Take a Bite Out of Vick

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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.

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About Travis

Christ follower. Husband of one woman. Father of three young men. Former 11B. Blessed to pastor the Bible Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, KY.
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2 Responses to Take a Bite Out of Vick

  1. L. says:

    Vick needs to be punished to the full extent of the law. He has been so blessed in his life and this is how he chooses to show his gratitude and appreciation. Throw him to the hounds…..

  2. Brenda says:

    The NFL should throw Vick under the bus (literally). However, we all know that he is a money machine for the Falcons and he will probably be allowed to continue with his contract. The possibility exists that without this piece of human garbage, the team will suffer monetarily and the fans will leave in droves. Goodall should do the “right” thing and cancel Vick’s contract, under the ethics clause. Vick is obviously an extremely sick and disturbed individual who needs mental help, not a lucrative football contract!!! He should be sentenced to many years in prison and if there is any justice at all, he should get a taste of the medicine he doled out to those poor defenseless innocent creatures of God. Vick and each and every monster like him will surely be punished by our living God for their heinous actions.

    Each and every citizen who is appalled by this revelation should put pressure on the NFL and Nike. This horrible specimen should be eliminated from their organizations, permanently!!!!

    Al Sharpton should flex his muscles vs Vick as forcefully as he did to get Don Imus fired. Although Sharpton went “way” overboard with Imus, nothing should be spared on Vick!

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