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Report: Owners of Vick’s dogs were “flooding” Oprah show

Michael Vick, Kevin Williams

Earlier today, we surmised that Eagles quarterback Mike Vick possibly decided to cancel an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show because he feared an ambush from the owners of one of his fighting dogs, perhaps with one or more of the dogs making an appearance, too.

For a change, we may have surmised correctly.

Michael McCarthy of USA Today reports that owners of dogs rescued from Vick’s rural Virginia property had been “flooding” Oprah’s show with calls and e-mails requesting that the “voices of the victims’ families” be heard on the show.

Radio host Wayne Hunter, who tried unsuccessfully to question Vick regarding his former dogs during Super Bowl week in Dallas, told McCarthy that Hunter believes Vick bailed because he feared being confronted by one or more of the people who adopted his dogs.

“True to form, when Michael Vick feels the heat, he scrambles out of the pocket,” Hunter said.

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153 Responses to “Report: Owners of Vick’s dogs were “flooding” Oprah show”
  1. simonadebisi says: Feb 16, 2011 10:59 PM

    Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.

  2. thespeaker08 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:59 PM

    I wonder if Jay Feely has anything to say…

  3. Darth Goodell says: Feb 16, 2011 11:04 PM

    These animal rights fascists are pathetic. You know a civilization is finished when people start pretending dogs have the same mental acuity and legal rights as humans.

  4. beauregard says: Feb 16, 2011 11:10 PM

    You forgive a lot easier than me OZ man. Have you ever read what he did to some of these dogs? The guy’s not right…somethings broke inside.
    If he wasn’t such a gifted athlete people wouldn’t be telling everyone to back off.
    I can appreciate that he appears to have turned his life around, but he did what he did and is accountable for that.

  5. redbear18 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:12 PM

    Simon, I agree with you completely. He’s done some bad things, but he’s paid the price. All the haters need to find something else to make fun of him more and just move on.

  6. jarfitz says: Feb 16, 2011 11:13 PM

    Same reason Micheal Richards doesn’t do oprah….a bunch of chicken owners show up for what he did to little jerry……..

  7. terrellblowens says: Feb 16, 2011 11:15 PM

    What Vick did is terrible but it is in the past. As a dog owner myself, I found his actions disgusting, but I have moved on and am hoping he really has changed, because he’s a fun player to watch on the field. The people like Wayne Hunter who keep harassing him need to mind their own business. It’s time to move on and hope for a brighter future

  8. footballrulz says: Feb 16, 2011 11:16 PM

    Deal with it Mike, eventually you are going to have to. Might as well get it over with now. The time will come when you have to face up. What happens if you are lucky enough to win the SB next year? Man up, face up to it & say you are sorry,sorry it happened, no way to make it go away so I have to accept it. Forgive me. Other than that just say yeah I did it, get over it, and let’s all move on because “this is what we do, this is whatI do.

  9. jimmysee says: Feb 16, 2011 11:18 PM

    Speaking for the victims — sweet

  10. egls7 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:18 PM

    The haters will never go away

  11. riderspantherssk says: Feb 16, 2011 11:18 PM

    At the end of the day, he served a longer prison term than many child molesters do. He paid his debt, as long as he doesn’t get in more trouble it is time to move on.

  12. echoplex89 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:18 PM

    revolutions happening around the world. food prices are rising and there are more hungry people everyday. people are unemployed.

    But oh wait! The dogs matter more than humans.

    I’m not against owning pets, but these dog lovers are often delusional people.

  13. mountaindont says: Feb 16, 2011 11:20 PM

    The guy did his jail time. yes, he is a idiot for what he did and he paid dearly for it. He has apologized profusely. What else do you want him to do ? There are alot more people out there who have done things a million times worse than Vick who never served jail time. Concentrate on them

  14. vicktator says: Feb 16, 2011 11:20 PM

    anybody who wants attention for adopting one of vicks dogs obviously didnt adopt the dog for the right reason, if you really cared about the dog and not about vick, you wouldnt have to go around screaming about who the dog belonged to when it was abused, this man did more time than anybody else ever did for the crime, and these attention whores cannot get over it, hes sorry… what else do you want, him to get the death sentence?

