Dominating the news here in the environs of Philadelphia was yesterday's signing of convicted animal abuser Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Commentary was all over the place, from "What a great talent in the backfield," to "How could they associate with someone who did something as cruel as he did," to "He's paid his debt to society," and everything in between and beyond.
I saw an interesting suggestion from a friend of a friend (on FaceBook) that Philadelphia Phillie and All-Star second baseman Chase Utley take Vick under his wing, in order to show him the error of his ways in a more concrete and helpful way than perhaps was done in prison.
(For those who may not know, Utley and his wife, Jen, are generous benefactors and tireless activists for the prevention of cruelty to animals. The link above is to his foundation.)