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Vick and the Eagles: A Match Made in...?

Are the Philadelphia Eagles the best fit for embattled quarterback Michael Vick?

Posted by Emil Steiner on August 13, 2009 11:25 PM
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jhpurdy: If I were Mr. Vick, I'd be damned sure to watch out for my blind side, because I am sure there are some pet loving middle linebackers in the...

imposter: After viewing Michael Vick's interview on CBS, I don't believe anything he has to say. I don't believe that he feels he actually did anyt...

jime2000: The man has served his time. What more do you want from the guy? He's lost everything including hundreds of millions of dollars. Time to get...

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alysheba_3 Author Profile Page :

There is one team I will never, ever watch again.

jmlarsen Author Profile Page :

I am reading a book that involves dog fighting to a degree, and I can't even read those passages. I am the "mother' of three rescued Dalmatians. Vick's behavior to dogs, and probably other animals, is abhorrent and unforgivable. While reading this book, I find myself looking into the innocent eyes of my dogs and imagining them being used as bait and ripped apart by dogs trained and abused by people like Vick. We have millions and millions of people in this country. Is football so desparate for players that they would use this man? Is money more important than the lives of these beings? It makes me sick to think so.

LouisianaVirginian Author Profile Page :

Some questions for the panel...what college player, one that shows up everyday, plays better than most, impresses the Eagle talent scouts, receives whispered promises of draft selection, and is clean and free from drugs will NOT play for the Eagles because this (his) potential slot went to Mr. Vick, a convicted felon and admitted dog fighter? Another question...how will any other Eagles player, coach, or team event manage to rise above any coverage of Mr. Vick or protestations about him by Philadelphia and/or national media outlets? Last question...is the interest in Mr. Vick by "60 Minutes" and numerous other news content producers more about Mr. Vick's presumed athletic ability or is it that we, the audience and reader, are so horrified by his mere presence before us that we can not look away (think horrible traffic accident here)?

mycal581 Author Profile Page :

Well perfect people never make mistaskes and never need to be forgiven. The real football fans will watch

chandadn Author Profile Page :

Great match for Vick. He gets two years to get back up to speed. Gets to learn from a good mobile quarterback, who can actually throw the ball. And Mcnabb is injury prone, Vick may even see some real playing time. I have a feeling that Kevin Kolb's knee injury may not be as benign as they say it is.

MickNamVet Author Profile Page :

Michael Vick is without a doubt the most disgraceful active professional athlete. By virtue of that, he is a perfect match for the Philadelphia sports fans, a number of whom were recently arraigned for kicking a man to death after a Phillies baseball game. Vick's lifestyle and world-view will be indistinguishable from many Philadelphia fans. He'll fit like a snake charm.

ssilva99 Author Profile Page :

I guess the City of Brotherly Love has become the City of dog killers. We will boycott every company who advertises when they play.

kthoover Author Profile Page :

What this AH did is no "mistake." I hope the decent fans in Phila run him out of town on a rail.

shhhhh Author Profile Page :

Phillie is probably the best place to deal with Vick, but even the Phillie fans seem to have a soft heart for dogs.

nrcahill11 Author Profile Page :

There's only one good place for Vick -- jail.

drfunknsoul Author Profile Page :

It's the perfect spsot for Vick! They have a stadium with a built in jail and a head coach that's used to dealing with criminals at home!

mlmeyer67 Author Profile Page :

it is only fitting he go to a team like the eagles- bad guy, crappy city, worst fans in the league deserve him.....

DROSE1 Author Profile Page :

I suspect that if I had been convicted of torturing and killing dogs in the past it wouldn't matter one bit that I had reformed my ways.

I suspect it would hurt my chances at ANY job interview I was lucky enough to get, regardless of how well qualified I am.

That's just the differnce between major league sports figures and the average working man.

DROSE1 Author Profile Page :

I suspect that if I had been convicted of torturing and killing dogs in the past it wouldn't matter one bit that I had reformed my ways.

I suspect it would hurt my chances at ANY job interview I was lucky enough to get, regardless of how well qualified I am.

