Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls.
What's your take on Michael Vick's prison sentence? Does it fit the crime? Tell us your opinion on his dogfighting case in our forum.
Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison
In hunting, it's at least regulated allowing for only so much game per person. While the hunter's goal is to kill the game for food or trophy there is no revelling in suffering and death is done in a humane and quick manner. No drownings, rape stands or electrocutions.
AS for the question at hand, that may be the dumbest thing ever posted.
Benny Burrito, 2007-08-24 12:42:31
As for the NFL, there is a 'morals clause' and rules against gambling of any sort. Mr. Vick appears to have shattered both clauses. Thus, he must pay the consequences - which, based upon at least one of the offenses, is banishment from the NFL for life.
In order to maintain a semblance of a moral society, everyone must be held accountable for their actions. I'm sure MV's actions will be handled in a justifiable manner.
Oh yes, Ted, my mother's expression was, 'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.'
MFL, 2007-08-24 03:38:42
Ugliness breeds ugliness and to condone it in any form is reprehensible. Having had our eyes opened to such horror - we can not be silent.
The latest story on dogfighting comes out of NY. In this instance not only is there dog fighting and the abuse this entails .... THEY USE KITTENS AS BAIT !
They found 60 kittens in a house that engaged in dogfighting ready for the slaughter.
Let's stand together and SCREAM OUR OUTRAGE ABOUT THIS CASE TOO !
I am sickened by the horror those poor kittens before them endured before their tiny, innocent lives were crushed in the jaws of a man-made killer.
Decent people stand up and SCREAM, donate to support routing out and punishing "people" who abuse animals. Strict laws should apply - no slap on the hand !
Personally - I have zero tolerance for this - as in zero.
As for Vick ... since the 66 dogs taken from his property most likely will be put to death ... throw all the defendents into a pit with them. Let the dogs have their last meal.
Kay, 2007-08-23 08:23:54
Vick is one messed up person. If the NFL lets him back in, whatever team signs him I will not watch. I think its safe to say if he gets back in he is done with the Falcons. A story in the newspaper today says dog shelters are using Vick's shirts for bedding and rags to clean the cages.
James, 2007-08-22 23:40:58
What should happen to Michael Vick ... he should go to jail plain and simple. He is guilty of a variety of crimes. Many horrible in the eyes of decent human beings.
Should he be allowed to play football again ... Well, let's see the NFL has a policy against gambling. The penalty is being barred from playing for life.
The NFL is conducting it's own investigation and - Vick has to answer to the NFL.
The answer here should be plain and simple too. Zippo, nada, nope.
What are laws and policies for ?
They are to hold people accountable for their actions.
I don't care if you are purple, green, yellow, white, black or blue laws and conduct policies should apply to us all.
Susan, 2007-08-22 22:32:33