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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: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:39 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

Since PETA has issues with Vick for obvious reasons you would think they would be voting for him.  Haven't they heard of the Madden curse? lol




Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:33 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I don't say this often, but I agree with PETA. If Michael Vick is rewarded with the Madden cover it would be a travesty. I'm all for giving second chances and I believe Vick has the right to work in his chosen profession, but he should be shunned by society for his past actions.
So you basically just said, "I'm all about forgiveness, but I'm not about forgiveness."  Yeah, that makes sense.




And where's the vote to keep PETA out of any and all things having to do with logical thinking?  PETA is one of the most idiotic, thoughtless organizations outside of the Catholic church and should be banned from any kind of public speaking.



Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:25 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.




Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:19 am
 

PETA wants Vick out of Madden cover tourney

I don't say this often, but I agree with PETA. If Michael Vick is rewarded with the Madden cover it would be a travesty. I'm all for giving second chances and I believe Vick has the right to work in his chosen profession, but he should be shunned by society for his past actions.


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