Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick Is Involved In Dog Fighting: Trouble Continues For Troubled and Cruel Quarterback and NFL

So now it’s dog fighting. I guess Vick isn’t happy with his millions. He really needs to feed his cruel side as well.


Dog Fighting Is Cruel, and Vick Has Questions to Answer


Posted May 15th 2007 9:41AM by Michael David Smith
Filed under: Falcons, NFL Gossip, NFL Rumors, Atlanta, NFL Police Blotter

The evidence is mounting that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is involved in dog fighting. The extent to which he's involved isn't quite clear, but at this point he would have to be willfully ignorant if he didn't have at least some inclination that the property he owned was being used to raise dogs that were used for fighting. It's time for Vick to stop dodging questions and start answering them.

We'll have much more to say about this as details unfold, but I have a feeling that a lot of people don't really know what dog fighting is. The Humane Society's dog fighting fact sheet is a good place to start. I was surprised to learn there that a dog fight typically lasts an hour -- I was envisioning something that lasts a few seconds or a few minutes. Roger Goodell is probably more concerned about the fact that illegal gambling is a major part of the dog fighting culture than he is about cruelty to animals. If Vick is involved with gamblers, he's going to face a very long suspension.

But the animal cruelty aspect is the one that's going to do more damage to Vick's reputation. Animal advocacy groups aren't going to let this issue go, and every company that has an endorsement deal with Vick is going to be hearing about it. I think this is going to cost him millions.

The picture shows a dog fight in Afghanistan last year.

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