The Petition Against Michael Vick

The Petition Against Michael Vick

Diego Nerio

UNITED STATES- Last month, the NFL announced that Michael Vick, a Former NFL quarterback for the Eagles, was chosen to be one of the four Pro Bowl Captains for the 2020 Pro Bowl game in Orlando, Florida. The Pro Bowl is a football game where two teams will pick the best players from the NFL.

When Vick was listed as one of the captains for the Pro Bowl, people demanded that the league change their decision  immediately due to his history with the law. It became such a wide-spread issue that petitions were even being created.

Vick served twenty-one  months in a federal jail located in Leavenworth, Kansas after being found guilty by a judge in Richmond, Virginia for running a “cruel and inhumane” dog fighting ring and lying about it in court.

Police reports say in December of 2007 he bankrolled a dog fighting operation and killed dogs who did not fit his fighting standards.

Despite working with the Humane Society of the United States of America, which is the largest effective animal protection organization in the U.S.A for the past decade, people still believe he should not get a second chance to correct his wrongdoings.

 One of the leaders of the petition Joanna Lind received 170,000 signatures saying they were “disgusted by the NFL’s decisions.”

Another Petition creator, Brande Woods, says that Vick should not get another chance because he is a convicted felon and is a known animal abuser. 

The protesters do not want people to buy any product, merchandise, and tickets until the NFL replaces him.

The NFL will review there picks and investigate more about this protests and petitions but as of right now the Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020, in Orlando, Florida.