13-Year-Old Boy Gives His Vick Football To The Dogs

Vick FootballTyler Reab is one smart teenager. He has chosen his dog over his once favorite sports star.

This 13-year-old boy from Oregon used to love Michael Vick. When he got his autographed Vick football for Christmas in 2005, he was jumping up with excitement.

But now, that has all changed. After Tyler heard that Vick was involved in dog fighting, he chose his pet dog, Otis, over his love for the ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback.

He gave one-year-old Otis the football and let him chew on it until it popped.

“From the beginning, it was his choice as to what he wanted to do with it,” his father Chris Reab said. “I commend him.”

Tyler and his uncle shot video footage of Otis tackling the ball. At first, this mixed breed black dog was not too interested at first, but then he started to play with the football and walked around with it in his mouth. Finally, Otis chewed it so hard the ball deflated.

When Tyler got the ball from his uncle, it came in a clear case and became his prized possession. He frequently used Windex to buff and shine the case.

But with Vick pleading guilty to a dog fighting conspiracy charge, Tyler wanted to get rid of it. Everyone in the Reab family loves animals and Vick had no place in their lives anymore.

The chewed-up football is selling on eBay with a starting bid of 99 cents. The family has pledged to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Oregon Humane Society and Hope for Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect Oregon’s after-school programs.

Tyler’s father said he is extremely proud of his son.

Source: CNN.com

(Thanks Lynn)

13 Responses to “13-Year-Old Boy Gives His Vick Football To The Dogs”

  1. nora says:

    I am overjoyed to know that even our young people can see and comprehend the extent of the horror that Michael Vick and his “friends and family” are capable of and what they represent. You are a good man Tyler! And your parents have done an admirable job of raising you!!! Take care of Otis. He will be a loving companion for the rest of his life. There will be many rewards for you in this life and after life beause of your love for animals.

  2. BC says:

    Way to go, Tyler!!!

  3. Lynn says:

    Three big cheers for Tyler!

    Chris Reab [Tyler’s dad]: Great parenting! Your kid’s got a good set of values!

  4. doesn't make sense says:

    yea! he really got back at vick!

    one of the dumbest things that I have ever read.

  5. Lynn says:

    To “doesn’t make sense”:

    And what exactly is so dumb about the article, might I ask?

  6. Wescott20 says:

    Lynn, unfortunately there will always be people like “doesn’t make sense” out there who can’t grasp the concept of making a statement through symbolism. But I find it encouraging that there are kids with strong moral fiber and big hearts like Tyler out there, and I hope he doesn’t get discouraged by what such negative people say.

  7. Lynn says:

    Wescott20, unfortunately you’re absolutely right.

  8. L.B. says:

    Yay, Tyler!! Good head, good heart, good spirit. Good sense. :)

  9. Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie says:

    Have they put the video they shot on YouTube or some other video site?

    If not, perhaps they should.

  10. Lynn says:

    A little side news about something in my neighborhood:


    Maybe the NFL needs to hire undercover cops to watch their current players, since it’s pretty apparent that far too many of them have addictions. Of course, this means that they will have to take action, put the players into rehab…..and for goodness sake, do NOT try to cover it up!

    Meanwhile, many kudos to Tyler for having to brains to know that ball players who abuse animals are really bad.

  11. Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie says:

    Found the video, we think.


    Not absolutely sure this is the right video, but it looks likely.

  12. Dee Eagle says:

    Great job, Tyler!!!! I’m very proud of you for standing up for not only what you believe in, but for animals. Vick is a monster and you are a hero.
    Dee Eagle

  13. Madison Brant says:

    i was so glad to hear that you did this
    three cheers for tyler!!
    hiphip hurray
    hiphip hurray
    hiphip HURRAY
    GREAT JOB!!!

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