Michael Vick did not “make a mistake” as his apologists argue. He ran a for-profit criminal enterprise for several years, He partially designed, and financed, and ran on his own property, a dog-fighting ring, participating in breeding, training, fighting, and murdering, untold numbers of dogs, for profit. He continually lied to his employers and NFL administrators, and the public, and ultimately pled guilty to doing the disgusting acts alleged in the criminal indictment filed against him in federal court. The image to the right is a photo of a dog injured in a staged dogfight, and is from the Save Vick’s Dogs blog.
n exchange for his guilty plea, he received a ridiculously lenient sentence of just less than two years in custody. Now, as he has regained his freedom, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed back his career to him, on a silver platter. Thanks to Goodell, Vick will be earning millions and playing on NFL fields by October.
I have lost all respect for Vick’s new mentor and number one apologist, former coach Tony Dungy, and will have nothing but disgust for any NFL owner who signs Vick to a contract, putting his despicable image in front of fans and media, and feeding him millions of dollars to finance his next criminal enterprise.