Yes You Can Go Home Again

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by in Business and Economics, General, Rebecca Leung, Uncategorized, Urban

Michael Vick's road to redemption

Michael Vick's road to redemption

Michael Vick returned to Atlanta today for the first time since his release from prison for his role in a dogfighting ring. Vick, now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles scored two touchdowns against his former team, the Atlanta Falcons. Not a bad performance by Vick as he continues on the road to redeeming himself and as a person and a professional football player.
At the height of his career, before his bad decisions caught up to him, Vick enjoyed lucrative endorsement contracts from Reebok, Nike, Coca-Cola, Gatorade, Upper Deck, and was the face of the Falcon’s franchise.
But Vick’s return to Atlanta is about much more than football and forgiveness. It is the quintessential American story of rising to the top after being defeated.
Whether he liked it or not, Vick was a role model to all those children who wanted to live the life of a quarterback in the National Football League. Vick reached that zenith of sports adoration through his success on the field in Virginia Tech and with the Falcons. But maybe, this new chapter in his life, will be the better story for all those children who look up to professional athletes as role models.
Every decision that you make has a consequence, just ask Marion Jones, Ron Artest, Sean Avery and Ray Lewis.
Making mistakes is part of being human. But accepting the consequences of your mistakes is what builds character. And character is what gives you the confidence to return home and face those you’ve disappointed.

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