Every year, TIME magazine releases its "Top 10 of Everything" list. This year, writer Alexandra Silver listed Michael Vick as one of the year's top comebacks.
"The name Michael Vick will forever be associated with dog fighting, but it seems his gruesome crimes won't be the last word," she writes. His performance on the field shouldn't earn him forgiveness. As a star athlete, Vick is seen by many - especially children - as a role model. Articles like this, though, portray him as a role model for all the wrong reasons.
Yes, Vick served his time. But the TIME magazine article is irresponsible. The article presents his football stats as being more important - and more memorable - than the dogs who suffered at his hands.