Guilty plea could speed Michael Vick'...

Guilty plea could speed Michael Vick's return to NFL

There are 6 comments on the St. Paul Pioneer Press story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Guilty plea could speed Michael Vick's return to NFL. In it, St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that:

With a steady gaze and another apology, Michael Vick took an important step toward returning to pro football.

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Sue

Brentwood, TN

#1 Nov 26, 2008
I would never go to a football game where Michael Convick was a player, I don't care if he went to prison or not. He distroyed dogs that weren't good enough fighters in his eyes and never gave a thought about it.....I have no reason to spend money for a ticket to a football game to see his "dirty" hands either! He is disgusting!

EnochSpeaks

“MARRIAGE IS 1 MAN and 1 WOMAN”

Since: Nov 08

Chicago

#2 Nov 30, 2008
With all the drama surrounding Michael Vick impending release for dog fighting, one can easily forget about what's really important in the minority community? NAACP officials are sounding the horn making statements about allowing Mr. Vick to return to football and continue with his career. NAACP officials have implied that there is a hidden racial agenda regarding the way his case was handled by federal and state officials. It is their belief that Mr. Vick be allowed to return to his career with no repercussions for his previous actions because he has paid for his crimes by serving time.

Enoch Speaks disagrees with the NAACP statements because there are more pressing and serious issues facing our community then allowing Michael Vick to return to football. It is situations like this that brings pause to members of community regarding the viability of the NAACP in today’s world. Many within and outside the minority community believe the NAACP has served its purpose and is no longer needed in the high tech world that we currently live in.
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Rebecca

Atlanta, GA

#3 Nov 30, 2008
I am sorry for a earlier post. I have read it more carefully now the second paragraph. I believe black young males need strong role models not thugs like Vick. I disagree with the NAACP also.
Kyle

Trenton, NJ

#4 Jan 28, 2009
I'm from Southern New Jersey and am a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. However, as a football fan, I have the respect for the talent Michael Vick and many other players bring to the table. I would never do what Michael Vick did. I think it's disgusting, cruel, and inhuman. However, people are different. Racism is still very common thoughout the southern part of this country. Especially In states like Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. To my knowledge...dog fighting isn't completely unusual in a rural area like where Michael Vick is from. Almost like a chicken fight. He knew what he was doing was illegal, but so did everyone else involved. Every person on this planet I believe has the right to not like Michael Vick. I think he should give back much more to the animal community when he is released and I think he should do all he can to make up for his sins. However, I do not think he should be banned from football. He did his time, he learned his lesson.
Palin is Cruella DeVille

United States

#5 Jan 28, 2009
New Miracle Head Filler

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 28, 2009
Fact: in some states (e.g. Wisconsin) you cannot use a person's criminal record, once they have paid their debt to society, as a reason not to hire them, provided their offense did not directly involve some aspect of their new employment.(Convicted child molesters can be refused employment at day care centers, for example). Since dog-fighting has no direct correlation to playing quarterback in the NFL, wouldn't this apply to Vick?
In other words, couldn't Vick play for Green Bay, given the law in Wisconsin?

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