  15. txrangers90 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:23 PM

    i dont blame vick for not wanting to do this and also i feel that hes paid his debt… but i lol’d at the scrambles out of the pocket comment

  16. transam7816 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:24 PM

    Or…the Oprah team is pissed that Vick denied them the opportunity for an interview so in turn the Oprah team sends this out to the public to make Vick look bad

  17. randydm72 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:25 PM

    Mike is doing the right thing. Nothing and I mean nothing good could come of this. You either forgave him or you haven’t and if you haven’t you never will. Time for him just to concentrate on football and continue to get his personal life in order. He doesn’t need Oprah to do this..

  18. indyeagle says: Feb 16, 2011 11:25 PM

    I’ve got an idea, let’s take everyone in this country who has ever served time and throw their crime back in their face every day for the rest of their life. Sounds about right to me because, well, serving 18 months in jail and losing everything you have ever worked for doesn’t seem like punishment enough.

    Hunter is a tool.

  19. habibthomas says: Feb 16, 2011 11:27 PM

    “Voice of the victim families” ? …. oh please. That’s really over the top don’t you think. I think some people just wanted to be on television

  20. Scott W. Black says: Feb 16, 2011 11:29 PM

    Poor Michael Vick. He only lead a major dog fighting ring for years and personally oversaw the torture and murder of numerous innocent companion animals.

    And he’s about to be rich beyond his wildest dreams (again).

    Yeah, poor Michael Vick.

  21. androk23 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:34 PM

    I hope these people are all vegan, because the over-zealous dog lover act is getting stale, like they’ve never harmed a living creature. How many mosquitoes have they swatted? Not defending Vick, but these people are too much. Guess they’ve never seen a dog attack a rabbit either.

  22. cleasanta says: Feb 16, 2011 11:34 PM

    ANYBODY who thinks Vick is capable of showing remorse or deserves a second chance…you need to have your head examined! What Vick did was deeply disturbing…downright nauseating and evil to the core! He admitted to getting aroused when his dogs were ebing strangled and some people STILL think he should be allowed to walk around in public!

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  23. hosmachine says: Feb 16, 2011 11:35 PM

    This just in Oprah will have a new guest to replace Mike Vick since all the dog lovers are out in full force. It will be… Ron Mexico!

  24. saintsfan1111 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:37 PM

    Coward.

  25. jesuscakes says: Feb 16, 2011 11:37 PM

    There is no reason for Vick to appear on the show. All that will happen is he will get raked over the coals à la James Frye. He paid his debt to society, and he won comeback player of the year. There is no reason for him to put himself in a position to be lambasted again when he has been on the straight and narrow and obviously learned his lesson.

  26. house068 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:38 PM

    simonadebisi says:
    Feb 16, 2011 10:59 PM
    Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.

    ================================
    His punishment did not exceed his crime. He actually was released earlier than his full term. He funded a multistate crime ring. He stole peoples pets and let them mutilate each other. You don’t have to like animals to know that what he did was horrible. You tell people to get over it. Tell Oprah to get over it. “It” is the only reason why he would be getting an interview… because people haven’t gotten over it. Why not let him have to sit there and face the people that he hurt by his actions?

  27. lilsmoky says: Feb 16, 2011 11:40 PM

    This man’s punishment has not even approached the crime. Think of the mindset you would have to put yourself in to murder a dog in horrific fashion. Michael Vick is capable of that mindset. Tell me you don’t find that slightly disturbing.

  28. jbaxt says: Feb 16, 2011 11:41 PM

    “voices of the victims families”???

    Can dogs talk? Do they have a now 3 year old pit bull who’s sire (I mean daddy since we’re talking familes) was a “victim” of Ron Mexico? Is he wanting to “voice” his opinion on the loss of his father due to dog fighting? Is he now gay and blames his fatherless upbringing on his disease?

