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Eagles respond to Grey Goose report

Thanks to a reader (actually, given the reaction that some of you have had, we’re not sure that gratitude is the proper emotion) who pointed out an August 16 item in the New York Post indicating that Eagles quarterback Mike Vick was drinking Grey Goose vodka last Saturday, we’ve been delving into the question of whether Vick has violated the terms of his reinstatement to the NFL.

The language of the July 27 letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell implies that Vick is prohibited from drinking alcohol.  But the league has been reluctant to state whether any consumption of alcohol constitutes a violation of the terms of Vick’s reinstatement.

The Eagles have chimed in on the matter, and the team’s position strongly suggests that Vick is permitted to drink some alcohol, but not a lot.

“We are aware of the report and it is not in conflict with terms of his probation or reinstatement with the NFL,” Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko told Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Still, at a time when Vick is expected to be “proactive” in his off-field pursuits, we think Vick is taking a huge risk by drinking any alcohol — especially since Eagles owner Jeff Lurie has made it clear that the decision to give Vick a second chance could potentially be reversed at any time.

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  1. Dr. Michael says: Aug 23, 2009 2:47 PM

    Just a matter of time for the Newport News, Va Vicks are both back in jail. Fat Andy Reid, aka Father of the year, cannot have Vick and his sons meet because it would violate all 3 of their respective “probations.”

  2. Ron In Charlotte says: Aug 23, 2009 2:54 PM

    Seriously, it is just a drink, and if he is going to drink himself out of a job then he would probably do it with another vice as well.

  3. Akshun says: Aug 23, 2009 2:55 PM

    ProFootballTalk.com = The TMZ of the football world, almost even worse

  4. cw2147 says: Aug 23, 2009 2:55 PM

    Oh my God PFT.. This is not TMZ.. Lets talk football. Please?

  5. MasterShake says: Aug 23, 2009 2:56 PM

    And who decides what “a lot” is? Tommy Kramer?

  6. MrJumpman23 says: Aug 23, 2009 2:57 PM

    Stop hating and leave the guy alone… Go find someone else to harass. Leave him alone, he’s not driving and killing people.. Vick will shine this year!!!!! Go Vick!!!! I’m not an Eagle’s fan, I’m a Vick fan!!!!!

  7. -jd- says: Aug 23, 2009 2:57 PM

    you know what they say…today it’s sipping grey goose, tomorrow it’s hanging pitbulls… This is getting ridiculous… Vick is never going to get a fair shot at anything because of the media’s ultra sensitivity to absolutely every action he takes…is he allowed to sneeze or will someone find a way to explain how that goes against his reinstatement?

  8. mastodon says: Aug 23, 2009 2:59 PM

    I’ve never seen so many panties in a twist over a drink.

  9. dgrossman84 says: Aug 23, 2009 3:00 PM

    Grey goose and pineapple?!
    Lets freak out about it!!!!
    Seriously, this is not news…this vick coverage is becoming Favre-esque. You’re better than this Florio.

  10. Hillbilly Coach says: Aug 23, 2009 3:02 PM

    Vick is smarter than all of us and will do what he wants.
    FREE Puppies!

  11. tv says: Aug 23, 2009 3:04 PM

    Momma says that stoopid is as stoopid does. That’s what Momma says anyway!

  12. east96st says: Aug 23, 2009 3:07 PM

    “especially since Eagles owner Jeff Lurie has made it clear that the decision to give Vick a second chance could potentially be reversed at any time.”
    Which will never happen. They signed him on the cheap. That’s all that matters to Lurie. If he can dump Donovan’s tedious “I get no respect” act and have another QB that can’t win a Super Bowl for much less, he’ll tolerate anything Vick does. Vick can’t demand that his deal be reworked to “make up” for a well deserved benching.

