Monday, August 20, 2007

They finally got 'em ...

Mike Vick is going to prison for dogfighting. Now I wonder what effect this will have on his career. Personally, I am empathetic toward Mikey but at the same time, I am kind of glad they got him.
Anyone whose purpose for owning animals for the sole purpose of harming them should be in jail. But on the other hand, if he had harmed a person or if there would have been any sort of altercation that resulted in a fight, where would the protesters have been then? What about picket signs, would there have been any picket signs? And would they have had Mike Vick shooting targets printed up as opposed to Mike Vick chew toys?
We don't know do we? We also don't know if he did anything. All we have is the statements from his other co-defendants who are playing a very effective game of C.Y.A (cover your a--).
According to the developing story on CNN, Vick has accepted a plea deal that will send him to prison for 18 to 36 months. Not that he doesn't deserve any prison time, but he will also suffer the consequences financially.
He has already lost a significant amount of endorsement revenue, not to mention the unpaid suspension he is currently serving and the head guys for the Falcons are turning on him.
Even if he wasn't suspended, he should have been about ready to take a year off.
Either way, I just wish the brother the best because the next few years are going to be kinda "ruff."
I know it's corny, but I couldn't resist!


Anonymous said...

We were talking about this in the office the other day...I wonder if anyone would care if dude wasn't an athlete, though. Dogfighting isn't a new phenomenon. Not to lessen the severity of his crime, but still. The whole thing is a trip.

Smarty Jones said...

I don't think they would care. It is ridiculous that they are putting this much effort into embarassing him.
I'm from the Sticks, I know who guys fight dogs around my home town all the time and I have never heard anything about any of them having to serve any time in prison for it.