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Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Posted on: December 15, 2010 2:12 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

On the surface, it sounds like one of the most audacious statements in the history of mankind. "I would love to get another dog in the future," Michael Vick told TheGrio.com. Vick, you may have heard, doesn’t have a great track record with dog ownership. A court order rule prohibits him from owning a canine.
M. Vick (US Presswire)
But the Vick of today obviously views dog ownership in a different light than did the Vick of four years ago. "I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals."

Strange as it is, Vick’s dogfighting trial was one of the best things to ever happen to pit bulls. It pulled back the curtain on the heinous underground activity and brought about a wave of public awareness and sympathy for the animals. Vick’s work with the Humane Society – including the work he has done not by legal obligation but by choice – has had a similar impact. And, perhaps most important, it has eliminated the pretext that dogfighting is simply part of back roads culture.

"I hate to use our culture as an excuse, but it is what it is and that's what happened and that's the way I thought about it growing up," Vick said. "This is just the way we were brought up."

Not anymore. Thanks to Vick, there isn’t a person in America who sees dogfighting in shades of grey.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

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Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

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Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 12:15 am
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

People who do the things Vick did to dogs, shouldn't be allowed to own a dog.
For the record and just to make myself clear, I don't have a problem with that statement.  Just because I defend Michael Vick doesn't mean I have a problem with somebody who is of the opinion he shouldn't own a dog ever again.

My problem is with people that think 2 years in a federal penitentiary wasn't enough when rapists and child molesters sometimes serve less. My problem is with people that think he shouldn't work in the NFL again because he hurt dogs. 

Should he own a dog?  I don't know, maybe it's too soon.  Even people with violent crimes on their record don't always get banned from owning weapons for a lifetime.  Sometimes it's a year, sometimes it's 5, sometimes they can't own a gun for 10 years.  It's not always for life.   People who have a drinking problem are rarely if ever banned from drinking for life, regardless of crimes they may have committed.

Do I harbor any bad feelings towards Vick for what he put my team
through at the end of his time here? Not any more


Good. You shouldn't because you know what? When Vick was there, your owner sucked at what he did. He surrounded Vick with NOTHING and only after he lost Vick did he make the proper changes that helped your team get to where they are today.  

It took Vick leaving for your owner to hire the right coach.  It took Vick leaving for the Falcons to replace THEIR ENTIRE OLINE...  it took Vick leaving for the Falcons to sign a great running back and a great tight end and solid wide recievers.

Vick had NOTHING to work with.... your owner got complacent when Vick was there because he had some success and made money. Vick leaving woke your management up.... for that, you should thank Vick, not be bitter.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:43 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Am I supposed to feel sorry for him?

StreeRat.  It doesn't matter if you feel sorry for him or not because what you think doesn't matter.  Here's the bottom line, I'll number these things for you since you're slow and it'll probably help you understand... make you come to grip with things a little better. Ready?

1) Michael Vick is not only back but he's here to stay.  He's still young enough to play quite a few more years and fresh because he missed a couple.  Like it or not, he's not going anywhere. 

2) He doesn't care if you or others in this thread like him because you're in the minority.  He's leading the NFL in voting for a game fans recognize great athletes... that's all that matters.

3) Although he lost a ton of money, he's still rich and will remain richer then you'll ever be.   They let him keep more after his bankruptcy then you'll ever earn in your lifetime.

4) In the off season he's going to sign a MONSTER contract.  The upfront money and first year alone in salary might be enough to completely pay off his creditors if he wants to go that route.   The rest of the years in his contract will be his to keep....

5) Endorsements are on their way. In about a year Vick will be signing multi million dollar endorsement deals again.  No question about it. I can't wait until you people start a thread about that when the time comes.  Hell, Kobe Bryant SETTLED OUT OF COURT FOR A RAPE CHARGE yet only ONE YEAR LATER was the TOP SELLING ATHLETE IN ALL OF SPORTS !!!

You morons forgave Kobe for raping a girl because  he wasn't convicted.  What you forgot is that innocent people dont settle out of court with the accuser.  Innocent people stand their ground and fight till death for their reputation.... yet Michael Vick hurts dogs and he's worse then somebody who raped a young lady while on the road and away from his wife and children??

Gotcha !! That makes sense !!!



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:39 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

People who have a drinking problem shouldn't drink.
People who commit violent crimes with guns shouldn't be allowed to own a gun.
People who do the things Vick did to dogs, shouldn't be allowed to own a dog.
It's just how I feel. I've been a Falcons fan for over 20 years.
Been through bad seasons and good ones.
Do I harbor any bad feelings towards Vick for what he put my team
through at the end of his time here? Not any more, I did
while it was going on, but I'm proud of the way my team
has handled it and grown from it. While I don't necessarily
wish him the best, I pretty much don't really care how he does.
I just think he shouldn't be able to own a dog again.

Spacedinvader -- you are one of very few intelligent people posting in this thread. I couldn't have said it better myself.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

That shit stays with you NO matter where you move, or try changing your name! Especially a felony! I don't know what field of work your in but I sure in the hell wouldn't be able to get back my job after a felony charge.

You are full of crap. All of you Vick haters make it appear like every single good job out there requires a police clearance. That couldn't be farther from the truth. I know people making well into 6 figures that never got checked and a couple making good money with criminal records.  Not all employers in all states are like you.  If you're good at your job and have references to prove you know your work, you'll find a job in 99 percent of careers, even after going to jail.  And if it's me or you in Vick's situation and nobody knows who we are, gambling charges from 2 or 3 years ago aren't going to prevent you from working if you know how to do an interview and work hard enough at finding another job. 

 And as far as Vick having it worst then if you or myself were in the situation....are you serious? I know ppl with misdemeanors that spent more time then 2 years. Vick got off easy!


No you don't.  You don't know ANYBODY that got convicted of a misdemeanor and spent 2 years in a federal penitentiary... not even one. So quit trying to make a point using lies to do it.  I'm smarter then that... actually I'm smarter then you are so don't try to put one by me.  First time offenders charges with a misdemeanor rarely even see a jail cell for longer then one night let alone 2 years.  Now, if you're talking about idiots that are repeat offenders then maybe... but that's not Vick.  He wasn't a repeat offender so that's a different story.  And I've known a couple of people and heard of many more that are repeat offenders and don't spend 2 years in jail combined for all of their offences in their lifetime. 

Once again, pay attention.  Before you respond keep reminding yourself that I'm smarter then you and that you are simply stupid.  Don't respond with nonesense, it doesn't work with me.  Maybe it would work with some other stupid friends of yours on these boards.. but not me.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

Bodeezy. You are an idiot.  Tom Brady hasn't won since "spygate" you said?   You are such a moron it's not even funny.  They got "caught" 3 games into the season.  They went undefeated the rest of the way until they lost on a miracle play to the Giants. They proved they were just as good after as they were before.  Brady missed the entire next season.  The only other season was just last year when they won a ton of games but lost a gamwe in the playoffs.  Brady's record is unbelievable, before and after "spygate".  Moron.



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 9:23 pm
 

Michael Vick talks about owning a dog

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Hey Haters IM BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!   ... Hey Girls  you must be the only ones who hate Vick since he leads the ENTIRE NFL in Pro Bowl Voting so I guess he is more loved than  ever! ........Don't cry I still have that Kleenex on hold!,     Its funny how supposedly grown men aka girls  can get so emotional because another Man is doing well! ......He paid his dues and is living the good life!! Just like me!  .......Hey all my Vick supporters keep keeping it Real and lets enroll all these Hater into our school of "How not to be a Player Hater"..... So bitter, this is actually funny to me! Grown @#@ men Crying! ...Pass the Kleenex please!!! Ha Ha Ha!!!!  IM OUT!!!!


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