Vick May Do PSAs for PETA

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2009 3:13 PM CDT
Michael Vick, seen in a 2007 file photo, is due to be released from jail May 20.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – As he seeks to scrub his sullied image, disgraced NFL quarterback Michael Vick is in talks appear in public-service ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Advertising Age reports. “We want him to discourage people from taking part in dogfighting,” a PETA rep said of charges on which Vick, 29, was convicted. “Michael Vick sure can. He can say, ‘Look, I did it, I was wrong, and it ruined my career.’”

Vick is due to be released from federal prison May 20 and must then seek reinstatement from a league wary of the bad publicity his return to the game could bring. The PETA gig is part of a broader blitz that will also include TV interviews and donations to other animal-rights charities.