Saturday, July 28, 2007
Michael Vick is in serious trouble...
The first thing you have to do is remember that, like all defendants, Michael Vick is innocent until PROVEN guilty by a jury of his peers.
Then, go read the indictment, and THEN tell me that. OK, it's only an indictment, but what kind of lowlife bastard would do the things listed there, or even ASSOCIATE with someone who would?
Any alleged human who would raise ANY animal to be the type that would be thrown in a pit to fight for its life has SERIOUS psychological problems. This is animal abuse, and if they would abuse animals, they would abuse people as well. These allegations are SO angering and nauseating that Michael Vick, even if acquitted, is finished in the NFL.
Why? Because the presumption is that, even if he didn't know about this, he SHOULD have, and why would he have ASSOCIATED with "people" who would electrocute dogs that failed to meet their toughness standards? Even the best case scenario for Vick will have him in the CFL next year; the worst case, is, of course, prison.
Go watch this Lester Munson video at ESPN.COM about the charges. Vick is also in the process of losing his endorsements, and one of his co-defendants is apparently changing his plea to guilty and singing like a canary.
I have been told that dogfighting is apparently everywhere, and can be found even in Memphis. If this is true, I hope like hell they are found, convicted, and thrown under the jail.
Full disclosure: I am a pet owner, as you are aware, and there has never been a time in my life where dogs were not a significant part of it. I am also aware that Pit bulls are NOT naturally mean, they are BRED and TRAINED to be that way. Anyone who would knowingly train a dog to fight is subhuman scum and I will NOT argue this point.
If Michael Vick is acquitted, he will be allowed to play QB in Canada; no NFL team dares touch him, lest PETA have perennial pickets outside their games. If, indeed, he is found guilty, let's hope he receives the same warm treatment in prison that he gave to his dogs.