According to the court documents from his bankruptcy filing in 2008, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (above with his wife at a January charity event) paid $111,317 to Sitrick & Company to help him perform a complete image makeover so we’d all forget that he’s a complete dickhead who oversaw a dogfighting ring for years. Among the plans that the company had for him, TMZ writes, was to have him appear on star-friendly shows like Today, 60 Minutes and Larry King Live, while also getting him on the pages of fluffer mags like People and Newsweek.
Some people would argue that the program worked, as Mike is still making top dollar (before 66% of it is taken for his creditors) and most people have forgotten that he and his friends brutally killed dogs, but I’d argue that he could have saved the cash, still played for a team owned by a scumbag only concerned with winning and then just waited for the next dozen or so players to fuck up. Hell, he should send Aaron Hernandez a few grand just because.
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