Michael Vick Wants To Be PETA Spokesman
In other news, Rush Limbaugh seeks to become White House press secretary, Tom DeLay initiates charm offensive, and Michele Bachmann up for MacArthur Award.
But Michael Vick is actually looking towards doing public service announcements for PETA upon his release from prison this month. This is all part of a PR scheme to improve his public image and get him back in the good graces of the NFL.
“I’m familiar with [the plan],” said Dan Shannon, director of youth outreach and campaigns for PETA. “We have been in discussions with Michael Vick, with his management team, about the possibility of him putting out a public-service announcement with PETA when he’s out of jail. We want him to discourage people from taking part in dog-fighting. I can do it until I’m blue in the face and it might not convince anybody. Michael Vick sure can. He can say, ‘Look, I did it, I was wrong, and it ruined my career.'”
Shannon says he wants Vick to submit to a psychological examination, as he’s not yet convinced that Vick is sincere in his desire to be rehabilited and might be motivated by his own self-interest. Vick has a pattern of not being too familiar with the truth. And let’s not forget what got him in trouble in the first place:
Mr. Vick, who in 2004 signed a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons, funded the Bad Newz Kennels in Virginia, which participated in the fighting of pit bulls and also admitted to participating in the sometimes torturous deaths of dogs that underperformed, including death by drowning, hanging and electrocution.
Can he ever get his good name back? And how will we ever know if he suddenly has a fondness for the work of PETA or is more interested in getting back into the financial big leagues?Click here for reuse options!
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