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Vick to Talk Dog Fighting in Connecticut



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    Students in Connecticut will get a visit Tuesday from an NFL star working to repair his image.

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is stopping at Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross high schools in New Haven to talk about dog fighting and animal cruelty.

    Vick spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL before pleading guilty to taking part in an illegal dog fighting ring. He spent nearly two years in prison, lost his endorsements and most of the millions he made as a football star.

    He was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, and has become the team's starting quarterback this year.

    Vick will be joined by Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of the Human Society of the United States. Pacelle is a 1987 graduate of Yale University.

    The NFL star will remind the students to treat animals with kindness. Vick will also speak about the importance of staying in school and going on to college.

    He will be at Hillhouse at 10:30 a.m. and at Wilbur Cross at noon.