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NFL: Vick Will Play

Written by PETA | July 19, 2007
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Since taking over the job, Commissioner Roger Goodell has talked a big game about cracking down on character issues in the NFL—and until now, he’s backed up his commitment, doling out tough penalties to Bengals receiver Chris Henry for DUIs and Bears tackle Tank Johnson for charges related to illegal firearms possession, and suspending Titans cornerback Pacman Jones for a full year following his troubles with the police. But now, in the face of national outrage over Vick’s indictment on dogfighting charges, Goodell has announced that Vick will be allowed to play when the season starts in September. Why, Roger, are you folding now when one of the NFL’s biggest stars (who’s certainly been no stranger to the courtroom since he was drafted by the Falcons) has been indicted for a crime that is nothing short of torture? What kind of a message does this send to the communities that are working so hard to stamp out this crime, or to the young fans of Michael Vick who are waiting to find out whether dogfighting is something that will get you into trouble? Goodell’s weak response to these deadly serious allegations is tantamount to admitting that the National Football League doesn’t consider ties to dogfighting rings a character issue at all.

Starting tomorrow, we will be holding demonstrations calling for Vick’s suspension from the league, so I’ll keep you posted with details, and if you want to let Goodell know that he’s made the wrong decision, you can contact him about the issue here.

There is some good news, though. I know a lot of people have been contacting Vick’s sponsors asking that they sever their ties with him, and it looks like some companies have been listening: Nike just announced that they will be suspending the release of the Air Zoom Vick V this summer. You can read about that here. You can be certain that we’ll keep the pressure on Vick’s other sponsors and the NFL to do the right thing here, and I’ll let you know as soon as there are more developments in the story.

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  • Scott says:

    the sick part is you people think you actually made nike drop vick. this has nothing to do with peta you whackjobs are laughing stock of society. I am not saying fighting dogs is right I am just saying you peta members are a laughing stock the way you carry yourselves. self righteous dicks!

  • Tucker says:

    HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW DARE HE GETS OFF WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST!!!!!!!!!! I TO WOULD LIKE A LIST OF Mikes SPONSORS SO PLEASE POST THEM FOR US ALL THAT WANT TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANIMALS ARE LIVING BREATHING CREATURES THAT NEED US HUMANS TO SAVE THEM PROTECT THEM AND HELP THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE SPEAK FOR THE ANIMALS!!!!!!! HOW DARE THE NFL HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE BETTER MEASURES TAKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Caleb says:

    Vick is innocent until proven guilty and therefore has the right to play. I have two pits one female who already had a litter of 13 and is now fixed and a male who will never be fixed. They’re both the sweetest dogs you could imagine and yet they have themselves been involved in unorganized spouts with other pit bulls. I personally am a believer of the fact that pit bulls enjoy fighting in the same spirit that mixed martial artists enjoy persontoperson contact. Not all pits are fighters and no dog that doesn’t want to fight should be made to. No fights should go until the death or until a dog is seriously injured but i would like to see a professional dog fighting league similar to UFC where dogs that enjoy a good fight can compete in an organized professional manner. Fight the power! We should be persecuting the racist slave owners who created the historically and systematically biased socioeconomic conditions in the dirty south rather than locking down a successful brother who has managed to make a fine example of himself by overcoming such a harsh environment and becoming an American icon. Again Fight the power… bitch ass hippies

  • Greyhounds says:

    God I hate PETA! WHAT ABOUT US! Quick we need a celebrity race us.

