Five years after being released from prison Michael Vick still can’t shake his dogfighting past.

According to reports, the NFL star’s upcoming appearance at the Greater Raleigh (North Carolina) Chamber of Commerce’s “Evening of Champions” has been met with opposition from those who feel his presence is the last thing they or any young athlete needs. So much so that a petition on Change.org, requesting that Vick be replaced at the “Evening of Champions,” has collected more than 66,000 signatures.