Terrell Owens Asks for Michael Vick Support Via Twitter

    July 27, 2009

UPDATE: Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Vick will be able to participate in preseason practices, meetings and workouts. A full reinstatement will be looked at for Week 6 of the regular season.

Do you think by reinstating Michael Vick the NFL will take a PR hit? Tell us.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Buffalo Bills wide receiver, and primadonna, Terrell Owens is no stranger to "ruffling feathers". Truth is, it seems to be what he lives for. In between his hating of former quarterbacks, doing shirtless crunches in his driveway, and riding an exercise bike dressed as Lance Armstrong, Owens has found something else to ruffle feathers, asking for support for Michael Vick via Twitter.

Michael VickIf you’re not familiar with the Michael Vick, back in April 2007 Vick was identified as the key figure of an expansive interstate dog fighting ring operation. Vick plead guilty to federal charges, as a result the NFL suspended him indefinitely without pay. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison.

Now that you’re caught up on the Vick situation, do you think he should be reinstated? Tell us.

Owens thinks he should be… immediately. He’s publicly asked that more of the league’s "high-profile" players voice their opinion in support of Vick. To further spread his message, late yesterday evening he even turned to his Twitter account, asking his followers to "tweet 2 support Mike Vick!".

Terrell Owens' Tweet for Support for Vick

Some other NFL player’s tweeted back support for Michael Vick, some of which include Larry Fitzgerald, Darnell Dockett and Steven Jackson among others:

Tweet for support for Vick

Tweet for support for Vick

Tweet for support for Vick

Tweet for support for Vick

If TO’s request for Vick support, via Twitter, garnered enough support, would NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have to address it? If so, could Twitter play a minor part in Vick’s reinstatement discussions? What do you think?

However this Vick situation ends up, it’s very interesting to watch high-profile individuals turn to Twitter so quickly. Guess it shows how powerful people think Twitter has become.

Do you think TO will get a lot of support for Vick via Twitter? Let us know what you think.