  • erin says:

    he should be treated like any other person would be for these horrific actions. It doesn’t matter if he is famous or a professional player. No fans of his are going to want him playing and look up to him once they hear of this. He needs to be punished

  • patrillo says:

    Vick is a sick man. Yes he is sick because the allegations say so. Um… Child predators are sick. Rapists are sick. Serial killers are sick. Dog fighters…well…um I think…maybe. No I can’t really say they are sick. I do think however think they have an abnormal aggression for a blood sport. Then again so do Americans. Come to think about it I really don’t care. Sorry. I tired of hearing about this tired subject. Post all your whining when hes found guilty and not before. It probably will make some you all look more credible instead of looking like some media puppets. And the mob gathers

  • sarah says:

    dear dana you are an idiot i cant stand people who think like you. pitbulls are NOT made to fight. i myself own a pitbull and i would NEVER fight him. my dog is a great dog despite his bad reputation for the kind of breed he his. my pit can be trusted to play with toddlers kids and other animals as well. a dog is like a family member. if you had a kid would you train him to fight and possibly be killed just like a dog? from the sounds of it you probably are stupid enough just to do that. i think you need to pull your head out of your ass and think before you type dumbass!

  • Theresa Aulig says:

    you are “in love” with the animal abuser? then you are in support of the horrendous disgusting crime but don’t worry you’ll meet your match…

  • Ariel says:

    CROSS LARRY and the like above you people are SO ignorant that is defies logic! Do you realize that you are not applying rationale to this horrendous situation? CROSS apparently YOU weren’t taught to think before you speak because you are an authority on stupid comments and being silly. I get the impression that you are an irresponsible juevenile. LARRY pit bulls are not naturally vicious. Only SOME can be trained to be vicious. That’s why it was included in Vick’s 18page indictment that there were dogs who were tortured and killed because they failed to “perform.” Basically they are sweet gentle dogs. Now what did you have in mind for us to do about ALL of the world’s woes? And what are you doing about them? And since you are complaining about all this “griping” do yourself a favor use some common sense and don’t bother reading the comments on this ws. Put your concerns about the world into action rather than wasting your time on this site. AN OPEN STATEMENT TO ALL OF YOU VICK SUPPORTERS You are actually telling us that YOU condone cruelty and viciousness that is consistent with sociopath behavior despite the fact of a federal indictment that was prompted by evidence and eyewitness statements. So in fact you are telling us that YOU are vicious cruel people…who don’t have anything better to do than make stupid irrational comments.

  • holtz says:

    blahblahblah scum bag blah blah race card blah dogs are innocent blah blah thug blahblah. I hope he plays just to shut up you whining people. Good god. Who cares? I dont care about football Vick or PETA. But what ever races that are here commenting sound like either whining white people ready to blame Vick for black people problems Or its black people playing the race card. All I hear is blah blah blah and thug. Please direct your comments to whinningwhitepeople.com or blacksplayingracecard.com. Get over it already.

  • tia says:

    I’m in love with Michael Vick to the point where I wanted to marry him but I believe what he did was wrong and I think he should be accountable for what he did. IF he is not convicted I hope he will be able to go on with his life without people bothering him and I don’t think he should be able to own another dog. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I love MIchael Vick

  • pitbull says:

    Go picket the war. idiots! I knew you people were insane….Geez

  • jessica Goldner says:

    That is sad that he is playing. But what do expect out of our country that is made out of money power and greed. He is a wonderful athlete so who cares about those dogs…… that is so fucking sad. It is sad that we forget that there are people fighting in Iraq. It is sad that this man makes millions of dollars. It is sad that god only knows what he does to his children or his wife. He is another OJ… Who is just going to fucking walk….. Not take any responsibilty for his life. Like the president of the united states… People need to start taking responsiblity for there actions….

  • aroon says:

    people like shawn ferguson bring shame to this country and put sports starts on a pedestal. Shame on you Shawn ferguson or fuckerson or what ever your name is. You must be a typical red neck back wood uncivilized man. I dont give a da?? how good of a player he vick is he means sh?? to me.

  • cross says:

    Way to go PETA making money off of Vick Arent you now doing the same thing that nike was doing just making money of of him lol you people are crazy if your so willing to get vick out and want all these people to protest everywhere give them away for free lol you people are sick sick sick sick!!!

