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Michael Vick Isn’t Every Man’s Best Friend

By Kimberley Nash On September - 30 - 2009
Michael Vick killed dogs. Michael Vick tortured and killed dogs. Michael Vick endorsed the torture and killing of dogs. Michael Vick is a despicable human being for having done all of the above...Period.Today, Nike showed that character means nothing where the business model is concerned by resigning him to an endorsement deal. It is for this reason that there is new uproar over the Eagles quarterback and his right to prosper post-incarceration.Here's the issue that most who support Vick's right to return to the NFL don't seem to understand: Not everyone embraces or believes that Vick is worthy of a ...
The name, Charles W. Follis (pictured center, holding football), may not ring any bells upon mention, but his place in sports history should be stated: He was the first black professional football player.Born Feb. 3, 1879 in Cloverdale, VA, Follis' parents moved to the City of Wooster, OH when he was a young boy.He would take an early interest in the game of football and played a primary role in organizing his Wooster High School's first varsity football team in 1899 while he was just a junior.Serving, that season, as both his team's starting halfback and its captain, Follis ...

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