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PETA Upset Mike Vick May Grace ‘Madden’ Game Cover

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Michael Vick says he wants to be on the cover of “Madden NFL 12″, despite being superstitious. Vick broke his leg in 2003, just days after it was announced he would grace the cover of Madden 04.

“I won’t say what kind of superstitions I have, just know I have plenty of them,” Vick told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “At the time I was very superstitious. And at the time, I got injured. I broke my leg before the season. But it was God’s plan. It wasn’t meant for me to be out on the football field that time. But I put my faith in a higher power now. Things that I may not want to happen, I put my faith in him and live life.”

Vick broke his leg in 2003, just days after it was announced he would grace the cover of Madden 04.

PETA and independent animal-rights activists have written letters to EA Sports urging them to remove Vick from the bracket. However, Peter Moore, President of EA Sports, has denied those requests.

“We believe that Michael Vick, as the runner-up in MVP for the league and the comeback player of the year, deserved his slot,” he told CNBC at the World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. “I personally believe, and this is personal commentary right now, that Michael served his time. He’s had a tremendous season.”

Kevin Eason is a freelance editorial cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey. His brand of satire covers news events in politics, entertainment, sports and much more. Follow him on Facebook.

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