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Leave Michael Vick Alone
You know I've heard a lot of people on the raido and online just ripping into Michael Vick like he was the second coming of Adolf Hitler, yes most of it he deserves but not all of it. I've heard people talking about just craiziness, things like he shouldn't be allowed to ever play football again and that the NFL should make an example out of him. How about not?
I understand what Vick did, I'm not even a huge dog lover but I've seen some of the pics of the Michael Vick dogs and they are sick. I'm not trying to say that what Michael Vick did wasn't horrible but there are guys in the NFL who's actions have resulted in the loss of human life. If the NFL was going to make an example of someone why would they single out Vick when there are people still playing in the league who didn't really pay for their crimes even though their crimes were far worse?
Following a Super Bowl party on January 31, 2000a fight broke out between Lewis' and rapper Chino Nino's entourage and resulted in Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar dying from stab wounds. During the trial, several witnesses whose testimony would supposedly prove Lewis’ guilt had altered their stories initially given to investigators. In 2004 Lewis reached a settlement with four-year-old India Lollar, born months after the death of her father Richard, Lewis also reached an undisclosed settlement with Baker's family.
After leaving a birthday party drunk in 1998, Leonard Little crashed into and killed Susan Gutweiler in St. Louis, MO. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19 percent. All he got was 90 days in jail, four years probation and 1000 hours of community service. Oh and he walked on another DUI charge 4 years later.
On March 14, 2009 in Miami Donte Stallworth who had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent and drugs in his system was driving when he struck and killed Mario Reyes. He pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 30 days in jail, 1,000 hours of community service, 2 years house arrest, 8 years probation, and a lifetime suspension of his drivers license.
Pacman Jones, enough said.
PETA can do what they will and protest Vick's game but it shouldn't even make a difference, if he can still play Vick is going to be in the NFL and he deserves a second chance. Vick has served his time unlike some current players in the NFL so leave the man alone and let him see what he can do with his second chance.