By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
More Michael Vick What Was He Thinking
MICHAEL VICK IN PAIN
Roger Goodell is KIDDING himself
Arthur Blank is KIDDING himself
most of all of course far and away
Michael Vick is KIDDING himself
If they think this is some brief storm that will quickly blow over. As evidenced by Goodell’s statement they will allow Vick to play this season as though nothing has happened. As Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank has said more or less. And as Michael Vick is praying. Well Think Category 5 Hurricane. Instead.
This is not a simple matter. This is not steroid use. This is not even a player hitting their wife and getting arrested. Or carrying an unregistered firearm. Or getting in a late night brawl. Or drunk. This is BIG time trouble.
Let’s go over the basics once again. This is not about Michael Vick placing an occasional bet on some dog fight. This is a lengthy Federal indictment placing Michael Vick at the very center of a large scale inter-state dod fighting BUSINESS which he operated for the last 6 years.
It is alleged Vick financed the operation, bought and owned the large home that served as the center of the operation, where these helpless animals were caged and abused so they would fight “better,” provided funds to buy dogs in various states, attended and bet at numerous dog fights, was fully informed about all the brutal details of the operation, approved and personally witnessed the horrific execution of various dogs that either did not fight “well enough” or were too badly mauled in a fight to be of any further use.
This is guy who was on top of the world. Has the largest salary package in the history of the NFL, is treated like a Sports God, has million more in endorsements, is hailed and praised wherever he goes.
In other words the least likely person on Earth to be trafficking in this cruel and illegal activity. Yet not only did he do so, he used his fame and fortune to support the operation. Took great “pride” in it. Was clearly the LEADER of this illegal “business” and for the entire length of his NFL career. He even personally gave the “business” its name The Bad News Dog Kennel. Sure was.
UNLESS OF COURSE YOU BELIEVE
Michael Vick has been framed the victim
of a vast right wing no make that
Well if Vick has been framed then he is the DUMBEST guy on Earth doing nothing at all to tell the truth expose the conspirators. The reality is Vick is the one accused of conspiracy along with the 3 other “gentlemen” who were indicted with him. The point of this Dramatic Introduction is to make our Point.
HEY GOODELL HEY BLANK
HEY NFL HEY MICHAEL VICK
this is not going to blow over
Wise up Vick unless you are truly innocent make a deal right now with the Feds. Stand before the public and admit you are an idiot and that there is no defense for what you did.
BEG forgiveness. Donate $ 10Million to animal rights groups.
Go immediately to one of the minimum security hotel prisons for the rich and powerful for 6-8 months. It will be like being on vacation and you can stay in great shape in their first rate gym and get ready for the 2008 season.
WHAT’S YOUR ALTERNATIVE VICK ??
The Circus has just begun
Wait for your formal indictment next week. There will be more satellite trucks and reports there in Virginia than you have ever seen even with all the media attention you get. After that head to pre-season camp ??
WELL THINK ABOUT THIS
It seems very very likely the trial will take place right in the middle of the NFL season. Or maybe worse at the start of the Playoffs. That is something Goodell and Blank are in denial about because it COMPLICATES their lives tremendously. What does it do to the Falcons prospects this season if right in the middle of it Vick is spending every day except game day in as court room not on the practice field. How does that work for Vick or the Falcons.
As for Goodell and the “larger” NFL
Just as the NFL media machine is trying to keep sports fans and the media focused on the action on the field and the approaching play off match ups and embellishing their empire and building Post-Season TV audiences and getting attention for key players INSTEAD the BIG story on the sports pages will be all the gruesome DETAILS from the trial, over and over again in horrendous detail about the dog fighting “business” Vick and his partners operated.
AND UNLESS GOODELL AND BLANK
truly believe Vick will be found NOT guilty
What exactly does the NFL and the Falcons do as Vick is led off in handcuffs to serve 3-5 years in prison OR yes more likely is out on bail awaiting sentencing.
THINK they are going to allow him to play convicted of murdering dogs.
And again let’s not forget …..
The animal rights protesters who will surround every Falcons game home or away. The picket lines in front of NFL headquarters. Then there will be the newspaper and other media special reports here there and everywhere on the sinister dog fighting that is normally far from public view but which will now always be associated with Michael Vick. There will be the likely Congressional investigations of dog fighting with Vick’s name brought in again and again.
WAKE UP GUYS
YOU ARE IN DENIAL
this is not going away ….
here’s what you need to do
Goodell and Blank
have a closed door meeting with Vick
ask him to convince you
the charges are false
IF you believe him
Stay with Plan A
give Vick some good choices
tell him you can either suspend
him with his full pay or
simply cut him and
not allow him to play ever again
in the NFL until and unless
he is found NOT guilty
then Michael Vick IF
you are smart enough to
take the “voluntary” suspension
go make a DEAL with the FEDs
then stand in front of the cameras
and APOLOGIZE and BEG
forgiveness as you go off to
do some shot time
IF NOT GUESS WHAT
At least one of your 3 co-defendants are going to make a deal for themselves and agree to cooperate with the Feds fully and testify against you in endless detail telling the jury and the world this operation could never have gotten off the ground, never would have existed if you did not fund and encourage it.
How does 5 years HARD time sound Michael
and for all practical purposes not only the end
of your career but your life as a “celebrity”
It sure sounds like an EASY if still
painful choice for all involved
Michael Vick who had NO
reason in the world to get
involved in dog fighting
now it’s time to
WAKE UP MICHAEL
For all those sticking up for Vick simply because he is Black or justify his actions simply because he is Black or excuse him simply because he is Black you are doing as much damage to African Americans as Vick has if he is guilty of these charges. How about being outraged at Michael Vick for doing something like this without any concern for the implications. Unless of course with no logic at all you have concluded Vick is innocent of all charges. It never happened.
And if it even deserves to be added Vick if guilty as charged did not “discriminate” against Black dogs. They got mailed and executed like the others.
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