“Bad Newz” for Michael Vick

by Ryan on July 18, 2007

in Culture,Sports

Michael Vick is in trouble.  He managed to stay clear of trouble with his bong at the airport a few months ago.  He also managed to keep his job after flipping off his hometown crowd last NFL season in Atlanta (see picture below).  But if things weren’t bad enough for this “up and coming” NFL star, he’s gotten into some serious legal trouble over, of all things, dogfighting! (Did you ever notice that Michael Vick is always portrayed on ESPN and other NFL shows as the next big thing every season, who everyone is going to have to worry about on the field, yet spends half the time injured or moping, and can barely get his team in playoff contention while playing in the junior varsity NFC?)

Getting back to the issues at hand, Vick and three others are in loads of trouble for his organization “Bad Newz Kennels” which sponsored vicious dog fights-to-the-death as early as 2001.  Vick is alleged to have bet up to and around $23,000 on these dogfights.  Eight dogs were killed at the kennel, whose bodies indicated evidence of hangings, drownings, and even poundings of these not-ready-for-prime-time pooches.  ESPN is not optimistic about Vick’s chances to avoid big prosecutorial trouble on his July 26th arraignment date.  Contributing to ESPN’s pessimism is that Vick is being charged with participating, training and sponsoring the dogfights– across state lines, to add!

With Training Camp around the corner, should the NFL continue to let him play?  Probably not.  As bad as these allegations are, they may prove to be false or trumped up.  However, if the judge believes him to be a flight risk, then that’s a different story.  Also, the NFL has pretty strict behavior standards and these allegations are horrible, which will distract him from play this season.

Top pic of the kennel an AP photo.  Second shot from Scared Monkeys, when Vick disagreed with his hometown crowd’s opinion of him!

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hmv July 18, 2007 at 6:41 pm

What a loser! There is no way in hell the NFL should let him play. He is a sick puppy who needs to be locked up. Then we can see if he comes out as a “top dog”.

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ALN July 18, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Let’s see… A bunch of ghetto thugs treating another living being like they are PROPERTY and not respecting life itself… Oh the irony…

Michael Vick, money bought you a nice car, nice jewelry, a big house and all the fancy clothes you want. Too bad money can’t buy you half a brain. It’s a sad irony… Your ancestors were forced to work, beaten, raped and killed. They were slaves. Your dogs were forced to fight, beaten, rape-bred and killed. They were your slaves. Feels good holding holding the whip you hypocrite?

I’m glad Reverend King is dead… It save him the shame of seeing what his sons have become.

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