Michael Vick (and His Jersey) Go to the Dogs

Humane Society cleans up its kennels with number 7 shirts
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2007 4:39 PM CDT
Michael Vick (and His Jersey) Go to the Dogs
Protesters stand outside the 4th District Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 26, 2007, as Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick arrives for his arraignment. Vick pleaded not guilty to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a Nov. 26 trial. Vick then apologized...   (Associated Press)

Deluged with jerseys of fleet-footed number 7, a humane society is putting them all to good use – in wiping up dog doo and keeping canines comfy, nestling their heads as they doze in their cages. The Atlanta Humane Society says it didn’t know what to do with the donated Michael Vick jerseys at first, until they decided to use the high-priced grid-iron fabric “to make dogs more comfortable.”

The Society is also getting plenty of emails about Vick, who is said to be hammering out a plea deal today after two co-defendants implicated him on illegal dogfighting charges. But number 7 gets no special treatment back in Atlanta’s kennels: “We’re not showing any favoritism to these jerseys, they go into our general rotation of towels,” says a Society spokesperson. (More Michael Vick stories.)

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