  • cross says:

    CHRIS!!! You are too funny “im never gonna watch the NFL again” lol are u serious the NFL doesnt agree with dog fighting what was goodell supposed to do ban Vick from the NFL to never let him play again and if he comes up not guilty then what he would have convicted him before his trial and thats not fair grow up u sound like a baby!! Do you people know that by boycotting all these business you could be hurting innocent people and there families but I guess that doesnt matter to you people. Didnt your parents tell you think before you speak or youll just end up saying something stupid. So just shut up lol you sound so stupid thanks for the laugh though it made my day that much better. “Eat more Chicken”

  • Dan S says:

    Vick’s just a another dummy. The extent of his guilt doesn’t matter. It’s over. Legal system? Don’t bother watching. Forget about it. And OJ didn’t do it either. Screw Vick and his bros. There’s a time and place for an old fasion lynching and guess what this is that time.

  • JOHN R says:

    ONLY RESPONSE I CAN MAKE TO P.E.T.A ADVOCATES WHO ARE UNJUSTLY TRYING TO SABOTAGE MIKE VICK IS INSTEAD OF FIGHTING DOGS HE SHOULD HAVE HAD P.E.T.A. PROTESTERS FIGHTING IT OUT. THEN AGAIN ARE ANY OF YOU STRONG ENOUGH TO DO MORE THAN JUST RUN YOUR MOUTHS. I FOR SURE KNOW YOU ARE NOT BECAUSE I HOPE TO WALK THRU A PROTEST WITH MY WIFE WEARING A FUR AND ONE OF YOU DO SOMETHING TO HARM IT. FORGET THE MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY I COULD HAVE OFFICERS CHARGE YOU WITH. AND FORGET THE BEWARE OF GUN SIGN. HOWEVER BEWARE OF THE OWNER BEHIND THE GUN…..

  • Larry says:

    Would everyone please quit gripping about this. Pitbulls are very vicous doge that probably would have killed eachother if they would have met in the wilddoes that mean we need to round up all animals that fight and kill eachother. This is an extremely stupid thing to be protesing and worrying about when there are children around the world being forced to fight and kill. If you can honestly sit there and teel me that Mike Vick fight ruthless pitbulls is more of a problem than children fighting to the death than there is nothing that can be done for you and someone needs to take you to Somalia and show what true pain and suffering is. BACK OFF VICK AND START WORRYING ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER MORE THAN DOGS!!!!!

  • Bohannibal says:

    When you famous the media loves to blow up the whole deal If you think the Falcons are going to let Vick goto jail you need to think again. R Kelly can urinate on a under age girl and nothing has happend yet. They are going to let Vick play this year and for the next 2 to 3 years we will be waiting to see whats going to happend to him. Something new will pop up and the media will focus on that and Vick and his dog fighting will not be the number 1 topic anymore and vick will keep playing on sundays. Thats the american way The Media and others are helping his case by showing pictures and videos on every station. Now how can he get a fair trial Thank You PETA and the media for helping Vick get back in the game

  • WEDEL ENTERTAINMENT, "Your Band Connection" says:

    VICK WAS CAUGHT REDHANDED! CRAP WITH THE FAIR TRIAL BULLSHIT!! DID THE DOGS HAVE A FAIR CHANCE!!! I AM SURE HE WILL GET A FAIR TRIAL JUST LIKE OJ DID!!!

  • Andrew Smith says:

    Does anyone know if this Michael Vick story has gotten any publicity in England? Does PETA have any influence in England? As you may know the NFL is playing a regular season game in Wembley Stadium this year Miami Dolphins vs. New York Giants and the NFL is obviously making a push to promote itself in Europe. If the press in England reacted negatively to the NFL because of the Vick dogfighting that might prompt the commissioner to do more. a football fan and dog lover

  • No Spin Zone says:

    PETA and your members are not the only group of people on the face of the earth who have compassion for animals. There are many organizations and individuals that provide for the ethical treatment of animals and I support their efforts. You get no respect from intelligent people who know the facts and then read the way PETA spins it to try and suck more money from corporations. The reason so many confrontations occur between PETA members and others at protests in the media and especially on the blogs of your website is due to the extremist behavior used in most PETA campaigns. In the world of animal rights advocacy you initially approach issues with hatred threats intimidation and abusive language as if there is no other way to resolve a situation. You would gain more respect and monetary support for PETA if you approached people from a logical and informed perspective. A healthy debate using rational points to persuade others to join your side will get you much further than acting like a bully. Making demands that your way is the only way only leads others to believe you have no valid argument to present to support your issue. It is easy to hide behind an acronym and hope that people will take that at face value but the tone of your posting and your words have turned thousands of people away who were looking for a way to help. This was a wonderful opportunity for PETA to show that you are somehow better for your attacks than the people you are blaming for the actual nonethical treatment of those animals. Most members of nonprofits understand that the contribution of others is very much needed to ensure the success of your organizations mission statement. PETA and its members should demonstrate the ability to act in the same manner that you expect the NFL and others to act when it comes to getting what your campaign is seeking. Its hard to say anything good came out of this sick crime but maybe there are two things we can be thankful about. A dog torturing murderer will be in prison richer now too because PETA wanted to sack him and force the NFL into paying him instead of waiting until Thursday when his contract would have been voided. And PETA has been exposed for what you really do exploit animals by making them wear human clothing and dragging them around the country to be the poster child for PETA. I wish animals could speak for themselves. They would beg the rest of the world to help them get them away from all of you. PEOPLE you hate people with your words and actions ETHICAL when it suits your meaning and only when you want to use it TREATMENT get some quickly ANIMALS bless them for having you exploit them after everything else they have to go through

  • Jennifer Aaron says:

    I am so happy that Vick has brought this much attention to such a horible activity. We need to go after the root of the problem. Let’s get athorities to go after Bad News Kennels and all the underground operations in Houston Texas and all the others around the USA. Vick is not the only one here performing this horific act!!! What is it going to take to bust these disgusting excuses for human beings? These people need to be dealt with and punished.What they are doing is as mean as beating up a retarded kid! You just don’t do these things to innocent people or animals.

  • jay says:

    also animals doing wrong to humans is wrong as well in miami some places banned pitbulls because they kill people. they almost killed my little brother. I never heard of the PETA till today its stupid.

  • jay says:

    He made some sense NFL needs money the falcons needs money and the whole state of georgia needs vick to play even Nike said the same thing. Sure what he did was wrong but what brought him to that decision is the stupid signshaving animals on the falcons training site. You all know he was going to play and 9 times out of 10 hes not going to jail

  • Ron says:

    Vick hasnt been proven guilty of anything. Until he is proven guilty in a court of law he should continue to play. You guys talk about treating animals with love and respect but you dont think that way about your own people. Vick is a human and he deserves a fair trial before he should have his job taken away from him. If in fact he is guilty of the charges then he should serve time however I doubt he will due to the fact he is a rich athlete who can get himself out of anything with all the money he has.

  • Paul says:

    Look the NFL is all about money pure and simple. You can send a committee to talk to them and it is just helping their PR department. You want to change their minds you hurt them where it hurts their pocketbook. And to do that you have to hurt their sponsors . I would make as their boycott targets Home Depot and Nike. Companies like HD and Nike are sensitive to what may seem like relatively small changes a couple of percent can have devastating consequences on their bottom line. When their sponsors start losing or see that being associated with the NFL is not good for business they will advertise someplace else.

  • philip says:

    Your statments are far from accurate. Vick has never been charged with any crime. So what’s this ” no stranger to a courtroom’ crap. The case against Mr. Vick is strong enough without people needed to make up stuff to tag on to it. You ruin your credibility and make your point worthless. Try to do better in the future or shutup.

