You don’t have to be Nostradamus to know that Michael Vick would be a hot topic once he was finished with his jail time. What I didn’t foresee was what I read Lovie Smith say on Pro Football Talk. “I would look at Michael like I look at every other prospect that’s available: He goes back into the pool,” Smith told USA Today, via David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. “That’s what everyone in society does. Mike made a mistake, and he’s paying the price for that mistake. Once you’ve paid your debt to society, you have to say, ‘OK, let’s go on from there.’”
I’m tired of seeing athletes get away with murder, then have to hear about some other stupid act they committed down the road. If they like it or not, being in the NFL carries more responsibility than just being an athlete. They are role models for millions of children and need to act as such.
The final straw was when I read, on the same website, “One nagging reality for us is that Vick refused to commit to participating in a public safety announcement with PETA, unless the organization promised to support his bid for reinstatement.” To me Michael Vick is a unremorseful waste of an opportunity, which should be given to someone else.