Michael Vick is spending his day off speaking with students in New Haven, Conn., today about the consequences of dogfighting. The quarterback, now just over 18 months removed from serving time in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring, has partnered with The Humane Society of the United States to share his story.
Vick is appearing at Hillhouse High School and Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, the hometown of Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of The Humane Society. Pacelle will also be in attendance.
Vick is not an official spokesperson for The Humane Society and as such is not paid for his public appearances. The organization says that Vick is helping them reach at-risk children in urban areas, based on his celebrity and unique story.
The Eagles quarterback leads the NFL in passer rating at 108.7 and has completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,608 yards, 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Vick has also run for 375 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Eagles players typically have Tuesday off and return to practice Wednesday to begin preparations for the upcoming game. Philadelphia visits Chicago on Sunday.
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