Michael Vick’s Comedy Show Met with Protest, Forgiveness

New York Jets NFL football quarterback Michael Vick speaks to the media Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, once convicted for participating in an underground dog fighting league, has taken a bite into the comedy world. But his presence at one of his shows was met with mixed response.

Two rallies, one in protest of Vick, the other in support, took place outside The Strand Theatre in Shreveport, La., Saturday, where Vick hosted his “Michael Vick Comedy Explosion” show, KSLA reported.

One group of protesters included animal activists, some of whom reportedly held up signs showing abused dogs. The other group, which included local businesses and churches, held a “Forgiveness Rally” for Vick.

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Vick pleaded guilty to federal charges related to dog fighting in 2007 and was sentenced to nearly a year in prison.

Saturday’s protest was peaceful overall, and no arrests were made, according to KSLA.