That's just the differnce between major league sports figures and the average working man.

jackieostrom Author Profile Page :

What's wrong with football today?? They let the Michael Vicks and Dante Stallworths come back when they both should be in jail. Too bad everyone turned their backs on Dexter Manley when he needed some support. He would have been the greatest of all!!

strider3 Author Profile Page :

Based on some of comments I am a highly amused at the constantly hypocritical nature of our society. Seems there is more "supposed" empathy for animals than there are for humans. Heck we got 40 million people without healthcare and those folks who are being stripped in their greatest time of need get no support but we feign empathy for animals ....at least the ones we do not eat. I agree fighting the dogs was wrong...but I'm sure most folks will watch the UFC this week. I have eaten plenty of hog, chicken and a little bit of cow so far this week and I'd hate to see the condition of these animals before I ate them so I never really got that worked up over this issue. He did his time, paid for his crime.....now go win some games!

Corvette1975 Author Profile Page :

If I hear the "he made a mistake and paid for it" refrain one more time....

He didn't make a mere mistake, folks. A mistake is something that's done once and generally - truly - without the knowledge of the person doing it.

What Vick did, on the other hand, was long and drawn out; it was depraved and calculated. In short, he is a sick, disgusting human being who engaged in these horrific acts for a long, sustained amount of time. That is why one of the main indicators of a serial killer is animal abuse. Not real hard to see why, now is it?

Do you see the difference now? Quit calling it a mistake, for God's sake.

alamo2 Author Profile Page :

strider3 :
Based on some of comments I am a highly amused at the constantly hypocritical nature of our society. Seems there is more "supposed" empathy for animals than there are for humans. Heck we got 40 million people without healthcare and those folks who are being stripped in their greatest time of need get no support but we feign empathy for animals ....at least the ones we do not eat. I agree fighting the dogs was wrong...but I'm sure most folks will watch the UFC this week. I have eaten plenty of hog, chicken and a little bit of cow so far this week and I'd hate to see the condition of these animals before I ate them so I never really got that worked up over this issue. He did his time, paid for his crime.....now go win some games
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Strider3's comments are what is wrong with sports and so-called sports fans. So he never really gets worked up about the issue. Aren't you just pathetic. And people who care about animals also care about humans. Studies show people abuse often begins with animal abuse. I feel sorry for your family.

lrich14501 Author Profile Page :

I am a owner of a dog that I loved dearly. But this man has done a crime, did the time and lost practically everything. I have heard of murderers that did time and came back into society and continued with their life and making a living; doing what they do to make money. basically that's all he is doing. Leave him alone and move to another cause.
It would have been nice to see some of these posts when african americans were being, chained, lynched, burned and killed. Just something to throw at you. NOW!

socialworker2 Author Profile Page :

What more do people want...he did the crime and then, he did the time. Michael Vick did more time for playing a role in a dog fighting ring, then the majority of people do for beating and raping children. But that's the society we live in...The first documented case of an abused child tells of how the child had to be placed in an animal shetler for abused and neglected dogs because there was no place for abused children. Some people just value a dogs life more than they value a human life...By the way, I am a dog lover and in no way think what Michael Vick did was okay but he served his sentence, now let the man make a living for his child (ren) because they are the innocent ones.

Say it Loud Strider3 and LRICH14507

love2much SE Author Profile Page :

Welcome back Mike. If they don't watch the Eagles every again who gives a s--t, you getting paid. You squared your offense away with God and the justice system - that's all you had to do - 2 Hell with these stone throwers they aren't your judge nor your jury. WE are happy for you, you don't owe anyone anything anymore - it's paid and I'm gald you've moved on. Welcome back to the NFL.
Play ball brother and win a super bowl while you at it, we got your back.

JulyAugust Author Profile Page :

Just this week, a mangled pitbull was found in a trash bin in SE DC. He had partially chewed his way out of the garbage bag he was duct taped into. Police believe the animal was discarded after losing a dogfight.

How many kids are going to watch Vick on the playing field and think dogfighting must not be so bad if he's allowed back out there?

Re. 'he did the crime, he did the time,' I have this to say: It's not a job to represent a city on a sports team, it's a privilege.

I'll be taking a car trip come game days so I can stand in the parking lot holding up a photo of one of the countless innocents whose suffering Michael Vick is responsible for. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more of us in the parking lot than rooting in the stands.

And for the jokers who say I'll be contributing to Philly's economy: I won't buy a damn thing in that city.

LouisianaVirginian Author Profile Page :

What sort of criminal action does an NFL player need to do in order to receive a lifetime ban from the NFL Commissioner? Apparently, dog fighting won't get one...neither will gun shooting in a New York, Atlanta or Nashville nightclub...and neither will DUI Bentley driving in Miami that results in a dead pedestrian and family man. This is not really about Mr. Vick, his dead dogs, or his ability to earn a living...this is about what we will tolerate from the NFL and who they put before us as team members. I guess an accurate bullet pass trumps all.

