Frat's "Vick 'Em" Shirts Banned

Texas Tech rally shirt depicted Aggies' mascot dog being choked
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 9, 2007 11:23 PM CDT
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach talks with an official in the second quarter of a football game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Texas Tech administration was not amused by a t-shirt distributed by a fraternity depicting a Tech player choking Texas A&M's mascot, a dog named Reveille, on a leash. Als on the shirt: the words "Vick 'Em," a play on the Aggies' slogan "Gig 'Em." The Tech player wore the #7 of Michael Vick, convicted dogfighter and quarterback. The two teams play Saturday in Lubbock, TX.

According to the AP, the designer of the T admitted that "we knew there would be a controversy about the shirts, you know, animal rights, stuff like that." He added that half the proceeds would go to a local animal defense league; a league spokesperson said they would refuse any money and suggested the frat brothers volunteer instead.