Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let's Cut Michael Vick Some Slack

On Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, approved a conditional reinstatement of Michael Vick. Vick can sign with any team, attend practices, training camp and play in the final 2 preseason games. The only remaining question is, will any team be willing to take a chance on him?

I do believe Vick has the right to regain his career and become a productive member of society. Vick has acknowledged his mistake, apologized for it and paid his debt to society. Yeah, you have the animal-loving people out there who say he's not being honest and is only doing it to repair his shattered image, but I believe in redemption and feel everyone deserves a second chance.

I don't condone what Mike Vick did. Dogfighting is cruel and he deserved the punishment he got and all the ramifications that came with this senseless act. But the guy has payed his debt and is willing to work with humane organizations to put an end to the cruel and illegal sport.

So I say, let's give the guy a shot. Hopefully soon he'll get back to doing what he does best, making electrifying plays on the football field.

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