Vick: “Jeez, you get convicted of brutally torturing and murdering dozens of helpless animals ONE TIME, and they never let you forget it.”
After injuring his thumb in a preseason contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Michael Vick mentally prepared himself for the inevitable onslaught of, “we should torture then kill him like he did to all those poor dogs” jokes that were surely coming his way.
“Either that, or they’ll go with, ‘he hurt his dog whipping hand. Or his poodle throwing hand. Something brilliant like that,” Vick said, wearily.
The news Friday that the X-rays on Vick’s thumb came back negative, and that he will be able to resume playing with the team shortly, did not come as a comfort.
“Now they’ll just come back with something like, ‘Gee, it sure is great news that Vick’s thumb wasn’t injured that badly. Too bad all those poor dogs didn’t get a second chance like that.’”
After a brief search for the keywords, “Michael, Vick, dogs” on both Facebook and Twitter, Vick sighed deeply, then left Eagles practice early to participate in the seemingly 1,000th Peta charity event at which he’s had to volunteer over the past three years.