This is a story that is insane to the membrane. My question: Why are people still so angry at Michael Vick? There are reports coming out of Raleigh NC that Michael Vick has been booked to speak at an event called “Evening of Champions” for Raleigh’s Chamber of Commerce. The problem? There are thousands who have vowed to protest Vicks appearance there. There are those who feel that “his presence is the last thing they or any young athlete needs.” A petition from Change.org has garnered over 66,000 signatures. Despite the protest over Vick, the Chamber is sticking to its guns as it stands by its decision to have the athlete speak. Here’s my take: Michael Vick spent 19 months in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring in Virginia. There are many who have spent less time for killing a human being. “The chamber’s decision to feature Michael Vick as a headliner at the event is insulting and degrading for our community and certainly does nothing to represent the business interest in our community,” the petition stated. “To elevate someone like Michael Vick, as if he is a champion and have him speak to young, impressionable athletes is ludicrous.” These self-righteous people ought to be ashamed of themselves. But they are not. If you are not interested in what Vick has to say, don’t attend the function- plain and simple. Despite what these people say, Vick is a champion. He made a mistake, he paid for it, and life goes on. There are kids and adults out here that can’t read, there are people who are homeless, women are being abused, someone is addicted to drugs: Lend your time and attention to those causes and leave this man alone!