Great Question, simple answer. NO. Its sick, I used to admire Mike's unrealistic ability to scramble away from would be tacklers and the arm strenght, he really electrified audiences. But some crimes are unforgivable, not only in my heart but also to ticket buyers. His position is one of leadership and valor, Somehow I believe its lost in his soul.He will always be remembered for who he is and what he has done, the only shot he has is with the Raiders, but unless he donates 80% of his salary to the humane society or ASPCA..he deserves nothing.
It's all Michael Vick really knows how to do. If he still has the athletic ability and chops to play football, and a pro team's willing to bring him in to play, he may as well.
If you canned every player in the NFL with a criminal record you'd lose a large portion of the league immediately.
I personally do not believe he should be allowed to, but since the league is known for giving second chances, I believe he will. At least he received SOME jail time for his crime. Most pro athletes are able to even avoid that.
I dont believe that he should because every team he has played for he has caused them problems. He is just like Terell Owens, they both are just trouble makers. If he comes back it will be to a team that is in DESPERATE need of a quarterback.
The question is "Should" Vick play football again, not "if" or "will" he play. I think he should be given a second chance. It's only the (insert religion) thing to do. He served his time and even a great person like Dungy approved of him coming back into the league after checking up on him. Yes he has done wrong and he was probably the most attacked athlete in terms of reputation as well as restriction from playing football and serving time in prison. However, I agree him coming back on conditions. If he shows he truly is sorry about what he did, then he will perform meaningful community service for the rest of his life. And if he does all this, he will be an inspiration to all troubled youth on the wrong path of life. What's a better message to send? If he fails, then don't give him a third strike.
People only look at him as an unchangeable brute, they don't put themselves in his shoes. Have some compassion.
While I believe that Michael Vick has no moral compass, he served his sentence and did his time. Football is his profession but I think that his return would be a media nightmare for whatever team takes a chance on him. Lots of animal rights activists believe he got off with too light a sentence. I fear there will be some staged protests at the venues that could result in injury to innocent fans and bystanders. No NFL team can afford such bad pubilicity.
michael vick should play! He paid his debt to society and did everything that his probation required him to do.Congrats! michael vick I commend you
I do not like the man personally, but football is his job! He needs to make a legitimate income and he did do his time. If football wants him, and if fans want him, AND if he stays out of trouble he may as well play!
Why shouldn't he? If dogs have rights then a man can go to work!
I actually just wrote a hub on this - http://hubpages.com/hub/Leave-Michael-Vick-Alone
However if you don't feel like reading it, simple answer, yes. He did his time when their are players in the NFL who have KILLED PEOPLE!!!!!!
Yes he should be allowed to play but only if the coach can beat him like he did those dogs when they wouldn't perform!
Definatley,Vick should be able to play, Im not saying what Vick did is right, absolutely not, However, over the years there have been many many players that have done alot worse, Murder, and drugs first come to mind. How about this? Vick is going to play again, and make very good money, Lets say he gives up half his salary to the S.P.C.A....all in favour, please raise your hands...lol
Donte Stallworth killed a man by the name of Mario Reyes and was only given a sentence of 30 days in jail and was suspended from the league without pay for 1 season. I'm not saying that what Vick did wasn't wrong, but he has served his time and I believe that he still has the skills to be an asset to an NFL team. You know that our priorities are screwed up though when we put more value on the life of a dog than on that of a man.
Just like anyone else, he did the crime then did the time. Any other human has the right to work after they get out of jail. Why shouldn't he? Hunters kill deer, birds, squirrels, rabbits, foxes and fish every day for sport. They still go to work.
Best Sportscenter line ever:
Hide your beagle, Vick's an Eagle!
I am a HUGE dog lover. I think he's an idiot for letting dogfighting happen on his property, whether he had knowledge or not... he had everything going for him and threw it all away.
That said, any other person who has been to prison comes out and has to go back to the work they know. I believe that Vick should have that same opportunity. If the NFL and the fans want to see him play, then he should have the chance.
He's proven in the pre-season that he still has the skills.
I once heard that every great man spends a little time in the dark. Maybe this was Vick's.
I still believe he should do some things in his personal life to improve public opinion; do pro-bono ads for the humane society, talk at schools about the pitfalls of fame, maybe adopt a dog.
What he does in the near future will determine if he's just a great football player, or a great man.
Well, he is playing again, but I personally think that he shouldn't, but since they let him come back my decision would be to bring him in at league minimum, and that would be league wide no matter what team he plays for. He had a good career, and blew it away on a stupid act. He has relinquished his right to make what HE wants. He is at the mercy of the league.
At the end of the day Michael Vick has paid his dues and is still paying...and will continue to pay for the rest of his life. He is a great player and has a lot of years left in him. He deserves another chance to play and I am happy he has gotten it. He's learned his lesson and is focusing on his family and football.
by Holle Abee 10 years ago
And should the POTUS be supporting it? I'm really torn with this. I do think just about everyone deserves a second chance, but Vick's crime was horrendous. It's hard for me to believe that his views on animal cruelty have really changed. Is he sorry he did it - or is he just sorry he got caught?...
by bogerk 10 years ago
He is as important to his team as anyone in the league right now and brings an element to the game that almost no other QB ever has.
by TimTurner 12 years ago
Michael Vick is complaining and doesn't like his role on the Philadelphia Eagles team: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdo … nfl,201166Are you serious, dude??? You are SO lucky to even be playing again!!! I was so pissed when the NFL reinstated him. Now, he's...
by jobister 10 years ago
I am going with DeSean Jackson. His play at the end of the game against the Giants was amazing. Which player past or present comes to your mind?
by Stevennix2001 11 years ago
According to a recent article on yahoo, Michael Vick was just named starting qb in light of his great performance against the Detroit Lions, and has NOTHING to do with the concussion suffered to Kolb. At least, that's what Andy Reid says anyways. Therefore, I would like to ask all of...
by Paul Edmondson 11 years ago
I've been impressed with his play thus far. Analyst say he is just as fast as he was, but he understands the position better. Big game against Washington this week. Will mcnab or Vick have the better game?
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