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The Trickle - Michael Vick

July 29, 2009 - Brian Ferry


Some people deserve second chances. Pro football players are sometimes among those people. Michael Vick did some stupid things. I'm not a card-carrying PETA member, but I don't want to see dogs ripping each other apart. People who encourage/bankroll/host that kind of thing should be stopped and punished. He was. I don't know the guy personally, but, to my non-PETA mind, he was punished and now gets to move on. There's no NFL policy about hiring convicts, so he should be allowed to play if someone wants him. Good call by the commissioner there. Without question, someone will want him. He's unpopular with a large segment of the population, but I have to imagine that most football fans are not in that segment. So, a team will take a shot on someone who was once and may again be a tremendous talent, offer Vick a lot less than he's accustomed to, won't offend too many of their fans, and, after a few years, the guy is either a star or forgotten. His past is behind him either way. It's not like he killed a person. Next up... Stallworth. Or maybe I won't go there.


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