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Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick recently landed a job with the New York Jets after spending five years with the Philadelphia Eagles. But the controversy that derailed his NFL career still haunts him.

In 2007 Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring and began serving his time in November. Vick was released by his team The Atlanta Falcons but signed a one-year contract with The Eagles upon his release late in 2009. He publicly renounced dogfighting and worked with The Humane Society to educate others about the ugly “sport” but that wasn’t enough.

Various animal rights groups, including PETA, have harassed Vick about his conviction since his return to the league. When it was announced that he’d be signing with The Jets for a year PETA tweeted their disapproval:

“At least Michael Vick can’t drown, electrocute, hang, or shoot a football the way he terrorized “man’s best friend.”

Michael Vick’s brother Marcus came to his defense asking PETA reps if  ”y’all still on that bullsh*t” but there has been no response from Michael Vick thus far.

We’re not sure what PETA expects Michael Vick to do. He served his time for his crime and is trying to get his life back together. Is he never supposed to play sports again? Maybe they want him neutered then maybe they can finally get off his n*ts. Should animal rights activists be watching football anyway? The ball is made out of leather and they serve what passes for meat in the stands during the games. There is a humane tennis match somewhere waiting for you to gripe about.


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