Now that he has signed a contract with Philadelphia, the Michael Vick Eagles jersey is on sale and available to the public. See video, photos and find out the latest news about the former Falcons quarterback who is now reinstated to the NFL.
The sale of the jersey was nearly immediate after the announcement yesterday (August 14) at a press conference attended by Vick himself, along with Andy Reid and Tony Dungy, announcing that the former Falcon had signed a two-year deal with the Eagles. Reportedly, it could be worth more than $6 million. However, his full reinstatement to the NFL will not occur until the sixth week of the season, in October, at which time, if reinstated, he will be able to play a regular season game.
The news of the signing of the 29-year-old former Falcons quarterback, who recently completed a 23 month sentence in federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas for felony charges of financing a dog fighting operation in Virginia, has brought mixed reactions from fans, as you can read here. Previously, the NFL had suspended him indefinitely in August 2007 in the aftermath of his guilty plea to the felony charges.
Reactions have been various from animal charities and animal rights organizations, with said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States striking a tone of reconciliation in a statement, as the organization is already working with him in outreach programs to prevent dog fighting in inner cities.
“We didn’t endorse his return to the N.F.L. or vouch for his character with any team,” “We said we’ll give him a chance to fulfill his pledge to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem,” he added.
Nonetheless the Michael Vick Eagles jersey which you can see here is available via the NFL merchandise Web site. During the press conference, Eagles rep Dave Spadaro made views and fans aware of the new jersey and its availability.
And, as the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes, sales of tickets have been brisk for December 6 game where presumably, Michael Vick will be playing with Philadephia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome.
Readers, what do you think of these developments? Will you be buying the Michael Vick Eagles jersey?
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