“Anybody who knows Arthur Blank and his impeccable reputation in the sports and business world would dismiss this quickly,” said Reggie Roberts, the Falcons’ vice president of football communications. “This was an innocuous comment in the context of Michael Vick’s conditioning. Blank was trying to convey that Vick needed to stay in shape in order to possibly return to the NFL. He could have mentioned pasta or any other high calorie or fatty food.”To suggest otherwise, to make more of this that it is, to make this this a racial comment is simply preposterous.”ESPN.com, 12/11/07