Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick gave his first ever commencement speech to 450 graduating students from Camelot Academy in Philadelphia this past Friday.
Camelot Academy has six campuses that serve about 1,800 troubled high school students with emotional, disciplinary or academic problems.
Vick’s message to the graduates: “I lost my freedom. I lost my money and I lost my family. All because of irrational decisions and using poor judgement. Think before you speak, think before you act and think before you make decisions in life. I was blessed and God gave me a second chance, the world gave me a second chance, the city of Philadelphia gave me a second chance,” Vick said. “
Vick also surprised two of the student graduates with $5000 scholarships.
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