Sunday, June 19, 2011
Controversial football player signs autographs in Butler.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick arrived in Butler for an autograph signing event on Father's Day Sunday. The event took place at Butler Sports Cards Inc. on Main Street, Butler and drew in more than 150 fans who waited to have t-shirts, jerseys, helmets and more signed by the professional football player.
Hear what the quarterback's fans and protesters, had to say about his appearance in Butler.
Whether they love him or hate him, fans and protesters alike came out Sunday to see Michael Vick appear at Butler Sports Cards, Inc., on Main Street. Lining opposite sides of the street, people yelled to each other, debating their intentions for coming to see the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback sign autographs in Butler. Vick was unavailable for comment during the signing. Vick was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2007 after he pled guilty to leading a dogfighting operation. "I am here just to let the public know that Michael Vick never paid his dues for what he did, murdering, torturing dogs," Candi Bright said. "He's no role model for a child, at all." But Vick fans disagreed with the protesters. "He paid his dues and he has done what…
NFL quarterback signs helmets, jerseys and more for fans inside Butler Sports Cards Inc.
More than 150 fans lined one side of Butler's Main Street, all waiting to receive autographs and take photographs with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, while the other side of the street had more than 70 protesters holding signs with vivid photos of abused dogs Sunday. Vick, who is controversially known for being convicted of running a dogfighting operation, appeared at Butler Sports Cards Inc. for the signing at about 2 p.m. He arrived in a white Audi, as fans sporting Eagles jerseys cheered his name. Vick was unavailable for comment during the signing. After a few customers entered the store for private signings, customers who either brought their own memorabilia or purchased it from the store were able to enter 10 at a time…
Law enforcement officials from several different departments were on hand on Main Street Sunday.
Blocking off each end of the street and patroling protesters and individuals waiting in line for signatures from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, several officials from various law enforcement agencies were on the scene in front of Butler Sports Cards Inc. Sunday, where Vick took photos with fans and signed memorabilia. Officials from the Butler Police Department, Bloomingdale Police Department, Kinnelon Police Department, Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Morris County Rapid Deployment Team and more were stationed on the street and behind the store, where Vick pulled up to enter the store through a back entrance. As of about 1:30 p.m., when Vick arrived, Butler Police Capt. Ciro Chimento said no arrests had been made and …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Main Street was closed Sunday between Park Place and Manning Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 70 protesters and more than 150 people waiting for autographs lined Butler's Main Street Sunday afternoon awaiting the appearance of Michael Vick. Main Street was closed on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Park Place and Manning Avenue. Detours were in effect. The road closure was due to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vick being scheduled to appear at a Main Street business, Butler Sports Cards Inc. on Sunday to sign autographs. Some paid in advance to meet the professional football player and receive autographs, while others indicated intentions to peacefully protest during the appearance on Facebook pages. Patch will have updates on this story.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Everyone has opinions. Patch is the place to share them.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
On Monday, we brought you the news that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be making an appearance in Butler on June 19 when he comes to sign autographs at Butler Sports Cards, Inc. Several Kinnelon-Butler Patch readers have already expressed their opinions on our Facebook page, but we wanted to come right out and ask. For today's Question of the Day, we're asking: What do you think of Michael Vick's planned appearance in Butler? Join the conversation by commenting below.