    I can only imagine the dog loving freaks getting in line on Oprah to bash Vick. I don’t agree with what he did but he did his time. Get over it, the dogs you rescued will be dead in about 10 years and you’ll get another one to let ride in your lap while you talk on your cell phone and drive down the freeway putting the rest of us at risk.

  29. suzanne1957 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:44 PM

    Are you kidding me?! Who is Hunter? Never heard of him, and wasn’t not impressed by his video documenting his harassment of Mike Vick. Vick is obviously busy working on his football career, and has moved on from events that happened years and years ago. Hunter and the rest of the haters need to move on too.

  30. nothimagain says: Feb 16, 2011 11:46 PM

    I’d be fearful too if someone wanted to confront me with a presa canario at his/her side.

    Yes, Vick should have received a much stiffer sentence, but he didn’t determine its length and now he has the same right as everyone else – to refuse to talk to people you don’t like.

  31. ricefan18 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:51 PM

    the man did way more time than most ppl do for this crime, he lost practically everything. he hasnt done anything else so leave him alone. he killed some dogs ok fine and spent TWO YEARS in a MAXIMUM security prison while ppl speed drive drunk and hit and kill someone and only spend 28 days in a county jail. i wouldnt go on a show either if i had a feeling that they had planned something similar, that is just wrong. leave him alone!

  32. jstrizzle says: Feb 16, 2011 11:51 PM

    I heard he cancelled because of that friendly wager Oprah made with the colleague. I forget the name. I guess the Vick camp heard betting and backed out because of it.

    I wonder if betting or being a part of betting is in violation of his parole. Either way, Sounds like this Hunter is trying to make a story out of nothing.

  33. prior0knowledge says: Feb 16, 2011 11:53 PM

    Let’s remember that Mike Vick was the head of a criminal gambling ring that staged dog fights for many years. As part of his duties as head of this criminal organization, he performed or ordered to be performed the torture and death of many dogs.

    He was convicted and served jail time for these crimes.

    It is not surprising that a significant portion of the population, especially dog lovers, will never forgive him for these crimes.

    Considering that this was a criminal gambling ring, it is actually quite surprising that the NFL allowed such an individual back.

  34. bleedgreen4life says: Feb 16, 2011 11:55 PM

    And you wouldn’t do the same thing?

  35. ny82jy says: Feb 17, 2011 12:04 AM

    Haha awesome once again showing what a gutless coward he really is.. He can’t fool the people who don’t give a crap about what he does on the field. What a piece of crap!!

  36. lilsmoky says: Feb 17, 2011 12:08 AM

    Apparently my comment was to extreme for the sensitive readers of this site. Not sure why. Here is another try:

    This man’s punishment has not even approached the crime. Think of the mindset you would have to put yourself in to murder a dog in horrific fashion. Michael Vick is capable of that mindset. Tell me you don’t find that slightly disturbing.

  37. suzanne1957 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:13 AM

    Haters, please move on! Everyone else has, and life is much more meaningful in the present, rather than the past. Just try it!

  38. medtxpack says: Feb 17, 2011 12:15 AM

    was what he did wrong? Yes.
    did he serve time for it? Yes.
    did the punishment fit the crime? you could debate it….

    but he doesnt deserve to be lambasted by “victim’s families”!! no shame on him for bowing out of that crazy b*tch’s show…

    i bet half those people never saw old yeller…

  39. b7p19 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:16 AM

    Sounds like Oprah was trying to set him up. He was right to avoid the show for the same reason an alcoholic is right to avoid bars. Nothing from his old life should be allowed near him now that he’s started to turn his life around.

  40. turk2875 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:22 AM

    can we all please just slap the living **** out of this Wayne Hunter guy. hope this helps your career, douche

  41. jamaltimore says: Feb 17, 2011 12:23 AM

    that’s a lot to take. I think after 19months in prison he realizes what he did to DOGS! move on

  42. hooterdawg says: Feb 17, 2011 12:31 AM

    These aholes need to move on. Why should Vick have to deal with crazies? Vick did his time, it’s time for everyone to move on. Victims of parolled killers don’t harrass someone who took a human life as much as they harrass Vick.

