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Eagles' Michael Vick launches sports clothing line
Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2012 | MAE ANDERSON

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:28:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7 that will be sold exclusively at East Coast sporting goods shop Modell's.

The line is the latest image-restoration move for Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of bankrolling a dogfighting ring and was released in 2009.

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1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:28:49 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he gets badly injured in the preseason.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:31:52 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I sort'a like his clothing line for pets.

3 posted on 07/11/2012 9:32:48 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hopefully, they are all orange or black and white striped.....


4 posted on 07/11/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
'Part of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.'

Greedy 1 percent.

5 posted on 07/11/2012 9:36:06 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Padded arms and legs?


6 posted on 07/11/2012 9:37:23 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: ZX12R

The man served his time.

What’s your problem?


7 posted on 07/11/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

8 posted on 07/11/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: TSgt

Yes, he’s out of jail, still doesn’t make him any less of a scumbag for what he did.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 9:46:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: TSgt
The man served his time. What’s your problem?

My problem is that I would like to see him get his back broken, and I would enjoy watching his suffering. If you don't like my opinion, too bad.
10 posted on 07/11/2012 9:51:15 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: dfwgator
I Haven't Forgotten How Sadistic Michael Vick is? "The details that got to me then and stay with me today involve the swimming pool that was used to kill some of the dogs," Reynolds wrote on her blog. "Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of underperforming dogs, then, just like with a car, the cables were connected to the terminals of car batteries before lifting and tossing the shamed dogs into the water." She continued, "We don't know how many suffered this premeditated murder, but the damage to the pool walls tells a story. It seems that while they were scrambling to escape, they scratched and clawed at the pool liner and bit at the dented aluminum sides like a hungry dog on a tin can I won’t post pictures of his victims, they’re too gruesome. Oh, and here’s another one: “Vick did all that and more to his dogs, and even threw family pets into the pit with fighters and laughed while they were mauled, according to a witness who testified to federal investigators.”
11 posted on 07/11/2012 9:52:42 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: TSgt
Apparently someone has never heard of the terms forgiveness and retribution.
12 posted on 07/11/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

PA Ping!


13 posted on 07/11/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by randita
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Photobucket " I forgives ya Mikey."
14 posted on 07/11/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: TSgt

I have a problem with Vick, that goes beyong his dog fighting.

He declared bankruptcy in 2008...right after he tranfered all his money to his friends and his mother. I saw another ‘redemption’ story a few weeks ago, saying he was only $400k away from paying back his $20 million debt....but I still have a few problems with it:

1. He didn’t pay back the $20 million because of any responsibility on his part, or a moral determination to pay back his debts. Rather, his Eagles pay has been going to a trustee, who gave Vick an allowance.

2. Its been 4 years...interest rates are low these days; but, there has to be some time value to that money....and keep in mind, its not that he didn’t have the money to pay his debts - he chose to hide it by giving it to his ‘posse’, for safekeeping.

Here’s a story on it:

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-fraud/details-of-michael-vick%E2%80%99s-illegal-pre-bankruptcy-asset-transfers-come-to-light

Normal people like me would go to prison for doing this.

Now, none of this stuff keeps me up at night. But, I do get a bad taste in my mouth, every time some commentator talks in glowing terms about Vick’s ‘redemption’.

And then there’s the dog fighting....

I don’t want Vick to get injured or anything like that...but I’d love to see a winless season for him.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 10:05:26 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone defeinding this dog torturer and dog murderer should be adorned with steak and thrown into a dog cage with many pitbulls and rotties.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 10:05:36 AM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: TSgt

Rapists and child molesters regularly server their time as well - does that mean we should ignore or forget what they did, what their crimes say about their character, and what horrors they are capable of?


17 posted on 07/11/2012 10:06:31 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Something like this might be in order.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 10:15:50 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These dumb sh*t athletes always lose money on stupid investments like this. Junior Seau lost tons of money on his clothing line. They like to see thier names in stores and on products. If I had that kind of dough I would concentrate on not losing the money and get a reasonable rate of return on good mutual funds.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 10:17:37 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pit Bull proof cup?


20 posted on 07/11/2012 10:30:54 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only peeps that will wear this crap are the FUBU wearin’ sons of Obamugabe and some wiggers


21 posted on 07/11/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by jrg
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To: allmendream

Rapists and child molesters are generally repeat offenders.

I believe Michael Vick learned his lesson and paid his debt to society.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 11:45:10 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TSgt

But what does it say about his character and the horrors he is capable of?

One who tortures dogs to death is not a decent human being - even if they can throw a football.

He is scum - as are those who worship him for his currently marginal talent.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

His life is going to come to a dirty end, you reap what you sow.

He came out in an interview when he was released from prison and said,I wouldn’t change anything about my life

He only regrets getting caught.

He only regrets going to jail.

He’s no damn good.

And to hell with the Eagles too.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: allmendream

I wonder if many people would defend this jerk if he worked at Walmart or drove a bus? If he were just some Joe Schmo they read about in the newspaper who tortured and killed dogs.

I wonder about the mind set of people who worship someone who can bounce a ball or throw a ball better than the average jerk.

Think about it, a sick brain in a body with talent is still a sick brain. Well, in this case depraved.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 1:25:24 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: TSgt

Let’s see what Vick does when he no longer has to worry about losing out on a big contract.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator; sunny48

Exactly! What some fail to understand is that anyone who could devise torture methods like that for innocent animals has revealed a part of their souls to the world. It’s who they are. They don’t suddenly become someone else incapable of such cruelty once they get out of prison! Such a heart change does not happen like that just because they get caught and spend some time in prison. He’s sorry he got caught. Period. Beyond that, I do agree he’s “sorry” but not in the way some here seem to be claiming.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 3:37:24 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: TSgt

I factor in that Vick tortured these animals when he was already a wealthy man. He wasn’t a teenager desperate for a way to make money to survive. He was surrounded by people he paid for advice on legal and financial issues, yet he still chose to spend money in this immoral and illegal way. He didn’t stop dog fighting because of a change of heart, he only stopped because he got caught. To me, someone who has that kind of mentality is ill, just as a rapist or child abuser is ill. Getting caught and doing time doesn’t change their mentality.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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