People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are apparently cheesed off that Michael Vick has advanced to the "Sweet 16: of fan voting to determine who will grace the cover of Madden 2012. They should be grateful if Vick wins the distinction because Madden NFL cover athletes tend to have very bad luck.
"I can tell you we've already received the letters from our good friends at PETA urging us to take him out of the bracket," EA Sports president Peter Moore said recently at the World Congress of Sports in Miami. "I personally believe, and this is personal commentary right now, that Michael served his time. He's had a tremendous season."
PETA is angry that Vick might grace the cover of the latest Madden NFL game because of his participation in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring and for the way he treated the animals he owned. But Vick supporters point out that he did his time. In August 2007 Vick pled guilty to federal charges related to his part in the illegal dog fighting circuit, and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months of house arrest.
Philadelphia Eagles fans agree with PETA - the Madden Curse certainly won't help their favorite team.
Source: Sporting News