Organizers are planning a family-oriented "celebration" of Michael Vick in his hometown. What could possibly go wrong?
Vick is expected to attend the ill-conceived Michael Vick day in Newport News, Va., next weekend, assuming he hasn't signed with a team by then. So yeah, circle your calendar, he'll be there.
What's even odder is that the event is being organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group long associated with Martin Luther King Jr. I suppose Dr. King only advocated nonviolence toward other humans, so no conflict of interest here.
[Chapter President Andrew Shannon] said he expects anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people to attend the family oriented event, which will feature face painting, pony rides, music and other festivities. Retailer DTLR was also among the organizers.
"It was his idea," John Eley, one of the organizers, told The Associated Press on Friday. "Vick wanted to give back to the community, like he always does."
I double-checked, and it says pony rides, not pony fights. So everything seems to be on the up-and-up.
Organizers Plan Vick 'Celebration' In Newport News [Virginian-Pilot]