Michael Vick Admits Admits Guilt in Dog Fighting and Apologizes … AFTER BEING CAUGHT!


So was the Michael Vick apology sincere? Or was it just part of the scripted attempt by Team Vick to rehabilitate his career? Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words! A dream career that Michael Vick all but washed down the drain by associating himself with something as barbaric as dog fighting.  


(Michael, you forgot to apologize to the dogs)

One thing is for certain, if Vick’s apology is to be believed in any form he needs to go away out of the public eye and rehabilitate the man, not the football player. When one rehabilitates them self in the media, it is for only one purpose. Canceling a radio appearance this morning was about the most intelligent think Mike Vick has done in 28 years.

If you claim you have found God, as stated in your press conference, then its time Michael that you do grow up and as they say … get right with the Lord.

Yesterday Michael Vick, soon to be ex-Atlanta Falcon QB, pleaded guilty to federal dog fighting charges. All those allegations that people have defended Vick for and claimed he did not do, Vick pleased guilty too. Then came the supposed heart felt apology.

“First I want to apologize for all the things that I’ve done and that I have allowed to happen,” the star quarterback said at a news conference following his appearance in U.S. District Court to formally enter the plea.

He also apologized to “all the young kids out there for my immature acts and what I did – and what I did was very immature. So that means I need to grow up.”

“I totally ask for forgiveness and understanding as I move forward to bettering Michael Vick the person, not the football player,” he said.

He concluded by saying, “I offer my deepest apologies to everyone. And I will redeem myself. I have to.”

Vick pleads guilty, then apologizes for behavior

Give Vick tough time, but not lifetime ban

Michael Vick does deserve a long suspension from the NFL; however, he should not be banned. If a NFL owner is crazy enough to hire him so be it. However, just as a NFL team is allowed to hire Vick, people will also have the right to protest any such team and their sponsors. That is the baggage you get when Vick puts on your uniform.

Posted August 28, 2007 by
Crime, Judicial, Sports | 26 comments

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    26 Responses to “Michael Vick Admits Admits Guilt in Dog Fighting and Apologizes … AFTER BEING CAUGHT!”

    1. Brenda on August 28th, 2007 9:35 am

      Since everyone within 50 miles of here are avid VA Tech fans…and my son’s high school do BB’G concessions for all the games….Vick was/still is very popular around here.

      Back when he was playing for Tech, anytime the team would return from away games it was a Blacksburg event to go downtown and wait for the busses to return and crowd around him and the rest of the team…but mainly evenyone wanted Vick.

      Yes, what he did was very, very bad. Yet, the way I see it, how many of YOU would jump up and admit right away? He DID admit he lied…he DID admit it was due to personal shame (no kidding)…he DOES admit he must grow up…he DOES admit it was terrible…he MADE IT A POINT to appologize to fans and ESPECIALLY the kids who idolized him. As to “finding Jesus”…what person with ANYTHING AT ALL good left inside of them doesn’t do the same thing? Had he gotten 7 or 8 women pregnant and paid for their abortions, who would have even cared? Wouldn’t have gotten him kicked off the team now, would it?

      Would you all prefer the type of response we are seeing from O.J., or Scott Peterson, John Couey (he didn’t “really” kill her), or Bobby Cutts?

      Nope. I’m not happy with what he did. But remember he is a kid who was pushed into international spotlight from our little neck of the woods in Virginia. A tiny place I left Tampa for to have the “quiet” life. So much for that.

      I can’t say how “brilliant” I’d have been in his situation at his young age. You know, being handed millions in my early 20′s!!? I am sure it wouldn’t have been dog-fighting (but maybe a fast car and out of control attitude like Lindsey Lohan?)

      I say let’s see how this goes. He IS accepting responsibility. Also, our sins are not in the national and international spotlight. Let’s seriously see how this plays out in real life, not the football field.

      Oh yes..and any of you who feel the need to condemn that he didn’t come running out ASAP and tell the world his secrets, I invite YOU TO DO SO HERE ON THIS BOARD. Right now so you aren’t hypocrites…hate to see that happen.

