(Closed) Regarding Michael Vick

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As a football fan I dont like Michael Vick on so many levels.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I totally agree with you that it is complicated; however, I believe that his sentence did not fit the crime and should have been more severe.

I also think that because professional athletes are idolized and paid millions of dollars that there should be a clause in their contract that they have to behave in a certain manner.

I think he is a disgusting human being and I will ALWAYS think that. I don’t follow NFL; however, if I did I know that I would hate any team he played on.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think all professional sports players, because they are SO looked up to by children, should have to abide by moral standards set forth by the industry.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Sorry. Didn’t even know of Michael Vick before the whole brouhaha. Now, em, not really a fan but I do know of him and did watch the game on Monday and found myself rooting for him. And, um, yeah, I did hate what he did to those dogs BUT, and please no one come down on my head like a ton of bricks, but, I don’t view dogs the way that most Americans and most hive members do. Do I think it’s bad what he did? Yep. Do I think he deserved to go to jail and lose his post with the Falcons etc, nope. But that’s just me. Maybe it’s cultural? I know the ladies on The View once mentioned it and they almost got pelted with fist sized stones.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Its a really tough topic.  I think its too hard to come up with a response without making a scapegoat of him. 

I feel like there are probably a lot of other people have have done hideous crimes, served their time, and are allowed to continue back in their work. 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

HATE. and the time he did was not NEARLY enough. ugh. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@FMM:“I also think that because professional athletes are idolized and paid millions of dollars that there should be a clause in their contract that they have to behave in a certain manner.”

I agree with this as well.  I think the same goes for some of the other crimes/actions of professional athletes. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m all for second chances – but dog fighting is such a disgusting crime. I don’t think he should be allowed back into the NFL.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with caszos. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think he’s a disgusting excuse for a human being and should have NEVER been allowed to rejoin the NFL. Sure, maybe they’re “just dogs” but people who abuse and murder poor defenseless animals have no place in society. I certainly do not feel like his punishment fit the crime. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@caszos: Agreed. I still don’t like him, and I hate it when Darling Husband roots for him…but at the same time, he did go to jail and serve time, which is more than some other criminals do.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Although he paid his debt to society (technically), I don’t think the punishment fit the crime (was way too light of a punishment – probably because he was an NFL QB).

I know he isn’t the only NFL player (or other famous athlete in any sport for that matter) to commit a crime but his crime was much worse than most, IMO.  And I do think that athletes / public figures / “role models” / etc should be held to a higher standard.  A “screw-up” that big shouldn’t be forgiven by a league like the NFL.

I don’t love that Darling Husband roots for him (he’s on his fantasy team this year so he’s actually helped him out a lot of weeks).  I just hope that since Vick HAS been given this second chance that he makes the most of it and shows that he truely has changed his ways and can be a productive member of society.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Another vote for hate not being a strong enough word.

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