Michael Vick recently told GQ Magazine in an interview that people don’t understand dog fighting, that he’d love to have another dog and that only reporters are upset with him. (In so many words)
Here are some quotes from Michael Vick, (What a charming guy)
“Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that’s all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment.”
On dog fighting:
“I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and because of the position I was in, where I was in my life, it went mainstream. A lot of people got out of it after my situation, not because I went to prison but because it was sad for them to see me go through something that was so pointless, that could have been avoided.”
(When he says “so pointless” it sounds like he cares as much about his actions as he does some pre-season exhibition game with The Eagles)
On criticisms from the public/media:
“For a while, it was all ‘Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him, like he’s not a person’…It’s almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money.”
On wanting a dog:
“I miss dogs, man…I always had a family pet, always had a dog growing up. It was almost equivalent to the prison sentence, having something taken away from me for three years. I want a dog just for the sake of my kids, but also me. I miss my companions.“
On not wanting to play for The Eagles:
“I think I can say this now, because it’s not going to hurt anybody’s feelings, and it’s the truth… I didn’t want to come to Philadelphia. Being the third-team quarterback is nothing to smile about. Cincinnati and Buffalo were better options.”
(Dumbass, way to be grateful that you have a second chance in the NFL)
On his negative image:
“They are writing as if everyone feels that way and has the same opinions they do. But when I go out in public, it’s all positive, so that’s obviously not true.”
Okay well, here’s my take on everything Michael Vick…
I’m an Eagles fan, I am, but I loved Donovon McNabb. Before I knew anything about football, I had a Michael Vick picture on my wall in my studio apartment. I thought he was “cool” or something. My conclusion now, since his 2007 dog fighting scandal has obviously fluctuate
For over five years, before pleading guilty to felony charges, Michael Vick had a dog fighting ring. He was in the spotlight during all of it, running incredibly fast but throwing semi-inaccurately for the Atlanta Falcons.
He went to jail, and he apologized, he still is, attempting to apologize. Here’s my feeling,
I don’t care how many times he apologizes. Dog fighting is disgusting. Hurting animals is disgusting. I would rather hear that he’d assaulted a human being repeatedly, or a group of people, than an animal. There is no question.
You all hopefully know what Michael Vick actually went to jail for, for 21 months? Animal abuse is barely an offense in the United States, or anywhere else, the repercussions are almost equivalent to littering, which I think may be a bigger fine.
Well, Michael Vick didn’t go to jail for animal abuse, he went to jail because him and his friends made money off of it. If Michael Vick had abused dogs and his bum friends hadn’t made any money off it he would not have gone to jail. And the one thing I do agree with him on, if he were less famous, this might not be happening to him.
The U.S. doesn’t care enough about dogfighting as a whole to make that big of a deal over someone who isn’t a celebrity.
He was charged with felony offenses, like “taking animals over state lines as part of a dogfight gambling ring,” and racketeering gambling charges. AT LEAST the attention he’s gotten from the majority of the public has been negative, though now I feel as if they’ve forgotten…
…So here he is basically waving a flag in GQ ‘here I am,’ ‘here I am, I’m still an asshole.’ Listen to him, saying he misses dogs, didn’t want to play for Philly, that regular people love him, and journalists are just haters? Also I feel he is hinting that he wish he hadn’t gotten caught.
Vick admitted in court to killing around seven dogs and court papers revealed horribly detailed accounts of his exploits at his farm in Virginia. Dogs that performed poorly were electrocuted, drowned, hung and beheaded.
However, Michael Vick only cares that he lost $142 million dollars by having to leave the Falcons after he was fined, his endorsements were taken away and he had to leave football to sit in jail for a measly year and nine months.
This is not the first rant from Vick about how he’d love to own a dog again, at the end of last year he told reporters,
“Whatever animal I’d have would live a happy life…I know that.”
Ummmm, no. Whatever animal you had, even if it didn’t know that you’re a sick freak with no boundaries, you’re still not allowed to own a dog for very valid reasons. You were capable of torturing dogs, and you did it. So donate millions of dollars to PETA and The Humane Society, you still can’t regain the bad karma you just incurred. Have fun being unsuccessful and committing suicide in your next life. In the one after that you will be swallowed by hungry wolves or hyenas. Or so the story goes.
Michael’s apologies for his actions are about as sincere as my apologies to him would be for writing this article.
[I HATE YOU]