Michael Vick Signing Sparks Protests
Bad timing, perhaps? The Pittsburgh Steelers signed quarterback Michael Vick Tuesday … the day before National Dog Day. The 35-year-old pleaded guilty in 2007 for his role in a dog fighting ring, and protesters predictably turned out in the Iron City yesterday. Vick served nearly two years in prison, then played six NFL seasons while trying to atone by volunteering at animal shelters. But a “Say No to Michael Vick” petition has garnered more than 18,000 signatures, so his pledge to continue helping dogs in Pennsylvania may fall flat.