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PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Posted on: March 31, 2011 8:47 am
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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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Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:37 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

only because he had to.



Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:32 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Vick has admitted his mistakes, served his time jail; and is apparently trying to be a better person and sports role model.  PETA should look elsewhere to neuter someone.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:30 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

  PETA is the worst organization there is,they are always sticking there nose into places it should not be.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:24 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I was so hoping for a cover with Stevie Johnson and the Lord.
Now THAT'S funny.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:14 am
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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 11:04 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I absolutely love dogs. I have 300 pictures of my dog on my phone, as compared to about 10 of my wife.

But PETA needs to shut its collective mouth. How anti-forgiveness can people be? These morons need to get over themselves and turn their ridiculous agenda elsewhere.



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:55 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

"He did murder someone. He murdered a dog.  Not sure how much of a dog lover you are..." He did not murder someone. First murder is the unjust taking of a HUMAN life. What he did was not murder it was killing - which is the taking of a life. Charles Manson murdered Michale Vick killed. I truly hope that distinction is seen.
Second he did not kill someone. Someone implies person hood. While a dog can have a personality (meaning exhibiting traits that resemble human traits) it is not a person. Michale Vick killed a dog.
While this is a horrible situation that is disgusting and requires retribution ,ixing language in no way furthers your cause. Oh and my dog, whom I love and spoil like crazy, agrees with me. Everytime I ask what she thinks the best she can muster is a bark, because thats what dogs do. 



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:51 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

personally i think Vick doesn't want to be on the cover at all because of the curse. He saw he was close to winning so he decided to start this rumor all by himselfCool



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:44 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

He did murder someone. He murdered a dog.  Not sure how much of a dog lover you are...



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:44 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Warren Moon says PETA is racist. I just think they are need a headline.


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