It’s only been a few days since the Michael Vick Era began for the Philadelphia Eagles, and we’ve already got our first bizarre development. Naturally, it coincides perfectly with the Michael Vick Redemption Tour, which began in earnest last night with Vick’s appearance on 60 Minutes.
Concurrently, a blog post went up on Russell Simmons‘ (yes, that Russell Simmons) GLOBALGRIND.COM, purportedly written by Vick and titled “What I Did Was Horrendous“. It’s an unflinching, remorseful look from Vick at his regrets and what he’s learned and seems like a good next step in getting his career back on track. It has over 60,000 page views and over 1,600 comments in fewer than 24 hours. Simmons’ PR team even confirmed to CNBC’s Darren Rovell that the post is Vick’s and that the team will verify it shortly.
One slight problem: Vick and the Eagles say he didn’t write a damned thing.