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Tony Dungy says Vick used bad judgment

Former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy, who had an active role in Mike Vick’s return to the NFL last year, has chimed in on the latest controversy involving Vick.

“The only thing he is guilty of is using bad judgment and attending and
publicizing parties open to the public and utilizing his name to get
people there,” Dungy told the Associated Press, via USA Today.  “Hopefully he learns from this.”

But no one at this point knows for sure whether Vick was guilty of anything else.  Quanis Phillips, a convicted felon, was at the party.  Quanis Phillips is a convicted felon.  Mike Vick is prohibited under the terms of his supervised release from associating with convicted felons. 

So while Vick may be innocent of any role in the shooting of Quanis Phillips, Vick may be guilty of a probation violation, the foundation for which was laid by having a birthday party in a public place.

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  1. Child Please! says: Jul 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    Tony Dungy was the trigger man.

  2. leatherstarfish says: Jul 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    ahh, there is the Tony Dungy headline. What took you so long?

  3. doe22us says: Jul 1, 2010 4:42 PM

    Florio you make it seem like Vick and Phillips were hanging out that night. From reports it clearly states that he crushed the party knowing full well to get Vick and friends in trouble. They did kick him out. Did Vick exercise bad judgement in throwing a public party sure, however i disagree with you on the associating aspect give it a rest.

  4. Worst Poster Ever says: Jul 1, 2010 4:43 PM

    Vick is a scumbag. Lock him up and throw away the key…

  5. joelvis72 says: Jul 1, 2010 4:43 PM

    Is Dungy as “shocked” by this as he was when the Saints beat the Colts? I’m not.

  6. Meat Tuperello says: Jul 1, 2010 4:43 PM

    With comments like that Dungy should change his name to Sherlock.

  7. quadya says: Jul 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    “Tony Dungy says Vick used bad judgment”
    No shit?

  8. Jack Burton says: Jul 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    This just in the sky is blue and you guessed it the Browns still suck.

  9. FrancoHarrisIsTheBiggestPussyInNFLHistory says: Jul 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    OK, let’s hear those of you who bashed Florio for convicting Vick before all the facts were in, bash Dungy for acquitting Vick without knowing anything about what really happened.

  10. Ravenmuscle says: Jul 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    Using bad judgement is why ALL scumbags are in prison and why Michael Pri#k should go back in.

  11. Qoojo says: Jul 1, 2010 4:46 PM

    Is it really that hard for some of these pro guys to not get arrested or be around illegal happenings? Just kick the retard out now, and be done with it.

  12. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Jul 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    Ah, there he is. Tony Dungy. The Bill Cosby of NFL ex-coaches. Please, please share with us your wisdom, oh great one. Tell us all about how scumbags are really “good kids” or “fine young men” who just lost their way.
    OR
    You can STFU.
    That would also be great.
    Survey says!……….

  13. BDiddy says: Jul 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    Tony Dungy used bad judgment when he decided to put his Good Housekeeping seal of approval on Vick’s supposed reformation. Dungy is a fool for staking his own reputation on this POS. And this is coming from an Eagles fan.

  14. Johnabis says: Jul 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    Sherlock Dungy.. lol

  15. mmdd1111 says: Jul 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    Dungy has not idea if Vick did anything or not. He should wait til he knows the whole story before taking up for the POS hood.

  16. funi says: Jul 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    Will Godell fine Dungy since he was “taking care” of Vick? I can’t wait to see Dungy of NBC squirm out of this, like Rodney Harrison not doing roids!

  17. Double Nickel says: Jul 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    Tony Dungy also told the Cowboys that they shouldnt ven bother getting off the plane to play New Orleans last year!! I am also shocked at how UN shocked Dungy is by this!! Once a felon, always a felon….

  18. sven_ftw says: Jul 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    of course dungy would bullshit and sugar coat this one. trying to help misguided youth is one thing, completely buying into losers is another…

  19. CH³NO² says: Jul 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    @doe22us
    Sorry bud, the owner of the club has told the cops QP WAS NOT KICKED OUT.
    Keep finding excuses. Maybe one will stick.
    Getting to the bottom of this is going to be like pulling teeth for the police. Thugs and hood rats, aka Vicks friends, are only good at one thing…..LYING to the cops!
    Remember this famous quote from MV……” I am not involved in any dogfighting whatsoever Mr. Blank and Mr. Goodell”……..LOL

  20. ICDogg says: Jul 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    When you say “guilty of a probation violation” you may be technically correct, but does it rise to the level of violation that Vick could expect to have his probation revoked? Based on what we have heard this far, I would say not even close.
    Supervised release is a structure used to replace parole, which is no longer used in the Federal system. The crimefighters in Congress got rid of parole in the 80’s and then realized that they had a problem releasing convicts after their sentences expired without any supervision or conditions, without a transition period. So they created the post-sentence supervised release, which is not parole because they didn’t let anyone out any earlier.
    Remember, these people have already served their sentences and unless there’s a fairly nasty violation, they probably aren’t going back to prison. That would go far beyond a single known instance of being at a party where another ex-convict was in attendance.

  21. TealDeal says: Jul 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    Color me shocked.
    Was Marvin Harrison in the vicinity? He uses poor judgement too right before he caps your ass.

  22. Really? says: Jul 1, 2010 4:56 PM

    5th Vick post today, and I haven’t learned a thing.

  23. Brat Favre says: Jul 1, 2010 4:57 PM

    Tony Dungy used bad judgment. A year ago he was just sure that he was a better character evaluator than the rest of society. The rest of the planet knew that Vick was a hopeless thug.

  24. JoeSixPack says: Jul 1, 2010 4:59 PM

    I’ve learned a lot about the law from reading Mike Florio, and I know that Ignorance is 9/7ths of the Law.
    Therefore Vick is innocent

  25. Chop Block Murphy says: Jul 1, 2010 5:00 PM

    “The only thing he is guilty of is using bad judgment and attending and publicizing parties open to the public and utilizing his name to get people there.”
    Is that a fact? Were you glued to Vick while he was at this shindig, Tony? Cuz unless you were, you’re speaking in absolutes w/o really knowing what the hell you’re talking about.
    In which case you should join the PFT.com community — you’ll fit right in!!

  26. SirSuperSouthern says: Jul 1, 2010 5:00 PM

    I love how Dungy kept having to add “and”.
    All Vick is guilty of is _____ and _____ and _____ and _____. That’s all!
    Way to make your case, Tony.
    How many times does a person have to show “bad judgement” before they’re considered “bad people”, anyway?

  27. MoPackerFan says: Jul 1, 2010 5:01 PM

    @doe22us says:
    July 1, 2010 4:42 PM
    Florio you make it seem like Vick and Phillips were hanging out that night. From reports it clearly states that he crushed the party knowing full well to get Vick and friends in trouble. They did kick him out. Did Vick exercise bad judgement in throwing a public party sure, however i disagree with you on the associating aspect give it a rest.

  28. nerd says: Jul 1, 2010 5:03 PM

    When a well respected man like Dungy vouches for you, try not to make him look like an a**hole for doing so.

  29. Worst Poster Ever says: Jul 1, 2010 5:03 PM

    Is there another site like this that sucks less?
    I’m tired of reading this garbage but too lazy to find a better site…

  30. famucancer says: Jul 1, 2010 5:04 PM

    Poor haters……anyone wonder why Florio isnt telling you that Mike’s probation officer would know beforehand about these events where he is either paid to be there or promoting it? Mike hosted parties in Dallas, ATL, Raleigh…his probation officer ok’d the trips. Mike being the name on a party wherever it is- his probation officer ok’d it. LOL, its funny, the media counts on haters not knowing ANYTHING relevant.

  31. Zach says: Jul 1, 2010 5:06 PM

    Didnt people say dog fighting was just ‘bad judgment’ too? Stop making excuses for him, if anyone in the NFL should take extra steps to make sure he’s not in the wrong place, it’s Vick.

  32. MoPackerFan says: Jul 1, 2010 5:07 PM

    I’m so tired of Tony Dungy …. Mike Vick is a bad person. Period.

  33. Thomas Paquette says: Jul 1, 2010 5:09 PM

    Personally I like Michael Vick and appreciate the things he is doing to turn his life around. Over the weekend, yeah he didn’t use good judgement but he sure didn’t do anything illegal. With that said, I definitely do not condone the Mike Vick pre jail time, but this Michael Vick resembles a lot of the Chris Henry from 08 and on. Tony Dungy wouldn’t even bother with this guy if he thought he was going to be arrested again.

