Virginia group to honor Vick as 'hero'

The Southeastern Virginia Arts Association will honor Eagles quarterback Michael Vick at its first Black-Tie Honors Gala next month in Norfolk, the Virignian-Pilot is reporting.

In a news release, the group said it plans to honor Vick, a Newport News native, because he "epitomized the meaning of 'hero' not only by his unparalleled accomplishments on the football field, but more importantly, by his relentless resilience in overcoming the obstacles he has faced... and becoming a true example of life success for all to emulate."

Attorney Carl C. La Mondue is also being honored at the March 26 event.

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