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Michael Vick – How Could You?

Michael Vick came into this world in what seemed to be a doomed life, with his three siblings and parents living in squalor in a crime infested neighbourhood.  But fate had different  plans for him.  Turned out, he grew into a football hero leading a charmed life.  Fame, money, adoration following him everywhere – a role model for other young people to aspire to.

Then, temptation or greed or bad company or a feeling that he could do no wrong or that laws were for “other people”, took it all away.

How does a star quarterback, having come from the ghettos, been blessed with incredible talent and let’s not forget, luck – make such a mess of his young life? 

Here is some of what has been written about him. “According to court documents filed by federal authorities earlier this month, dog fights have been sponsored by “Bad Newz Kennels” at the property since at least 2002. For the events, participants and dogs traveled from South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, New York, Texas and other states.

Fifty-four pit bulls were recovered from the property during searches in April, along with a “rape stand,” used to hold dogs in place for mating; an electric treadmill modified for dogs; and a bloodied piece of carpeting, the documents said.”

As much as I look at it as some sort of Greek tragedy, Michael Vick is not above the law and, if found guilty, should be punished to the full extent of the law. 

Looks like no matter what happens, Michael’s “charmed” existence has come to an end.

July 31st, 2007 Posted by | Personal Opinions | no comments

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