  13. truthsayer says: Aug 23, 2009 3:07 PM

    Florio, don’t let the whining Vick apologists affect what stories you post. This is a legitimate discussion. Vick has been handed an opportunity to rebuild (to an extent) the fortune he squandered. If he is stupid enough to waste that opportunity, it is certainly newsworthy. Many probation terms prohibit any alcohol use, so an investigation into whether Vick is in compliance is not out of line. To the apologists who think Vick is being unfairly treated, remember that he’s lucky to be out of prison and on an NFL roster, period. He easily could have been rotting in a cell for years to come, with no one to blame for his predicament but himself.

  14. Marty says: Aug 23, 2009 3:08 PM

    Fat Andy Reid, aka Father of the year, cannot have Vick and his sons meet because it would violate all 3 of their respective “probations.”
    LOL HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Hilarious man!!!

  15. stanjam says: Aug 23, 2009 3:11 PM

    Is the alcohol thing a condition of his release from jail or a condition of his reinstatement to the league? If it is a condition of his reinstatement, then the league can do what it wants in regards to that. If it is a condition of his release, then that is another matter altogether, and not in control of the league or the Eagles. I am assuming at this point it is a condition of his reinstatement.
    Still, it is foolish for him to be drinking at all at this point, especially in public. Actually, I would think ANY player in the league should think twice, or even thrice, before going out drinking. It doesn’t help your physical conditioning at all. These guys put too much work into their physique to hammer away at it by drinking, at least during the season. They take every advantage they can to stay on top of their game (so they say) and then they go out drinking?

  16. Hillbilly Coach says: Aug 23, 2009 3:12 PM

    Vick laughs at the world!
    FREE Puppies! (*electrodes not included)

  17. JohnnyH says: Aug 23, 2009 3:16 PM

    Everyone really needs to get off of his or her self-righteous high horses. Instead of just sitting on your fat asses in front of your computers hating on a guy, why don’t you go outside and actually do something about the crimes said player was convicted. If you really give a shit about animals or Mike Vick then go out and actually make a difference in the world and put an end to animal cruelty as a whole. Take a stand make a difference. But I know, it’s just much easier to sit around day after day typing out flaming criticisms.

  18. antneejay2 says: Aug 23, 2009 3:18 PM

    My own experience has taught me that each successive drink renders the next more acceptable. Vick and the Eagles need to concern themselves with changing him from a slime ball to a citizen rather than reciting the fine print.
    I feel Dr. Michael’s pain. I’ve been dying to see Vick and Reid’s kids hook up, too. It would be all like “hi, how are you” and shit. Life is just full of disappointments. And they wonder why we’re bitter.

  19. FtheVaGiants says: Aug 23, 2009 3:20 PM

    STFU its a drink. I cant wait until he gets in the endzone for the first time and finds a way to spike a puppy.

  20. swervinmervin says: Aug 23, 2009 3:22 PM

    A source has just told me that Vick was seen J-Walking in downtown Phili. J-Walking, Florio! J-Walking!!! Lets nail him for violating something!!!

  21. mikecocosis says: Aug 23, 2009 3:30 PM

    florio…i like the vick updates. keep em coming. i love hearing everyday what a d-bag the guy is, and how everyday it just seems like the dude is closer and closer to screwing it up all over again. i’m vegan yea, so i may be biased on the whole dogfighting thing,but even Vick supporters should have the sense to see that his acts weren’t just wrong….but the guy has serious mental issues.
    take the time to figure out how you’d kill your dog if it were say…too old.
    eletrocute it? i wouln’t even know HOW to do that…dude actually took time to figure out…HOW to kill a dog by electrocution.
    thats why i love hearing the updates, but he’s going to F something up on his so called probation…and i want to be the first one to say “i told you so” when the psycho goes back to the construction company.
    whatta tool…