  43. clayswife says: Feb 17, 2011 12:33 AM

    simonadebisi says:
    Feb 16, 2011 10:59 PM
    Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.

    ______________________________________

    you’re obviously a cat person.

    Michael Vick will have repaid his debt to society when I can put some jumper cables on him and throw him into a swimming pool.

  44. 85bears4life says: Feb 17, 2011 12:40 AM

    “with calls and e-mails requesting that the “voices of the victims’ families” be heard on the show.”

    WTH?!?!

    Dog Owner: “I miss my snuggles, she used to…uhh sh*t, sleep, & eat.”

    Seriously?! Do these people have lives!!!?? Buy a new one!!

    Or what’s worse:

    Dog Owner: “I spent thousands of dollars on my Bubbles, clothes, diamond necklaces, footsies for her lil’ cold feet. She even used to kiss me.”

    H*ll Vick probably did those d*mn dogs a favor.

    Years later these people ain’t bought a new dog yet?!

  45. edhochuli says: Feb 17, 2011 12:44 AM

    First and foremost, as a Cowboys fan I despise and loathe everything having to do with the Eagles organization.

    Now that I’ve put that out there, people just need to move on from this. Do you think people would have been lining up if Donte Stallworth or Leonard Little had been booked on Oprah? I’m so sick of people putting a dog’s life above a human being. Not saying I have no regard for animal life, but to put it above human life is ridiculous. Case in point, when was the last time you saw about 100 people gather for a dog or cat funeral?

    And finally, “True to form, when Michael Vick feels the heat, he scrambles out of the pocket,” Hunter said.”……WTF would you do in that situation. That is the epitome of a lose-lose situation.

  46. jasontaylor9944 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:50 AM

    Unless you’re talking about how amazingly sick he is, keep his name out your mouth.

  47. ahemahem says: Feb 17, 2011 12:54 AM

    Hunter, you’re obsessed. Get help.

  48. freedomispopular says: Feb 17, 2011 1:05 AM

    What a crazy world we live in when soulless animals are held in higher esteem than humans.

  49. lostsok says: Feb 17, 2011 1:10 AM

    “Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.”

    If you had children and someone who had previously been convicted of molestation–and had served their time–moved into the house next door…would you okay with it?

    While I agree that Vick served his time, he also committed a heinous act. It is utterly unforgivable to pet owners. THAT is also his punishment, but like with touching a child: some people are never, ever going to forget, let alone forgive.

    His option is to retire from public life. Otherwise, these people have all the right in the world to remind everyone of his previous sins, like it or not.

  50. yahmule says: Feb 17, 2011 1:15 AM

    Way to man up, Vick.

  51. patpatriotagain says: Feb 17, 2011 1:17 AM

    it was a setup from the start, not to mention that Oprah is irrelevant. the risks outweigh any pr reward. good call on Vick’s part.

  52. hobartbaker says: Feb 17, 2011 1:33 AM

    Who let the dogs in?

  53. superbowlseahawks says: Feb 17, 2011 1:35 AM

    Smart move by Vick. Who would want to be subjected to that? Let the man live his life already.

  54. catholic9ersfan says: Feb 17, 2011 1:40 AM

    People need to forgive Vick already. How can u expect forgiveness if u don’t forgive others. He repents and has changed

  55. illumination666 says: Feb 17, 2011 1:56 AM

    Hey Mike, you mind teaching me how to fight dogs? I feel like being worthless to society also

  56. wallyhorse says: Feb 17, 2011 2:04 AM

    Given what we now know, it doesn’t surprise me. We don’t know what is going on in Vick’s head, but it may very well be that Vick knows what he did was wrong and it is still too raw and too painful for him to confront the people who now have his former dogs.

    This is not to excuse Vick from what he did, as that was CLEARLY wrong. He did pay a VERY steep price for his actions between serving time in prison and costing himself as much as $130 million in salary (though having just been hit with the “exclusive franchise” tag, he will be making far more in 2011, if there is a season than in 2009-’10 combined and has a chance to recoup a considerable amount of what he lost in a long-term deal once a new CBA is in place), and he also embarrassed himself and his family in the process, subjecting them to hardship as a result of his actions.