      I’ve my own skeletons which will stay in the closet, thank you. (no, wouldn’t land me in jail, but would be embarrassing) Can any of YOU admit the same?


    2. JustMeT on August 28th, 2007 10:22 am

      Kudos to Vick for fessing up and taking responsibility for his actions….. Although he had no choice..

      I believe he was being sincere…. to save his maybe remaining football career..

      I still cheer him for ‘coming clean’.. I bet there is more..

      I personally hope he is aloud to try to convince the commissioner to allow him back after he matures. I think he will redeem himself.. if its possible

    3. LilPuma on August 28th, 2007 10:29 am

      The problem I have with this case and the thousands of others who engage in this horrible activity is that they enjoy seeing the pain and suffering of these dogs. Why? We know that many violent criminals start out by inflicting pain and suffering on animals. Also, dogs are social creatures. In the wild it’s the pack, domestically it’s the family. These dogs are denied the support of that social structure and then brutally punished in the fighting ring and after. Why do these people enjoy it? That’s the heart of the problem.

    4. Brenda on August 28th, 2007 11:07 am


      Yes, you are correct. Many killers start out “practicing” on animals. From what I hear around this area, this was a “new-found” thing for Vick since leaving Tech…not a carry over from childhood problems. Used to be cock-fighting (the chickens :>) was hugh around here. Used to be able to drive through the country and see them tied to their little boxes all over the place. Now, that is not a big thing, but apparently dog fighting has taken it’s place.

      I AM glad he got caught to bring attention to this nasty practice some call a sport. Hopefully a wake-up call to others in the public eye who need to take a closer look at their own souls, you know?

      all have a good day. Can’t WAIT for Tech games to start. I’ve still got 2 years I can volunteer to sell that BB’Q and get in the games for free !!! :>)


    5. Jerry from Ohio on August 28th, 2007 11:27 am

      To # 1 and 2 comments Sorry but a both missed the boat In my opinion but that’s yours to decide .
      I have no compassion for this man , he may have left his area but he took most of the attitude and lack of humanity with him .

    6. super dave on August 28th, 2007 11:50 am

      we’ll see if he’s sincere when or if he turns on the other fighters and starts giving names.

    7. lynn on August 28th, 2007 12:57 pm

      Vick did make a mistake, and so does every human being. I don’t think that to ruin his whole life is fair, people are just over exaggerating the fact that he was cruel to animals. Okay, sure but what about people that are not in the spot light, I wish you people who pay so much attention to the media and what they feed you to build up more hate and what not towards a man who is as equal to a man not in the spot light. Right now there is some body out there getting a light sentence because he committed a crime far more cruel than dogfighting. Killing someone! and here you are yelling and saying Vick deserves his whole life and career to be ruined. Say sorry to the dogs, okay are the dogs going to talk back and say, “oh its okay Vick”? No, people need to weight out what is more reasonable. Someone who runs around murdering people for fun and people who torture another human being. Why don’t we put all our energy into something more realistic than dog fighting. Society now a days is just ridiculous, yeah he should go to jail for committing a crime but in reasonable terms. Not just because your a dog lover and want to see him suffer so much. And I think that just because Michael Vick is a black man in the spot light, has something to do with it as well. Society today has not gotten ride of its race issues. Its a shame we live in a world like this. If a white man were to stand up and say he was sorry there would be some compassion but a black man, no he’s not sincere. Its all to do with his race, his worth and he’s a football player celeb.
      people are just so ignorant.

    8. Jerry from Ohio on August 28th, 2007 1:25 pm

      Good comment Dave #6 bet ya he doesn’t , ya know code of the street and all that BS

    9. nssgaroeu on August 28th, 2007 2:06 pm

      #4. From what I understand, this was NOT a “new found” thing for Vick… apparently he has been practicing cruelty to animals (in the form of dog fighting) for over 5 years! That a person would even involve himself in this cruel practice and call it a sport is just way outside my comprehension! Apology way too late for me!
      Certainly only my opinion.