  22. Display Name says: Aug 23, 2009 3:31 PM

    Florio, who the F are you to say what’s a ‘huge risk’ or not? The man is an adult and can legally drink if he wants. Get off his jock you toad!
    ——————————————————-
    From the earlier Blog entry…
    BirdWeisErrr says:
    August 23, 2009 12:46 PM
    “No, it isn’t. Excessive drinking is. Not drinking a couple of drinks.”
    Are you a retard? Do you really think his probation officer said it’s OK to drink as long as it’s not excessive?
    ================================
    You MUST be the ‘retard’, his ‘Probation officer’ has nothing to do with it, it’s a court order that controls it. Did you read the court order? I did…
    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/pdf/1211vickjudg.pdf
    Page 3 item number 7:
    7. the defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a
    physician;

  23. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 23, 2009 3:48 PM

    Pro active my ass, you really didn’t buy that line of BS the Eagles owner was selling did you ? He doesn’t give a rats ass, if he did he wouldn’t of signed this POS.
    More smoke being blown up our asses.
    I hope the Eagles go 0-16. I promise I wont be watching any of their games and that includes the playoffs if they were to make it that far.

  24. Sock_Puppet says: Aug 23, 2009 3:52 PM

    Listen, the real crime is that a grown man is drinking Grey Goose and pineapple juice. It’s GEIGH! (NTTAWWT)

  25. luigiboy says: Aug 23, 2009 4:01 PM

    Will the Grey Goose incident be Vick’s Chappaquiddick?
    We really are making a big deal out of this, aren’t we? What’s he going to get busted for next? Smoking in the lockerroom?
    Men in black and white with hands planted against listening devices need to tail this guy night and day, don’t they? Except, now we got the media hanging on his every move.
    Did we get so sick of Favre that we have to overindulge in gossip about another athlete?

  26. Snuff Smith says: Aug 23, 2009 4:01 PM

    truthsayer says:
    August 23, 2009 3:07 PM
    Florio, don’t let the whining Vick apologists affect what stories you post. This is a legitimate discussion. Vick has been handed an opportunity to rebuild (to an extent) the fortune he squandered. If he is stupid enough to waste that opportunity, it is certainly newsworthy. Many probation terms prohibit any alcohol use, so an investigation into whether Vick is in compliance is not out of line. To the apologists who think Vick is being unfairly treated, remember that he’s lucky to be out of prison and on an NFL roster, period. He easily could have been rotting in a cell for years to come, with no one to blame for his predicament but himself.
    =================================
    Rotting in a cell for years to come? For what? Last I checked he wasn’t charged for murder. He did his time and was released.
    When did dogs become top of the food chain like us humans? Killing and torturing animals happens everyday in Anytown, USA. Hell, it even happens all over the world. The reason its such a big deal is because he is a celebrity. If it happened to Joe Blow nobody would give two sh*ts about it. Quit the damn boo-hooing and grow a pair. Quit living in the past you babies.
    Waaaaaaaaah he killed Fluffy. Let’s burn him at the stake!
    (Last I checked, President Bush was responsible for ordering the torture of HUMANS. Why aren’t we making a bigger deal of THAT situtation???)

  27. Snuff Smith says: Aug 23, 2009 4:05 PM

    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    August 23, 2009 3:48 PM
    Pro active my ass, you really didn’t buy that line of BS the Eagles owner was selling did you ? He doesn’t give a rats ass, if he did he wouldn’t of signed this POS.
    More smoke being blown up our asses.
    I hope the Eagles go 0-16. I promise I wont be watching any of their games and that includes the playoffs if they were to make it that far.
    ================================
    Good. Leave the watching to the real fans. We won’t miss you.

  28. realityonetwo says: Aug 23, 2009 4:05 PM

    “Vick is never going to get a fair shot at anything because of the media’s ultra sensitivity to absolutely every action he takes..”

    How much of a fair shot at a decent life did many of Vick’s pit bulls get?

