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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: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:36 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

If you want to shun him, you go right ahead. don't buy the game. but if the rest of society has no problem with forgiving him completely, there's no sane reason to take him out of the voting. He's one of the most exciting players in the game today and had a great season.

But the rest of society has not decided there is no problem, or chosen to forgive him completely.
You don't speak for the rest of society.I have no problem with him playing football. But what he did shouldn't be forgotton, and can't logically be forgiven by people uneffected.
It would be isane to assume you speak for the rest of society and that excitement on the field gives someone the right to be above the law.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:30 am
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Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:14 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I cant trust someone who doesn't eat meat.



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:11 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

PETA is such a joke. I hate everything about them



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:11 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I've been playing Madden ever since the game first came onto the scene. The cover has become iconic. I like the fact that EA has given a voice to the fans, through voting, as to whom might grace the cover. 


Vick is in the game because he is an NFL player. He is a choice for the Madden cover because he is a proven talent. PETA has created an awareness with their protest. Have I or will I give Vick a cover vote? No., but it isn't because PETA had anything to say about it. 


Anyone that follows NFL football knows Vick's story as well as the stories of any and all of the other players under consideration for the Madden cover. That's why my vote goes to Danny Woodhead - the true life story of the little engine that could. When the Patriots were on television I didn't watch them for Tom Brady. It was to see what Woodhead would do. 


PETA has it's place but it isn't in Madden. 





Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:07 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I was so hoping for a cover with Stevie Johnson and the Lord.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:53 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Madden has every right to put Vick on the cover, but PETA also has every right to voice their displeasure over it. My guess is that even if he wins the voting, he'll not be put on the cover. That's the way it should be in my opinion.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:52 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Yeah, and I want Taco Bell to use 100% real beef..dosen't mean it's gonna happen.



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:51 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

PETA, you are irrelevant!  Be gone.




Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:50 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

DUM, DUMB, DUMB


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