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Michael Vick


What to make of Michael Vick?

Michael Vick just netted one of the biggest contracts in professional football, signing a six-year, $100 million dollar deal to keep playing quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.  Vick is now the only player in NFL history to have signed two $100 million dollar contracts.  As you’ll remember, his first contract – with the Atlanta Falcons […]


  The dogs are (still) alright

After serving two years in prison for running a brutal dog fighting ring, Michael Vick got a second chance. But what happened to the dogs? In an update to our January story, we revisit the remarkable rescue and redemption of Vick’s former fighting dogs.


A Texas lawyer seeks to ban the pit bull

Pit bulls have a reputation for aggression and violence, but is the problem nature or nurture?


  Need to Know, January 21, 2011: Care for disabled adults, Michael Vick’s dogs, China

This week, we visit with parents struggling to maintain care for their developmentally disabled adult children in the face of budget cuts. Plus: where are Michael Vick’s dogs now? And: the Amy Chua phenomenon.


Photo: A lover, not a fighter

In 2009, Hector the pitbull became one of four dogs rescued from Michael Vicks’s dog fighting compound in Virginia to become a certified therapy dog.

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