  29. TheDPR says: Aug 23, 2009 4:09 PM

    “Pro active my ass, you really didn’t buy that line of BS the Eagles owner was selling did you ? He doesn’t give a rats ass, if he did he wouldn’t of signed this POS.
    More smoke being blown up our asses.”
    This pretty much nails it. Lurie won’t cut Vick until Vick costs him serious money. Same reasoning keeps Reid as coach and GM for life until he costs Lurie money. Perennial mediocrity doesn’t mean anything as long as they keep selling out tickets, selling beer and hoagies, and selling hats and jerseys.

  30. hotchick says: Aug 23, 2009 4:23 PM

    The point is, if you know the world is watching you, and more then half are just waiting for you to screw up, and 1/4 of them are sure you will, WHY do anything that could lead to you screwing up? WHY do anything that gives people the chance to say “See he is screwing up?” WHY prove that you just don’t get it, and are not smart enough to just lie low for a while and get through this “oh we will see about him” stage of the comeback?
    Like it or not the man has to prove himself. He’ll prove the supporters right or the naysayers right. Its much EASIER to do something stupid with alcohol in your system. Its EASIER to make a mistake with alcohol in your system. So dont take the risk!!!! At least until everyone gets tired of watching your every move. Or until you are at home or somewhere where everyone CANT watch you.
    So this is point towards the naysayers. Vick is too dumb to accept that he has to ride out this phase of his life acting like Mother Theresa.

  31. Play4Blood says: Aug 23, 2009 4:30 PM

    If he’s on probation, drinking is a violation. Unless, of course, he’s getting the celebrity treatment.
    He should have taken that UFL contract. Vick is not an NFL QB.

  32. Jaydub says: Aug 23, 2009 4:39 PM

    Hey Florio, don’t let all these flip-flopping Beagles fans prevent you from adding negative Vick material to the mix. 2 weeks ago, they hated Vick and wouldn’t have pissed on him if he were on fire. Now he’s God and he shouldn’t have a shred of negativity come his way because he’s……sorry.
    Have another one, Mike! The whole world knows you’re a classic F-up anyway. Might as well get hammered until the cops show up again.
    First round is on me…..dog….

  33. FireStarter says: Aug 23, 2009 4:54 PM

    Stop trying to make the news and just report it. No one likes Vick. No one want him to be their new buddy, but your trying to make his every move into crime.
    Christ – we know he’s a Shit-Bag. He had 1 drink. Get over it.

  34. darth_vincent says: Aug 23, 2009 4:54 PM

    testing positive for marijuana usage… you’re supposed to be in the NFL drug program. Drinking while in the NFL’s drug program = 2nd strike — automatic 4 game suspension.
    When is the NFL going to treat this guy like they do every single other player in the league??? He’s been getting a pass at every level… how many chances does he deserve?

  35. darth_vincent says: Aug 23, 2009 4:58 PM

    actually the bigger question is “what does Tony Dungy think?”
    PFT get on the horn and see if Dungy is still going to stand behind this a-hole now that he’s out drinking in public.

  36. dldavidlong says: Aug 23, 2009 5:05 PM

    keep posting them florio. i shoot my neighbors dogs everytime i see a new vick story.

  37. Userpick21 says: Aug 23, 2009 5:18 PM

    It’s stupid that a grown man who did not have a problem with alcohol be restricted from drinking alcohol. What does the “N” in Nfl stand for Nazi?

  38. mikeysoundtrack says: Aug 23, 2009 5:22 PM

    if the eagles try to cover this up, can we PLEASE start calling it “Grey Goose Gate?”

  39. famucancer says: Aug 23, 2009 5:26 PM

    Vick has turned them all into Perez Hilton…but Perez is not nearly as gay as the sports writers are these days.

  40. BirdWeisErrr says: Aug 23, 2009 5:38 PM

    Probation Officer: “Sure it’s OK if you have a few drinks Mr Vick. Just don’t you know drink too many.”
    If you all believe that you’re bigger fools than I think you are.
    Mr Goodell is a smart man and I gurantee this negative publicity Vick is still getting is pushing back his game eligibility date.
    Keep up the good work Michael. Dungy has to be a proud man.

