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NBA All-Star Iverson Offers Support For Vick

July 22, 2007

NBA star Allen Iverson is offering some words of advice to beleaguered NFL player Michael Vick.

Iverson said yesterday that Vick should "keep his head up."

Iverson spoke at halftime during a celebrity flag-football game he hosted as part of his Allen Iverson Summer Classic Weekend.

The Denver Nuggets guard says he hasn't been surprised by the criticism leveled at Vick, a fellow Virginia native who faces charges of sponsoring a brutal dog fighting ring.

Iverson, who has been involved in a handful of high-profile cases, says athletes get more attention than other people.

"There was always a bulls-eye on us. Everybody doesn't love athletes. Some people feel like we're spoiled," said Iverson.

Iverson said that's not true and said Vick, whom he doesn't know
personally, just needs to reassess his friends.

"He knows that all of us are rooting for him," said Iverson.

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