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Vick Visit Backfires



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The lesson here? If you want to sell cars in Nevada, don’t hire a guy convicted for fighting dogs:

A seemingly innocuous visit from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick caused such a backlash for a Toyota dealership in Henderson, Nev., that it was forced to shut down the promotional page on its website.

Vick, who was convicted of dogfighting charges in 2007, was in town for a youth football camp and stopped by the dealership to sign autographs and meet with fans Friday night, the Las Vegas Sun reported Saturday.

But after the dealership posted pictures of Vick’s appearance on its website, angry comments started flying in.


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