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Something New On The Mike Vick Saga

I heard two interesting comments on the Mike Vick saga that urged me as a former world class athlete to write about them today. The first from Eagles coach Andy Reid that Vick “deserves a second chance.” And second from former NFL coach Tony Dungy who said last night on 60 minutes that Vick hasn’t worked at developing his God given talent. First why does Vick deserve a second chance? I would argue that none of us deserves a second chance and we mess up. We get one because someone extends grace to us—given us something we don’t deserve. I argue that the Eagles aren’t extended grace they are justifying unpopular business deal with a lot of fans that could reap for them a 100 fold return if the statement that coach Dungy, who is serving as Vick’s mentor, is true http://www.theroot.com/views/vick-s-eagle-say-what. Dungy and Vick agreed that he excelled in the league while missing workouts, coming late to films and practice and leaving first while earning millions of dollars. lf Vick’s incarceration provided him with an Apostle Paul like Damascus road experience, we may see one of the humane society’s most impacting spokes person against dog fighting and one the NFL’s all time best players. We will have to wait and see if he is really a changed person.

60 minutes interview: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/60_minutes/video/video.php?cid=60%20Minutes/60%20Minutes%20Full%20Episodes&pid=mOfRZGfCmeds7MG_pXo7pgJoCArXpACq&category=episodes&play=true

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