Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I've mostly been trying to ignore this Michael Vick story. He wasn't really an ACC Player, right? But I guess he's VaTech's most important, certainly most visible alum.

I guess I'm showing some of my own ignorance here. When officials said there may have been dog fighting at a seldom used house that Vick owns in Virginia, I somehow formed a picture in my mind of maybe a house out in that western Virginia area, which is very rural, and sometimes poor. I was thinking maybe it was an old, almost abandoned house that somehow he ended up owning, maybe buying from a friend as a favor or something. Then I somehow imagined that some of his old friends maybe use this shack as a party house and went and did something stupid like had a dog fight, but that Vick would have known nothing about it.

OK, can't ignore it anymore, since he's been indicted. So finally I go check things out a little, and here is the shack:

Not exactly what I expected. Looks like a pretty nice house, and not the kind of place you just turnover the keys to some buds any old time.

Time will tell whether Vick and his career are in serious trouble or not. Who knows. But one thing I've been pondering is, where does dog fighting rank on the scale of normal bone-headed football player idiocy? I'm trying to decide where it fits in this list

  • Smoking Pot
  • Strip Club Addiction
  • Assault
  • Steroids
  • Drunk Driving
  • Murder
I'm not really making the point that a lot of NFL players are bad, there are a lot of bad people in all walks of life. But I'm more just trying to decide for myself, where does dog fighting fit into that list. I know we all love dogs and think it is bad, but is it worse than drunk driving? I can't imagine it is. What if it had been Cock Fighting? We like dogs more than chickens, right, so that wouldn't have been as bad? Not sure there is really a point to this post, was just thinking...

Michael Vick indicted on dogfighting charges
Newsday, NY - 48 minutes ago
BY NEIL BEST Michael Vick, once considered a superstar in the making and a fresh face for the NFL in the 21st century, now is a defendant in a federal ...
Vick indicted in Virginia dog fighting case, Canada - 50 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three other men were indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on conspiracy charges tied to a ...
NFL star indicted over dog fighting
CNN - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick faces criminal charges and a possible prison sentence for allegedly participating in an enterprise that ...
Prosecutors Say Vick and Three Others Trained, Raised and ...
ABC News - 2 hours ago
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been indicted for his alleged involvement in a dog fighting ring. (John Amis/AP Photo) By PIERRE THOMAS, ...


Cowboynation said...

I just think that if it was anyone else that they would already be in jail. Too many "Celebrities" are doing illegal things and just getting reprimanded or fined but not punished with jail time. I know that if I did half of the things that these celebrities are getting away with that I would be in jail for a long time. I like Vick, but I don't like that just because you are a "STAR" you get special treatment and think that you are invincible.

Ken White said...

I'm still not sure they have enough to put him in jail. Will be interesting to see if any of his buds crack and start talking. Might be some good rewards for keeping quiet for long enough, but staying out of jail is a pretty good motivator if the prosecution really wants to nail Vick.

Anonymous said...

I think vick should suffer like the dogs did. Kick his ass and put some hungry dogs on him. He is a coward and hateful devil.