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PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:47 am
 
Vick Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With the upcoming release of the next version of EA Sports’ “Madden,” there’s plenty of controversy already brewing.

First, you’ve got the 32-player bracket in which fans can vote for the cover boy that has already led to “upsets” of Bills WR Steve Johnson (by Patriots RB Danny Woodhead) and of Broncos QB Tim Tebow (by a surprising Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, who dominated Tebow 64 percent-36 percent) in the first-round matchups.

Now, you’ve got the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) who want Eagles QB Michael Vick evicted from the tournament (you know, the whole dogfighting thing).

That, however, won’t stop EA Sports president Peter Moore from putting Vick on the cover if that is the result of the fan vote.

"We believe that Michael Vick, as the runner-up in MVP for the league and the comeback player of the year, deserved his slot," Moore told CNBC.com. “I can tell you we've already received the letters from our good friends at PETA urging us to take him out of the bracket. I'm not here to comment on what he did. I personally believe, and this is personal commentary right now, that Michael served his time. He's had a tremendous season."

Vick also believes he deserves the honor, as he’s taken to his Twitter page to encourage fans to vote for him.

Moore also declared his company was wrong for originally allowing players who suffered concussions on the virtual field to return to the game. That’s why, in Madden ’12, that won’t be an option (my heart breaks for those who have Colts WR Austin Collie on their team).

According to the AP, Moore said “we have an obligation in our industry" to recognize that brain injuries are one of the leading issues of the day.

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Comments

Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:22 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Wow, if GOD can forgive; why can't you. I think your words are a bit harsh. Remember, let he who has not sinned, cast the first stone. Are you in a throwing motion? I doubt it. 



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:09 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

PETA needs to realx. Im not a Vick fan and i dont agree with his personal choices at all but the guy apoligized, served his time and should be givin a second chance. He had an amazing year  and has the right to be on whatever the people vote him to be on. PETA should step off there high horse and let him get on with his life and forget about mistakes he once made.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:00 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

There are those that think they are above everyone else and would want to put themselves above everyone else.  They think their way of thinking is the only one and all should fall in line with their thinking.

I find that PETA is one of these organizations. Their narrow un welding view of animals and how others think of animals you would think they are the only ones with the right answers to the way everyone must handle animals on the planet. Handling an animal any other way is automatically a straight shot to the great beyond.

I have seen these idiots throw paint on mink and ermine coats simply because they don’t think any animals should be killed, slaughtered or what ever term they would use for a dead animal.

I am not one to disapprove of the views of others or groups, everyone have the right to their opinion. There are those that take their views to the extreme.

Michael Vick does not need approval from any group to grace the cover of Madden.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION”  




Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:55 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Why don't you man up and do it you COWARD!!! You act like he didn't pay for his crime,You might deserve a bullet for being a hateful human being that cant mind his own business.By the way take the fur coats out of your closet before someone shoots you.




Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:49 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I love PETA.....I always Practice Eating Tasty Animals!!!!!  Sit down, shut up, this one is free the next one goes in your mouth!!!!



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:23 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I hope PETA rides his a$$ the rest of his life.

Justice won't be served till Vick is a rotting carcass.



Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:15 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Aqib Talib's Mother should be on the cover.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:08 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

So we have a group of douche bags complaining about another douche bag.... sounds a lot like Dems vs. Repubs



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 12:34 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

If PETA were smart, they would just tell all of their members to just vote for Vick's opponent on the Madden Website.

That would almost certainly keep Michael Vick off the cover.










Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 12:31 pm
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I don't care if it was Vick, Brady, Favre ... anybody.

"Doing his time" is not enough. If there really is a god, he'll sure get his.

And Nugent is the biggest piece of garbage ever. **Praying for hunting accident**


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