  • Darren says:

    this whole thing makes me sick. This guy should be booted from the NFL and beaten himself. He is suppose to be a role model for kids however it turns out all he is is a piece of s!t

  • Ariel says:

    Douchebag please allow me to TRY to educate you on “Its just dogs.” There are many facets that I can go in to unjustify your perception of dogs but I’m going to focus on only ONE facet a question form since your comments reflect somewhat of a hostile nature that may have been encouraged by a few people in your life. When was the last time a dog or dogs stabbed you in the back gossiped about you treated you with intentional cruelty mocked you ignored you hated you etc.???? Well I think you should get my drift and I KNOW that you can’t answer those questions with justification because dogs are not capable of the intentional negative behavior attitudes and harsh words that too many humans seem to actually make it their goal in life to hurt others. So just asking you the next time you think “it’s just dogs” think again that a dog can be your best friend in life and will never fail you. Heshe will always welcome you when you come home will never judge you and love you just the way you are and for who you are as is. No they are not “just dogs.” They are feeling beings who are capable of giving unconditional love and a lot of happiness. And with that they teach us how we should behave towards one another.

  • chris says:

    If Vick is allowed to play for the NFL I will never watch another game again. EVER. He needs to be terminated immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JC says:

    THESE ANIMALS WERE ON HIS PROPERTY!!!HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND DID NOTHING TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION. ALL THE NFL CARES ABOUT IS THE BIG MONEY GOING INTO THEIR POCKETS. THESE WERE NOT JUST DOGS THEY WERE LIVING BREATHING BEAUTIFUL CREATURES THAT WILL UNFORTUNATELY DO ANYTHING FOR THEIR OWNERS AND THEY WERE BRUTALLY MURDERED. I’M TIRED OF PEOPLE OVERLOOKING THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO OUR ANIMAL COMPANIONS. I WONDER IF VICK WOULD LIKE TO BE ELECTROCUTED THEN BEATEN TO DEATH OR FORCED TO FIGHT UNTIL HE HAS TAKEN HIS LAST BREATH. I HOPE THE NFL GETS A GOOD REALITY CHECK AND VICK GOES TO JAIL FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

  • L. Simon says:

    Here is the email address for the NFL Players Association Carl.Francisnflplayers.com Tell them what you think!

  • Laurie says:

    Yes for those of you who keep saying innocent til proven guilty….sure. But they found DEAD DOGS plus 70 scarred malnourished dogs ON VICKS PROPERTY! Dogs killed by gunshots electricution hanging and drowning. Why should he be allowed to play football in the meantime????? SHAME ON THE NFL. This is a total OUTRAGE.

  • its me says:

    IF Guilty and i repeat IF he deserves everything hes getting now and will get. But you peta people are full of it. Ill tell you Vicks problem. Hes young BLACK and rich. White america’s worst nightmare. hes already guilty in everybodys eyes so how can he get a fair trial? Hell even the senate is calling him guilty already. The system is a joke and so is peta. You guys are all about publicity. You dont Stand for shit if it wont get you in the news. Why is vicks name the only name you guys talk about what about the admitted dog fighter who is to testify? Whats his name You dont you guys care about what happends to him hell hes probally still fight dogs. But he wont get you guys on the news so hes no important.

  • Traci says:

    Reading all the posts has been interesting to say the least. You will be able to read the entire indictment in only a few days. Trust me. From what I here it lists Vick’s name 51 times. In my humble opinion that means a lot of involvement. As disgusted as I am with this I can’t help but think of all the professional atheletes that beat the hell out of the women they know and nothing happens. Because he has been indicted I believe he should be suspended with out pay until he has his day in court. I also believe that after he has his day in court and is found guilty that he should be put to death just like all the guys who beat their wives and girlfriends. If we executed criminals more often the crime would slow down. I know a lot of people don’t believe that but let’s give it a try and see what happens!! Yes I’m from Texas and having said that when I found out Emmitt Smith supported Vick I was shocked. I’m going to the Dallas website and start bashing him. Unbelievable. You know what the sadest part about all of this is….. Vick is going to be found guilty he’ll write a check from 1 of a 100 bank accounts that would cover it spend maybe….but doubtful….a short amount of time in jail and then….write a book get even richer and enjoy life…just like OJ Simpson. I’m a huge football fan and will continue to watch football. The NFL didn’t have anything to do with this….I can’t think of a word bad enough to describe him….Vick’s actions. In this day and age of sue and get millions….I don’t blame them for waiting and seeing what happens next. Hey…maybe we’ll get lucky and Michael Vick will put a bullet through his own head and save everybody a lot of grief and money!!!

