We don't need to forgive Vick
I could not disagree more with Jamie Foxx when it comes to the recently released dog killer Michael Vick. He said, “Mike probably just didn't read his handbook on what not to do as a black star.”
Vick didn't need to read any kind of handbook. What he should have known is that killing dogs is simply something you don't do as a human being. He chose to engage in murder and barbarism. Now, the word on the street is that enough time has past. We need to forgive him.
No, we don't need to forgive Michael Vick.
It's difficult to get over pure evil. And that's exactly what dog fighting is. I don't care what former NFL celebrity Deion Sanders says. According to Sanders, “What a dog means to Vick might be a lot more different than what he means to you.” With that twisted logic, there's no difference between a human who likes walking dogs and a human who likes to murder dogs via dog fighting.
I had actually thought that Vick was going to restore his image by working construction at $10 an hour. Ease back into civil society. Instead, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to give their star quarterback Donovan McNabb another head case to deal with. It wasn't enough to burden McNabb for years with T.O. [Terrell Owens] whining about not getting the ball enough. Now, he has a dog killer on his hands. I wonder what this is going to do to team chemistry.
This is why I press stop on the forgiveness button when it comes to Vick. You know, if he did get that job in construction or anything else but a job right back in the NFL — the very place in the limelight where on the side he was murdering dogs — perhaps everyone could in time forgive him. What I find disgusting with a capital D is that now that he is back in the NFL, the media will be following his every move. Other players will be cast aside. All for what? He's just another man in a jersey.
Dog fighting is pure evil. Forgiving someone like Vick in no way motivates me. Forgiveness is for people who are worthy of it. To cheer on Michael Vick again knowing what he did is almost too insane to believe. Forgiving him is forgetting murder all in the name of a game called football. Have we no shame or moral compass?
I'm sorry, but there are some crimes that warrant no forgiveness.
Tony Zizza, 37076
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