The breaking news was a total surprise. Football fans who had tuned in to ESPN to see a preseason game between last years two Super Bowl teams Wayne Gretzky Jersey , the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals, were immediately transfixed with the news that Michael Vick was the newest Philadelphia Eagle.
Vick, one of the most celebrated football stars in history and one of the wealthiest African Americans in professional sports, had become somewhat of a social pariah because of his involvement in a heinous dog fighting ring. After the allegations became public two years ago, Vick instantly went from one of Americas most beloved stars to probably its most hated.
Despite the fact that Vicks actions in the aforementioned dog fighting were indeed heinous, the punishment and the public fallout were extremely excessive. Many critics believed, and still believe Tyler Toffoli Jersey , that the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback should be barred from making a living in the National Football League permanently.