Marcus Vick, the older brother of the New York Jets' newly signed quarterback Michael Vick, is once again making news for the wrong reasons.
Following the Jets' signing of Michael, PETA took the opportunity to send out a tweet reminding the world of the controversial quarterback's infamous dogfighting past. Marcus responded with some choice words of his own directed at the animal rights group..
'y’all still on that bulls–t???? Smh #Peta,' Marcus tweeted back.
Vick, who served 21 months in a federal prison for his involvement in a violent dogfighting ring, was the target of a virtual jab from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in the form of a comment posted on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
At least Michael Vick can't drown, electrocute, hang, or shoot a football the way he terrorized "man’s best friend." #smh #Jets
— PETA (@peta) March 22, 2014
'At least Michael Vick can’t drown, electrocute, hang, or shoot a football the way he terrorized "man’s best friend." #smh #Jets,” the organization tweeted, after it apparently got word of his new contract in New York.
The Jets signed the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal Friday, and released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise.
The younger Vick — who since being released from prison has been a vocal animal rights advocate — seems more interested in playing football than he does with starting a Twitter war with PETA.
"Anywhere I go, or any team, I'm always going to compete for the No. 1 spot," Vick said last week of his upcoming battle for the starter job with quarterback Geno Smith. "And I will encourage any other quarterback behind me or in front of me to always compete for their job, for the No. 1 spot.
'That's how champions are made."
The 33-year-old Vick, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, was once considered the most dynamic player in the NFL, particularly during his first six NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.