Do we forgive Michael Vick?
For anyone who missed one of the biggest stories in sports this decade, Michael Vick was convicted of some pretty hellish animal abuse charges related to dogfighting. Like the dude was just financing some pretty sick, violent illegal stuff.
Pit bull cock fights, that type of thing.
Vick lost tens of millions of dollars, had his name dragged through the mud everywhere and did time in the Big House.
But he’s out, he’s playing in the NFL and this past weekend he looked like an absolute all-star stud.
So, do we forgive him? Now of course, this brings up conversations about second chances, about how far too many professional athletes are morally bankrupt infants with too much cash and a “rules-don’t apply-to-me” mentality and on and on.
But no matter what any of us think, Mike Vick is back in the NFL being paind over a millio bucks a year to play football.
And by the way he’s playing, I have a feeling that he’ll be looking at a HUGE contract in the off-season, worth tens of millions, essentially putting him back into an echelon of income that very few people on the planet ever reach… much less twice.
So, do we forgive Michael Vick so we can watch him throw an run and score?
All I know is that if a teacher ever got busted for running an underground ring of dogfighting, they’d never let them anywhere near a school again.
We sure love our sports more than our educators, don’t we?