I just saw this ridiculous item and had to blog on it. The president of the NAACP in Atlanta decides to speak up for Michael Vick….uh, why?
Some of the highlights of this:
White said he regretted that the plea deal will mean all the facts of the case might never be known.
“Some have said things to save their own necks,” White said. “Michael Vick has received more negative press than if he had killed a human being.”
White said he does not support dogfighting and that he considers it as bad as hunting.
“His crime is, it was a dog,” White said.
He considers dogfighting as bad as hunting? What does that mean? Did the writer seriously just let that slide. How do you not follow up on that statement.
He also says this:
“As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football,” said R.L. White, president of the NAACP’s Atlanta chapter. “We further ask the NFL, Falcons, and the sponsors not to permanently ban Mr. Vick from his ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country.”
Who cares if he never plays again? Is it a loss for anyone other than Vick and the Falcons as a frachise? They guy threw away his career and then lied about what he did…to the commissioner of the league.
Vick obviously got some enjoyment out of killing these dogs…why else would they executed them in so many different ways. Just shoot them but for those guys to think up ways to do it…I think they really thought it was fun. And there is no way any sponsor or NFL team can sell a Vick jersey now or in the future to some kid knowing what kind of person Vick is.
Also, why is the NAACP getting involved in this? There are so many other opportunities to further the black community and this guy picks the Vick situation. Explain that one to me?