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Vick Reaches Out to Fans, Falcons
ABC News ^ | 07/30/2007 | Daniel Marotta

Posted on 07/30/2007 1:25:12 PM PDT by zencat

Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick made an appearance today on the Atlanta-based Porshe Foxx radio program. Calling into the program, Vick gave his first interview since charges were filed against him July 17.

During the brief spot Vick thanked his fans and all those who continue to support him, and expressed regret over the negative impact the dogfighting scandal is having on the Atlanta Falcons franchise.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: dog; falcons; fighting; gangsta; ghetto; vick
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1 posted on 07/30/2007 1:25:15 PM PDT by zencat
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To: zencat

You mean the very same fans he flipped off last year?


2 posted on 07/30/2007 1:26:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator
You mean the very same fans he flipped off last year?

Guess he's decided that he needs those fans after all....

3 posted on 07/30/2007 1:27:00 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: zencat

He did not say, “sick em, Fido?” did he?


4 posted on 07/30/2007 1:27:17 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Vick just didn’t want to bite the hand that fed him.


5 posted on 07/30/2007 1:28:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: zencat; highball
Change the headline..

"Vick embarks on effort to sway potential jury pool"

6 posted on 07/30/2007 1:29:03 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050
"Vick embarks on effort to sway potential jury pool"

I assume the trial is in Virgina, not Atlanta?

8 posted on 07/30/2007 1:30:56 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: zencat

low character is as low character does... Atlanta hired this schmuck knowing his issues, paid him a fortune and promited him like crazy, not it all crashes and burns because he’s nothing more than a 2 bit punk.... Atlanta management made this mess, now they can enjoy lying in it.

You don’t hire people of low character, PERIOD.

When will pro sports learn what everyone else knows?


9 posted on 07/30/2007 1:31:24 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Some of pro sports gets it. The team with one of the classiest head coaches and one of the classiest players just won the Super Bowl.

The Spurs won the NBA title with the classy, understated Tim Duncan.


10 posted on 07/30/2007 1:34:03 PM PDT by cdga5for4 (www.coachdungy.com)
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To: zencat

A local radio guy suggested he could make millions for the humane society by selling a Michael Vick chew toy.


11 posted on 07/30/2007 1:35:43 PM PDT by Hacklehead (God, Guns, Guts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Made America Great)
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To: zencat

The NAACP wants people to give Vick the same benefit of the doubt as THEY gave the DUKE boys? What racists that group is.


12 posted on 07/30/2007 1:35:48 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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Vick reaching out...

13 posted on 07/30/2007 1:35:48 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: HamiltonJay
Just to be clear on the point:

What you’re saying is the Falcons shouldn’t have hired Vick?

14 posted on 07/30/2007 1:36:55 PM PDT by zencat (The universe is not what it appears, nor is it something else.)
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To: HamiltonJay

“You don’t hire people of low character, PERIOD.”

Would the NBA or the NFL have enough players to field more that 1 or 2 teams if they followed that rule?


15 posted on 07/30/2007 1:37:27 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: zencat

Were there dogs barking in the background?


16 posted on 07/30/2007 1:39:01 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: zencat

Check it out dog.


17 posted on 07/30/2007 1:39:18 PM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: zencat

Yep... this hole train wreck was obvious before they ever gave him an offer... they chose to look away... so enjoy the mess.

Falcons had any credibility and integrity they would have never hired this schmuck... but they don’t so, they did... now their entire organization will be in disarray for years... and they probably won’t learn the lesson.


18 posted on 07/30/2007 1:42:15 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: marvlus

He’s a hero from his playing days at VT..


19 posted on 07/30/2007 1:43:25 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: Hacklehead

That’a great idea! I’d buy one for my dog.


20 posted on 07/30/2007 1:48:07 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: zencat
Hey! He's from an under privledged race. And a victim. Has dyslexia. Momma was in prison. Never knew his dad. And gay. And....

GIVE ME A BREAK! A THUG is a THUG !

21 posted on 07/30/2007 1:50:42 PM PDT by llevrok (I voted for George Bush - not Jorge Arbusto.)
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To: zencat

Torturing dogs that civilized people won't torture!

23 posted on 07/30/2007 1:52:13 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: zencat

I guess his lawyer hired a PR firm. You will see more and more of this in the coming months. I would think Vick and his team would like to get a plea bargain that gives him no jail time and allows him to play eventually. It would also require a monetary payment to the animal rights groups.


24 posted on 07/30/2007 1:52:50 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: dfwgator

That was my first thought as well. He lost me when he gave us all the collective finger.


