Playgirl wants Vick to apologize to dogs by … posing nude?

According to Life & Style Magazine — a publication with which I’m unfamiliar, perhaps because I have neither a life nor a style — Playgirl has offered Michael Vick $1 million to pose unclad. But if you’re thinking the overture might be a tad tawdry … no worries! The million dollars will go to PETA!

Understand: This wouldn’t be one of those “I’d-rather-go-naked-than-wear-fur” ads for which celebs have posed. (One of them being Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. Another being, interestingly enough, Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, who has been suspended from the NBA for being overfamiliar with guns, none of which apparently were used to hunt animals.) The results of any Vick disrobing would run in Playgirl, which would then donate the money to PETA.

According to Life & Style, a Playgirl spokesperson said:  “I sent the request to Michael Vick on Wednesday. But we haven’t heard back yet. I figured he paid back society for dogfighting, but what about the animals? This way he could donate a large sum to PETA and all he’d have to do is pose for the magazine! It’s kind of a win-win situation.”

That makes complete sense, doesn’t it? Because, when we get right down to it, does anything say “I’m sorry” like professionally photographed nudity?

I know. It’s crazy. It’s a bad enough idea — just as Vick is trying to reclaim his dignity, let’s have him strip down and forfeit it again — to be one of PETA’s. (You’ll recall that crusading organization wanted to replace Georgia’s live Uga with an “animatronic” dog.) But this wasn’t PETA’s, apparently. This was Playgirl’s. Which would presumably profit from Vick’s appearance in its pages. So there you have it.

123 comments Add your comment

mmgtfan

February 23rd, 2010
10:13 am

Mark Bradley

February 23rd, 2010
10:14 am

An awesome run, mmgtfan. You’re the king of kudos.

Benjamin

February 23rd, 2010
10:18 am

Yikes. That centerfold would not exactly enhance his image… no pun intended…

Marcus

February 23rd, 2010
10:24 am

MB,
word to the wise: A blog about being unclad in a female mag and the word ‘nuts’ should be mutually exclusive.
Not sure about this overture, sounds dippy: Veronica Siwik-Daniels thinks its stupid.

mmgtfan

February 23rd, 2010
10:26 am

Haha that was funny but I’ve just been really lucky lately. Almost every time I click on your blog you’ve just posted one. But I must say if the game of “first” was in the olympics I’d be drawing close to Michael Phelps! Mark I think you should make a case to the IOC and try to add the game of first to the olympics.

Paul in RDU

February 23rd, 2010
10:27 am

I presume we can expect Playgirl to make an offer to Tiger in a few months.
“Pose nude and we will donate $1MM to groups that fight sexual addiction”

Mark Bradley

February 23rd, 2010
10:28 am

“First” as a gold-medal sport? Let me take that under advisement.

Mark Bradley

February 23rd, 2010
10:29 am

Marcus, the word has been changed to “crazy.” Thanks for the suggestion.

Benjamin

February 23rd, 2010
10:30 am

If this blog is the first on the medal board, I deserve the silver. And I like silver.

Just sayin’…

NCbravesFAN

February 23rd, 2010
10:34 am

I cant wait till Mark “TMZ” Bradley is moved from the sports page to the “BUZZ” gossip link on the top right of the ajc homepage! Another great article here Mark.

GeoffDawg

February 23rd, 2010
10:35 am

Vick may want to run that past Commissioner Goodell’s office before making any promises. That whole pesky NFL image and all.

PMC

February 23rd, 2010
10:49 am

If it’s for real… why not? It’s a million dollars for virtually no effort. I’d do it.

Mrs. Bradley

February 23rd, 2010
10:59 am

Poor thing….he just won’t let Mr. Vick go. It has affected our love life,,,,all he wants to do is stare at pictures of Mr. Vick. I’m thinking about getting the family together and doing an intervention. OOPS I’m sorry I thought I was writing in my journal. Sorry honey!!

