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Rob Rang
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Rob Rang

Senior Analyst for and

Vick Deserves Opportunity


As a dog-owner, the actions Michael Vick were accused of, tried for, found guilty and ultimately incarcerated for, sicken me.

Vick's horrific treatment of canines, however, shouldn't make him more of an outcast than Leonard Little or Donte' Stallworth, each of whom struck and killed a person while driving under the influence of alcohol.

What would it say about the priorities of the league if Vick is treated worse for killing dogs than another human being?

Vick, as a US citizen, deserves the opportunity to make a living again. He should receive a similar punishment as Little, who, after serving 90 days in jail, was suspended for the first eight games of the 1999 season.

By suspending him, the NFL would be making their own comment about Vick's illegal and immoral behavior.

That doesn't stop the public from making it's own judgment about Vick's past, but ultimately that isn't important. All that matters is what Roger Goodell thinks, and he'd be irrational to rule that Vick can't try and make a living doing what he does best now that he's paid his debt to society.

By Rob Rang  |  May 21, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  | Category:  Atlanta Falcons , Michael Vick , NFL , Roger Goodell Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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