  • J STONE says:

    DEAR MR GOODELL WOULD YOU CONSIDER HIREING ME. WHEN I WAS 10 I RAPED MY SISTER IT WAS A GOOD FEELING. THEN I STARTED TAKING DRUGS AFTER ADVANCING TO THE NEEDLE I BECAME IMPOTENT SO TO LOOK FOR THRILS TO HELP THIS CONDITION LEADING ME TO LUST FOR BLOOD AND GORE SPORTS SO AFTER I STOLD MY MOTHER WATCH AND PEDDLED DRUGS TO KIDS IN THE SCHOOL YARD WHERE I PASSED 8 GRADE BY PLAYING FOOTBALL I HAD 35000 DOLLARS AND BOUGHT THIS HOUSE IN vIRGINIA WHERE I STARTED WITH MY BROTHERS STEALING NEIGHBORS DOGS AND BUILT ME SOME DEATH TORTURE CHAMBERS BY BETTING DOGS ILEAGAL ALL THE GORE EXCITED ME BUT I STILL COULD NOT GET IT UP. I NEEDED A FIX AND I NEEDED IT BAD SO I FOUND A NICE WOMAN AND WITH A PILL I GOT IT UP AND GAVE HERPES TO HER WELL SHE SUED ME AND I BOUGHT HER OUT NOW I HAD TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO SO I STARTED BABYSITTING AFTER AWHILE I GOT BOARD AND RAPED THE KID SHE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD TO OLD. AFTER KICKING AROUND ANOTHER 7 YEARS AND KICKING ASS AND BASHING HEARD AND KILLING 7 WOMEN ONE A GRANDMOTHER AND RAPEING TEN MORE 5 WERE YOUNG MEN I SAID I BETTER PLAY FOOTBALL BEFORE THEY CATCH ME. SO WHY I AM WRITEING TO YOU NOW WELL I UNDERSTAND YOU LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME I AM BLACK BUT I CAN KICK A BALL AND I LOVE TO KICK ASS. YOU CAN FIND ME AT MY VIRGINIA BAD KENNELS ANYTIME EXCEPT I MAY GO TO JAIL BUT YOU DO NOT CARE IF I HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD DO YOU I THINK MY MOTHER PEED ON ME WHEN I WAS BORN. SAMPSON BROWN

  • Douchebag says:

    I like Gidell. Its just dogs. Jesus Christ people eat some fucking meat.

  • Ariel says:

    Hi IZZY thanks for that ws. I’m going to check it out. Thanks for the interesting info about the sponsors and other encouraging info too! I could use some good news about this already. And I think that it’s absolutely extraordinary what you everyone here is doing about it. Believe me I’m not debating you about the potential lawsuit that Vick’s could have with the sponsors if they drop him but I’m wondering if he would have any grounds for a lawsuit since he has defamed the sponsors. I would like to think that he broke his contract since the sponsors actually hired and paid him to uphold their good image…for the almighty dollar of course.

  • J STONE says:

    DO NOT FORGET TO THANK AIR TRAN AIRWAYS FOR BEING ONE OF THE FIRST TO DROP ITS SPONSORSHIP WITH VIC. SOME MEN LIKE GOODAL FIND IT HARD TO ADMIT WRONG EGO PROUBLM OR SOMETHING THAT IS ONLY UNTIL IT HITS THEM PERSONALLY. I COULD NOT AGREE MORE WITH SENATOR BYRD SHAME SHAME SHAME

  • Richard Naples says:

    Why haven’t the media printed a complete record of the Mike Vick indictment? If excerpts are already released it should be public information available via Freedom of Information FOIA. Ask your newspaper to print the indictment in its entirety. The only way to stop this is to shine a bright light on those that hide in the shadows. Then everyone will see exactly how sick dog fighting and Mike Vick are.

