Michael Vick to Philly students: Resist following the crowd

September 9th, 2009 by

PHILADELPHIA — Speaking to a group of high school students, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick offered himself up as a cautionary tale of the dangers of peer pressure.

Vick spoke to a rapt audience of 200 freshmen on their first day at Nueva Esperanza Academy, a North Philadelphia charter school. He urged students to make the right choices and to resist the urge to follow the crowd.

Vick was sent to prison for his role in operating a dogfighting ring. He was released from federal custody July 20 after serving 18 months. The Eagles signed him last month.

Speaking without notes, Vick told the students his decisions imperiled the goals he had set for himself since childhood.

Some Eagles fans and animal welfare groups have criticized the team’s decision to sign Vick.


One Response

  1. The Masked Blogger

    Well, at least Mikey V practices what he preaches. I mean when told by his peers not to beat the shiz out of Lassie,
    he refused to succumb to peer pressure. So remember kiddies, don’t drown your dog and do your homework. You may want to write down these intellectual gems so you don’t forget.

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