Michael Vick- Welcome Back to Society

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Published: July 20, 2009

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... the ages on the horizon. An image is easy to tarnish, but isn't nearly as easy to repair.

Nobody will know that struggle like Michael Vick in the coming months.

He isn't the first public figure to face an uphill battle with the general public's perception of him and his character, and what happens now all depends on his resilience.

He can take the route of one Kobe Bryant and do whatever it takes to make us see that he really is who we thought he was, or he can just make his image look more tarnished until we no longer have interest.

O.J. Simpson repeatedly made the wrong choices in trying to rehabilitate his reputation. Hell, Simpson just accepted the hate role and amplified it. Now he's behind bars for stealing his own stuff. Serves him right.

Barry Bonds just kept ignoring the public and worse was just rude and invincible. Now Bonds remains the face of the Steroid Era and will always be the first name associated with it.

Players since who w...

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