This morning all the radio sports guys are talking about Michael Vick working a plea in the dogfighting fiasco. On our local station, 950 the Fan, someone asked why people were so upset about Vick when Leonard Little was still playing in the NFL. Little was blottoed and crashed into another car killing the driver. He served his time and six years later was pulled over again for a DUI. The Fan listener, while not condoning Vick's behavior, was muffed that people were more upset about a dog than a human.
Moser and Clough, the talking heads in the morning, were trying to urge the listener to take these as two separate incidents. However, i think the factor that makes these different is the intent. Since pleading quilty Michael Vick has said, through his attorneys, that he has made mistakes. That isnt really true. Leonard Little made a mistake. He was stupid and arrogant for driving drunk but he didnt intend to kill anyone. Michael Vick didnt make a mistake. He knew exactly what he was doing...training dogs to fight. He knew exactly what the outcome was for dogs that didnt do well...hanging, beating, electrocution--simply put, death.
The intent behind having a beer and thinking, "it wont happen to me" is worlds away from the intent behind Michael Vicks actions. I for one hope that Vick is done with the NFL forever. The guy is obviously a complete douche...that being said, he would fit right in at Oakland....Zing~
This is the stupidest thing I have heard in awhile, "White also said he didn't understand the uproar over dogfighting, when hunting deer and other animals is perfectly acceptable." If you cant see the difference between the two then you need a solid swap upside the head. The Vick issue isnt about race. In fact, if he had been a white guy he would have been branded a backwoods redneck. Black or white, what Vick did was a wrong and cruel.