    I realize there are those who feel Vick should have never been allowed to play again, but as much as Vick’s actions were disgusting, as noted, he paid a very steep price for it. As long as he continues on his current path, he should be allowed to continue and be able to make amends long-term for what happened in the past.

  57. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Feb 17, 2011 2:06 AM

    I’m sure Vick signed up to go on Oprah to increase his image, not hurt it. It would have just turned into a Vick bashing party, with a bunch of people laboring over long gone and justified events.

    If I were in Vicks shoes, I would have done the same thing. He did his part by serving time and he is still doing his part by speaking to kids about why what he did is wrong. He doesn’t need to go on Oprah and put up with that. I’m sure if the people really wanted they could meet with him when they’re not on national television.

  58. packerbacker12 says: Feb 17, 2011 2:27 AM

    “Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too”

    How the hell did his punishment exceed his crime? He participated in an illegal dogfighting ring, which is a felony. And let’s not forget illegal gambling.

    And just because people don’t agree with your opinion doesn’t make them haters.

  59. andyvictory says: Feb 17, 2011 2:39 AM

    I could adopt one of Mike Vicks old dogs too. Then pretend I have strong moral values and storm media stories like this one to boost my own ego and flaunt how great, and “caring” of a person I am…. Unfortunately I’m not that insecure and haven’t made enough bad decisions yet to go out of my way and USE his story for self redemption. I miss football.

  60. cup1981 says: Feb 17, 2011 2:47 AM

    simonadebisi says:
    Feb 16, 2011 10:59 PM
    Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.
    ————————————————
    Are you stupid?? He was charged with federal racketeering, money laundering and conspiracy on top of the dog fighting charges. He got them all dropped for pleading guilty to conspiracy to fund an illegal gambling ring. This POS got off easy. If he was any other Joe Schmoe he would have been locked up for 20+ years.

    He should be kissing the ground he walks on. I hope one day he encounters one of his former dogs and it rips his throat out.

    Now Burress is the one that overstayed his time. I hope his dumb arse comes back and succeeds in the NFL.

  61. xxakshunxx says: Feb 17, 2011 2:49 AM

    a story on Mike Vick and his pitbulls.. how original… sigh

  62. aschwartz2011 says: Feb 17, 2011 3:00 AM

    “Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.”

    —————–
    Although I agree that he is getting too much crap after the fact. Can you really say his punishment exceeded his crime?

    Lets have a look:
    Animal Abuse
    Dog Fighting
    Running a gambling organization
    Breach of interstate commerce laws
    Lying to investigators

    And there were probably other side-crimes such as tax evasion or money laundering tied to the earning of the Bad Newz Kennels.

    2 years seems fair to me. Maybe even a tad bit light.

  63. oaklandraiders11 says: Feb 17, 2011 3:26 AM

    let the man move on!

  64. coffinberry says: Feb 17, 2011 3:49 AM

    Loved Simon Adebisi on Oz, but this one stinks.
    The torture and murder of these animals is dispicable.
    Vick got off too easy…

  65. kse9590 says: Feb 17, 2011 3:54 AM

    “Punishment exceeds the crime?”
    Thirty years being used as the favorite “pass around girl” in Attica wouldn’t be punsihment enough!!!

  66. Dan Ewen says: Feb 17, 2011 4:06 AM

    Would it really kill Vick to tell Oprah he was wrong, and pat a couple of dogs on the head?

    Come on, man.

  67. kandh2004 says: Feb 17, 2011 4:16 AM

    First let me say I am an Eagles fan. Second a dog lover. Have a dog now and had one growing up for 15 years. Mike Vick paid his dues to society not only with the 2 years he did in Federal jail but all the money that he lost too. I know of one player in the league that killed a person and only did a couple of months tops. Are these people telling me that a dogs life is more valuable then a humans being. I know everything that he did makes me sick as a dog lover but the guy paid his debt and I am not just saying this as an Eagles fan.

