NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was convicted in 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting ring, will talk to Connecticut students about the horrors of dogfighting.
Vick served 18 months in prison. He is scheduled to talk to New Haven high school students Tuesday with The Humane Society of the United States, which has been campaigning to end dogfighting.
The former Atlanta Falcon was signed by the Eagles in August 2009, less than a month after his release, prompting an outcry from animal rights groups and animal-loving football fans.
But Vick has made the most of his second chance in the NFL, becoming one of the league’s most exciting players.
Vick will share his story with students and talk about the dire consequences of the blood sport for dogs and participants.
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