President Obama Personally Says “Thank You” To Eagles For Giving Mike Vick A Chance

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Wow, Michael Vick is truly doing the damn thing!

What has been a fairy tale year for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has now apparently received a presidential seal of approval. In a National Football League season that has repeatedly intrigued with the unexpected, perhaps nothing has been so astonishing as Vick’s rehabilitation both as a person and a football player.

He is on the short list of most valuable player candidates, and he has been equally lauded for what is by all reports earnest contrition for his part in running an illegal dog-fighting ring. Now, Vick has received indirect praise from President Obama. In his column on Sports Illustrated’s website Monday, Peter King reports that Mr. Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to thank the team for giving Vick a chance.

Obama was “passionate about it,” Mr. Lurie told Mr. King, adding that the president said “it’s never a level playing field for prisoners when they get out of jail. And he was happy that we did something on such a national stage that showed our faith in giving someone a second chance after such a major downfall.”

Vick served 18 months in federal prison, and there was only tepid interest among NFL teams when he was released before last season. When the Eagles signed him in 2009, it was to backup to starting quarterback Donovan McNabb, who vowed to mentor Vick.

Even this year, when McNabb left for Washington, promising youngster Kevin Kolb was named the Eagles’ starting quarterback, but Vick did not complain. To the contrary, he and Kolb reportedly struck up a cordial friendship, and all Vick’s comments about the situation were unequivocal in their support for Kolb.

It was not until Kolb was injured early in the season that Vick got his chance, and his performances have turned the Eagles from a team scrapping to make the playoffs into a legitimate threat to reach the Super Bowl.

Vick credits his ordeal with making him a better player. Arguably the best running quarterback in the history of the NFL, Vick has now added patience and better passing to his repertoire, making him a complete pro quarterback for the first time in his career.

Obama’s comments come at a time when Vick is stressing the sincerity of his reformation. He recently said he would like to own a dog. He is currently prohibited form owning a dog, given that dogs in his fighting ring were maimed and killed.

That’s what’s up…all Vick needs now is that MVP and a brand new multi-million dollar contract and he’ll be set!

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  • nana

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      he deserved a second chance and is proving to the world why…..naysayers needs to hush!

  • yaya

    ok!!!

  • purple love

    That’s the power in being a president I guess I’ve been praising mike Vick since he got here n no one cared o well love u honey! Get us a super bowl!!!

    • Curious1 aka Flawless Beauty

      I admit for that comment I am jealous…ya’ll got my “Mike Vick..lol…But the Eagles are on Fire as well as my Falcons…so win-win situation..

      No comment on Obie calling tthe Eagles owner to thank him….no comment..lol..

  • Hannibal

    OF COURSE OUR LAME PRESIDENT WOULD BE PRAISING A TEAM THAT GAVE A DOG KILLER A SECOND CHANCE! HURRY UP AND GET BAWACK OSAMA OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE!

    • http://yahoo.com rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

      SHUT UP HANNIBAL and go choke your chicken!!!

  • anonymous

    Obama praising Michael Vick is going to cause drama. No doubt some idiot is going to take it the wrong way. Next thing we know the comment will appear on racist Bill O’reilly’s show.

    We all know he hates anything positive when it comes to blacks!

    • Michele

      You are so right, the neo con bigots and rabid PETA extremists will have a field day with this. Too bad the negative outrage is not engendered and maintained when people are brutalized.

  • TRUFF IS...

    Rooting for the underdog….he deserved a second chance and is proving to the world why…..naysayers needs to hush!

  • XO

    Love MV!

  • la vie n'est pas compliquee, nous sommes.

    Did someone say Plaxico? ummm…wow, now thats a whole different level of stupidity there….idk if that one can be forgiven….

  • purple love

    Plaxico will be good Vick set the stage 4 second chances

  • white male

    Mike Vick deserves the Nobel Peace prize.

  • get em paid!

    He also told him to stop asking for a dog! Get your kids some fish!

  • I speak for the street

    The president is right!if these people don’t get second chances they go back to a life a crime, which is not good for none of us. once they are released somebody got to give them another chance. Thanks President, you make me want to do better.

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  • mik

    hannibal is black male that loves tranny’s.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals!!

    Oh Lawd! Stop putting Vick in the spot light. The next thing you know, Kim Kardashian’ll be hanging around the Eagles locker room.

  • get em paid!

    Mike would like most twisted azz people be doing that sicko mess of fighting dogs if he had not got caught. His father had told him to stop. He thought because he was rich famous and had trifling friends that helped him destroy life for sport he was a god. GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED! HE WILL BE PRAISED ON HIGH…TELL EM MIKE! YOU GOT A CHANCE TO SEE AND FEEL THE PAIN OF FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE AND FREEDOM WHILE BEING HELD IN A CAGE. GOD GAVE YOU ANOTHER CHANCE. Maybe thats to deep for gossip!

  • drenk

    i was never mad at mike for what he did, pitbulls and rottweilers are BRED FOR THAT!!! F%ck em. theyre just killer dogs doing what they do, keep tearing it up MV

  • I RUN NEW YORK

    SMH VERY SAD HOW BLACK PEOPLE SUPPORT ANIMALS LIKE THIS. This is the reason the black community is in the condition that it is in. Instead of supporting thugs why don’t we support the people that are out there doing the right thing

  • TEE jUstMyopinIoN!

    Mike Vic is truly blessed!! And the Philadelphia Eagles are having a blessed season because they gave him a chance

  • DWalker

    Thank YOU Lord for giving Mike Vic another chance. Even when society trys to keep him down – look at God. GO MIKE! What God Has For you – baby it’s for YOU!

  • Dat sum real N*gga Sh*t!

    Let’s not forget that MV is human and like the rest of us prone to err. That in spite of the fact that the dude looks like NEO in the fu*kin’ matrix on a football field! GO MV7, MVP, Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP, Pro Bowl, Hall of fame! et al! Not to mention Desean Jackson #10 is a FREAK of NATURE! What he did to the Giants was INSANE! GO Eagles!

  • zia

    KIM KARDASHIAN IS A HOE AND FOR MICHEAL VICK DO THE DAMN THANG AND GO GET THAT SUPER BOWL RING GET THAT MVP DAMN THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT FOR HIM GO GET THOSE VIKING AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU MICHAEL VICK

  • zia

    GO GET THAT RING ALSO DESEAN JACKSON AND REST OF THE EAGLES TEAM

  • shake em

    Tom Brady is MVP this season, Mike Vick is a close second.
    Obama tells it how it is (when its not political), like when he said Kanye’s an a55hole, or when he took up for Henry Louis Gates.

    • artdude01

      Yeah, Tom Brady is a Demon! He is on FIRE. Both guys are amazing quarterbacks this season. It is truly a hard choice… Vick is no doubt the game changer on Eagles, tough choice.

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