How smart do the San Diego Chargers look now? They had the opportunity to draft Vick, but traded down and took LaDanian Tomlinson instead. LT is the most dominant RB the NFL has seen in some time. Vick is the most electric talent the NFL has ever seen, but he also has become adept at creating bad publicity.
- Flipping off fans
- Refusing to surrender a suspicious water bottle to Miami airport security
- Settling a civil suit brought by a woman who claimed she was infected by Vick with genital herpes
So much for the “Vick experience” (the name of a popular Nike commercial – which you probably won’t see during any NFL games this year). When you add all of the above to his not so impressive on field record, then you have all the evidence that you need to see that the Chargers made a great move. No one is criticising them now.
Vick is also a dog-hater. That is how I refer to any human being who would involve himself in dog-fighting. Breeding and causing dogs to fight one another is not a sport. It is a sick pasttime. I am no PETA-person, but the deliberate mistreatment of animals, especially dogs, should be punished.
There is so much information floating around about Vick’s indictment, it would be impossible (and useless) for to link them all. I will provide this link to an article written by ESPN.com’s Wayne Drehs. Here is a snippet from the column:
On Wednesday morning, the sports shoe and apparel company [Nike], along with Falcons CEO Arthur Blank and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, received a joint letter from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton and PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk, condemning Vick’s alleged involvement in the dogfighting ring and asking all parties involved to distance themselves from Vick.
You know you’re in trouble if you are a black athlete and a hip-hop mogul, Rev. Sharpton, and PETA are petitioning for your punishment!
The NFL has some serious image issues. The Commissioner has put the hammer on “Pacman” Jones and Chris Henry. Michael VIck, however, is not a CB or a number three WR. He is the face of the Atlanta Falcons. He is one of the most hyped players in the League. How will Roger Goddell treat Vick? I guarantee this, every NFL player is watching to see if there exists a double-standard in the NFL.