|Michael Vick – Atlanta Falcons
(photo: Tami Chappell, Reuters)
For you parents out there who think athletes should be held up as role models,
I present Michael Vick. He is a disgrace as a human being. I covered his recent
indictment on my show today, hardly able to control my contempt, which Vick
deserves. CNN is covering this story top to bottom. It’s impossible not to show emotion for such a despicable human being.
Also indicted were Vick’s associates, Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony
The men, who named their enterprise the “Bad Newz Kennels,” developed
the property for their dogfighting operation, building a house, “a fence
to shield the rear portion of the compound from public view [and] multiple
sheds used at various times to house training equipment, injured dogs and
organized fights,” the indictment said.
The indictment details a series of dogfights in which members of the operation
allegedly participated, including several fights in the fall of 2003 when
Vick was sidelined with a broken leg.
The indictment said that in April 2007, Peace, Phillips and Vick
“executed approximately eight dogs that did not perform well in ‘testing’
sessions by various methods, including hanging, drowning and/or slamming at
least one dog’s body to the ground.” Vick also is alleged to have consulted
with Peace before Peace killed a losing dog by electrocution in 2003.
Vick Indicted In Dogfighting Case
Star QB Alleged to Have Been Highly Involved
Hanging a dog.
Slamming a dog to the ground.
Electrocuting a dog who lost a fight.
NFL Commissioner Roger
Goodell has refused to suspend Vick. Evidently, Goodell has talked with
Vick and said “he’s going to make changes in his life.” Not
good enough. It’s a feckless response to the 19-page indictment. The NFL has
changed the rules so Goodell can absolutely discipline Vick even if he’s not
yet convicted. Atlanta Falcons fans should shame Goodell into action.
AirTran Airways recently got rid of Vick as a spokesperson. Good move.
Oh, and just in case you think Vick’s classless cruelty and disregard for others
is only focused on animals, he reached a settlement last year with a woman who
he infected with herpes. Lovely.
Michael Vick, some class act.