OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Charles Wright caught plenty of flak for wearing an old-school Michael Vick Falcons jersey.
Wright didn't care. He's a longtime Vick fan and wanted to show his support for the quarterback's first road game with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Oakland since being reinstated to the NFL following an 18-month prison sentence for his involvement in a dogfighting ring.
There were mixed feelings toward Vick outside the Coliseum, where a small group of protesters held signs made by In Defense of Animals.
Vick came out to the field for his regular warmup, but had already gone inside when an airplane began circling with a banner reading, "Dog Fighter Go Home!" sponsored by Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls.