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Vick coming back?

Posted on: July 21, 2009 8:33 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2009 12:34 am
 
Here's what I'm hearing on the Michael Vick situation: The word, according to one source, is that Vick will be given permission to sign with an NFL team in the next week or so, but he will not be re-instated before then.

That means he'll likely be twisting in the wind.

The problem with that scenario is that teams will be reluctant to sign him to a contract with the length of any supsension by the league still undetermined. That would be another cruel blow to Vick's playing status.

Vick is expected to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the next week or so to discuss his re-instatement after his sentence for his role in a dog-fighting ring ended Monday.

Goodell will likely announce then that Vick can sign with any team, but there pending suspension is to be determined. That would allow Vick to take part in training camp and the preseason if a team signs him.

That would be a big if, with the potential of a half-season suspension, which is why some will say that scenario isn't exactly fair to Vick.

He could opt to play in the UFL, but the word is he wants to exhaust all NFL possibilities first. The UFL is willing to pay him a substantial salary to play in the league, according to a source, probably more than he'd make in the NFL.

At any rate, the Vick situation might become messier before it clears up.

Category: NFL
Tags: Michael Vick
 
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Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2009 6:03 am
 

Vick coming back?

Lets be honest here its not Godell killing football. Its players like Vick That are. They believe there above the law can do as they please when the please. The blame falls on the players that refuse to grow up and be greatfull that they have the god giving talent to play in the NFL and make tons of money. Vick is by far not the only example of players with this attitude. If Godell decides to keep him out good for him. Its like the military its a honor and a privilege to serve if you break the law you pay for it not only as a civilian  but also militarily. They might not ask to but there are held to high standards. I believe some players have got away with too much. Does the time fit the bill? I am not the one to say I am just sick of players acting in that manner. Most of the time with little to no consequence.


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Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2009 4:20 am
 

Vick coming back?

To those of you who say Vick served his sentance and should allowed to play football again, I am sure not all of you are Falcons fans.  I say that because it is a mute point and serves no purpose.

To those who say this man should be banned from the NFL I say "THANK YOU!"

Look, yeah he went to prison and you say he served his time, which is fine.  He broke FEDERAL LAWS!

This guys lied about a gambling ring to save his own skin. 

I am sorry I don't care if it was cock fighting, dog fighting, or snake fighting.  He is a Federal felon.

I don't know if you guys realize but when you apply for a job and they ask you to put down if you have ever been convicted of a felony crime, Vick by law has to say yes!

He should not be allowed to play in the NFL.  In fact he should be banned to even associate with the NFL.  Stallworth is a different case because of the circumstances.

Yeah he was drunk.  Yes he killed a man.  There was no way the DA could have proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he caused that man's death because of the circumstances.  So please stop refering to one and the other.  Personally, I think Donte should be banned as well.

I don't care at this point about the message to the youth.  The bottom line is the law.  Vick broke it.  He broke it bad.  He knowlingly broke it.

He should be flipping burgers at McyD's if he is lucky.  Not signing multi-million dollar contracts.  He broke a federal law.  Not a city.  Not a county.  Not a state.  Even though they are considered.  He broke a federal law.

He should NEVER be allowed to play in the NFL, CFL, UFL etc ever again.  PERIOD!



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2009 3:22 am
 

Vick coming back?

I don't understand most of the logic here.  You say Vick has suffered enough, losing money and going to jail.  But he still has yet to serve an NFL suspension for his actions.  Players who never even go to jail get suspended, while Vick was caught red-handed, plea bargained a guilty sentence, and went to jail.  That means he is guilty, acted against NFL conduct rules, so he should be suspended.  Plus, since gambling is involved, I don't see how he should ever be allowed back in- anyone know who Pete Rose is?

This is a disgusting human being, extremely capable of torturing and killing an intelligent life form.  He is one step away from being able to do all of that to another human.  If he is capable of body slamming and choking the life out of a dog, you could be next.  Such dispicable acts and capabilities should not be overlooked, or thought of as gone so easily.  Being a part of a professional sports team should be thought of as a priviledge, and people who act like Vick did do not deserve back in.



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2009 2:21 am
 

Vick coming back?

Ok lets completely forget the killing of dogs. We still have...

1. Ran an illegal interstate gambling operation.
2. Financed an illegal interstate gambling operation.
3. Gambled on an illegal activity.
4. Lied to his employer.
5. Lied to Goodell.
6. Lied to a grand jury.
7. Failed a drug test after being convicted of a felony.
8. Lied about his identity to obtain a prescription drug.

Please tell me one single occupation in America other than athlete or Catholic Priest where you would EVER get your job back after all of this?...I won't hold my breath because there isn't one.

Serving his debt to society has nothing to do with it at all. The NFL is under no legal or moral obligation to give him his job back just because he served his time. The lack of any sense of personal responsibility or accountability displayed by some of the posters on here is disgusting and has a lot to do with why the rest of the world looks at America as a morally bankrupt country filled with a bunch of self entitled freaking cry babies. Vick had his shot at money and fame and he blew it all by himself it's not the NFL's responsibility to give him a second chance.

And stop with the comparisons to Stallworth. Apples and oranges. Ever hear "Two wrongs don't make a right".



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2009 12:29 am
 

Vick coming back?

It is interesting what peoples' opinions are about which animals are OK to be killed and which are not.  It is perfectly acceptable to boil a lobster alive or shoot a deer from a helicoptor with a machine gun, but if you fight dogs you go to jail.  I agree that some dog fighting tactics (like the rape stand or hammering out a dog's teeth so it can't defend itself) are dispicable, but for all you people still crying for Vick blood, let me remind you that in India you would be stoned to death for killing a cow to produce those steaks and ribs that you love to eat.

Personally, I think animals should only be killed for food, but I am smart enough not to pass judgement on other people's beliefs.



Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2009 11:52 pm
 

Vick coming back?

Goodell needs to quit pussy footing around and ban Vick and Stallworth for good.  It's time to raise the standard on the NFL's code of conduct.

Ron Mexico and Stallworth can find work outside of the NFL.  Ron Mexico can be a spokesman for Valtrex.  Stallworth for Yellow Cab.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2009 11:37 pm
 

Vick coming back?

I never really liked him anyway, so I don't care if he ever plays again anway.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: July 21, 2009 11:29 pm
 

Vick coming back?

Let the man play. When Vick is going to prison for over a year and possibly not being allowed to return to the NFL for killing DOGS when Donte Stallworth is going to jail for (27?) 30 (1 month) days for killing a HUMAN, it begs the question: where are our standards? A human life is invaluable, much more worth than dog's. No question that what Vick did was immoral, unethical, etc, but once we get past the moral high ground act ... you have to ask: where is the line drawn? If Vick is not reinstated, it practically points two huge arrows towards one word: inequity.

And you cannot reject the assessment.

It's much harder to argue in the affirmative for Vick simply because it easier to argue in the negative. He operated a dog fighting operation. It's illegal and immoral. Fair enough, and he paid his lawful consequence for the aforementioned action. Why should he be further punished? It doesn't make sense. He was a fan favorite, he brought Atlanta to an NFC Championship, there's no doubt he's talented, and he will definitely sell tickets and jerseys.

He brings publicity. Some positive, some negative. Granted. But the benefits outweigh the costs. Let's remain objective, not subjective ... it should be a unanimous decision to reinstate Vick, with strings attatched at least.

And it's clearly not all about money, seeing as he's rejecting the UFL. Let the man play. This may or may not be relevant, but the Bible does state that we will eventually value animals (i.e. dogs) over humans.
Let Michael play!


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