25 posted on 07/30/2007 1:53:14 PM PDT by doodad
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To: zencat
During the brief spot Vick thanked his fans...

Both of them?

26 posted on 07/30/2007 1:53:27 PM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: hophead

This is still up on their website:

http://www.naacpncnetwork.org/Publicity/768


27 posted on 07/30/2007 1:54:34 PM PDT by maggief
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To: evets

Just curious...

What made Vick give these fans the finger?

I’m guessing they were rippin’ on him about something.


28 posted on 07/30/2007 1:58:32 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: zencat
Sorry, Mike. That dog don't hunt fight.
29 posted on 07/30/2007 1:59:03 PM PDT by thesharkboy
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To: MplsSteve
I’m guessing they were rippin’ on him about something.

So? Show me a player who has never been ripped on by fans at one point or another.

30 posted on 07/30/2007 2:00:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: zencat
ALL doubt has been removed...
Professional sports has indeed sunk into depths warranting their financial ruin...and obsolescence.

Professional Baseball, Basketball and Football has become nothing if not THUG BALL...and DRUG BALL.

Perhaps if this path to undeserved riches and respect were NOT available — 10’s of thousands of young blacks would place more value on getting an EDUCATION.....

So long as THUG “athletes” and “rap stars” are presented and the Zenith of black accomplishment — it will remain an unattainable dream for most of black youth - and professional sports will swirl about the toilet bowel as it descends into the sewer...

THUG ball, nothing less nothing more....
Every “fan” who buys a ticket to watch these assholes are the enablers..

31 posted on 07/30/2007 2:01:28 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: MplsSteve
Fans heckled him after their 4th straight loss...

32 posted on 07/30/2007 2:03:28 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: hunter112
During the brief spot Vick thanked his fans... Both of them?

Al Sharptongue and Jesse Jackass?

(...so long as the $$$ keep flowing to the "just-us" bro's.

33 posted on 07/30/2007 2:06:25 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: zencat
Translation: Save me my millions... please please please!
34 posted on 07/30/2007 2:07:13 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (CAIR delende est.)
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To: zencat
Translation: Save me my millions... please please please!
35 posted on 07/30/2007 2:07:15 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (CAIR delende est.)
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To: HamiltonJay

“You don’t hire people of low character, PERIOD.”

We do it with politicians all the time.


36 posted on 07/30/2007 2:09:46 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: zencat
Just to keep all this in perspective...It's not about black or white. It's about human vs. inhuman.


I am going to open a cold one and toast the day when Vick is brought into his jail cell.

37 posted on 07/30/2007 2:13:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: zencat

This Vick b@st@rd is a sick b@st@rd.


38 posted on 07/30/2007 2:22:29 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: zencat

Somewhere, somehow, some way - it’s racism. - NAACP


39 posted on 07/30/2007 2:37:22 PM PDT by Lexington Green (There ain't no news in the news no more.)
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To: zencat

cannot wait for this dog....to be sent to the pen!!!!

at least 6 years!!!!


40 posted on 07/30/2007 2:38:18 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: maggief
"R.L. White, president of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, urged the public today to restrain itself from prematurely passing judgment on Vick. "If Mr. Vick is guilty, he should pay for his crime, but to treat him as he is being treated now is also a crime," White said at a news conference. "Be restrained in your premature judgment until the legal process is completed."

When will the MSM throw these words back in his face in light of how the INNOCENT Duke players were treated?

So even now the NAACP continues to flog Duke lax on its website?!?!
44 posted on 07/30/2007 2:48:06 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: nyyankeefan

Hope those are dog years!


45 posted on 07/30/2007 2:48:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: montag813

There is a special place in hell for people (for lack of a better term) like Vick.


46 posted on 07/30/2007 2:49:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: zencat

Notice not one word about the dogs who were proven to have been killed?

He is worried about his own sorry carcass.....nothing else.

Scum.

I may never watch another NFL game because of this....not that I watched many before.


48 posted on 07/30/2007 2:51:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: evets

Class act he is not, nor could be further from......


49 posted on 07/30/2007 2:52:39 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: thesharkboy
Dan Daily of The Washington Times listed three things Vick's lawyers should avoid saying at all costs:
*"My client has been hounded by these accusations."
*"The prosecution is barking up the wrong tree."
*"The DA threw the witness a bone by letting him plea to a lesser charge."

BTW, there were rumors already a while back regarding Vick and dog fighting. Now they have even his buddy implicate him.

50 posted on 07/30/2007 2:57:00 PM PDT by Dante3
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