Saturday, August 01, 2009

Vick to be feted in Newport News

Of all the stories in the news this week about Michael Vick, in sports sections and elsewhere, this one came to me as the most unexpected:
Some residents of Michael Vick's hometown are preparing a "celebration" for the former NFL quarterback, and Vick is expected to make an appearance at the event, an organizer said Friday. The event is being sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The SCLC chapter president in Vick's hometown of Newport News, Andrew Shannon, said Vick is scheduled to speak at the event intended to promote Martin Luther King Jr.'s teachings of nonviolence.
Click here to read the entire article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

No doubt, discussions about which NFL team will sign Vick, or whether he deserves a chance to play again, will continue to buzz at Happy Hours.

1 comment:

paul_h said...

Among the community from which he is from, Vick is more hero than goat. Making it to the bigtime trumps everything.

I suspect this will be less true among football fans and kids who used to admire him. If he gets that far, I'm sure he will receive a warm welcome wherever he plays, maybe a bit too warm.