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Author Topic: Eagles' Vick wins Ed Block Courage Award  (Read 7474 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2010, 09:24:30 PM »

This is not an NFL award.  It is an award sponsored by a charitable organization and EACH NFL team votes for one player on their own team to get the award.  I am appalled that Vick received the votes for this award from his team-mates, but it is not a reflection of the NFL as a whole, and the Ed Block Courage Award people have tried to distance themselves from this choice.  It will be interesting to see if Vick comes to Baltimore to receive the award.  I know he was "uninvited" from a speaking engagement for the Humane Society here in Baltimore a while back, but I can't remember who it was that initiated that action.  Obviously, though, he is not particularly welcome in this town!   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2010, 11:14:00 PM »

Down, JJ. Just sayin' people who play aggressive, high-contact "sports" are already abusing themselves to some degree. So may not
view animal abuse in same light I do. At NFL level, could be all those nasty steroids.


Though it is true that sports like football result in lots of bodily abuse from the contact, to my knowledge, steroids have not been an issue in the NFL.  There have been some players who have been caught using other illegal drugs, but they have been punished harshly for doing so.  The NFL has some strong disciplinary measures when it comes to illegal drug use. 
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2010, 05:57:50 PM »

Copying Leslie's original post-Re: petition to deny michael vick the award

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2010, 05:59:20 PM »

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