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Briscoe Cleared the Path for Vick

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February 17, 2007

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“In Vick’s case, he wasn’t around back then. He was born 12 years after Briscoe became the first black starting quarterback in the modern NFL (actually, the AFL at the time). Even so, you have those striking comparisons between Briscoe and Vick. Now here’s one of the striking contrasts: While Vick flashed his middle-fingered hand signal last season at the hometown crowd after his idea of hearing excessive booing, Briscoe just played and prospered while encountering much worse.”

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