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Michael Vick, now the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, had his ups and downs days while with the Atlanta Falcons, both on and off the field. As we all know by now, Vick was charged and convicted on multiple counts of dog-fighting and spent years in prison for his sins. Having time to reflect on his Atlanta days, Vick has some interesting things to say in his upcoming auto-biogrophy, mainly that he was “more dedicated to the deep study of dogs” than learning he “was to my Falcons playbook”
There are so many disturbing things about that quote that I can’t even begin to delve into. Aside from the disgust that is dog-fighting, it is also sad that you would let something like that get in the way of your profession. You know, the profession where you get paid millions of dollars to run with a football. Whether Michael Vick is “rehabilitated” is irrelevant to me; what he did deserves no sympathy from any of us. It was, and still is, absolutely appalling. While most of the country has seemed to turn the other cheek and forgive him for what he did, don’t expect me to, and quotes like this just solidify my position.