Kings forward Artest has been in Vick's shoes -

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Ron Artest had just bought a pair of Michael Vick shoes for his 8-year-old son when the news broke that the Atlanta Falcons quarterback might have been involved in an illegal dogfighting ring. Full Story
bufsof

Washington, DC

#1 Aug 29, 2007
Does Artest know all the facts about Vick? He is certainly no one to be proud of including his family. He blamed everyone, including family members, for the DogFights that were going on in his home from the very beginning. He only admitted he was to blame when all hell broke loose. He has been doing these heinous deeds since childhood. He is only now trying to save his own skin. I think before anyone tries to feel sorry for Vick, they need to know all the facts.
russ

Bridgewater, NJ

#2 Aug 29, 2007
Nuttin like stickin up for a brother!! Artest claims VICK,TOOK FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS.
YEA right, only after he lied to the commisioner and others in the NFL.investigation and was faced with all of his co-defendants testifying against him.How can he say he was TOUCHED that VICK took the only road that would not have included enough jail time to effectively end his slim chance of returning to football once his sentence is served.
I suppose classy would not be the word used to describe VICK when he was hanging and electrocuting these animals.With all the criminal behavior by NFL players maybe we can eventually come up with a classy all felon,all pro team.The nfl should make felony convictions a cause for a lifetime ban to all.
Tammy in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 29, 2007
People get a grip, done convicted, and going to persue a full meaningful life, after all is said and done.

Will you still sit back and be bitter, as he lives a life of health happiness, and renewed purpose?

Get a grip, what is done is done, actions will receive just consequences, but his life will proceed, can you?
russ

Bridgewater, NJ

#4 Aug 29, 2007
Tammy in Atlanta wrote:
People get a grip, done convicted, and going to persue a full meaningful life, after all is said and done.
Will you still sit back and be bitter, as he lives a life of health happiness, and renewed purpose?
Get a grip, what is done is done, actions will receive just consequences, but his life will proceed, can you?
This man was a pro athlete who just admitted to engaging in gambling! Pro athletes who are convicted of gambling charges should be banned from sports for life, just like PETE ROSE was.If this mans HAPPINESS includes electrocuting animals and he is allowed back into pro sports,then yes, by all means I will be bitter about this topic.You as a resident of georgia where he was a role model for children should be Irate by his actions, but for some reason you are trying to downplay his gross behavior??
WOW

Birds Landing, CA

#5 Aug 29, 2007
It's amazing how all of the NBA stars and NFL stars respond in such a fashion when someone has blatantly admitted they are an animal killer. Oh forgive them they admitted it. It’s a proven fact that serial killers grow up hurting animals oh bit I guess Vick just made a mistake. We should forgive him? The guy is just saying what he pays his publicist tells him to say THAT’S WHAT HE GETS PAID TO DO. He is worming his way back into the hearts just because he is sorry. Wow how quickly we forget the victims of all of this! I don’t think Vick was forgiving any of those dogs that didn’t perform and he TORTURED he didn’t just kill them he TORTURED them, forgive Vick????NEVER, and mark another NBA player not on my fantasy league. Please as a Sac Fan get rid of Artest he is obviously another loser that will never see reality and as long as he is sorry he can do as he likes LOSER!! Be gone. Loyal Kings Fan
QueenDiva57

United States

#6 Aug 30, 2007
I like that in Ron Artest. It's good to have support of your fellow brothers in a time of need. I support all of you expecially Michael Vick. I wish the best to both Michael and Ron.
Mr Imperfect

Mount Vernon, VA

#7 Aug 30, 2007
Unlike many of you, I'm not perfect...but I am a Christian. Because of my faith, beliefs, and morals, I can clearly see and realize, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that dogfighting or any other form of animal cruelty is a sin. Religious beliefs aside, I'm sure that many of you will also agree that it's simply wrong! But again, I am a Christian, which also teaches forgiveness. Furthermore, a sin is a sin. There are no levels of sin that makes one worse than the other. We have been conditioned to view matters in various ways. For example, dogs and cats are pets. so eating a dog just sounds sick! Yet, eating a cow is fine. How was that determined? Regardless, the majority of society accepts it. In any case, Michael Vick will be punished due to his continued displays of ingorance (Notice that I am not calling Vick ignorant. I'm referring to his actions). I am deeply disturbed by his actions. I can't even watch such brutal torture. Hell, I can't even watch them putting dogs down at the shelter. I love animals! Growing up, I wanted to be a vet only because of my fondness for animals. My point is that I understand how disgusted people are with his actions. I'm with you there. However, do not let your disgust turn into a sense of hate or prevent you from realizing that we all have made mistakes and will continue to make mistakes, some large and some small. Use your energy to pray for Vick and all others who use such bad judgment. Let's all hope and pray that he's a better person after he serves his punishment. Allow him the opportunity to prove himself afterwards...even if you're skeptical, which you have reason to be. But despite how foolish his actions may have been, I think that he and all others deserve another chance. If it were me, I sure hope that you would afford me that chance as well.
russ

Bridgewater, NJ

#8 Aug 30, 2007
[QUOTE who="Mr Imperfect: we all have made mistakes and will continue to make mistakes, some large and some small. Use your energy to pray for Vick and all others who use such bad judgment. Let's all hope and pray that he's a better person after he serves his punishment. Allow him the opportunity to prove himself afterwards...even if you're skeptical, which you have reason to be. But despite how foolish his actions may have been, I think that he and all others deserve another chance. If it were me, I sure hope that you would afford me that chance as well.[/QUOTE]Yes we all make BIG mistakes in our lives.But finding forgiveness for a man who is supposed to be a role model for our youth will be kind of hard to explain to the children, dont you think?(Yes son,he eletrocuted dogs,buts lets forget about that and just root for him as a football player)This man should be sent to prison, and banned from playing pro sports!!Not only is he a animal torturer,he is now a admitted gambler.I dont think society will forgive this man unless he just goes away after he is done in prison.What football team will take a chance on the public relations nightmare that will follow him wherever he goes.I am also a christian man, but I feel every mistake we make comes with consequences.The huge mistake he made should surely cost him his profession.I can forgive this man, but not to the point of paying money to see him play football again.
Jimbo

Lincolnshire, IL

#9 Aug 30, 2007
Tammy in Atlanta wrote:
People get a grip, done convicted, and going to persue a full meaningful life, after all is said and done.
Will you still sit back and be bitter, as he lives a life of health happiness, and renewed purpose?
Get a grip, what is done is done, actions will receive just consequences, but his life will proceed, can you?
Umm not Tammy, I'll sit back and chill and enjoy my life of happiness when they put this ugly DOG called VICK in a dog pound and make him pick up dog crap for about 2yrs. So no, its not enough. You should be ashamed of yoursefl as a resident of Georgio to forget about this all too quick. My kids had his jersey for christ sake.
Seems like you and VICK have something in common?

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