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Thread #122909   Message #2701242
Posted By: irishenglish
15-Aug-09 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
For me its just one more case of, he's done his time, but get that ball back in his hand and all will be forgiven, especially by some of those Eagles fans who claim they don't want him. The league the other day suspended Donte Stallworth for his deeds off the field, citing conduct unbecoming to the NFL. Citizen Vick has done his time....NFL player Michael Vick will do what, other than court mandated parole conditions? Other than the stipulations placed on Vick for the beginning of the season, that's all he gets? Its pretty weak to me, no offense to anyone here. Its not that I don't agree that he served his sentence, its that I think the act was sufficient for the NFL to say, thanks but no thanks. The fact that the only thing he can claim to be good at is football has no bearing on me. How many other people who have served time have been met with rejection when trying to rejoin society. We're supposed to forget that just because the man can hit his reciever in the end zone? You break the law, you go to jail. Upon release from jail in many ways is where you start your life all over again, not an easy thing. It's a lot easier when you are a millionaire and a celebrity. Why should we give him an easy pass?