Vick won the Ed Block Courage Award, voted on by his teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles, after the once-disgraced star quarterback returned to the league after spending 18 months in a federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.
"It means a great deal to me," Vick said Wednesday. "I was voted unanimously by my teammates. They know what I've been through. I've been through a lot. It's been great to come back and have an opportunity to play and be with a great group of guys. I'm just ecstatic about that and I enjoy every day."
The Ed Block Award honors players who exemplify commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Each of the 32 NFL teams selects a recipient.
"I've overcome a lot, more than probably one single individual can handle or bear," Vick said. "You ask certain people to walk through my shoes, they probably couldn't do. Probably 95 percent of the people in this world because nobody had to endure what I've been through, situations I've been put in, situations I put myself in and decisions I have made, whether they have been good or bad.
"There's always consequences behind certain things and repercussions behind them, too. And then you have to wake up every day and face the world, whether they perceive you in the right perspective, it's a totally different outlook on you. You have to be strong, believe in yourself, be optimistic. That's what I've been able to do. That's what I display."
Are you KIDDING me??? This asshole made horrible decisions, participated in the mutilation, torture and killing of dogs, and this is what comes out the other side??
DUDE - get a clue. Take a look at the real world. YOU probably couldn't endure what 95% of people are going through. Everyday folks are suffering out here...some losing homes, some losing jobs, some trying to figure out which bill to pay this month and which can be put off till next month. What you endured?? YOU put yourself into that situation. By the way, whatever you had to "endure" doesn't come CLOSE to what those dogs had to endure.
Pssssst...Hey Michael...you want to see REAL courage, start with this.