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Michael Vick to join Fox as NFL studio analyst

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Michael Vick to join Fox as NFL studio analyst

Michael Vick, like Tony Romo, spent last season clinging to his NFL career. And like Romo, Vick is now set to enter the broadcast world.

Vick will be a studio analyst for NFL Kickoff, Fox's morning show which leads into its noon program, Fox NFL Sunday.

Additionally, Vick will appear regularly on FS1's studio shows.

"I'm very excited," Vick told USA TODAY Sports. "Over the last seven or eight months, I've done a lot of interviews, and I think I've gotten better as I've been put in those situations more often. Things really came together (with Fox) over the last couple months."

Vick "has an incredibly bright future as an analyst," Fox Sports president of production and executive producer John Entz told USA Today. "He has stayed close to the game and has many relationships with today's current coaches and players. We feel he can bring a truly unique perspective that intrigues and engages our viewers.” 

Vick played in 143 games over a 13-year career, including 54 with the Eagles from 2009-13. He finished his career with a record of 61-51-1, 22,464 passing yards, 133 passing TDs, 88 interceptions, 6,109 rushing yards and 36 rushing TDs.

He was involved in some controversy earlier this summer when he suggested on FS1 that free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should cut his hair.

Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

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Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.

The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history.

Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions. He was a top contender for the 1999 Heisman Trophy after leading the Hokies through an undefeated regular season and to a spot in the national championship game. He went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Eagles DE Chris Long on Vick's Kaepernick comments: 'I had a dirty mullet'

Eagles DE Chris Long on Vick's Kaepernick comments: 'I had a dirty mullet'

Former Eagles quarterback Mike Vick found himself in a bit of controversy this week when he made a comment about Colin Kaepernick and his appearance contributing to his lack of a job in the NFL.

"First thing we gotta get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick said. "Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct, but even if he puts cornrows in I don't think he should represent himself in that way in terms of the hairstyle. Just go clean cut, why not? You're already dealing with a lot. A lot controversy surrounding this issue. The thing he needs to do is just try to look presentable. Look, all the social media stuff he's doing, we get it. We understand it. It's time for Colin to step up in a different way."

The sports world reacted accordingly. That included one of the new members of the Eagles, defensive lineman Chris Long, who shared some thoughts on his Twitter page today.

"Vick thing is confusing bc he says that CK is unemployed bc of performance, but a haircut will help. What am I missing there?," he tweeted. "Also, Vick's redemption opportunity (while deserved) is way different than CK's current situation."

Long then interacted with some Twitter users who called him a leftist. Chris's response: "I'm not a leftist, moron. I'm trying to make sense of why 1 of the best 32 QBs on [earth] doesn't have a job + we're talking about his haircut?"

Long then pointed out his own appearance isn't exactly clean cut and he did just fine last season.

"I had a dirty mullet last year + worked for that company you love. You know, the 1 w the 5 rings on your background that you'll never touch," Long wrote, referring to the New England Patriots.

But it's his final point that I think most of us can agree on.

"Irony is that MV actually says he thinks Kaep's social action is a good thing. That's what makes the call for an image revamp strange," he said.

And it's true. Either Kaepernick is a good enough football player to have a job in the NFL or he isn't. His appearance should have absolutely nothing to do with it. End of story.

We've embedded some of Long's tweets below for more context.