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Vick to Do an Ad for PETA?

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In the latest strange twist to the Michael Vick saga, a report today stated that Michael Vick may end up doing a Public Service Announcement for the animal-rights group PETA.

Seems according to the story, Vick wants PETA to support his bid to get back in the league, and a Public Service Announcement for the company would go a long way in doing that.

Advertising Age put out the piece today, saying that Vick doing the ad “is part of a comprehensive PR scheme aimed at rehabilitating the quarterback’s image and gaining him readmission to the league that banned him from playing.”

There has been a lot of talk about Vick having to show “genuine remorse” for the actions that led him to a jail sentence as well as suspension from the league.

“We’re suspicious this may come from a place of simply wanting to repair his public image, rather than genuine remorse,” said PETA director of youth outreach and campaigns Dan Shannon. “He was dishonest all the way up the line until he finally had to admit to what he did, which is a hallmark of [antisocial personality disorder]. If he can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, we can’t get in bed with this guy.”

“At this point, he hasn’t chosen to submit to an evaluation,” Shannon said. “We hope the NFL will require that evaluation as a precondition of reinstatement. The bottom line is: Everybody knows he’s going to apologize, go on Oprah and Larry King and say he did wrong, that he learned his lesson. But there’s no reason for anybody to take his word for that based on the pattern of dishonesty and the severity of cruelty he took part in.”

It will be very interesting to see where the next twist in this situation turns, but from what is sounds like, it could work out to seeing Vick doing an ad sometime in the future.

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