ESPN is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Michael Vick to a six-year deal worth $100 million, and around $40 million guaranteed, regardless of retirement or injuries.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement today regarding the contract,
“I’m very happy we were able to reach an agreement with Michael on this long-term contract…It’s a product of all the hard work Michael has done to better himself over the last couple of years, both on and off the field. I’m very proud that he has been able to achieve success again in this league, but he’ll be the first one to tell you that there is a lot of work yet to be done by him and this team as a whole.”
he then added,
“There’s no doubt in my mind that he will continue on that path.”
Blah. I’m conflicted. I love The Eagles but I hate Michael Vick. He deserved more than 18 months in jail, and he doesn’t deserve to be playing the NFL at all.
If he’d killed 7 people, which is roughly the number of dogs he killed, would he be allowed to play? Noo… But apparently people consider dog killing, and woman beating (Chris Brown) to be minor offenses. Why should anyone so easily forgive him?
Also, it’s a pretty great deal for someone who told GQ,
“I didn’t want to come to Philadelphia.”
Be sure to check out my other two aggravated Michael Vick articles- Michael Vick Wants A Dog, Says “What Have I Done To Anybody?” and the more lighthearted White Michael Vick?