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Vick back -- sort of

Posted on: July 27, 2009 4:44 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2009 4:45 pm
 
Mike Vick can play NFL football again.

Sort of.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick Monday. Vick is free to sign with any team immediately, but he will not be fully reinstated. Goodell will make a decision by Week Six at the latest, but that decision could come earlier.

That means Vick is twisting in the wind. There is still uncertainty about when he will be able to play. Wtih that hanging over his head, who signs him?

Would you take a PR nightmare for the possibility of having him for 10 or 11 games? I wouldn't. Most teams won't either.

So who signs him? Teams haven't exactly lined up, but they might have been waiting for the commissioner to make his decision. Now that it's out, we'll see.

I've heard the New England Patriots mentioned, but that makes no sense. What would they do, take snaps away from Tom Brady? Make him a receiver?

It makes no sense.

I think Vick's best option is to play in the UFL with Orlando. He can make $1 million for six games and show he can still play after two years of inactivity.

I hear he wants no part of that league. But if he has no options, we'll see.

Vick really isn't an attractive option to the NFL right now. He made it that way when he stupidly fought the dogs. Goodell enhanced it Monday with his ruling.

Vick is back. Just not all the way.

Who wants him? Anybody?
Category: NFL
Tags: Mike Vick
 
Comments

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 11:23 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

goodell is a jackass

just like most of the idiots that comment on this


ALMOST ALL OF VICKS TIME WAS BECAUSE OF INTERSTATE GAMBLING NOT KILLING DOGS AND HE SHOULD NOT BE SUSPENDED FOR A CRIME LIKE THAT NEVER MIND THE STALLWORTH CASE  BECAUSE AS LONG AS RAY LEWIS IS ALLOWED TO PLAY AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO COVERING UP 2 MURDERS THEN THE NFL HAS NO STANDING ON DISCIPLE ORDERS AND GOODELL IS JUST SHOWBOATING TO A PUBLIC THAT IS GETTING TIRED OF HIS HOLIER THAN THOU BULLSHIT



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:43 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Remember when "Everyone loved Michael Vick"? He has paid his monetary and social dues. We are all Thankful. Now comes the karma from the evil bestowed upon the defensless animal kingdom. Wouldn't want to be in Michaels shoes! 



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:30 pm
 

I hate to agree with Owens, but I do.

This guy did the crime and the time.  Let him play.  Let him become a good story.  I hope by the end of the year we are reading stories about what a great job Vick did turning his life around.  People make mistakes.  Some people make lots of mistakes.  What do you want from people who make mistakes?  You want them to give up on life.  Some of the greatest stories are the ones of people who turn there lives around.

Good luck Michael.



Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:24 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

and good lord, he went to jail because of multiple felony charges that he pled guilty to in order to avoid more time in jail when his not guilty plea was proven a lie.  You must have a hard time figuring why you get pulled over after doing 70 in a 35 zone too.



Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:22 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

As a Falcons fan, you actually want him back?  Are you freaking kidding me?  In your own words, "he very nearly took down the whole franchise."  But you would want him back in a Falcons uniform?  Unbelievable.



Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:22 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

I'm against Vick's return mostly because how many folks do you know that intentionally and repeatedly commit felonies then get caught and return to work?  Comparing his time to Stallworth's is silly.  One was an accident that was faced up to and admitted.  The other was purposeful and repeated and to the best of my knowledge has never once been mentioned to have induced remorse in the criminal.  It is not about valuing human lives over canine or vice versa.  It is about owning up to your actions.  It is about showing remorse for those actions.  Vick is sorry he went to jail.  Vick is sorry he lost his job and might not get it back.  Vick has yet to show he is sorry for repeatedly violating the law and torturing other living things.  A little true remose would go a long long way.  He has none.





Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:19 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

I assume this article wasn't written by someone actually involved in the world of professional sports?  I don't say that sarcastically, I'm new to the site and I'm hoping that's just a casual sports blogger that happened to get posted today.

Did teams want Ray Lewis after he went on trial for murder?
Did teams want Adam Jones even while he was in the midst of all those issues?
Do teams put up with Terell Owens turning their teams into a media circus?

Dante Stallworth just killed a person, and he'll be accepted back.

And yes, the Patriots do make sense.  Brady is coming off an injury year.  Having a good backup quarterback in case of injury, rest,  or just  when they are up 40-0 on the Lions is worth it.

I'm sure he'll get interest from teams now that this is over with.  Personally, i still can't figure out why he even went to jail.



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:03 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Couple of things here.  
1. Stallworth didn't intentionally kill anyone, this is not to absolve him, but that is a bit of a sticking point for me. Stallworth engaged in illegally dangerous behavior, the effect of which was a person's death.  So to compare his situation to that of Vick's is a bit of a stretch.  I think someone that intentionally kills dogs is a bigger problem than someone that drinks and drives.
2.  Michael Vick was not simply involved in dog fighting, but was a major player in a criminal conspiracy.  
3. A criminal record is a bit of a red flag in most professions.  The NFL's reputation is no small matter, and allowing Vick to re-join the league has the potential to jeopardize that reputation.  I personally have no problem with denying someone the right to persue a career in one of the highest paying professions available because they are a convicted felon.   So yes he should be permited to make money in the best way he can, but only for employers that are willing to give him that opportunity.  It sounds like the NFL may be willing to do so, but they are certainly under no obligation to do so.




Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:00 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

Amen.

In my line of work...... no way I come back in my field as a convicted felon.



Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2009 9:58 pm
 

Vick back -- sort of

I like the prospect of Vick in New England. Put him in the slot, back field, and also run the Wild Cat right up Miami's *** *****!


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