  41. Abe Froeman says: Aug 23, 2009 5:40 PM

    Why would Vick violating his probation/reinstatement not be newsworthy?

  42. mborz says: Aug 23, 2009 5:50 PM

    Give him a break Florio. It’s hard not to want a drink when you’re stoned.

  43. Snuff Smith says: Aug 23, 2009 5:53 PM

    @killachap
    Who asked you? Why don’t you go back to humping your cousin, redneck.

  44. Snuff Smith says: Aug 23, 2009 5:54 PM

    And to boot….
    Obama is trying to clean up this mess that your wonderful ex-leader created. Ever wondered why everyone in the world hates the U.S.A?

  45. BlueEyeDevils says: Aug 23, 2009 6:00 PM

    “YOU” people are too slow to play receiver.
    “YOU” people are too soft to play back.
    “YOU” people are too whimpy to play end.
    So “YOU” people are so AFRAID that the last position “YOU” people have is quarterback, is going BYE BYE :)
    McNabb & Vick, two brothas at “YOU” people prized position are going to dominate the league this year!
    That must be burning you guys up so that’s why you are on the blogs, day after day, attacking Vick like a “bitch” fighting woman :)
    Better check your panties, you may be bleeding :)

  46. jaden says: Aug 23, 2009 6:05 PM

    Many moons ago…I tortured and killed animals all the time. I used to super-glue pill-bugs when they rolled into balls. I used a magnifying glass to nuke ant colonies….. I wonder if PETA has my name on a list somewhere.
    Point is..it’s all relative. There are many cultures where dog fights and the like are widely accepted as forms of sport and entertainment. I can’t count the number of immigrant students that I’ve met who think nothing of the Mike Vick story. And while he isn’t an immigrant, there’s no denying that there are subgroups withing American society who view these acts as part of everyday life.
    If anything, ya’ll should be harping on him for the interstate gambling aspect of his crime. The whole dog murder thing is horribly overblown. I think it’s apalling, but in context…I can see where he might naturally be involved.

  47. 10mm says: Aug 23, 2009 6:08 PM

    Vicks parole states that he is not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs period.
    check it out.

  48. truthsayer says: Aug 23, 2009 6:40 PM

    @ Snuff Smith:
    As killachap pointed out above, Vick did a reduced sentence. Don’t forget that he obtained this reduced sentence, in part by testing positive for marijuana before he entered prison so he could get into a treatment program that would reduce his jail time – quite the loophole he exploited. So spare me the sob stories.
    The man never served a day in jail for his torture/killing of dogs. Poindexter saw to that, an absolute disgrace. He did time for running the gambling operation, not the cruelty/torture/killings. And yes, he would have been rotting in a cell for years if he wasn’t Michael Vick. Not a life sentence, but he certainly would have done a much longer stint in the hoosegow.

  49. tyrone says: Aug 23, 2009 6:43 PM

    I’m sorry sock_puppet…but grey goose and pineapple juice sounds pretty good right now.
    I may just have to turn in my man card.
    By the way, a little while ago my chihuahua growled at me when I tried to bring him in the house..if I had been drinking some of that I may have just vicked his ass across the front yard!

  50. dbick says: Aug 23, 2009 6:53 PM

    like it or not, vick did his time and is now free. and as someone who was once on probation, his PO or whoever is in charge of keeping tabs on him wont be able to do shit about this unless there’s alcohol in his piss or HE actually see’s vick drinking.
    let the man live already, goddamn.

  51. 10mm says: Aug 23, 2009 7:03 PM

    Why would Vick want to drink any alcohol except to show that he is the same arrogant prick that he always was.

  52. BirdWeisErrr says: Aug 23, 2009 7:09 PM

    Maybe you all should read #3 of the special conditions of his probation.

