Somehow, with every Michael Vick story that has come out over the past year, you had to know that this one was coming: AD AGE says that the disgraced former NFL star QB is in talks with PETA to become a spokesman for their organization, denouncing dog fighting and trying to steer others away from the dark path that ruined his life. Sort of a modern version of the Yul Brynner “I’m dead now, please don’t smoke” PSAs from the 1980s, but with more hair and more dogfighting.
Vick’s lawyers are working with PETA to make this happen. So as soon as Vick’s released from jail you can expect him to hit the ground running on the “I’m sorry I forced dogs to kill and maim each other” circuit - but this time with PETA’s blessing rather than hundreds of protesters at every stop. In fact, one of the executives at PETA thinks that, much like Smokey The Bear, only Michael Vick can prevent dogfighting.