President Obama Sends Message To Vick: “Tell Him To Slide”BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Eagles cornerback Nmandi Asomougha was campaigning with the President in Oakland earlier this week and got the opportunity to introduce the POTUS at the event. Afterwards the President gave Asomugha some advice to take to his quarterback.
“He told me to tell Vick to slide,” Asomugha said.
“Promise,” Asomugha said. “We talked about football for about three or four minutes, and the one thing that stuck out: ‘Tell Vick to slide.’ He’s a big fan.”
The Eagles quarterback replied to the President advice on Twitter.
“If the President of the U.S. is saying I need to slide then I really need to start sliding. lol. Thanks Mr. President!” Vick tweeted.
After practice today, he went further.
“I was stunned. I didn’t believe it. It was awesome, though,” said Vick of being recognized by the most powerful man in the world. “You think to yourself, ‘Yo, man, he’s got a point.’ If he says it then I’ve got to do it, so the first run of the year I’ll slide and he’ll know it was for him.”
If that’s what he needed to decide to start sliding we should have arranged this conversation last year or the year before.
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