  34. funi says: Jul 1, 2010 5:09 PM

    Vick is guilty just as Big Ben is!!

  35. MoPackerFan says: Jul 1, 2010 5:14 PM

    famucancer says:
    July 1, 2010 5:04 PM
    Poor haters……anyone wonder why Florio isnt telling you that Mike’s probation officer would know beforehand about these events where he is either paid to be there or promoting it? Mike hosted parties in Dallas, ATL, Raleigh…his probation officer ok’d the trips. Mike being the name on a party wherever it is- his probation officer ok’d it. LOL, its funny, the media counts on haters not knowing ANYTHING relevant.

  36. penguininbondage says: Jul 1, 2010 5:21 PM

    Always the enabler that Tony. No wonder his kid self darwinated.

  37. jerseykingpin says: Jul 1, 2010 5:22 PM

    Tony so did you by backing him .

  38. jerseykingpin says: Jul 1, 2010 5:24 PM

    famucancer says:
    July 1, 2010 5:04 PM
    Poor haters……anyone wonder why Florio isnt telling you that Mike’s probation officer would know beforehand about these events where he is either paid to be there or promoting it? Mike hosted parties in Dallas, ATL, Raleigh…his probation officer ok’d the trips. Mike being the name on a party wherever it is- his probation officer ok’d it. LOL, its funny, the media counts on haters not knowing ANYTHING relevant.
    =====================
    Did his probation officer say its ok for guns to be there to ? Was it ok to have a shooting ? ECT.

  39. jibfest says: Jul 1, 2010 5:44 PM

    How come the almighty pious Tony wasn’t there to save him?

  40. scomibord says: Jul 1, 2010 5:50 PM

    Iam sooo tired of the dungheap!!!!!

  41. prophet of the light says: Jul 1, 2010 5:50 PM

    Just kick him out of the NFL. He’s nothing but a felon.

  42. sequtugh says: Jul 1, 2010 5:59 PM

    penguininbondage says:
    July 1, 2010 5:21 PM
    Always the enabler that Tony. No wonder his kid self darwinated
    —————————————–
    That was about as poor tastes as anything I’ve ever read on this site, which says a lot. Crush Vick, crush Ben, crush the athletes that give us reason to …… but to mock and demean what happened with Dungy’s son is sub-human.

  43. TheWizard says: Jul 1, 2010 6:08 PM

    The bad judgment is a pattern.
    Anyone that expects that to change
    is one dumb son of a bitch.

  44. buzzbissinger says: Jul 1, 2010 6:17 PM

    “Hopefully he learns from this.”
    here’s to hoping Tony holds his breath on that one.

  45. cbrianwatkins says: Jul 1, 2010 6:17 PM

    How long til Vicks lawyer steps down…… as his lawyer?

  46. Henry Hale says: Jul 1, 2010 6:22 PM

    Mike Vick is a scumbag because he had a birthday party? People on these sports forums have got to be some of the least intelligent people in our country. Understandable that some don’t care for Vick because of the dog fighting incident, but does a man have to become a hermit because of that? Most of the people on this thread never have amounted to much of anything and take out their repressed failures on the easiest targets.
    Tony Dungy is above reproach from anyone on this thread just because he would never show the ignorance of 99% of the comments made here. Like someone said, these events have to be approved, and, if someone knuclehead comes to start trouble, that’s isn’t Michael Vick’s cross to bear. The scumbags are the ones passing judgment on their fellow man and not using the same standards they would like to be judged by themselves. Hopefully, most of you have never made any mistakes where others have had to make a decision to embrace you to make good on another chance, but the chances of anyone on this thread having not made any type of mistake of that kind is remote, so why don’t the bulk of you go make some meaningful contribution to life and stop demeaning everyone that you, if your fallible selves, can. Karma can come around in swift and untimely ways to visit upon you what you’re attempting to visit on others.

  47. nosferatu says: Jul 1, 2010 6:23 PM

    Wow, Tony way to go out on a limb with that statement, good work cpt. obvious. Why does anyone care what this guy has to say anyways, he’s an average at best commentator, who generally offers nothing but praise for everyone and as we all know Mike’s a good kid just a bit misunderstood, save your BS for your church group Tony and go ask fellow dog killer Quanis what kind of people Mike and his little turd brother are, but I guess you may not want to talk ill of the Vick’s or you too could end up shot, hung, drowned and or electrocuted. Now chime all the Mike lovers and their poor, lame ass excuses for this subhuman piece of garbage who just needs another chance for the what now the ninth or tenth time. Do the right thing Andy cut him loose and start the countdown on how long it will be till he joins your son on cell block D.

