The NFL is in a bind and they keep biding their time, trying to figure out what they are going 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!
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