Sunday, December 28, 2014

Obama to Nnamdi: 'Tell Vick to slide'

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- President Obama apparently feels the same way many Eagles fans feel when they see Michael Vick scrambling down field without a fear in the world.

Obama to Nnamdi: 'Tell Vick to slide'

President Obama had some key advice for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick: "slide." (Staff and AP photos)
President Obama had some key advice for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick: "slide." (Staff and AP photos)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- President Obama apparently feels the same way many Eagles fans feel when they see Michael Vick scrambling down field without a fear in the world.

Nnamdi Asomugha spoke at an event for Obama on Monday in Oakland in which he introduced the President. They spoke afterward about football, according to the Eagles cornerback, and the leader of the free world had some advice for the leader of the Eagles.

"He did," Asomugha said Wednesday after he reported to Lehigh University for the start of training camp. "He told me to tell Vick to slide."

Really?

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"Promise," Asomugha said. "We talked about football for about three or four minutes and the one thing that stuck out, 'Tell Vick to slide.' He's a big fan."

Vick responded to Obama's request on Twitter.

"If the President of the U.S. is saying I need to slide then I really need to start sliding. lol. Thanks Mr. President!," Vick wrote.

Asomugha has said before that he's met Obama before. The 31-year old also considers former President Bill Clinton a confidant. Asomugha has attended the Clinton Global Initiative University in Austin, Tex. since 2009 to discuss the importance of global service and student activism.

The worldly cornerback, who has many interests outside of football, said he also visited London and Toyko this offseason. Monday's event in Oakland was for Obama, Asomugha said.

"I was able to get everybody excited," Asomugha said about introducing Obama. "That was a big moment. It's been an interesting summer."

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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