  53. Bwa Ha Ha says: Aug 23, 2009 7:10 PM

    Tito’s Handmade Vodka is waaaaaaay better than Grey Goose

  54. Bigbluefan says: Aug 23, 2009 7:38 PM

    He is in Philly what else can he do
    I would have to be drunk to live in that hell hole of a city
    That city is so bad they moved the goverment to DC what does that say about Philly
    Most cities have fine dining in Philly you have Pats and Genos and for the 5 star treat you have chicky and petes
    Keep drinking Vick and dont look before you cross the street maybe you can get hit by a bus and burn in hell where you belong

  55. wvugrad00 says: Aug 23, 2009 7:52 PM

    Jesus Christ can’t the man have a drink with his food without people getting all up in his ish? I understand he has to be very careful people are out to get him, so it might be best to not do anything out in public, but it was one drink

  56. FumbleNuts says: Aug 23, 2009 7:52 PM

    Grey Goose is GOOD Vodka!

  57. Display Name says: Aug 23, 2009 8:25 PM

    10mm says:
    August 23, 2009 6:08 PM
    Vicks parole states that he is not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs period.
    check it out.
    ================================
    No it doesn’t fool, and he wasn’t paroled he served his time and was released. Look up what ‘parole’ is.
    As for his probation:
    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/pdf/1211vickjudg.pdf
    Page 3 item number 7:
    7. the defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician;

  58. Jackal138 says: Aug 23, 2009 8:25 PM

    Snuff Smith says:
    August 23, 2009 5:54 PM
    And to boot….
    Obama is trying to clean up this mess that your wonderful ex-leader created. Ever wondered why everyone in the world hates the U.S.A?
    —————-
    Of course not. He’s a conservative. They don’t care what other countries think because America is the best country in the world no discussion hurr hurr hurr.
    Ironically, people like killachap ARE the reason the rest of the world hates us.

  59. BirdWeisErrr says: Aug 23, 2009 8:46 PM

    Display Name says: August 23, 2009 8:25 PM
    10mm says:
    August 23, 2009 6:08 PM
    Vicks parole states that he is not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs period.
    check it out.
    ================================
    No it doesn’t fool, and he wasn’t paroled he served his time and was released. Look up what ‘parole’ is.
    As for his probation:
    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/pdf/1211vickjudg.pdf
    Page 3 item number 7:
    7. the defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician;
    ………………………………………………………………………
    Before you call someone a fool you should read the “special conditions” part 3. Fool.

  60. Jackal138 says: Aug 23, 2009 9:03 PM

    Bigbluefan says:
    August 23, 2009 7:38 PM
    He is in Philly what else can he do
    I would have to be drunk to live in that hell hole of a city
    That city is so bad they moved the goverment to DC what does that say about Philly
    —————–
    Anyone that understands history understands that you are a complete moron for this line of reasoning.
    But go ahead, you think you’re insulting Philadelphians, but you’re really making yourself look like an uneducated fool.

  61. Display Name says: Aug 23, 2009 9:23 PM

    BirdWeisErrr says:
    August 23, 2009 8:46 PM
    Display Name says: August 23, 2009 8:25 PM
    10mm says:
    August 23, 2009 6:08 PM
    Vicks parole states that he is not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs period.
    check it out.
    ================================
    No it doesn’t fool, and he wasn’t paroled he served his time and was released. Look up what ‘parole’ is.
    As for his probation:
    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/pdf/1211vickjudg.pdf
    Page 3 item number 7:
    7. the defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician;
    ………………………………………………………………………
    Before you call someone a fool you should read the “special conditions” part 3. Fool.
    ================================
    Oh Toad, Toad, Toad….
    3). The defendant shall participate in a program approved by the Probation Office for substance abuse, which program may include residential treatment and testing to determine whether the defendant has reverted to the use of drugs or
    alcohol, with partial cost to be paid by the defendant, all as directed by the probation officer. The defendant shall waive all rights of on fidentiality regarding treatment in order to allow the release of information to the probation officer and authorize communication between the probation officer and the treatment provider.”
    All this is saying is that the program MAY include treatment for…. and it spells out what the treatment is for.
    This isn’t saying that all of these things ARE included. He wasn’t in for alcohol related offenses. He did however fail a drug test and THAT is what this is about.
    It also doesn’t say AT ALL that there is a penalty for his use of alcohol, in fact the earlier passage that speaks of “Excessive use” is the controlling factor. Special conditions are only covering drug testing and possible treatment for which Vick will be partially responsible for paying for, at the direction of hid probation officer.
    Now fool, try to UNDERSTAND what you’re reading before making an even bigger FOOL out of yourself next time.
    Such idiots around here… they must take after the king fool Florio.

