Michael Vick was signed by the New York Jets during the off season, but if petitioners get their way, he might not be able to attend their training camp. A petition to SUNY Cortland president Erik J. Bitterbaum was created on change.org and already has close to seven thousand signees.
The description in the petition reads, “I love SUNY Cortland, and cannot abide welcoming this sociopath onto our campus with open arms. We need to stand by what is right as a university by barring him from the grounds. I don’t want him anywhere near my beloved college or community. We MUST send the message that we won’t be party to the torture of animals by conveniently forgetting what he has done. If we welcome Vick onto our campus, we are complicit in his crimes.”
SUNY Cortland has been the site of the Jets’ past five training camps, although it has not been confirmed for 2014. Michael Vick admitted to dog fighting in 2007 and served 23 months in prison. He was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 following his release from jail.