Another thing...why is it that Mr. Vick's expression never seems to change...from his arrest in Richmond a few years back...to his appearance as he walked into court...to his facial expressions on the 60 Minutes preview and at the Eagles news conference today? This looks to stiff and well rehearsed to be real. Like any good athlete, Mr. Vick takes coaching quite well.

The Eagles are making a risky choice here...my money is on the choice ends up being a public relations nightmare and an embarrassment for the organization and the NFL. I wonder if either the Eagles or the NFL will put some surveillance on him just to keep him out of trouble...if it was my 1.6 million, I'd tail him everywhere and pat him down regularly.

postfan1 Author Profile Page :

Good move by the Eagles.

How do I know? The Skins weren't smart enough to do it, and they need a backup more than Philly does.

Vick's done his time. Get over it already. There are much worse criminals in professional sports who NEVER did their time (Kobe Bryant, Ray Lewis, etc.)

Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge and left his date to drown. He was a Senator and then ran for president. Now some are saying Vick shouldn't be allowed to throw a football?

Get a clue, already. Vick should be allowed to play. Those who boycott have a strange set of priorities. In my book, people come first, even if they aren't perfect.

gilesjp Author Profile Page :

PETA and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the Philadelphia Eagles have chosen to sign a man who hanged dogs from trees, electrocuted them with jumper cables, held them underwater until they drowned in his swimming pool, and even threw his own family dogs into the fighting pit to be torn to shreds while he laughed. What an AH fvck the nfl.

russellwickizer Author Profile Page :

Vick had to change his allocution and plea bargain in 2008 when his co-criminals testified that he laughed while watching family pets being torn apart by his "game" fighting pit bulls.(Vick originally denied this).

Vick did not accidentally wander into a dog fight. He supported this horror both physically and financially for SIX YEARS.

He is indeed now out of prison after his early release. That decision was made by the courts. It is my decision, though, as to whether to pay to watch this evil man play football-and that will NEVER, NEVER happen!

socialworker2 Author Profile Page :

Good observation postfan1 and there are many more example like the Ted Kennedy one...If he had left his dog to die, then he would have had some problems...

postfan1 said:
Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge and left his date to drown. He was a Senator and then ran for president. Now some are saying Vick shouldn't be allowed to throw a football?

lembukong Author Profile Page :

Good for Vic. Move on and look forward. He served time and most crime commited in this country don't even go to jail. Just because of this he shouldn't be allowed to make a living?

bkhoward Author Profile Page :

Philly is the perfect fit. For those talking about boycotting products, you are targeting the wrong thing. If you're really that incensed, then boycott the NFL as a whole. As you know, you can't go through a single day without using a product from some company that advertises with or through the NFL. So please stop the crazy boycott talk because when you wash your hands, eat your food, drink your drink, drive your car, take your impotence pill, and wipe your behind, chances are a product you use will be advertised during an NFL game.

tazz2 Author Profile Page :

Some people feel worse about this type of offense than they feel about the KKK. I remember seeing a $10,000 reward for the arrest of someone who killed a dog, and in the same newspaper seeing a $1,000 reward for the arrest of someone who murdered a person.

ahs78graduate Author Profile Page :

So those of you who are against this signing say what -- This man should never have a job again? Part of the American criminal justice is supposed to be rehabilitation so folks who serve their sentences can come back and work in their chosen fields. If there is some jealousy because Vick's chosen field happens to pay very well, get over that. Throwing a football is what Michael Vick does, and he does it well. While I agree that dogfighting is serious, it does not warrant a lifetime ban from earning a living.

allknowingguy Author Profile Page :

I am so happy that the Eagles signed Vick. We will be rubbing their fan's faces into this for the next 10 years. Just imagine the scene at Fedex when Vick takes the field! Their fans will be putting bags over their heads while the booing and heckling shakes the building. Perfect! The shame of the Eagles!

WdbrgWanda Author Profile Page :

Although Vick served his time in prison, that doesn't mean the rest of us have to tolerate him. He clearly enjoyed torturing the dogs, seeing and hearing their pain as they died. He is beneath contempt, as are the Eagles and their coach.

WmarkW Author Profile Page :

Great.

Now I have just as good a reason to hate the Eagles as the Cowboys and Giants.

vcwvcwvcw Author Profile Page :

He'd be a great quarterback in hell. Just what he deserves. He's a monster.

knjon353 Author Profile Page :

Match made in good consideration.

