Michael Vick leads Pro Bowl voting 1½ years
after he was released from prison.
The league said Wednesday the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback
had 729,838 fan votes, 38,692 more than second-place Peyton
Manning. Manning topped the balloting two weeks ago before being
surpassed by Vick.
It's the latest evidence many fans seem willing to forgive Vick
for the vicious dogfighting operation that sent him to prison for
18 months - and embrace his stunning return to NFL stardom. A
backup to start the season, Vick has led the Eagles to first place
in the NFC East, accounting for 21 touchdowns and throwing just two
Online Pro Bowl voting ends Dec. 20. The teams are picked by a
combination of fans', players' and coaches' votes.