Eagles QB Michael Vick Speaks With Local High School Students About Changing Life Around

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick recently took some time out of his day to speak with students at Martin Luther King High School about how he’s turned his life around since spending 18 months in prison for his involvement in dogfighting–providing them with advice on how to avoid the troubled life he used to live.

The Associated Press reported on Friday how Vick discussed numerous topics with the students about his journey back to the NFL after–with the topics ranging from dogfighting to how he believes there’s still plenty of work left when it comes to changing his life around. However, nothing may have been more important than when Vick told the students how difficult it was to avoid hanging out with old friends.

“Getting away from all the people that I was used to being around every day, that I thought had general love for me (was tough),” Vick told the students on Thursday. “The hardest decision was just dedicating my life to change.”

As everyone knows, Vick pleaded guilty to conspiracy of dogfighting back in 2007 and has done everything in his power to turn his life around since then. Vick joined the Eagles prior to the 2009 season and played a major role in helping the team win the NFC East title last season after taking over the starting job at quarterback for Kevin Kolb–who suffered a concussion against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.


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  • Erin

    I appreciate that he’s helping the youth and succeeding in football…..but what has he done to help the lives of innocent animals. Not just animals but for the worlds most neglected abused and misunderstood breed of dog. If it were a fighting rink of shitzu’s or pomeranians would America turn their head?…but a breed with strength, extreme physical capabilities, intelligence, persistance and the courage to never back down, are somehow continuously regarded as expendable. Those same qualities that turn a linebacker into an all-star, are the same qualities that euthenize and kill innocent dogs every day. Dogs just need a productive way to direct their capabilities and encredible strength, especially Americas most misunderstood breed. Like a strong intelligent, persistant, humanbeing can either use their capabilities to succeed, or towards a life of crime and bullying. Vick should be fighting to end breed specific legislation, it’s people like him that have destroyed this animals reputation. Dogs need to be trained and socialized, no matter what breed they are, but a breed like a pitbul, has a loyalty and drive that leads them to do what ever their trained to do, and to never back down. They have the power and will to fight for what ever their human counter part teaches them, and will always be successful at giving it their all…wether it be assisting the disabled, search and rescue, or fighting another dog to it’s death. We have the power as humans to decide. Vick can’t bring back the lives of these poor abus I appreciate that he’s helping the youth and succeeding in football…..but what has he done to help the lives of innocent animals. Not just animals but for the worlds most neglected abused and misunderstood breed of dog. If it were a fighting rink of shitzu’s or pomeranians would America turn their head?…but a breed with strength, extreme physical capabilities, intelligence, persistance and the courage to never back down, are somehow continuously regarded as expendable. Those same qualities that turn a linebacker into an all-star, are the same qualities that euthenize and kill innocent dogs every day. Dogs just need a productive way to direct their capabilities and encredible strength, especially Americas most misunderstood breed. Like a strong intelligent, persistant, humanbeing can either use their capabilities to succeed, or towards a life of crime and bullying. Vick should be fighting to end breed specific legislation, it’s people like him that have destroyed this animals reputation. Dogs need to be trained and socialized, no matter what breed they are, but a breed like a pitbul, has a loyalty and drive that leads them to do what ever their trained to do, and to never back down. They have the power and will to fight for what ever their human counter part teaches them, and will always be successful at giving it their all…wether it be assisting the disabled, search and rescue, or fighting another dog to it’s death. We have the power as humans to decide. Vick can’t bring back the lives of these poor abused dogs, but he could atleast make an effort to improve the lives of this breed.

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