Mave2124

February 23rd, 2010
11:01 am

Playgirl trying to profit off Vick under the guise of giving money to his new arch enemy. Call and ask Peta if they would take the money. Doubt it. They get more from hating on Vick than working with him. The Humane Society has it right. Work with him and see if he is still doing that work against dogfighting 5 years from now. Vick is doing the right thing with the BET image reshaping show and focusing on playing QB again. Mark, you going to Indy to report on…I don’t know….CURRENT FALCONS ISSUES, LOL

F-105 Thunderchief

February 23rd, 2010
11:04 am

Please God, no.

NCbravesFAN

February 23rd, 2010
11:25 am

Hey Mark, is it Frank Wrens fault that Vick killed dogs too?

Pat

February 23rd, 2010
11:34 am

Do you guys realize how utterly ridiculous “1st” is? I’m truly baffled by this.

STL Falcon

February 23rd, 2010
11:39 am

Will the AJC ever take the high road with Vick? Hey, what did he have for lunch today?

This is silliness – all the way around.

Terrell

February 23rd, 2010
11:42 am

NCbravesFAN,
Yes it was Frank Wrens’ fault…

TXDawg

February 23rd, 2010
11:45 am

Why does it say that Playgirl offered Mick Vick $1M to pose naked if the $1M is going to PETA. Why not, PETA to get $1M if Mick Vick poses? Seems like a loss for Playgirl though……are they just donating $1M or the difference between sales? Are they really that confident that they will make their money back….I’m just saying….lol.

JF

February 23rd, 2010
11:46 am

Please stop the relentless quest to get back at Michael Vick. He broke the law, was convicted of the crimes as charged and served the U.S. Federal court’s sentence in jail plus will have many years on probation. He doesn’t owe anyone anything more. Hooray for the rock throwers!

dood

February 23rd, 2010
11:48 am

then all his boyfriends still in prison can have a pinup of him. Go for it, VICK!
Why not do it- but not for PETA, they are a bunch of crazies. I’d like to see them give the money to a legit organization like ASPCA or the Humane Society.

Daniel Love

February 23rd, 2010
11:51 am

I think its a pretty dumb idea… i just think the “freaks” want to see Vick naked… I mean, now really… think about it… ITS THEIR IDEA FOR HIM TO DONATE THE MONEY TO THE ORGANIZATION… VICK DID NOT COME UP WITH THIS PLAN (SO IS IT SINCERE?). Try again…

gabeaux

February 23rd, 2010
11:51 am

Are they gonna show a close up of his herpetic lesions?

riggo

February 23rd, 2010
11:52 am

That’s so STUPID,Let’s have him strip down & FORFIET IT AGAIN. Hey, Ms playgirl the next time you f– up which I know is often with your STUPID thinking YOU STRIP DOWN!!!!!!!!

kinsi

February 23rd, 2010
11:53 am

A few years ago, didn’t someone claim he was spreading STDs? I dunno if I would want to see that snake, even as a gay guy.

ginn

February 23rd, 2010
11:53 am

Michael, show that you have more class, dont do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! earn your $$ the hard way, work for it. Dont cheapen yourself. besides, you have a fiance, respect her your body is for her only to see.

Brooke

February 23rd, 2010
11:54 am

Hey Mark–how much would it take for you to pose nude?

florida falcon

February 23rd, 2010
11:54 am

Would they airbrush the herpes?! I’m just sayin……….LOL

VRMom

February 23rd, 2010
11:55 am

Mike, just say no! Don’t degrade yourself with even the thought of this. You have paid your price to society and if that is not enough then they have to do what they have to do. Hold your head up and continue to focus on your career and your family. A million dollars to some dogs when there are starving people more in need? I think not!

jennifer

February 23rd, 2010
11:57 am

I think this is a great idea, but the money should go to the Humane Society or ASPCA, not those nut jobs at PETA. PETA does a poor job of representing those concerned with the treatment of animals, and more respected, legitimate organizations do so much more good. Do it Mike!

Sporty Black

February 23rd, 2010
11:58 am

Playgirl is all about money (which is fine). PETA is a euphemism for social terrorists. When was the last time those idiots protested outside the meat counter at your local Publix?

Dennis

February 23rd, 2010
11:58 am

What **IS** this fascination you have with this **EX** Falcon?

God, get a grip and move on.

