posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 08:35 PM
I don't care much for the guy, but the dog issue really has nothing to do with it. I admit he's playing the ball of his life this season and,
amazingly, seems to finally deserve some of the accolades. When he was a Falcon, he was highly overrated, IMO.
As far as the dog fighting went, I honestly didn't care nor did I get why so many people jumped him over it, let alone the jail sentence. Clinton
Portis' comment about it was actually pretty damn spot on. Depending on what part of the country you grew up in, it was just a part of the
landscape. Technically, he broke the law... but seeing as how that same law routinely lets repeat offenders in violent crimes against other people
walk free, rapists, chronic DWI offenders, child abusers, and the like all frequently set loose on society with little to no punishment and certainly
no indication that they have even been remotely rehabilitated, I fail to understand why he deserved prison time. The man was made an example of
purely because he was a public figure who screwed up and not in any way based on what he actually did. On top of everything else, he was charged
under a RICO law which essentially was manufactured as a way for the government to guarantee conviction of mafia bosses who, themselves, hadn't
actually broken any laws. RICO is unconstitutional, totally demolishing the double jeopardy clause, penalizes people for claiming their 5th amendment
right, and requires less evidence per crime than if each drime was actually prosecuted.
Bottom line here, I'm not a Vick fan nor an Eagles fan, but I am getting a kick out of the huge middle finger he's sending to all the outraged by
absolutely crushing the system after being tagged by it. If anyone had written this as a story, it undoubtedly would have been considered a work of
pure fiction, yet here it is happening in living color.