Friday, August 7, 2009

No Takers for Michael Vick

It seems that the NFL teams have a bit more sense than I gave them credit for a few days ago. There are so far no takers for Michael Vick's services.

From the LA Times:
Late last month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will be allowed to return to professional football. Vick, of course, was banned from league play following the revelation of his involvement in a dogfighting ring called Bad Newz Kennels.

The announcement was met with a mixed public reaction; some football fans cheered the return of Vick, whose talent on the field is unquestionable. But many animal lovers fumed.

"Michael Vick is a sick individual. No one says he can't earn a living. But I sure don't want to see him on my TV every Sunday afternoon," Unleashed reader SCGirl wrote.
There is an interesting video of HSUS head Wayne Pacelle embedded in the story that you should also take a few minutes to watch. He explains his reasoning for allowing Vick to work with the Humane Scociety and I agree with them.

At any rate it does not look like I'll have to be boycotting any NFL football this winter after all. Which is good because pre-season starts in two weeks.

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