Why can’t they let Mike be great?
Fans Launch Petition To Block Mike Vick From Jets’ Training Camp
Hasn’t the man paid his debt to society? At some point you have to let things go.
According to NY Post:
The Jets’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick remains unpopular with certain segments of their fan base and now a petition has started online in an attempt to keep him off SUNY Cortland’s campus this summer when the Jets hold training camp there.
The change.org petition had over 2,000 signatures as of Monday night.
The petition is addressed to SUNY Cortland president Erik J. Bitterbaum. It addresses Vick’s crimes. The 33-year-old served nearly two years in prison after pleading guilty to crimes related to a dogfighting ring.
“Vick has served a short sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting conspiracy, but animal cruelty charges were dropped in return for his guilty plea,” the petition reads. “This does not mean, however, that his crimes should be forgotten.”
The petition details some of the specific charges against Vick and also includes a photo of an abused dog next to one of Vick.
“If we welcome Vick onto our campus, we are complicit in his crimes,” the petition reads. “We are sending the message that, for money and publicity, we will turn a blind eye to the horrors of dogfighting.”
The Jets signed Vick to a one-year contract last month. He is expected to compete with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job. Vick played for the Eagles from 2009-13 after being released from prison.
Do you think Mike deserves to be signed with the Jets?