1. Mcnabb will be injured before Vick returns from the four game suspension.

2. AJ who? He's not mobile. The Eagles front line is cultured for a scrambling quarterback, not ice wagons.

3. Kolb a/k/a Corn on the Cobb? You mean he can stand UP and HOLD a clipboard then move out the way when Vick hits the corner. He has no hope and will more than likely cut or traded by the deadline this fall. He's so far mimicked his college career not too mention where he played U of H please.

Now, I know Vick is a tremor to O.J. being a 7.0 Earthquake to the philistine people, Vick has never been in trouble before this and will not afterwards, never in his life had any type of behavioral problems (With of Course the Exception of this Isolated incident where he was punished beyond the crime). The majority of VA Tech Football players are well disciplined thanks to Beamer Ball.

Also, if you want to know for a fact how Mr. Vick got caught up in the dog fight business. Go through Williamsburg, VA take the Appomattox ferry over to the otherside . Next start with all the white people on the left of Route 31 then go to the right and talk to the black folks there. Then go up in the dense wooded area, BE VERY CAREFUL not to trip and cut your self on all the broken chains from the slave era that you will definitely see; especially around the old plantations which are now mostly bed and breakfast homes. Here you will get a good idea of how Mr. Vick fell into this hole.

vcwvcwvcw :
He'd be a great quarterback in hell. Just what he deserves. He's a monster.
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I agree with you, but he will have al ot of people like there with him.

knjon353 Author Profile Page :

Match made in good consideration.

1. Mcnabb will be injured before Vick returns from the four game suspension.

2. AJ who? He's not mobile. The Eagles front line is cultured for a scrambling quarterback, not ice wagons.

3. Kolb a/k/a Corn on the Cobb? You mean he can stand UP and HOLD a clipboard then move out the way when Vick hits the corner. He has no hope and will more than likely cut or traded by the deadline this fall. He's so far mimicked his college career not too mention where he played U of H please.

Now, I know Vick is a tremor to O.J. being a 7.0 Earthquake to the philistine people, Vick has never been in trouble before this and will not afterwards, never in his life had any type of behavioral problems (With of Course the Exception of this Isolated incident where he was punished beyond the crime). The majority of VA Tech Football players are well disciplined thanks to Beamer Ball.

Also, if you want to know for a fact how Mr. Vick got caught up in the dog fight business. Go through Williamsburg, VA take the Appomattox ferry over to the otherside . Next start with all the white people on the left of Route 31 then go to the right and talk to the black folks there. Then go up in the dense wooded area, BE VERY CAREFUL not to trip and cut your self on all the broken chains from the slave era that you will definitely see; especially around the old plantations which are now mostly bed and breakfast homes. Here you will get a good idea of how Mr. Vick fell into this hole.

vcwvcwvcw :
He'd be a great quarterback in hell. Just what he deserves. He's a monster.
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I agree with you, but he will have al ot of people like there with him.

kare1 Author Profile Page :

Philadelphia is well known for its underground dog fighting.
This man has spouted words written by lawyers and by others and yet shows no remorse or any emotion. Typical

PHILADELPHIA - A CITY OF DRUGS and THUGS

kiler616 Author Profile Page :

People constantly equate a dogs life with that of a human.It's not that a dog's life is equal to that of a human....but the heinous thing is what happens to these animals...day in and day out torture...from the beginning of the dog's life to the end....dogs used as bait to train stronger more aggressive dogs....smashing them against walls...that is not shooting a person in the commission of a crime or self defense...that it Torturing a helpless animal....now i will verbalize the same thing as torture in human terms....kidnapping Vick,,,tying him up...setting up an alarm that goes off on the hour...on the hour go in and insert fishooks through the underside of the toes through the nailbad...on the hour..timed by a clock on the wall and a bell...than...as if to play a game...everyonce in a while...go in and just say...oops..wrong time...and then go back in 10 minutes later and insert a needle under the toe..just for a change...then just play mind games like with Pavlos dogs...and not show up when the bell rings...just to mess with the psyche a bit...and do this for weeks....now...that is inhumane..and comparable to what these animals go through.Shooting someone is not the same as using an undersized Pit Bull as bait so that bigger dogs can maul it.Shooting someone is not heinous week in and week out torture.

NotNowMooky Author Profile Page :

Vick said it all during the news conference. He said "I want to express my gratification".

