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ESPN's White Vick Photo, Headline Spark Debate Between Editor, Writer
Published September 1, 2011
MILLION DOLLAR BABY: In Toronto, Cathal Kelly wrote under the header, "Vick Is The Face Of The New NFL." The NFLPA "did not go to war with ownership so Michael Vick could sign" a $100M contract with the Eagles. Kelly wrote, "If the trend continues, NFL offences will soon be comprised of a $30 million quarterback, a $15 million receiver, a $10 million blind-side tackle and eight other guys who have to take part-time jobs in the summer." Baseball, basketball and hockey are "filled to brimming with overpaid mooks who snookered some desperate GM into signing them to an insane long-term teal, staggering from one underwhelming season to the next, getting richer each year." Kelly: "Not so in the ruthless NFL, which makes it appealingly like real life. Vick's rehabilitation -- both physical and moral -- is the ne plus ultra of this trend" (TORONTO STAR, 8/31).