NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell To Falcons QB Michael Vick … No Training Camp For You

 

The NFL is in a bind and they keep biding their time, trying to figure out what they are Michael_Vick_Dog5going to do to save the integrity of their sport. The last thing in the world the NFL wanted to do was come down hard on a marque player; however, Vick has left them no choice. Pretty soon, “Stay Away” will turn into GO AWAY!

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s edict is a start, but in no way the end. If the NFL wishes to save the soul of their sport and their fan base, Michael Vick must pay the piper. Criminality be damned, this is about morality.

The allegations of dog fighting involvement  and Michael Vick keep getting worse and worse. The situation  continues to  dog the Atlanta Falcon QB and so it should. Today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fired the first shot of many arrows that will soon come Michael Vick’s direction. Vick was told not to attend the Falcon’s training camp.

“While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or innocence, it is my responsibility as commissioner of the National Football League to determine whether your conduct, even if not criminal, nonetheless violated league policies, including the Personal Conduct Policy,” Goodell said in a letter to the quarterback. (Fox News)

Animal rights groups like PETA have been protesting outside Falcons’ headquarters in Flowery Branch, GA, “Tell the NFL to Suspend Michael Vick“.   And so they should. So should any other dog owner, pet owner or person with a conscience. We do not agree very often with PETA; however, this time they are in the right.

The Sporting News reported that Michael Vick and the dog fighting allegation case touched a nerve with dog lovers. They are partially correct. The reason why this case is bigger than anything the NFL will know what to deal with is because it outrages ALL pet owners and anyone with a soul. No matter what Vick’s involvement is with the dog fighting allegations, his career and reputation are scared forever. You don’t mess with pets!

Posted July 24, 2007 by
Bizarre, Crime, Sports | 16 comments


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    16 Responses to “NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell To Falcons QB Michael Vick … No Training Camp For You”

    1. jennifer34 on July 24th, 2007 10:28 am

      It is sickening to see him in the same photo with a dog.

    2. ayfit on July 24th, 2007 12:22 pm

      The Vick brothers are thugs,anyone who doesn’t see that are thugs as well. The NFL doesn’t need these so called athletes. Sack them both.

    3. sb on July 24th, 2007 5:59 pm

      He isn’t molesting kids or doesn’t seem to be doing drugs. He didn’t kill his family… he had some dog fights…
      Dog fights happen all over the place and this is something I would not care to see. I don’t like it either, but I can’t fight about everything I don’t like in my life.
      I understand that animals are being harmed and this is very wrong. But to cost this guy his place in the NFL isn’t right either. A big fine and ‘don’t do this again’ should be sufficient.
      Child molesters are getting away with a lot more than this.
      How many of the other players participated in these dog fights? Would you jail them all?
      Does it matter in comparison to other things that have been happening in this world?

    4. sakredkow on July 24th, 2007 6:33 pm

      sb – I understand you are sincere and don’t think it’s a huge deal compared to a lot of things. But I think objectively speaking it’s one of the most repulsive acts that people can engage in – pure barbarism. But people tolerate it and accept it.
      Okay, maybe it’s not as bad as molesting kids. On the other hand, maybe it is worse than doing drugs. I think the best thing that can come out of this is if decent people like sb start to think more seriously about it and decide that yeah, it is so bad that anyone doing it should go to jail.
      Think about it a little bit more sb.

    5. Skyboxx on July 24th, 2007 8:17 pm

      This is crap. Goodell doesn’t have authority to keep a player from practicing, barring a convtion. Blank, owner can keep him from paying, via a suspension for behaviour detrimental to the team. Blank is walking a tight rope. Even if Vick is convicted, he can go to the NFLPA and under the existing CBA, file a greivance against the NFL for asking him to stay away from camp. Its not wonder the sports world is so messed up.

    6. yoyo muffintop on July 24th, 2007 10:13 pm

      Hey, cows are pets for many people as well. And NFL footballs are made of cow leather. As I understand it, most cows are slaughtered by throat-cutting (called sticking) following stunning using a captive bolt pistol. The captive bolt pistol is fired into the cow’s head and penetrates the brain. However, the captive bolt pistol does not always successfully stun the animal. Mis-stunning causes considerable distress, with the animal still conscious during throat-cutting.

      I know cows aren’t as cute as dogs, but vilifying a guy for dog fighting when you’re playing with a leather ball…bit hypocritical of the NFL, don’t you think?

