Former college and professional athlete, Marcus Vick, recently was coerced into a guilty plea for his involvement in being a Negro QB.
He is the target of the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney's collaborative effort with the state of Virginia (and the Federal Govt.) to rid the state of Negro QB's. This effort is well document in the state and federal joint task force that previously was assigned to gain a conviction of another Negro QB from the state of Virginia. (We urge Jason Campbell to walk on egg shells, if not water!)
What is perhaps most detestable about this latest development is not that another Negro QB is being robbed of his chance at greatness, but that almost every wire and account of this most recent 'conviction' labels Marcus Vick as 'Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick'.
Certainly, there is truth in the statement. Mr. Vick is a former VT QB. However, due to the fact that the mainstream media continually tries to link Vick with the school and its football program; we believe it is a purposeful attempt to negatively reflect on Mr. Vick.
Virginia Tech is most famous for two things:
1) A lax football program which has produced more than one habitually poorly behaved QB
2) A most tragic murder spree perpetrated by a mentally unbalanced Virginia Tech student
Attaching the 'Former Virginia Tech quarterback' label to Vick is a sinister effort to negatively link Vick to these two negative things for which VT is most notorious.
Isn't it time we let Mr. Vick simply live his life as Marcus Vick, rather than attempt to shackle and enslave him to the negative connotations that go along with being a 'Former Virginia Tech quarterback'?
Vick was simply a student-athlete at the school, he didn't run the programs which provided the environment to produce all the negative things that go along with the programs.
Marcus Vick has been through enough. It's hard enough being the younger brother of a Negro QB so visible that he is the target of a high level government sting and thoroughly unusual federal prosecution.
Why must the media continually try to sully his reputation and image further by constantly bringing up his connection to VT?
Marcus Vick is also a son and a brother. And probably a father. But when do we see him labelled by the mainstream media as 'son, brother and possible father Marcus Vick'?
We only see the negative.
Yes, we can change.