  48. buzzbissinger says: Jul 1, 2010 6:33 PM

    “Tony Dungy is above reproach from anyone on this thread just because he would never show the ignorance of 99% of the comments made here. Like someone said, these events have to be approved, and, if someone knuclehead comes to start trouble, that’s isn’t Michael Vick’s cross to bear. The scumbags are the ones passing judgment on their fellow man and not using the same standards they would like to be judged by themselves. Hopefully, most of you have never made any mistakes where others have had to make a decision to embrace you to make good on another chance, but the chances of anyone on this thread having not made any type of mistake of that kind is remote, so why don’t the bulk of you go make some meaningful contribution to life and stop demeaning everyone that you, if your fallible selves, can. Karma can come around in swift and untimely ways to visit upon you what you’re attempting to visit on others.”
    O.K., goody two shoes, that long-winded rant was full of speculation.
    Do yourself a favor (like I do): if you know a thread is going to piss you off, ignore it.

  49. jsbeck says: Jul 1, 2010 6:45 PM

    enough Dungy.
    you did a good thing, now dont let this tihsbox drag your name down.
    if you are so worried, let him move into your basement and you can try to re-raise him.

  50. Sprink1967 says: Jul 1, 2010 6:45 PM

    Tony Dungy’s comment that Vick used bad judgement is what causes idiots like Vick to use bad judgement. How many times has Vick shown bad judgement and fails to learn from those mistakes. The answer is too many and the reason that players like Vick don’t learn from those mistakes is the attitude shown by Dungy. I really like Dungy as an NFL coach, but the attitude which minimizes the contineous bad judgement from players has to go. Vick has decided that he wants to be the person the commissioner should make an example out of and I am glad that he volunteered. He should be banned from the league as a message to the rest of the idiots that their repeatedly stupid behavior will no longer be tolerated.

  51. tv says: Jul 1, 2010 6:48 PM

    The great enabler speaks again.
    Maybe he can use his profound wisdom to stop the oil spill too.

  52. Wick says: Jul 1, 2010 6:50 PM

    I have no problems with Dungy giving Vick the benefit of the doubt —> that’s his perception, and Dungy is a very honorable man who tries to see the good in everybody.
    Having said that, Vick is deplorable and a long time proven liar.
    What was his ridiculous excuse (i.e., transparent lie)for getting caught at the airport with weed hidden in a water bottle?
    How many times did he lie to the Commissioner, the public, his teammates, Arthur Blank who cut him some enormous checks, his creditors, the cops and the court …. basically everybody?
    His painting his dog fighting pit facilities all black was yet another simple-minded attempt to deceive and conceal.
    Now Vick/his attorney says Vick left long before the shooting when it’s been objectively established he left just a few minutes prior. Why would someone lie about something like that unless they had something to hide?
    Lastly, despite Dungy’s well-meaning comments — Vick is a disgusting human being. No one said it better than the recently deceased West Virginia Senator Byrd.

  53. PatsFan0615 says: Jul 1, 2010 6:54 PM

    “Quanis Phillips, a convicted felon, was at the party. Quanis Phillips is a convicted felon.”
    ———————————————————–
    Department of Redundancy Department? Much like every Vick post…..

  54. Spanna says: Jul 1, 2010 6:55 PM

    There’s a big difference in simply not not having the mental wherewithal to recognize a bad situation and simply not giving a flying &%$*….
    I’m guessing Vick falls into the latter category- and always will….

  55. StupidRednecks says: Jul 1, 2010 7:02 PM

    Tony Dungy – a true brotha and that burns up you people.

  56. CH³NO² says: Jul 1, 2010 7:08 PM

    Just “google” Michael Vick to see how many times he has used bad judgement in his 30 years on this planet!
    He is a serial “bad judgement artist”…….so just execute him already. It’s never going to stop!

  57. SpankyMcWanky says: Jul 1, 2010 7:20 PM

    I think Tony Dungy used bad judgment when he decided to “help” Vick. His worst judgment can be seen on TV when he says things like “the Saints don’t have a chance in the Super Bowl against the Colts.” He wouldn’t be crap if he didn’t have Peyton Manning as his QB, and he has Jim Mora to thank for that.

