It’s all over the newsfeeds today: Michael Vick is donating $10k to families of the victims of his alumni, Virginia Tech. If Vick thought this was good publicity, he is wrong. Remember, this is a guy who signed a $130M contract and is the highest paid player in NFL history. And he can only muster up 10k? With wonderful gestures such as the Nationals donning VT caps and Curtis Granderson’s tribute to “his biggest fan”, a VT student killed on Monday, Vick’s piddly donation seems shallow and lacking.
Of course, in moments like this, I always wonder if *I* am the dick, so I got Flash Warner‘s take on this as well:
Sportscolumn: Did you see Michael Vick is donating $10k to assist families of the VT tragedy?
Is it wrong that I think that’s cheap as hell?
The rest of this conversation after the jump.
Flash Warner: It’s completely dick, especially when he probably spends more than that a year on his Valtrex prescription.
Michael Vick is a complete waste. He was fined just as much for flipping off Falcons fans last year. Maybe this is his designated charity for the funds..
SC: Exactly. What’s 10k? After his accountant gets through with it, he’s out 5k. I realize that his name adds something to this cause… but what? It’s not like this is some niche charity that needs his celebrity.
FW: This was a completely insensitive move. I assure you, the 24s that one of his 8 Escalades is sitting on cost double.
My guess is that the donation will go up after the mockery and outrage starts to increase
SC: Right. If you’re going to make a donation, make it one that is more than the jewelry you allegedly lost in your non-marijuana holding water bottle.
“When tragic things like this happen, families have enough to deal with, and if I can help in some small way, that’s the least I can do,” said Vick
FW: Some small way is right maybe they can have pizza at the memorial now
SC: How about you put down the bong and fly up to Blacksburg to talk to the kids. You’re a loser, a terrible QB, and a dick but you’re still a legend up there.
FW: How long do you think it’ll take him to come to that conclusion though? Even with the water bottle thing, it took him 3 months to realize that we needed an explanation beyond “that’s mine. they can’t take it”
He is completely consumed with himself. The only way Virginia Tech is getting more money from him is if they promise to put his name on the stadium. It’s pathetic.
SC: Michael Vick just called and said, “Did i donate 10k? If I’m donating, don’t criticize me. That’ all I’m saying.”
By the way, overlooked in our hatred for Michael Vick is the fact that he did donate *something*. Too bad he’s such a douchebag and can’t count. He probably thinks it’s a lot of money.
FW: I think it’s great that he at least made an effort but he’s probably the richest and most well-known former student they have
he can’t find it in his budget to give a little more?
If there was a massacre at Syracuse, I can’t imagine Donovan McNabb sending a $10K check and calling it a day
SC: I wish Randy Moss would come out and donate $20k cash and say “what’s 20k to me? ain’t shit. Michael Vick can s%$ my dick”
FW: That will only work if he throws out a “straight cash homey” in there as well