NEW YORK -- PETA has withdrawn an offer to televise an
anti-dogfighting public service announcement with Michael Vick
after his release from prison.
The organization said Wednesday that an agreement was reached
with Vick's representatives to shoot the spot, but that Vick's
attorneys sought assurance from PETA the group would support Vick's
return to the NFL.
"Saying sorry and getting his ball back after being caught
enjoying killing dogs in hideously cruel ways for many years
doesn't cut it," said PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk.
"Commissioner Goodell knows that he has an obligation to the
league and to millions of fans, including children who look up to
ballplayers as idols, to make sure that Michael Vick is mentally
capable of remorse before he can touch, let alone wear, an NFL
PETA is urging that Vick undergo a brain scan and a full