    10. mayan_moons on August 28th, 2007 2:46 pm

      His appology sounded good except for the part when he called his behaviour “immature”. What he did was WRONG morally and legaly. Thank God for the organizations like the Humane Society & Peta to give voice to animals who have no voice to cry out for help.

      Lil Puma i agree with you & wonder what thrill one gets to see 2 dogs rip eachother apart with eye’s hanging out, biting so hard to protect themselves that their teeth are coming out and then left to suffer in pain til they die. Note the dogs Vick & the others killed didn’t win & then were killed coz they weren’t injured bad enough to die, the others were left to suffer until death.

      Another thing that chills me to the bone is that until these pitbull pups get big enough to fight other pitbull’s they have to build their aggression & fighting ability somehow and how is that done? It’s done by throwing somebody’s stolen pet in with the pitbull’s in training. How would anyone defending what he did feel if their pet had been stolen & they found out it was used for bait? I have a very strong feeling one of my dog’s was stolen for this purpose several years ago. I searched for 3 months with flyers and checked the pound everyday to make sure if Rascal was brought there that they wouldn’t put him down in 3 days. Nothing. It haunts me & my son to this day what happened to Rascal. (german shepard)

    11. Mike on August 28th, 2007 3:24 pm


      I do not think that his total life is ruined. He will go to prison (never to be put with the general population) for maybe 2 years and come out and still have more money at age 29 than 85% of Americans that have worked 50-60 hours a week for 30 years. As far as him being black (since YOU brought it up); MV had the chance to do some real good for the black race but everytime a high profile black does something so stupid as this it just gives all the racist people more ammunition. I personally could not care if he was white, black ,green or purple I would not allow him to play for my team after this. But since you want to bring up race, is it a coincidence that the other players in the NFL that were in so much trouble last year were black? I understand that poverty and upbringing has a lot to do with it but I do not understand that if someone is lucky enough to escape all of that, how can they be so stupid to give it all away. In the case of MV, it is a little more than not being mature. He is what,
      27 or 28 years old? I truly hope that he comes back and becomes a better person. If he does he will be given another chance to play football but he will never be on stage like he was before.

    12. Mike on August 28th, 2007 3:30 pm

      Also, I was a huge fan of MV AND the Atlanta Falcons so yes, as a fan, I do fell let down and I fell extremely bad because of the role model he could have been for so many youngsters. I truly feel that with the time he will have to think about all this that he will realize what he could have accomplished and hopefully he will be back with the attitude to try and achieve some of the things he could have. It will just be a lot tougher now. It is like the old saying, ” you can take the boy out of the country but you cannot take the country out of the boy”.
      So we will just have to wait and see.

    13. ayfit on August 28th, 2007 5:21 pm

      This breed of dog needs to be eliminated. They are a danger to our children around the world. Adults as well as the elderly. Vick might have actually done a good thing. I mean they needed a face to hang this issue on. Boy did they find one! What the NFL will remember or should remember is the gambling. Vick could easily fix a game if given another chance. If I were an owner I’d stay away from Mr. Vick. IMO

    14. Patti on August 28th, 2007 5:36 pm

      Brenda #1:

      I know exactly what you’re talking about. With the notoriety comes some of the worst of influences. I don’t think for one minute that this was something that Vick himself dreamt up. I think that what he means be being mature is to come to have the wisdom to be able to say no and to see the errors of his way BEFORE he gets arrested. As far as the blood and goar that goes on in the ring, I don’t think it is quite the same as that enjoyed by psychopaths who are the ones inflicting the pain… this IS a sport. Perhaps not the one that you and I would choose to watch, but this is not the only sport that uses animals in a brutal way…

      I applaud him for his apology and hope that it’s not too late for him to redeem himself.

    15. Patti on August 28th, 2007 5:42 pm


      RIGHT ON!!! I was chuckling inside about the authors question about whether Vick apologized to the dogs… How odd that people don’t or can’t come to realize that these dogs LOVE the fight. That is what they were bred to do and in doing so are fulfilling their purpose. We used to have bird dogs, german short-hairs, and when they point a pheasant in the field, it is like an orgasm to them… again, doing what their “natural” instincts tell them to do.

