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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:47 pm

Administrators at Texas Tech University said Tuesday that they have banned all sales of the "Vick 'Em" T-shirt.

The shirt, featuring the words "Vick 'Em" on the front and an image on the back representing Michael Vick hanging A&M's mascot Reveille in a noose, was being sold by Tech student Geoffrey Candia in preparation for Saturday's football game against Texas A&M.

Vick plead guilty to federal charges of dog fighting in August.

Candia's fraternity, through which he originally tried to sell the shirts, has been placed on temporary suspension and the university was seeking to charge it with violating the school's student code of conduct, Tech's Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Schonrock said in an official statement.

Shonrock said the company that printed the shirts stopped production Monday and issued an apology to Tech.

Dean Bresciani, A&M's vice president for student affairs, said he let Tech administrators know about the shirt several days ago and that they have been working hard to respond to the situation.

"We [administrators at A&M] have been very impressed with what the Texas Tech administration has done," he said. "They have bent over backward working to get a statement out about their disappointment with this student's behavior."

In an official statement, Texas Tech President Jon Whitmore said: "Texas Tech University is an institution of higher learning where values such as respect for others and civility are both taught and practiced.

"We will not permit individual students or any student organization to profit from selling merchandise on campus that is derogatory, inflammatory, insensitive, or in such bad taste that it reflects negatively on this fine institution, its students, athletic teams, alumni or faculty."

All this comes during recently launched Texas Tech's "Raider Power" program, a sportsmanship campaign aimed at improving the school's image during sporting events.


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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby Metroid » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:36 pm

I'm all for crude humor but really it's just not that funny, I say ban it because it's dumb.
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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby joelamosobadiah » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:53 pm

I gotta give it to the kid. He's got creativity. I see where they wouldn't like that humor for sure though.
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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby moonhead » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:39 pm

makes me wanna puke.

because it's garbage.

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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby SJNez46 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:24 pm

ya, I didnt think it was too funny.
Even though I hate Vick.
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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby Metroid » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:37 pm

It's not not funny because it's in poor taste, it's not funny because it's dumb. Vick em? Lame.
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Postby daullaz » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:39 pm

Vick em being a play on A&M's Gig em.

I don't like it either.
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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby knapplc » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:40 pm

DUMB!! :-t
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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:44 pm

Weak.
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Re: Texas Tech Bans Vick Em Shirt

Postby josebach » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:59 pm

moonhead wrote:makes me wanna puke.

because it's garbage.

:-B

I even feel that way and I'm a man.
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