  58. jibfest says: Jul 1, 2010 7:29 PM

    True brotha? By looking at him he has white in him. Stupidredneck, cash that welfare check this week?

  59. Mooch says: Jul 1, 2010 7:47 PM

    Can someone tell me how Quanis WASN’T going to get into that party?

  60. Speedy Palm Harbor FL says: Jul 1, 2010 7:48 PM

    Wow Thanks Tony for some real insight about Vick? Tony, did you say you “THINK Vick used bad judgement?” C’mon! Not Vick! He’s usually so wise?
    Now everyone must be shocked!
    Vick is a a total moron; a useless piece of human trash; a disgrace to mankind; a disgrace to any sport or any organization he is part of; Vick always was and always will be one of the most ignorant excuses for a human ever to walk the Earth.
    Of course in the National FELON League… he’s just a regular guy.

  61. philcommander says: Jul 1, 2010 8:01 PM

    Dungy seems like a good guy but he really should have just said that he is very disappointed in Vick and that if Vick is serious about turning his life around then he will have to step it up a notch.
    In other words…start distancing yourself from Vick.

  62. Bob Nelson says: Jul 1, 2010 8:23 PM

    Mr. Compassion Tony Dungy.
    Look Tony, most people deserve compassion and a second chance.
    Some people foul up a few times and need to suffer the consequences to learn and be better people in the future.
    Some people are lost causes that should always be hammered to fullest extent possible because they are rotten unsalvagible people that should spend as much time in prison as possible to prevent them from doing ven greater harm to society.
    Micheal Vick only keeps adding to his criminal record.
    Time for Tony to have another “Come to Jesus” talk with Vick.
    Eventually the prison chaplain, and the minister at the homeless shelter will have those same talks with him.

  63. rmm9090 says: Jul 1, 2010 8:31 PM

    Mike Convick, aka Ron Mexico, aka world’s biggest dumbass is just one click (handgun that is) away from having his sorry lying ass back in the joint where he belongs. If not this time, then very very soon. All that hood rat shit is gonna keep buidling ’till he blows (literaly). I’ve got a C note that says he won’t make it to the end of next season. Any takers, starting with you, Dungy?

  64. CH³NO² says: Jul 1, 2010 8:37 PM

    Tony Dungy has ruined his good repuatation by defending this retarded moron. I have lost all respect for Dungy. Not that I had much respect left after he stood up for Vick after he got out of the joint.

  65. weezilgirl says: Jul 1, 2010 8:42 PM

    If I were Vick and thank goddess I am not, I would be so squeaky clean that you could hear me coming, squeak, squeak, squeak…….do we think he had to pee in a cup the next day? Probably not.
    I was pretty shocked when Dungy took him on as his baby but more shocked when the Humane Society of the United States took him to teach young boys to not fight dogs. Fighting has increased since Vick got out of prison. I wonder if the 1.7 million dollar deal caused them to think “well, you can kill dogs and still play football”.
    Wayne Pacelle, the president of HSUS, has done nothing but coddle Vick. They ride around in limos and burn the $ that their members and other soft hearted people give them. They went to a very intellectual forum in LAS VEGAS and I bet Vick really got a lot out of it. He probably spent hims time at the craps tables.
    Pacelle was the first one to say “kill the Vick dogs”. His second statement was in a letter that was sent out asking for money to care for the Vick dogs. HSUS doesn’t have the facilities to hold the dogs. Then he took the dog killer under his wing? I quit the organization and so did many others. The Vick association did it for us.
    And all you Vick apologists can talk about him in sweet tones til the cows come home. Some of us aren’t easily fooled.

  66. penguininbondage says: Jul 1, 2010 9:20 PM

    Sequteh or whatever the hell yyour name is.
    Hang around for awhile.
    And wash the sand out of your vagina ya god damn fancyboy.

  67. Calir says: Jul 1, 2010 10:38 PM

    Nice baby sitting job Dungy.

  68. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 2, 2010 8:02 AM

    Wick says: July 1, 2010 6:50 PM
    I have no problems with Dungy giving Vick the benefit of the doubt —> that’s his perception, and Dungy is a very honorable man who tries to see the good in everybody.
    ——————————————————
    Unless you are gay.

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