I sometimes don’t understand how this world operates. We live in a time where people are doing drugs, killing other people, stealing, and a whole lot more! But the thing that I don’t understand is why Michael Vick and his actions have caused so much media attention?? Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone cruelty to animals. But come on now all the journalists made it seem like he went on a killing spree!!! I am sorry but since the beginning of time animals have always experienced their fair share of animal cruelty. Think about it! When early man needed food or clothing what did he do? He would go and kill an animal! Hell the same situation exists today. I don’t mean to disgust you but think about what we eat today! You think those animals are treated to a lavish animal hotel prior to being slaughtered? Hell no! Now let me put animals serving as food aside. I am going to switch gears on you. Dogfighting no matter how you slice it is considered a sport correct? It may be an illegal one but I truly believe it is still a sport. Let’s take a look at dog racing and horse racing. What happens to those dogs or horses when they can’t race? The owners end up killing or euthanizing them. I ask how is that not a crime? How is this not cruelty? Why can’t that horse or dog just be taken out of racing and live a normal life? Once again I do not agree with what Michael Vick did but why doesn’t he have the company of all the dog owners or horse owners that kill their animals? I don’t understand how animal activists can focus on one man’s actions and excuse another’s.
Regardless of what has happened in the past lets talk about why Michael Vick deserves to be reinstated to the NFL. Here you have a man that has served his time. Even if you disagree with what he did, you can’t argue the fact that the man went to prison and that justice was served. You just can’t. The thing that I have the toughest time swallowing is all these players both past and present that have been on trial for murder, using steroids, gambling illegally, doing drugs, drinking & driving, and more. But they are getting off with just a slap on the wrist. Yeah the league might suspend them for multiple games and then let back into the league. Well the only argument I hear is that what Vick did was illegal. Oh I am sorry and doing a line of cocaine or drinking & driving and killing somebody isn’t?? Which brings me to a perfect example. Donte Stallworth, plays for the Cleveland Browns, is busted for DUI vehicular manslaughter. He was drunk and killed a man that was crossing a street. Maybe you didn’t hear me. He KILLED A MAN that was crossing a street. Recently he had received his punishment from the court and the league. Are you ready for this? I hope you are sitting down!! Stallworth is sentenced to serve 30 days in prison and has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Oh you read right! Thirty days for killing a man with his car. But I guess that is comparable to the 2 years that Michael Vick was sentenced for dog fighting. Could I get anymore sarcastic? I love dogs and all but that doesn’t compare to taking a human being’s life. You hit a dog or a cat with your car people think nothing of it. But if you hit and kill a human with your car you can bet your sweet ass you are going to jail.
So for all those Vick haters out there just stop and ask yourself this… “Has he served his time?” I don’t care what he did. The answer to that question is yes! Give Vick another shot at rocking the NFL again. Stop all this bullsh*t about he shouldn’t be allowed back in to the NFL. Next time you think that he doesn’t deserve a second chance just stop and think about all the other athletes that have done far worse. Also think about how people have been given second chances. If you are reading this stop hating and let the man play!