Fair game? -

Fair game? -

There are 34 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jul 19, 2007, titled Fair game? -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Superstar NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been indicted on a number of federal counts relating to his alleged involvement in the grotesque "sport" of dogfighting, the details of which are so sickening that ...

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Dan

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Jul 19, 2007
So, people who are good at violent sports like violent sports. Is that so surprising?
Sports figures should not be roles but the money involved dictates otherwise. Is that a surprise?
MJS

Sterling, VA

#2 Jul 19, 2007
Curious that while Schmuck brought up to comparison of Vick to Jones and Johnson; he failed to mention that this is the first "offense" by Vick; while there were multiple previous offenses committed by Johnson and Jones.

Given their HISTORY shows the clear difference between Vick and Johnson-Jones, the NFL commissioner's actions to date are both fair and consistent.
henhawk

Tarboro, NC

#3 Jul 19, 2007
What a terrible example of a human being if this is true.
Vick sucks

Blacksburg, VA

#4 Jul 19, 2007
He wont head to prison. It will be like Paris Hilton again.
Bacon

Sterling, VA

#5 Jul 19, 2007
First and foremost whether Vick had something to do with this or not, this is a terrible crime! Am I to believe though that only the black professional athletes commit crimes?? Perhaps the reporting tactics are similar to that of the local news...if I watch that then surely the only conclusion I could draw is that all the crime in Baltimore is committed by black men ranging in ages 14-24. Report the truth!! The whole truth!!!
Mike

United States

#6 Jul 19, 2007
I had never even knew such a cruel and inhumane
sport existed before this came to light.

I believe it would be a huge mistake for the NFL to
allow Mr Vick to play until this matter has been
resolved, the BOOS will resonate from stadium to
stadium wherever Mr Vick plays.

What a horrible tragedy

MF
Tom

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jul 19, 2007
The doctrine of 'innocent until proven guilty' is not in the U.S. Constitution.
If the NFL Commissioner wants to have a policy of suspending any player upon the indictment of a felony, then he has the right to do it.
mhsmith

Houston, TX

#8 Jul 19, 2007
what a joke. If it was just one of us normal everyday working folks we'd already be in jail with the key thrown away. what a great role model Vicks is for our young children - no wonder everyone in the rest of the world thinks Americans are self-centered idiots. We ARE!!! Thank you Michael Vicks and thank you Commissioner Goodell. Perhaps the NFL needs a real commissioner
mhsmith

Houston, TX

#9 Jul 19, 2007
whether its Vicks first offense or not - he is supposed to be a professional - there should be no offenses - NONE Does the fact that he makes millions of dollars give him the right to break the law. Of course it does - you people need to go figure. I sure hope he doesn't get a hold of any of your dogs.
tmo

Seattle, WA

#10 Jul 19, 2007
this has nothing to do with black and white. the fact that tank johnson, chris henry, and pacman jones were all black and committed crimes is a probability in the nfl- the majority of the players in the nfl are black. there is no racism in that statement- those are the high profile cases in the nfl with notoriety.

And you cannot compare football to dog fighting, calling them both "violent sports"- there is humanity, decency and good people involved in football.

i hope vick goes to prison because this is NOT his first brush with the law (Ron Mexico, the water bottle, even the incident with his brother flashing a gun- bad genes), and his pleading ignorance will prove to be a lie. i hope vick gets the maximum sentence- i put people who abuse animals in the same category as pedophiles and rapists.
raven1950

Wichita Falls, TX

#11 Jul 19, 2007
first of all,i think BACON should stick the BLACK FLAG UP HIS BUTT!!! this is not a racial issue,it is a horrible crime that has been committed.how come he can't stand up, tell the truth, and let the chips fall where they should-not hide behind his race,as popular as it seems to be at the moment!
Joe

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Jul 19, 2007
He has to go. It's very simple. I will be very disapointed in the NFL if they let him play after treating dogs this way.
agirlfromatl

Sewickley, PA

#13 Jul 19, 2007
steroids, drugs, guns, murder, rape and now killing dogs...something's wrong here.
really sick to my stomach

Houston, TX

#14 Jul 19, 2007
the fact that Vick is going around infecting women should be enough to file a tort. What a pig - but then most football players I know are PIGS - I hope one day Vick goes to use the urinal and his disease infested thing FALLS off.
opine

Tucson, AZ

#15 Jul 19, 2007
Ahhh to live in a just society where the punishment will fit the crime. A society where, if found guilty, this grand piece of societal work will be sentenced to chaining by the neck to a junked car, regularly beaten and forced to fight. And, if he loses, the ghetto rat should be shot.
JStovall

United States

#16 Jul 19, 2007
I really think he should be suspended for a very long time.
He really is a disgrace to the NFL. If I were the Falcons I wouldn't even want him on the team. Just how important is winning to them????? If I attended one of their games I couldn't help but Boo him off the field. Anyone who can
torture animals says so much about their character and if he doesn't go down on this one; he will go down later but
he will go down.
Kirk

Atlanta, GA

#17 Jul 19, 2007
You can take the brotha out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of the brother. Need a character witness, what about his brother Marcus ... virginia tech is finally getting all the respect of the florida colleges with the quality of education and dare I say felonies and murder rate. Wasn't a player from Miami just killed in some horrible crime but my instinct led it to believe it was from a book case that crashed on him in the library in a freakish accident (right) Never hear of stuff like this from schools that don't put up with the thug mentality and where athleticism doesn't come first. Michael Vick obviosly has some family problems,(was his mother the crack head that ran down all those people in southeast?), bad influence from a bad university. He will be relatively slapped on the wrist is my prediction
Richard

O Fallon, MO

#18 Jul 19, 2007
As in almost all celebrity cases, Vick will probably walk, but that means "not guilty" in a court of law, not "innocent". The human justice system is always flawed in favor of the rich. It's time to bypass this obscenity that passes for justice and have the NFL take matters into their own hands. Vick will never salvage his reputation except for the sycophants that bless his every move. But at least the league can do something that hurts: hit the greed in the pocketbook. And NIKE of course, being the whores that they are, will continue to market Vick to those that care to buy.
VA REDNECK

Johnson City, TN

#19 Jul 19, 2007
JUST A NOTHER CASE OF PEOPLE WHO GET TO FEELING THEY'RE OUTSIDE THE LAW BECAUSE OF WHO THEY ARE.
Carmena

Orange Park, FL

#20 Jul 19, 2007
Here we go again! Defending another idiot for his HORRIFIC acts of cruelty, because he can play a game. No wonder our laws are so screwed up. The MONSTER should pay for what his form of entertainment and gambling involvment. Come on! Who's going to believe it was just a coincidence these HORRIFIC ACTS took place in his property without his knowledge or participation. GIVE THE READERS SOME CREDIT HERE. We are not idiots when reading stories like this. The idiots are the people who protect MONSTERS like these, and want the READERS who make these idiots RICH and FAMOUS to believe what they believe. Bottom line VICK is a MONSTER who doesn't deserve NFL to represent him. I hope if he's allowed to play the crowd will BOO him off the game. He should be in jail and pay a heavy fine for what he's been involved in. NO SYMPATHY HERE for that JERK!......

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