Kudos to the sports blog Crossing Broad, which is nailing scoop after scoop in the depressing Michael Vick-owning-a-dog mess. Back in October, it broke the story that Vick, the NFL star who served time for leading a dogfighting operation, had a dog. The site first noticed the same picture Vick tweeted with as well as without a box of Milk Bone dog biscuits, which forced Vick to later admit that he did in fact own a dog. He did not say what kind of dog, or even the word “dog.” He said, in a statement probably written by his handlers, “pet.”
This week, we finally get to see that pet, thanks to another scoop by Crossing Broad. The site says that a tipster sent in photos of Vick taking dog training classes at a PetSmart in New Jersey. According to the tipster, Vick, his family, and a bodyguard have been taking classes for their Belgian Malinois, named Angel.
“The tipster says that Vick frequents the store and signed up for a total of six training classes on Monday evenings, with this being the second week,” writes Crossing Board.
This is the first we’ve heard about the type of dog Vick owns. He went with a big, strong dog, which is a bit surprising, though it shouldn’t be.
Though we’re sad to see Vick with any puppy, we’re consoled to see that at least he is letting someone else handle the training. This doesn’t appear to be a PR stunt. Crossing Broad says it left out the specific PetSmart store in New Jersey that Vick is going to, so he can continue to attend in peace.
Via Crossing Broad
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