The Psychology Behind Greatness: Could Vick’s Poor Play Show Remorse?

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Recently, we've seen exceptionally talented athletes undergo major changes in their lives. Due to their own carelessness, we've watched stars like Michael Vick, Ben Roethlisberger, and Tiger Woods make decisions that threaten the longevity of their careers.
To be put on such a platform and to be praised, as they are, for their talents creates a natural human response—psychological arousal.
After Vick came into the league, his potential shone through. Vick brought something to the league defenses weren't used to playing against—a quarterback who was the fastest, most athletic person on the field; seemingly, by far, at times.
In 2002, Vick was named to the Pro Bowl after he completed a career high of 231 of 421 passes for 2,936 yards and 16 touchdowns with 113 carries for 777 yards and eight touchdowns.
Vick's career looked promising.
A couple of NFL records, and two more Pro Bowls later, in August of 2007, Vick plead guilty to federal charg...

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