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Could Vick protesters resurface?

With the great success that Michael Vick is having this season there is always the chance that animal rights protesters could surface once again and picket outside the stadiums whenever the Eagles are playing.

Could Vick protesters resurface?

Michael Vick has won the NFC player of the week two weeks in a row. (David Maialetti / Staff Photographer)
Michael Vick has won the NFC player of the week two weeks in a row. (David Maialetti / Staff Photographer)

With the great success that Michael Vick is having this season there is always the chance that animal rights protesters could surface once again and picket outside the stadiums whenever the Eagles are playing.

Vick said that he hadn't given the idea much thought.

"My life is moving in the proper direction," the Eagles quarterback said Wednesday after practice. "I'm doing all the right things on and off the field. I try not to worry about the negative."

If there have been any protesters thus far this season, they've done their business under the radar.

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Vick, meanwhile, has continued to support the Humane Society of the United States and has made public appearances at local high schools to speak out against dogfighting.

"Oh, yeah, I embrace that," Vick said. "It's a good opportunity for me to show that I basically want to be part of the solution and not the problem and help them in whatever way I can and try to put a stop to dogfighting as a whole. So it's just something we're working on. We know it's a work in progress. But, hey, you got to start somewhere."

Vick was asked if some of his former acquaintances -- either the ones that were a bad influence or the ones that abandoned him when he was sent to prison -- have resurfaced in his life now that he's seemingly on top of the NFL world.

"A lot of people don't have access to me so they can't reach me anymore, which is a good thing," Vick said. "I've totally separated myself from a lot of people. I'm just back to dealing with people I know, love and care about."

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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