Falcons QB Vick’s Mom Fights Back

A Vick supporter

Just when you thought that the Michael Vick case was in its final stages, one more person decides to put in their two cents.  And that person is – and probably a surprise to no one – the Falcons quarterback’s mother.  As reported by James Fanelli of the New York Post, Brenda Vick, Vick’s mother, told the Post, “I gotta be strong for him.  It is tough on everybody.  They are trying to put my baby in jail, and for what?” Ms. Vick, I do not know where you get your information from, but last time I checked, Michael was facing prison time for actually being involved in dogfighting, which is illegal.

Ms. Vick further added, “Everybody makes mistakes.  Everybody deserves a second chance.  He has given his life over to God.  He is not a criminal . . . He’s a good person. He has a big heart, and it just hurts.” Again Ms. Vick, I am thinking that you’ve been terribly misinformed.  Michael is indeed a criminal despite what you think; he may be a good person but that only takes you so far, especially if you’ve been involved in illegal activities.  Ms. Vick went further, accusing her estranged husband of lying about Michael and attempting to extort money from him in order to feed his drug habit.

This is getting a bit odd.  Vick’s mom defending her son, while that is admirable, one wonders if this is the case of her realizing that the gravy train is about to soon run dry or if she simply is delusional about her son and his lifestyle choices.  I mean, come on – Vick bought his mother a mansion in Suffolk, VA.  It makes you wonder if she would go turncoat on Michael as his father allegedly did if Vick did not buy this mansion for her.  I know that this is all speculation, but still, it makes you wonder what her motivation is.  But all of your pleas for mercy for your son Ms. Vick, will not mean a thing, both in the court of public opinion, the court system, and the National Football League.  Your son made his bed and now he has to lay in it.  I hope Vick paid your property taxes for you on that house for many years, because your gravy train is shortly becoming dry.  Don’t get me wrong, I do sympathize with Vick’s mother; she is sticking up for her son (which any good mother would do).  But is she defending him for all of the wrong reasons?

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One Response to “Falcons QB Vick’s Mom Fights Back”

  1. Nora Sinkankas says:

    I can certainly sympathize with Michael Vick’s Mother not wanting her child to go to jail; no Mother wants her child in jail. BUT, to say “and for what?” when your son has admitted to his participation…. “For what” is this, Mrs. Vick: your son and his partners trained, abused, tortured (for years), and ruthlessly killed 8 dogs. Apparently another 53 dogs may be killed because of what your son trained them to do, so through no fault of their own, other than trusting your son. And that is just the beginning of the crimes to which your son has admitted. Lastly, my four children know that if they ever break the law, and I find out about it: I’ll be the first to turn them in if they haven’t done so already. Requiring our children to be accountable for their actions and to think compassionately before they act is a Mother’s responsibility to her child(ren) and to our society. Some time in prison and, hopefully, thousands of hours of volunteer time educating children and the public about the horrors of animal abuse, may well be one of the best things to happen to Michael Vick in a very long time.