Letter to the Editor

Disappointed with signing of former NFL standout

Sunday, August 16, 2009

To the Editor:

The signing of Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles was a sad day for the National Football League because it means they have sold out their integrity.

NFL owners seem to think there aren't enough players with good character to win so they hire animal abusers.

The message sent by the NFL is that it doesn't matter what you do off the field as long as it doesn't involve drugs, guns or harming other people.

Why should children look up to Donovan McNabb when they see people like Vick given a slap on the wrist and a million dollar contract.

I do believe that Vince Lombardi has rolled over in his grave and I, for one, will not watch any of the Eagles games on TV.

Harold R. Wilson,