Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, his agent, Joel Segal, confirmed to ESPN.com. Vick arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday morning and remained there Wednesday evening. The Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday morning to announce his signing. The first year of the deal is for $1.6 million deal with an option for the second year at $5.2 million, FoxSports.com reports.
An animal lover not much interested in sports, you might think I’d be itching to pile on with criticism of Michael Vick. But he has done his time and paid for his crime. He’s also handled himself skillfully (or has hired some skillful handlers) since. It got noticed last weekend when he spent some time at a Humane Society function in Atlanta, speaking to about 50 people, including young men thought likely to engage in dogfighting:a Not a big deal, until you consider his hometown of Newport News, Va., planned
. It would have been an ego boost to someone who surely needs it, but Vick’s appearance with the Humane Society forced the event’s postponement. Good call by Vick, who has committed to similar twice-monthly appearances for a year, according to the society. Normally, I have a lot of faith in 60 Minutes being a crucible of truth. The interviewers play hard ball. However, instead of Mike Wallace or Morley Safer or Scott Pelley doing the interview, a ringer is being brought in. James Brown,