  • coolfusion says:

    It’s not a Swoosh It’s a dog club.

  • nan mcclain says:

    Sharon Thanks for reminding everyone that Va Commonwealth Attorney Poindexter has still done nothing and would have done nothing if the Feds hadn’t taken over the case. Does he have celebrity envy is he on the take is it race bias or was he invited to the bloody festivities? Yesterday I wrote both VA Senators to complain about how our local Commonwealth Attorney I live 30 minutes from the house of horror still refuses to issue a warrant. What’s he waiting for???????Please email VA Senators John Warner and Jim Webb at http://www.senate.govWarner or Webbto see why a VA Commonwealth Attorney refuses to act.

  • Jen says:

    Vick is the lowest form of scum. I hope this coward rots in hell w a nice hot pitchfork up his ass!!!! Just goes to show you that money can’t buy you class!

  • Roderick Spode says:

    Let’s make that cornrowed cocksucker Vick the poster boy for blood sports.

  • sharon says:

    If Michael and his cronies did this there has got to be a special place in hell for them. Please do not lose sight of the Commonwealth Attorney in Surry County who has chosen to do nothing. His waiting for the feds is just another excuse for him to do nothing which is what he intended to do to begin with. The killing of those dogs I believe is a state crime and pressure needs to be put on him. I am sure if he had his way none of this would have come to light I know Mr. Goddell is in the hot seat because if he suspends him and then he is found not guilty I am sure a lawsuit would follow. I feel that he probably has enough money to buy his way out with slick lawyers so this could be what the commissioner is waiting on and it could turn into a nightmare for him. Unfortunately in our society today it seems that those with money often are above the law because they can buy themselves out.

  • Chris says:

    In addition to writing off football which included cancelling the NFL ticket on directv I am cancelling my Sirius subscription which I love and listen to Howard and all the great music daily as it carries NFL and has a station dedicated to it. I hope that XM is NFL FREE but if not I’ll go back to FREE FM. Knowing how much of an animal lover Howard Stern’s fiance Beth is Howard should understand if he loses listeners because Sirius supportscarries the NFL. If not F him as he would say. His fiance Beth should be ashamed to be affiliated with with an entity that benfits from the NFL an entity that condones Dogfighting and supports individuals indicted for dogfigting. All Goodell had to do was to act the same way the NYC Police department does when one of its officers are indicted of a felonysuspend with pay until final judgement. That’s the least the NFL could of done and it failed. Please cancel your Sirius subscription if you have one and let them know why!!!

  • Chris says:

    I know it is selfish to say but today is a sad day for me. Today I write off an organization the NFL and a sport football that I loved for 35 years. Not only did I fall in love with the sport at the age of 5 but I played it up through college. Today I cancel my NFL ticket on DirectTV and pledge that I will never 1 watch another football game 2 watch ESPN during football season 3 purchase any merchandise representative of the sport 4 purchase any merchandise I knowingly is sold manufactured or marketed by any entity related to directly or indirectly the NFL e.g. any and all NFL sponsors or advertisers that I know of. It is sad that I can no longer see the game that I love and it will really be difficult during the Super Bowl which is a big party tradition with my friends and family. My pledge is nothing when you see the images of these dogs fighting. It is disgusting to see someone like Vick who has been blessed with so much opportunity and talent even remotely involved if not the completely involved in this sub human behavior. To say that if he is found guilty of the charges he should rot in jail is an understatment. Perhaps equally disturbing is Roger Goodell’s position on this issue and his condoning of this behavior by ignoring Vick’s indictment and allowing Vick to play. I sent my letter to Goodell and I hope you do the same. I know at least six other friends that will also write off the NFL as I hope that I can convince others. I’m angry and sad and hope the NFL takes a hit that it can’t recover fromI know it is a pipe dream to think the NFL will go under but I can dream.

  • tyler says:

    ok no offense to peta or anyone im a michael vick fan myself i think animal cruelty is wrong IF he did do what he is accused of doing let him go to jail im just saying wait until he is convicted of it before he is suspended thanks TYLER

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