VLCS

February 23rd, 2010
12:01 pm

Does no one remember RON MEXICO at the free clinic bc he has a recurring STD?? Remember the girlfriend that he settled a civil case with since she is now affected for life too??? This was long before we knew about his brutality to the pit bull population in Virginia. So…who would want to see him aka Ron Mexico NUDE?? NOT ME!! Disgusting! He is disgusting!!

JP

February 23rd, 2010
12:01 pm

HAS PLAY GIRLS GONE TO THE DOGS NOW, VICK HAS PAID ALL HE NEED TO PAY LET THE MAN ALONE AND LET HIM ENJOY PLAYING BALL AGAIN, IT IS BUSINESS LIKE YOUR’S THAT IS KEEP THE U.S. DOWN, AND IF THE TRUTH WERE TOLD ON THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WE ALL WOULD BE OWING MONEY TO SOME UNNEEDED GROUP MONEY FOR WHAT CAUSES? VICK TELL PLAYGIRL HELL NO!!!!

Terrell

February 23rd, 2010
12:01 pm

I hope Mike doesn’t do it. It just goes to show that people are more concerned about animals’ rights than humans’ rights.

MelDee

February 23rd, 2010
12:03 pm

TAKE IT OFF MICHAEL. TAKE IT ALL OFF!!!

Chess

February 23rd, 2010
12:11 pm

What is one thing PETA has done worth while?

Barnacle Bill Bavasi

February 23rd, 2010
12:13 pm

I would pose nude for $20,000, but I get to keep the money.

dood

February 23rd, 2010
12:13 pm

how does this city still support Vick? He fought dogs, trashed the team that was built around him, and when he got back in the NFL they brought him in at the 2 yard line to score. And even more is that he said in an interview he didn’t care about The Falcons and never really tried. Anyone who still likes this guy doesn’t like the Falcons, they like the foul representation of a really trashy person.

Sid

February 23rd, 2010
12:15 pm

God help this sad society.

dood

February 23rd, 2010
12:18 pm

VR MOM Said this: “Mike, just say no! Don’t degrade yourself ”
HAHA! Are you serious?
Why don’t you repost something like “Don’t degrade yourself and your family any more than you already have for the past 10 years.”?
More blind followers of the Vick Destructo-machine.

Gorilla Man

February 23rd, 2010
12:19 pm

I’d love to see Vick’s long Schlong!

epahche

February 23rd, 2010
12:23 pm

I think instead of PETA they should give the money to dog town for taking all of those dogs in and trying to rehabilitate them and to the ASPCA who actually make a diffferece. If it were up to PETA all of those dogs would have just been put out of their “misery”.

PETA wanted Jasmine dead. Not just Jasmine, and not just PETA. The Humane Society of the U.S., agreeing with PETA, took the position that Michael Vick’s pit bulls, like all dogs saved from fight rings, were beyond rehabilitation and that trying to save them was a misappropriation of time and money. “The cruelty they’ve suffered is such that they can’t lead what anyone who loves dogs would consider a normal life,” says PETA spokesman Dan Shannon. “We feel it’s better that they have their suffering ended once and for all.”

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Falcons

February 23rd, 2010
12:27 pm

I guess they’ll have to airbrush out the herpes..

ELVISINTHEHOUSE.

February 23rd, 2010
12:28 pm

Man whats up with the AJC and vick? everytime you log on its something about vick.Could you please let this man rest? some people hatred for a person is noticed and now there(AJC ECT…)trying to put stupid on top of manipulation(some one posing nude and don’t get paid for it,or just the stupid idea of posing nude).

dood

February 23rd, 2010
12:33 pm

Elvis- it gets people talking! Like it or not, he’s going to be part of this city forever.

Lard Bucket

February 23rd, 2010
12:33 pm

Grady Jackson should go sit on PETA.

Dave

February 23rd, 2010
12:34 pm

If he does it, don’t give the money to PETA – they’re idiots.

Give the money to the Humane Society.

I would love to see that CHOCOLATE man nude

February 23rd, 2010
12:41 pm

OMG when, do it Vick so I can see that chocolate body… DIS Man is FINE… OMG…