Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vicks VapoRub -- Part II

It was announced yesterday that Michael Vick has agreed to plead guilty to federal dogfighting charges that could result in a prison term. Details will not be announced until next Monday, but it is believed that prosecutors will seek only 10-18 months in jail time. Even if the anticipated maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 were to be handed down, it seems like this is a mighty small price to pay for such cruel acts as hanging, drowning, electrocuting and shooting defenseless animals. Talk about chicken feed -- especially when one considers that in 2004, Vick signed a ten-year contract extension worth $130 million dollars that guaranteed him an NFL record $37 million signing bonus.

Vick lied about his actions to his team, to his fans and to the NFL commissioner. It isn't the first time he has lied.

Back in January of 2006, I posted a comment about Michael and his equally despicable younger brother, Marcus. I don't know where Marcus is now, but I can tell you he isn't playing football any more. As for Michael, he has obviously gone from bad to worse. Ironically, both he and his brother are Virginia Tech alums.

Too bad Cho Seung-Hui isn't around any more.

Here's the Needtovent article that was initially posted on January 26, 2006:

Another frickin' denial from a high-profile athlete -- this time it is Michael Vick, today's quick pick for being a dick.

Little brother Marcus stomps on an opposing player in the Gator Bowl, an obvious and unprovoked premeditated act that is witnessed by 70,000 people in the stands and millions on TV, and his older brother yesterday speaks out and has the temerity to say, "I know Marcus. He's not the kind of kid that's going to do something like that on purpose."

Bullshit. What planet are you on, Michael?

"Sometimes your emotions just take over...now it's time to move on."

Where? To jail, apparently, since this little angel was arrested and charged with pulling a gun on three teenagers in Virginia just three days later.

I am personally sick and tired of millionaire pro athletes who absolutely will not take responsibility for their actions or, in this case, admit that a sniveling scum-bag brother is guilty of ANYTHING. Just shut up, will ya? You come across even dumber than you look.

Yes, these Vicks rub me the wrong way.


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