Michael Vick is back on radar as being worthy of praise. He’s paid his dues and is doing his part to encourage young people to go down a positive path with good decisions and the proper way of treating animals. And through all of the controversy he has endured, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be backing him 100 percent. To show their support, the team awarded him with the Courage Award…no matter how much People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) pouted and booed.
According to Black Voices, PETA submitted a statement when Vick was given the award to express their extreme disappointment with the award choice. They went as far as to say, “…this is not appropriate and does not mark a joyous moment in NFL history.”
The award is given to a member of each NFL team annually by their team. The award is formally called the Ed Block Courage Award which honors the former trainer for the Baltimore Colts that was an advocate for abused children. PETA, if we may, let us give you a little advice….LET…IT…GO!
Read the full statement from the organization here.