In a word, Vick is a DISGRACE to the NFL, period.
More on the story that just won't go away. I talked at length about Michael Vick on MHR Radio last night, about his supposed involvement in a dog-fighting ring that was run at a property he owns in Virginia. I made the point that behind capital crimes, cruelty to animals is one of the most despicable acts a person can do. Finding enjoyment watching two under-fed, tortured dogs, mame and kill each other on a Friday night makes me ill, and that's if you are some scum-ball living in a trailer. If you are a Professional football player, one that makes $100 million, it makes me throw up in my mouth.
The story is back in the forefront of the news because NFL players continue to stick their foot right into the leagues proverbial mouth. First, it was Clinton Portis who came out and said that it would be no big deal if it wasn't Michael Vick. Chris Samuels, Redksins offensive lineman agreed. Hey Clinton, it's a felony, period. Has nothing to do with Michael Vick, it is a felony and there is no place for it.
Then came another player, Donte Wesley, a defensive back for the Chicago Bears, who defended Vick as well. Wesley, taking the approach that there are worse things to worry about than dog fighting, just the type of mentality that continues to drive this country into the crapper.
Yesterday, Pro Football Talk posted within its Rumor Mill that the NFL might have some inside information regarding the investigation, that plans are already being made by the Falcons in case Vick is not with the team to start the 2007 season. They go so far as to say that the Falcons might be trying to get in on the Trent Green sweepstakes, fearful that Vick could be suspended.
No matter what the actual outcome, I think we can all feel pretty confident that Michael Vick is a bad guy, period. He just isn't a good human being, and DEFINITELY doesn't deserve to be a starting QB in the NFL. Vick, much like Pac-Man Jones, continues to bring bad press and publicity to the Falcons and the NFL as a whole, and as a fan of the league, it pisses me off that someone would think so little of his position that he would involve himself in something as despicable and horrendous as the maiming and killing of helpless animals, for sport no less. That his peers in the League would defend him, and imply that Vick being involved in a FELONY CRIME is really no big deal concerns me deeply and makes me wonder just how widespread this is in the NFL.
I know there are some reading right now that probably feel I am making too big of a deal about this. If that's the case, you just don' get it, and probably never will. I'm not a PETA follower, or anything like that, but I don't find the excitement in watching, and even less understand the need these other players feel at coming to dog fighting's defense.
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