheers for football fans counti...

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

Richelle Carey | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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?

2 More States May Give Abused Pit Bulls A Fighting Chance

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green

Biscuits and belly rubs for two state legislatures! Michigan and Delaware are both considering bills that would give abused pit bulls a fighting chanc...

LOOK: How Painting Michael Vick's Dogs Changed Her Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

Levity Tomkinson is a Kentucky artist and dog lover who's about a fifth of the way through painting every single one of the 51 dogs seized from Michae...

Brothel Bans Donald Sterling For Life

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.30.2014 | Weird News

Donald Sterling is not only banned for life from the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA, a Nevada brothel owner also wants nothing to do with him. De...

The Jets, Michael Vick and a College Dilemma

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

Having served his time, is Michael Vick entitled to resume his profession? I'd say yes. Are people entitled to protest him and his animal abuse past? Also yes. But what about the bigger question: Does an uber-violent sport attract or even cultivate violence?

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...

Petition Started To Keep Vick Away From Jets' Training Camp

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — A petition seeking to ban quarterback Michael Vick from New York Jets' training camp at SUNY Cortland this summer because of his dog...

Why We Can't Forget Michael Vick's Dog-Fighting Past

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Originally printed in New York Post On Friday, the New York Jets signed Michael Vick to a one-year contract worth $5 million. His return on that inv...

Jets Sign Vick, Cut Sanchez

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.21.2014 | Sports

The New York Jets dropped one quarterback, picked up another and raised questions about the future of a third within a matter of minutes. Mark San...

Vick Reclaims His Financial Status

Eurweb | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Michael Vick has reportedly patched up his bank account following a 2008 bankruptcy filing and is a millionaire once again....

Arin Greenwood

Most Americans Agree Attending An Animal Fight Should Be Illegal, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

The farm bill that President Barack Obama signed this month contains a provision -- called "Cock-A-Doodle-Don't" by the magazine Modern Farmer and the...

Arin Greenwood

Over 64,000 People Think This Michael Vick Speech Is A Bad Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'At Some Point I'll Be Playing Somewhere'

National Football Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick anticipates starting for an NFL team next season. If it do...

Vick Says Keep Foles In

National Football Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post Michael Vick knows the situation he's in. In 2010, the Eagles opened the season with Kevin Kolb as their...

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 ...

Injured Vick Doesn't Last Long

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Sports

-- Michael Vick's return didn't last long. Now it's uncertain when he'll be back. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback left the team's 15-7 loss to t...

Michael Vick's Redemptive Story

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

With God's help, Vick is turning his life around. Four years and counting, he is moving steadily forward. Rather than pointing to the past, wouldn't we all be better served to be cheering him on?

The NFL's Most Hated Player?

Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

It’s still a dog-eat-dog world for Michael Vick. Four years since his reinstatement into the NFL stemming from federal charges for financing a dog f...

Diary of a Student Teacher: Breakups, Compassion, and Dogfighting

Matt Bieber | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Matt Bieber

Judgment likes to think that it's coextensive with knowledge, but it isn't; they're much closer to opposites. Judging doesn't want to know, because wanting to know requires admitting to not knowing.

No Defending NFC Least

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

-- There's no defending the NFC Least, uh, East, simply because there are no defenses in the division. Once considered the powerhouse sector of pro ...

Michael Vick Day To Day With Hamstring Injury, Nick Foles Could Win QB Job For Eagles

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chip Kelly says quarterback Michael Vick is day to day because of a hamstring injury and Nick Foles could win th...