December 7, 2019
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Started by Victoria Brown

"For all of you that say Vick should be forgiven - give this a read.

Most people are aware that Michael Vick was a dogfighter. They may even have illusions of what they think dogfighting is at its worst or the suspected actions that take place. However, what Vick did was not simple dogfighting.
I have struggled real hard with trying not to hold a past against someone because I believe in forgiving and that people can change. I have come to the conclusion that some things are simply unforgivable for me.

Some of those things are what he chose to do.

Picture your dog or your friends dog tossed to a couple of animals trained to fight for humans. Imagine that animal screaming as it is being ripped apart and having its throat ripped out. Imagine the person that tossed that helpless animal to the other animals just laughing as it occurs and later admitting he thought it was funny. That person who tossed the animals to the others is Michael Vick.

Imagine taking a bucket used to hold water, filling it with water, and holding a dogs head in it until it drowns while it stands on land.

Have you ever thought of the image of hanging a dog? He did that too. He also picked them up over his head before slamming them downward on concrete at his full force over and over.

As a bodybuilder, I know the strength of professional athletes. Imagine the blunt force trauma that dog felt as it hit concrete over and over from not dying the first time.

He also attached jumper cables to their ears and tossed them in a pool to electrocute them.

This is not about dogfighting. That has become a separate issue. The acts in dogfighting are disgusting and reprehensible. What Vick did was to take it one step further and find a way to legitimately torture dogs like a horror movie.

I know that he went to prison (he was sentenced to 23 months under RICO), but that was not for the animal torture.

In Virgina, he was charged with two class-6 felonies, which each carried a maximum of 5 years in prison. He submitted a guilty plea to a single Virginia felony charge for dogfighting, receiving a 3-year prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior, and a $2,500 fine. In return for the plea agreement, the other charge was dropped.

Everyone else, but animal advocates, seem unaware of what he truly did and most are probably unaware of the time he actually served and for what basis.

Upon exiting prison for RICO:

He received a sponsorship from Nike and he went back to playing in the NFL.

Now, he is an analyst on TV for football and he was just selected as a legends captain for the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl.

All because the man could run fast with a football.

And the general public does not seem to mind one bit about any of it." - Matthew Currie. 

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