It won’t be his first autograph signing since taking over as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback last season, but Michael Vick’s appearance at a New Jersey sports card shop is generating some controversy.
Vick is scheduled to appear June 19 at Butler Sports Cards. His paid signing session is drawing the ire of those still outraged by details of the dogfighting ring he ran in which a number of animals were tortured and killed.
Vick spent 21 months in prison before he was released and signed with Philadelphia. He became the Eagles’ starter and led them to the playoffs, rejuvenating his career and invigorating interest by some in his cards and memorabilia.
Vick has already done a number of autograph appearances, but his stop in Butler led to some publicity in the small city between Philadelphia and New York. Some have vowed to protest Vick’s signing session.
The store owner is defending his decision to bring the polarizing player in. Read more on NorthJersey.com.