Skip to comments.Time to Forgive Michael Vick?
Posted on 08/15/2009 2:07:47 PM PDT by fiscon1
The most talked abut and controversial sports story surrounds the signing of Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Before I weigh in, I should disclose a few things. First, Vick was a favorite of mine in fantasy football. That's because his out of this world talent made him the perfect, potentially, fantasy football player. There was nothing more exciting in fantasy football than watching Michael Vick when he was on your team. Also, I am not especially an animal lover. I don't have any pets and I never have had any pets. (as I say, I have enough trouble taking care of myself)
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Vick DID serve his time... now time for the REAGAN MODEL...
TRUST ... but VERIFY.
it worked with the Soviet Union.
I will consider “forgiving” him after he stands at midfield on the NFL emblem and forty pit bulls walk up to him and lick him to show he is their friend.
He did something wrong but admitted it, did not blame sociecty, accepted his punishment, did his time.
I will never PERSONALLY feel good about it, but he didnt do anything to me so I cannot ‘forgive’ him. And I think it is wrong to take a poll or somethign and pronounce forgiveness if he tops 50%. We do too much of that crap and the minorty will be incensed that he was granted collective ‘forgiveness’ against their wishes.
But he paid his debt to society without saying it was someone elses fault. so it’s over, and he can resume his carreer.
TO redeem himself in animal lovers eyes will take a lifetime.
LOL! My sentiments exactly! And Vick should be naked.
He may have satisfied the legal system but not me, probably not ever.
Anyone who could treat an animal(s) like that, promote and enjoy it has no conscience and likely never will.
I believe NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a class act. He really cares for and respects the history of the game. Lets hope Vick does not make him look bad.
no, he needs to be wearing a suit made out of meat and the pit bulls need to be dogs they rescued from dog fighting rings!
If you read any true crime books by actual profilers, one early warning sign of serial killers is animal abuse.
“I will consider forgiving him after he stands at midfield on the NFL emblem and forty pit bulls walk up to him and lick him to show he is their friend.”
I don’t think I would forgive him, but I would pay to see how it turned out.
I am “an animal lover”. I’ve shared most of my 63 years with dogs. Have I always treated them as well as I should? No!. But what Vick did was WAY beyond the pale. Not only the fighting, but the killing. A dog is love written on a tabula rasa. Those dogs became what Vick made them. And when he killed them, or when they suffered from wounds received on his behalf, they probably licked his hand.
Do I want to see him back in jail? He got out too early, but he copped a plea, so, ‘No’. Do I want to deny him a life or a livelihood? No again.
But I object to Vick resuming his million dollar vocation, and being a potential hero to young Americans. He doesn’t deserve it. And the NFL should be castigated for embracing him far too quickly. As for the Eagles, what do you expect from a city that booed Santa.
I never get tired of Sheets Byrd saying that.
Seriously, he did his time. What a cruel and psycho thing to do to animals, but forgiveness is in order.
as long as they let him come back there will be other who follow in his footsteps
It would seem that more of this behavior will be tolerated for the money
The message is that there are no real lasting consequences to your actions as long you can get someone to pay you to throw a football
I admit I did not follow this case to close. I heard/read that when the injured, or no longer needed or wanted, dogs were put down vick did some of the killing himself, and not in a quick and humane fashion. is this true, anybody?
NO. He is a POS.
Those who are in favor of him love their ball games and TV as they slip into serfdom. Fools.
Anyone who hangs, throws, drowns and electrocutes dogs is a sadist at best, but maybe worse. Is that curable? Just sayin’.
Play Ball, I guess.
obummer may make him “dog czar”
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