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Michael Vick: Philadelphia Eagles' QB Will Never Escape Controversy

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The 49ers defeated the Eagles 24-23. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 4, 2011

Ever since Michael Vick was convicted and sentenced to jail time for the dog fighting ring that happened under his watch, the man has been a lightning rod for controversy.

It doesn’t matter what he says or does, people will have a preconceived notion and take anything he says and turn it against him. Fair or not, this is the truth.

With Vick’s Eagles starting the season 1-3, the last thing the organization needs is more of the publicity created by the things their $100 million quarterback says.

The latest issue people are having with Vick is that he is backing out of his commitment to host a weekly radio show "Chickie and Pete's Players Lounge" on Monday nights on a local FM Station, 94.1 WIP.

Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Jeff McClane is reporting on twitter about Vick’s status for his radio show on WIP:

"While this may offend some of the fans in Philadelphia, the vast majority of Eagles fans want their quarterback to concentrate on staying healthy and winning games."

They don’t care about a radio show when their "Dream Team” is 1-3.

The truth is that whether Michael Vick pulled out of the show on his own or the Eagles organization respectfully asked him to avoid it like the plague, it’s the right move in the big picture.

National columnists like me don’t care about local radio shows until the guests say something interesting or provocative that they think no one will hear. In today’s media, everyone hears everything.

The only thing Michael Vick should be doing with his time off is studying the tape and trying to figure out a way to put the team on his back and will the Eagles to a few victories.

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