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?