The Michael Vick conundrum

We should resist the urge to make it something more than a fabulous football story

Originally Published: September 28, 2010
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

It would have been quite a bit easier had Michael Vick returned from prison and remained a mediocre backup. If he'd spent a couple of years wearing a headset as an aging helmet-slapper -- you know, like his brother-in-bankruptcy, Mark Brunell -- before being released, nobody would really have to confront their feelings about the guy. When it was over, when the experiment ran its course, the Eagles could have publicly said they were glad to have him while privately saying they were glad to be rid ...

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