  62. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Aug 23, 2009 9:23 PM

    I am very excited to know that PETA is willing to make a fool out of themselves rather than embracing a changed man, which could be a positive move for their company and animal rights. Amazing how you do not bring up all the incidents where the law has been broken by countless organizations in order to “protect” animals rights. The man has paid his dues in accordance to the law, if you disagree with the law start a revolution rather than pissing your time away complaining in front of a stadium.

  63. BobbyBob says: Aug 23, 2009 9:49 PM

    “I am very excited to know that PETA is willing to make a fool out of themselves rather than embracing a changed man”
    PETA are experts at making fools out of themselves.
    He is out of jail for 2 months and automatically changed?
    How many felons work for CBS/FOX/ESPN aside from the janitors?
    Dont believe in others capable of change?
    Vick is going to crack under the pressure, worst place he could have gone is philly. Specially if they report every drink he takes.

  64. ufzo says: Aug 23, 2009 9:57 PM

    Florio, your hate for vick is ridiculous…a drink?????….you would be happy if the he would be locked up forever it’s a race thing it always will be….matt jones getting caught with cocaine red handed did not even warrant an immediate suspension…big ben’s case was laughed off…i could go on and on but none of you would understand anyway…is this 2009 or 1929

  65. ufzo says: Aug 23, 2009 10:03 PM

    Florio, your hate for vick is ridiculous…a drink?????….you would be happy if the he would be locked up forever it’s a race thing it always will be….matt jones getting caught with cocaine red handed did not even warrant an immediate suspension…big ben’s case was laughed off…i could go on and on but none of you would understand anyway…is this 2009 or 1929

  66. bishop23 says: Aug 23, 2009 10:45 PM

    Stop the presses! my cousin’s girlfriends brother’s uncles nephew works for a CVS in philly and said he saw Vick buying listerine…lock him up!

  67. rdub80 says: Aug 23, 2009 11:57 PM

    To all of those people who are not expecting this kind of response (with vick in general…#1 if I were him I would do absolutely nothing to ruin the LAST CHANCE for him to make this kind of living…#2 if anyone thinks the 2 years he got for doing the things he did to those dogs, you should be locked up yourselves. I have nothing against Michael Vick, I don’t care if it was Mother teresa that did what he did to those dogs. They should be locked up for much longer. No one will ever convince me he magically thinks what he did was suddenly wrong. What he did is something you should know the second you see anyone doing those things. And before any of the Michael Vick fans respond to this with the, these were dogs not humans, I leave you with this, think of someone taking your dog, cat, etc… and strangling it, hanging it from a tree, electrocuting it to death etc. Or how about taking your kids, teaching them to fight and stick them in a ring and see who comes out alive. If one loses, lets just drown them. Sounds like a great idea. It makes me sick to think there are people out there that think “it is not THAT bad” AND BY THE WAY…IT IS NOT A RACE THING….DOING DRUGS HAS NO COMPARISON TO WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THOSE DOGS!!!!!!! I think the point with the drink is…WHY BE SO STUPID TO DO ANYTHING TO RISK THROWING YOUR NFL CAREER AWAY! Mike Vick falls under this…”if you try to figure out stupid people…it only gives you a headache…and they’re still stupid.”

