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Let Vick Play

Posted on: July 20, 2009 6:17 pm
This whole thing has gotten out of hand. Michael Vick is a supposed icon to little kids and has done society wrong so he shouldn't play ever again because he ran a dog fighting ring. Give me a break. First, if this guy is a role model for little kids, then those kids need to be spoken to and put with a Big Brother or Sister, at least they'll teach yah to do homework.
Second, this is only a big deal cuz Vick is a professional football player, a superstar if you will. Look, his job is to play football, it's what he's good at. People deserve a right to get back on the horse and make a living, and Vick is no different.
Let Vick prove himself, no matter the bad publicity. There is no way of seeing if he can unless someone gives him that chance.
Category: NFL

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2009 3:56 pm

Let Vick Play

You both have said it all, nothing to add but a Yes. He should get the chance.

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2009 9:50 am

Let Vick Play

I'll agree with you 100% that Vick should have an opportunity to play.

What I mean by this is he should not be banned from the NFL. I think most would agree with this, but like me I think many folks are uneasy with the fact that some team, some owner - somewhere - will pay this guy a ton of money and give him the shot to regain his glory. Perhaps there's nothing wrong with that, but if he succeeds recent history shows us that the public is very forgiving and quick to forget past deeds - regardless of how egregious.

So I gues I'm of the opinion that he should be allowed to come back - regardless of the the dogfighting and the marijuana bust - and play. I would probably feel better about it if he weren't able to get a big contract and had to ride the pine as a backup for a few years.
Anyone else with a job that had the same issues as Michael would be lucky just to get their foot back in the door - no  matter their level of talent or value to the company.

Thanks for the read!

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