Not gratitude. Gratification. He can't even stop thinking of his own gratification during this conference. He'll be killing dogs or roosters or something in no time at all. That's obviously his favorite form of gratification.

deathtoislam Author Profile Page :

Vick needs to suffer economically in proportion to the suffering of those dogs he murdered. I've personally have had it with the way black celebrities are allowed to commit heinous crimes AND ARE REWARDED monetarily in this country. oj, chris brown and now vick. I will tape every televised eagles game, fast forward to the commercials, and call every sponsor with my intent to never buy their products. Please join me, please...

sizer Author Profile Page :

Football is a blood sport as is dog fighting, when a dog is released from the Scratch Line, it is no more than the snap of the ball as in football, when the players like the dog cross the line with but one purpose in mind. I like many others feel that a dog is an extention of the owners personality, that dog becomes you and you become the dog. Which is why I have always felt that God spelled backwards is dog, as my dogs talk to me; as I talk to them in the most God like of voice. Vic is stone game, who would you want more to get in back of the quarterback than a game man, with winning in his heart.

txliberal Author Profile Page :

Don't waste energy printing a jersey with his number, it will fill warehouse spece for nothing. I guess what is left now is to bring back Terrel Owen for a double dumb whamie.

nativeva1 Author Profile Page :

I am sure Jason Campbell is happy, another bad week, Vick would have been a Redskin as a starter.

Rubiconski Author Profile Page :

I would hate to live in Philadelphia right now, after learning those idiots at the Eagles head office signed a convicted dog killer to a two year contract. The mood of the entire country is that the folks are getting sick and tired of having the wrong things done and are rising up in anger. The pot is already at near boil and now the frigging Eagles sign the most reviled player to a two year contract? People, you can just sit there and take it, or you can rise up and demand this contract be terminated. The rest of us in the country are watching what you locals will do. Will you step up or get stepped on and lose a lot of respect from your fellow country men. Good luck and do the right thing; BOYCOTT ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW LIFE EAGLES.

OneStop1 Author Profile Page :

Good sign for Vick and the Eagles. All of these over-righteous dog lovers need to shut-up! The last time I looked Vick went to jail for his crime. More than we can say for Scooter Libby and others. Actually, if folks were punished for their crimes, none-of us would be here and the Indians would still own land. Just shut up and let the man resume his life.

eaglehawkaroundsince1937 Author Profile Page :

When he gets off probation some time down the road then and only then will he have served his time,Tell then he has not served his time and is under the thumb of his probation officer. Oh how I wish I were that officer.

Utahreb Author Profile Page :

A friend had two DUIs with no property damage, no accidents, no personal injury over 20 years ago. Due to his convictions, he cannot even volunteer at the local animal shelter when these convictions appear on the background check, even though he has not drank anything alcoholic in over 20 years.

Vick tortured, killed dogs deliberately, trained and forced them to fight - spent 18 months in prison and now will be allowed to earn millions in professional football.

What is fair? What is right? I have my opinion, you have yours. I have my choice which is to not watch any Eagles game and to write, email, call all sponsors to tell them I will not be buying their products. It is all about money, not morals in professional sports and this is a perfect example.

TarheelChief Author Profile Page :

I am surprised no one is talking about the upcoming trade of Vince Young to either the Cowboys,Bills,49ers,Seahawks,Browns,Bengals or Kansas City. Vick caused problems for teams,he still got a two year deal and several possible options to play.There's no reason to suspect all these teams do not need to put pressure on agents,the offensive linemen,their quarterbacks, or the opposition defensive coordinators.

jdonner2 Author Profile Page :

Vick is an uncivilized, half whitted thug. But he is were he belongs, in the Nationl Felons League where a majority of the players are uncivilized, half whitted thugs.

louisewilson1 Author Profile Page :

Now that the Eagles have shown their true feathers and stuck themselves with the quill with which the contract was used, it will bleed on the field such as blood ran on Vick's land.

paperrock99 Author Profile Page :

OK, Vick has done his time. If Philly wants him, that's certainly their own choice no matter what we think. But don't make a mistake in thinking that he has been miraculously healed. This kind of cruelty is hardwired in. His little stint in prison didn't fix him. He has merely learned what to say and do to convince us that he has learned his lesson. His actions against those dogs was not a "mistake." It was the manifestation of a character flaw.

VerdeBon1 Author Profile Page :

I think people want to see Michael Vick hung on the cross. Well, what about these judges who send people to the cross and to discover many years later that he was the wrong person. Clean up your heart and head folks. You would be surprised how calm you will feel.