    7. Patti on July 24th, 2007 11:27 pm

      Personally, I think the sport of football is a bit barbaric
      as well. How can we expect a man to pump himself with
      adrenaline (among other things) to fight in an arena that
      is much like a ring for the enjoyment of others; and, then, expect him to live up to a higher standard.

      Dog fighting is disgusting, but so is wrestling, boxing,
      bull-fighting and alot of other things that a large portion
      of our population enjoy… as sport.

      Where do you draw the line?

      I’m with Skyboxx, stop convicting the man in the court of
      public opinion and expecting these icons to live up to a
      standard that we ourselves fall short of.

    8. Patti on July 25th, 2007 12:02 am

      P.S.

      The dogs used in these fighting operations are/were never
      pets. They are mean, lean fighting mchines, nothing more,
      nothing less.

      I would much rather see this breed of dog used for the
      thing that they are bred and raised for, than to have those
      same dogs injure, assault or kill another child. There have
      been summits held to consider wiping out this breed of dog
      because of the thousands of children that are attacked by
      them on an annual basis.

      Don’t confuse “Tuffy” with “Fi Fi Fluff”…

    9. ayfit on July 25th, 2007 9:41 am

      good point Patti-The breed as well as the Vicks should be SACKED and disposed of!

    10. Bun on July 25th, 2007 5:41 pm

      This vicious sport of dog fighting appeals to the lowest level of humanity…the instincts of the old Roman empire’s arena fighting. I think Blank is a big time coward for dragging his feet and Vick should be given the same sentence he gave those innocent dogs for poor performance!!! These morally challenged athletes should be kicked out post haste. I hope soccer replaces the whole sport of NFL…

    11. chloe on July 25th, 2007 9:01 pm

      There is a difference between dog fighting and football. Namely, the willingness of the participants. I agree that football is barbaric, but the players come to work willingly. Actually they love their jobs, I would guess. These dogs are forced into this life. There are people who say they are just fighting machines. That is what they are used for, not what God made them for. Pitbulls are fine, it’s some of the owners who need a leash. You should treat others the way you would have them treat you and that goes for all of God’s creatures. I’m sorry for the long post, but this makes me feel sick. To think of animals starved, caged, beaten and thrown away like trash. I don’t know how anyone can defend him or this “sport”.

    12. Brenda on July 26th, 2007 1:17 pm

      YoYo…welcome back to torment us all! I see you have not gotten any smarter. We kill cattle in Virginia (at least all of the farmers I know who have at least 300 head or more) shoot them in the head with a pistol. What they do at market, I do not know.

      Even so, please keep in mind the slight difference between the two (harvesting your cows and dog fighting). One is legal…one is not.

      Brenda

    13. Brenda on July 26th, 2007 1:19 pm

      Oh yeah…and what is being done to harvest the cattle is not $bet$ on or cheered on with exuberant onlookers calling one another by code names….

      Brenda

    14. Patti on July 26th, 2007 9:15 pm

      Chloe:

      I don’t mean to be argumentative, but these dogs were not
      bread by God, they are the invention of men… men that
      were interested in only one thing, a breed of fighters.

      I feel for the lives of these animals as much as anyone,
      but even God destroyed the defectively violent that existed
      during the time of the flood, as well as at other times.
      Just as God has dominion over us, we have dominion over the
      animals. There are no easy answers, but these dogs continue
      to be a menace and the ones that train them and bring out
      the violent tendancies that they have, genetically, bear a
      lot of the responsibility. We can fine them, throw them in
      jail; but that is not going to end the problems we have with
      these dogs that are prone to violence.

      I, strongly, suggest banning the breed.

    15. Bun on July 27th, 2007 6:30 pm

      Patti…could we also ban the breed of dog fighters who are living on their brainstems only and have no fully developed gray matter in their heads or real compassion for living breathing things? They want to take us back to the Roman arena where fighting to the death is fun to watch…however, they don’t realize that they would actually be the torches lighting up the place with their depressed brain function.

    16. Patti on July 30th, 2007 11:04 am

      Bun:

      The brainless, ignorant dog fighters deserve more
      than just a pat on the hand, that’s for sure. But
      unfortunately, what they do is viewed as nothing
      more than a money making operation and the most
      that is dished out in the way of punishment is a
      fine or a very minimal jail sentence… If we
      truly want to protect these dogs, in my opinion,
      we will stop the breeding of them. They never were meant to be pets and like I said earlier,
      thousands of children each year are mauled,
      attacked or killed by these dogs, not to mention
      other animals that are attacked and many times
      killed, as well.

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