*Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick today continues his campaign against dog fighting by joining the Humane Society of the United States in visits to two high schools in New Haven, Connecticut.
Vick went from a star quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons to a prison inmate after he was arrested for operating a dogfighting ring.
The athlete will be joined by Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society during the talks, reports CNN.
“Vick will share his story with students, and illustrate why they should refrain from dogfighting and speak out against animal cruelty,” the animal rights group said in a media statement.
The NFL indefinitely suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bankrolling a dogfighting operation in Virginia. Vick left a Kansas prison in May 2009 to serve the last two months of his 23-month sentence in home confinement.
He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles after finishing his sentence and is now the team’s starting quarterback.
In 2009, when Vick was first signed by the Eagles he spoke about how he wanted to change his life
“I think everybody deserves a second chance,” Vick said at a news conference then. “Now I want to be part of the solution and not the problem.”