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Memo to Mike Vick supporters....

by Adam Bjaranson

Posted on August 23, 2007 at 12:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:41 PM

STOP IT ALREADY!! Is that clear enough? This case is spiraling outta control enough. We don't need your senseless wit to try to "soothe" the situation. If you want to defend it on your own time! Don't bore us with this "he's being victimized" garbage! If I sound angry, you hit it on the head. This bothers me more and more each and every day that passes. It bothers me more because I have two dogs (Murphy & Oden). I won't get into them (at least right now), but the people that are defending Vick are truly 'off their rockers'. Today, it came to a climax with me.
I'm ticked off at professional athletes that are using "The Situation"--that's what they call it at Falcons headquarters--as a way to boost their support of Vick.
First off, the NAACP came out today and said that "Vick should be allowed to return to the NFL". Two words NAACP....nice timing!!! The only way Vick has a ghost of a chance at redeeming anything with the general public, is to call a press conference and let the world know how (truely) remorseful you are at these inhumane actions you were apart of.
The reason for me to blog on this topic was mainly because of Roy Jones, Jr. and Stephon Marbury who both came to Vick's defense today. Here's what Jones was quoted as saying:

"People tend to talk so hard against people. They make it such a bad thing, like dog fighting is worse than killing someone." Jones Jr added: "I'm not a dog fighter. I've never been to a dog fight. But just because they have the animals doesn't mean they are fighting the animals. Michael Vick doesn't have that kind of time to train and raise dogs... I like bulldogs and I like their mentally."

Jones Jr concluded: "They are making this so bad, but really two dogs fighting can happen in anyone's backyard or on the street. It happened in my backyard, two of my dogs fought and one died."

Also quoted in the Green Valley News, Jones Jr stated: “Fighting animals don’t necessarily get mistreated. They get treated just the way I get treated."

Hey Roy....when did you get dunked under water and drown....or when did somebody electrocute you? Please refrain from getting near any microphone or camera for the foreseeable future Roy.

Then, there's Knicks guard Stephon Marbury....who said this earlier today:

"I think we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals," the Knick point guard told Capital News 9, an Albany TV station. "You know, from what I understand, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors.

"I think it's tough that we build up Michael Vick and then we break him down."

It's ignorance at it's professional best, isn't it? My guess is this case will uncover many other former/current athletes that have been involved in such dispicable events.
This garbage wasn't the reason I got into sports....but it is what is. Luckily, I'm not making the news.....just reporting it.