      It’s too bad that Mr. Vick can’t shed more light on the problems with this activity and perhaps shed more light on his connections that got him started in the sport to begin with… THEY are the bad guys.

    16. Jean on August 28th, 2007 6:00 pm

      Vick turned snith to save his own butt. Considering the violent nature of his fellow dogfighting chums, I wonder how long it will be before someone puts a bullet in his brain.

    17. Patti on August 28th, 2007 6:09 pm


      I wouldn’t wish that on anyone… except maybe
      one of those mad dogs they like to exploit.

    18. disgustedmom on August 28th, 2007 11:09 pm

      NO SYMPATHY for this jerk!

      Found God? Where was God hiding that Vick went and found him? He wasn’t hiding, Vick the prik just didn’t want to see God or even think about God while he was busy not considering a life God put here on this earth …make that a bunch of lives….make that captive, beholding, trusting, vulnerable creatures that can feel pain!

      And he did it for money! Killed for money! I hope he goes belly up broke!

      Scared to tell? Why? Must have known what he was doing was wrong…just like JVDS who was scared to tell the truth…he too, knew what he did was wrong just like Vick. What did Vick do with God then while he was doing wrong and knew it? Oh, I guess that’s when he told God to go take a hike!

      I don’t care if it’s animals or humans, you don’t abuse a living creature. If you do, screw you!

      You know, people try to say this is a black thing…it’s not….blacks do it, rednecks do it, and the Hispanics love to get roosters to fight. All sort of ethnicalities do this sort of thing and they have one thing in common…they are all azzholes, cruel heartless stupid morons with blackened souls. They use people, things and they like it that way ….arg! They are just like what we say those involved in covering up the Natalee case are….cold heartless demonics masquerading around in human bodies.

    19. LilPuma on August 29th, 2007 1:28 am

      He won’t be put in the general population? Why? He might get hurt in a fight? They should throw him in with thousands of others who put their dogs in a pit and let them all fight to the death. Eye for an eye.

    20. LilPuma on August 29th, 2007 1:36 am

      #7 Lynn: I care about those who kill people AND I care about those who abuse animals. If you read this blog, you know that most posting about #7 Michael Vick do too. His arrest has put a spotlight on dog fighting and according to the Humane Society of the U.S., raids and arrests of non-celebrities have increased in this area since this high profile case hit the media. You should also be aware that dog fighting usually involves other crimes. Like illegal gambling, drugs and guns. I hope that’s significant enough for you and those who share your opinion.

    21. sparrow on August 29th, 2007 11:34 pm

      What a terrible thing to do to a animal. Cold hearted to kill an animal. Cold hearted to watch animals kill each other, and get enjoyment out of watching such a hellish thing.
      Vick was blessed with talent, blessed financially, and threw it all away. What a lowlife.
      Where’s al sharpton and jesse jackson?

    22. Patti on August 30th, 2007 7:50 am

      I don’t think that this is a matter of loving
      animals. It’s a matter of men breeding dogs
      for a specific purpose. Even without any command
      from their owners, the pit bull will engage and
      enjoy attacking – even the unsuspecting:


      2 Pit Bulls Break Into Home, Maul Woman
      Woman In Bed During Attack

      POSTED: 8:28 am PDT August 22, 2007
      UPDATED: 8:48 am PDT August 22, 2007

      GIG HARBOR, Wash. — A woman in Washington state was left badly injured after two pit bull terriers broke into her home through a pet door and attacked her in her bed, police in Pierce County said.

      Video: Pit Bull Attack

      She managed to grab a gun and tried to shoot the dogs, enabling her to get away and lock herself in her car.

      From there, she called 911.

      The woman was hospitalized in serious condition.

      Police said the pit bulls also killed a neighbor’s Jack Russell terrier, which apparently heard the noises coming from the home and went inside.

      Police used pepper spray and fought the dogs to get them under control.

      The dogs are expected to be destroyed.

      http://www.turnto23.com/news/13948817/detail.html ________________________________________________

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