  68. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 24, 2009 12:31 AM

    # rdub80 says: August 23, 2009 11:57 PM
    To all of those people who are not expecting this kind of response (with vick in general…#1 if I were him I would do absolutely nothing to ruin the LAST CHANCE for him to make this kind of living…#2 if anyone thinks the 2 years he got for doing the things he did to those dogs, you should be locked up yourselves. I have nothing against Michael Vick, I don’t care if it was Mother teresa that did what he did to those dogs. They should be locked up for much longer. No one will ever convince me he magically thinks what he did was suddenly wrong. What he did is something you should know the second you see anyone doing those things. And before any of the Michael Vick fans respond to this with the, these were dogs not humans, I leave you with this, think of someone taking your dog, cat, etc… and strangling it, hanging it from a tree, electrocuting it to death etc. Or how about taking your kids, teaching them to fight and stick them in a ring and see who comes out alive. If one loses, lets just drown them. Sounds like a great idea. It makes me sick to think there are people out there that think “it is not THAT bad” AND BY THE WAY…IT IS NOT A RACE THING….DOING DRUGS HAS NO COMPARISON TO WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THOSE DOGS!!!!!!! I think the point with the drink is…WHY BE SO STUPID TO DO ANYTHING TO RISK THROWING YOUR NFL CAREER AWAY! Mike Vick falls under this…”if you try to figure out stupid people…it only gives you a headache…and they’re still stupid.”
    ==================================
    AMEN to that. The problem with the people trying to defend Vick is that they see color. That’s their excuse. “Oh, never mind the fact that so and so was caught with 400 exstacy pills in the car, the cops only pulled them over cause they were “profiling”. Or, “Oh, I don’t have a job cause the racist bastards at the corporate office don’t want to give me a job because I’m black, not cause I don’t have an education.” It’s all the same story. Vick couldn’t even keep a straight face during his 60 minutes interview, and he was coached for that, and KNEW it would be the whole world would be watching. I was all for Vick’s reinstatement, but now I see that he hasn’t changed much, and it will only be a matter of time before he’s back in front of a judge or the commissioner trying to explain his dumbass actions. Of course, then all these people will be saying it’s cause he’s black and all of us “whities” have a problem with that. If they had their way, then every black person in America would be immune from any prosecution because everybody else is racist. Until the Jokey Jacksons and Al “It’s racism” Sharpton stop feeding these young black youth this racism BS, it’s never going to go away.

  69. Darth Ringo says: Aug 24, 2009 1:58 AM

    It’s flat out stupid to go drinking when you’ve been given a “second chance” like Vick has. That’s just common sense.
    Vick doesn’t care what anybody thinks, and he believes if he gets busted lots of people will stand up and protest that Vick has the right to do…… you know, whatever he was caught doing at the time.
    Mike Vick doesn’t just have fans, he has enablers.

  70. surefooted says: Aug 24, 2009 6:57 AM

    @Darth Ringo:
    There is a difference between “drinking” and “having a drink”….
    All of you self-righteous SOBs are comical…

  71. straverse says: Aug 24, 2009 11:07 AM

    I also heard that he doesn’t use 100% post consumer recycled paper in his printer at home. The horror!

  72. Raiders757 says: Aug 24, 2009 12:08 PM

    I don’t condone Vick’s criminal behavior, nor do I condone Vick being given another chance to play in the NFL. I do agree that maybe it’s not a wise idea to be seen in public drinking when there is a giant microscope watching your every move. Still, if Vick isn’t prohibited by is probation, or his agreement with the NFL to drink alcohol, he has every right to do so. He is an adult, and it seems he wasn’t acting out of control, or overindulging. This seems to be blown out of proportion here. Drinking alcohol isn’t illegal the lat time I checked.

  73. mustbechris says: Aug 24, 2009 1:02 PM

    Everytime Florio posts a Mike Vick article, God kills a puppy. Please, think of the puppies.

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