DCScribe1 Author Profile Page :

A match made in . . . U.S.A. 2009--where dogs are cared about more than the homeless. Although racing dogs are treated inhumanely, the sport is regulated to a degree and preys on those with the gambling disease as well. Philly is a good spot becuase of the solid ownership/front office, coach and QB. Let Vick breath, he's paid three times the debt to society than most would have to. PETA and the Humane society are loving all of the publicity from their new posterboy/spokesperson. And they get it for free, wowsers!!

patrickgama7 Author Profile Page :

Vick has done his time and essentially been fined $100 million (due to loss of his original contract). Let him play. PETA is made up of a lot (not all) people who have lost their perspective on humanity. Probably bitter because they have no friends other than their pets. Besides how many animal lovers out there already follow a sport that is described as "tossing around the pigskin"?

scac1 Author Profile Page :

The only way to really judge Michael Vick is again have him on 60 minutes. But this time have him admit to how many dogs he personaly drowned.Have him explain how he actually put them to death. Did they scream, did he strangel the dogs while holding them underwater.What kind of a thrill did he get. How many dogs did he watch being killed, did he enjoy watching the killings.If not why did he cotinue with his second sport.The professionals could ask many more questions. Then the nation can judge Michael Vick

kirk2trek Author Profile Page :

This whole issue has gotten out of hand. He committed a crime, and did his time what is the big deal. Supposed he fought "rats" instead of dogs, or chickens; would these same meat eating hypocrates feel that he should be banned from the NFL for life. The last time I checked the NFL was not some ultraconservative religious organization. Just like the real world there are many law abiding players, but there are also players who flirt at or over the legal line. Should players who beat there wives/girlfriends not be allowed to play? Are there no players who take drugs or have killed "people"? Vick is an NFL player and who are we to say that he should not be allowed to continue his chosen profession?

isaac105 Author Profile Page :

He was convicted, he served his time in federal prison. His privilege to play in the NFL was conditionally re-instated by the NFL commissioner. If Vick really was a serial killer, do you think that Goodell would have allowed him back in the league?

crumppie Author Profile Page :

I'm still sick over it, like being in a drug induced world that doesn't make sense. This is the same team that always stated they only wanted players of "character." They didn't even draft Warren Sapp, a future hall of famer, due to his drug conviction.

You have to ask yourself, does the NFL have *any* moral standards for their players' behavior? The "floor" of those standards is torturing and executing innocent dogs.

Sirius2 Author Profile Page :

Hope Haynesworth picks him up and slams him to the ground as hard the thug did to his dogs. Break every bone in his body.

retiredlady2 Author Profile Page :

Those who blame the NFL are correct. It appears they are willing to allow the hiring of anyone who will bring on the publicity, good or bad. It doesn't matter what the crime. For better or worse, the NFL creates players who become idols in the eyes of both children and adults. It is therefore fitting that these "idols" should live up to a higher, cleaner standard than the average "joe public". It should be written into their contracts. Apparently the NFL simply doesn't see the long term societal effect. Vicks committed his crime over 6 long years, but only had to serve 2. Then he gets his fun high-profile high-paying job back...what has he really lost? What example is he really setting for children? What's the real lesson that's learned from this? The answers that are playing out are a very sad comment on the current American mentality.

abxinc Author Profile Page :

PETA should kiss my NFL ass. If they don't have anything better to do, they should go f---k there stupid bull dogs. Dogs are not important than any human, get that into your insane brain. NAACP and all other would welcome your bull crap any day anytime anywhere.

abxinc Author Profile Page :

Cry all u want, Vick is playing.

onestring Author Profile Page :

Of course he's sorry! Anyone who does time is sorry they had to do time.

...BUT that doesn't mean he's stood up and said ghetto behaviors like dog fighting and gang membership are unacceptable. No he hasn't.

He hasn't stood up and spoken of what he learned happens when you hang with gangbangers, and ignorant hoods.

He hasn't challenged his former peers and community to change their lives and ways from crime and animal torture-for-profit.

Has he?

Nope.

jhpurdy Author Profile Page :

If I were Mr. Vick, I'd be damned sure to watch out for my blind side, because I am sure there are some pet loving middle linebackers in the NFL If he winds up paralyzed from the neck down, it won't bother me.

imposter Author Profile Page :

After viewing Michael Vick's interview on CBS, I don't believe anything he has to say. I don't believe that he feels he actually did anything wrong!

jime2000 Author Profile Page :

The man has served his time. What more do you want from the guy? He's lost everything including hundreds of millions of dollars. Time to get off of your righteous horses.

 
 
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