Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick And V7 Foundation Give Turkeys To Struggling Virginia Families For Thanksgiving

Section 215-A Philadelphia City Sports Blog


The second half of the Philadelphia Eagles season may have effectively turned into a bye week for Michael Vick, but that didn’t stop him from doing good on the Eagles official bye-week.

Vick and his V7 foundation were in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia Friday, and gave away turkeys to families struggling with their finances around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Vick talked about the importance of Thanksgiving to him, to News Channel 3 WTKR in Virginia.

“Team Vick Foundation helps those in need, especially during the holidays.” says Michael Vick, Philadelphia Quarterback and Founder of Team Vick Foundation. “Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings and spend time with family. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to my community.”

I understand to some people that Vick’s past indiscretions may never be erased. In a sense I will never forgive Vick for dog-fighting because it was a horrible, heinous crime. But I am objective when I talk about Vick. His past has never clouded my judgement of him as a player, as I believe he is one of the most revolutionary players  to ever play the quarterback position. And I think looking objectively at Vick as a human being, he has turned his life around, and regardless of what he has done in the past, I commend the fact that he has gone above in beyond in his rehabilitation process. He didn’t just rehab his image to get back into the NFL and get a paycheck, he truly appears to have changed as a person. And while he may never erase what he did in the past, it’s hard not to admire that.

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