  68. blester01 says: Feb 17, 2011 4:24 AM

    simon,

    The majority of Vick’s charges had more to do with tax evasion since he did not report income from an illegal interstate organization than it did being a psycho.

    Federal prosecutors proceeded under the powerful provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

    Get the facts right, he was busted for running a criminal operation, not for drowning, electrocuting, shooting, or hanging dogs.

  69. mangoldbond says: Feb 17, 2011 4:37 AM

    I thought it was because Mark Buerhle was scheduled for the same day?

  70. igster1 says: Feb 17, 2011 4:49 AM

    he should still be in prison.

  71. loytomaki says: Feb 17, 2011 5:01 AM

    His punishment was not excessive when compared to his CRIMES. He ran a criminal enterprise, which involved illegal money laundering and tax evasion possibly illegal use of fire arms and a host of related crimes. He pleaded guilty to some crimes to avoid a trial and having to serve much longer. Considering how much time others have gotten for those things he got a lighter sentence in light of him not having been busted before. He was not sent to prison just because of animal cruelty.

    That said he is out and if someone wants to employ him let them, I am not a fan mainly because I think he is a sociopath. I hope he proves me wrong but that will take time.

  72. lemmam says: Feb 17, 2011 5:51 AM

    Vick paid his debt to society
    The so-called ‘victims’ were dogs, not people
    Get over it, it’s in the past

  73. reidstinks says: Feb 17, 2011 6:02 AM

    @simonadebisi – you think less than 2 years in jail for federal racketeering is too much?

    Please remember that he did not do 1 day in jail for what he did to the dogs. He wasnt in jail for strangling the dogs. He wasn’t in jail for electrocuting the dogs. He wasn’t even in jail for dog fighting. He was in jail for racketeering.

    So please explain how someone that does not do a single day in jail for the violence he committed is too short?

  74. bobbymc1 says: Feb 17, 2011 6:17 AM

    Get over it? His punishment was way short of what was called for. He personally killed dogs by drowning, electrocution and even slamming them down on concrete until they were dead. The only thing he regrets is that he was caught. He’s repulsive and without character.

  75. dirtdawg55 says: Feb 17, 2011 6:17 AM

    Since when does challenging Vick on whether or not he has turned a corner, as I am sure the dog owners are attempting to do, make them “haters”? Is the criteria that every time someone disagrees with a point of view of someone else that makes them a hater? What does that other person then? The holder of all that is true and good? Or are they a hater too?

    I don’t “hate” Vick but I hate what he did and I can certainly challenge his motivations. What many people fail to grasp is athletes choose to live their lives publicly. Furthermore, athletes who make part of their living from endorsements, as Vick did, even more consciously choose to live publicly. That then means if they have done something the public thinks is wrong, they can be challenged on it.

    Besides, what is Vick afraid of? I thought he had turned a corner. He even claimed to want to own a dog. If he was truly repentant about his crimes why would he be afraid to be “ambushed”. This was a golden opportunity for him to paint his critics not a corner, to truly show he had accepted what he did as wrong. His failure to embrace that opportunity can only serve to strengthen the resolve of his critics.

    Rather than spew your hatred for the haters (which makes you a hater too), why not challenge Vick to step up and act like the man he claims to be? Wouldn’t that actually be a supportive thing if you cared about Vick? So who really hates Vick? The ones who question his motives or the ones who never care too?

    I will move on when Vick does, when his actions mirror his words. Remember, he chose to kill dogs without mercy. He chose to commit crimes. He chose to return to the game and the public arena. He chose to rehabilitate his image publicly. He chose that. And you want to tell the people who want to see if he has actually manned up to move on?

  76. birdobeamen says: Feb 17, 2011 6:28 AM

    “Voices of the Victims families”??? lmfao — this country truly is WEAK……and I’m in the military.

  77. dfeltz says: Feb 17, 2011 6:42 AM

    PFT – this is your 4th story about Vick and Oprah. They all seem about 20 minutes apart, you just can’t wait for the story to come together?

  78. jfaoyx says: Feb 17, 2011 6:47 AM

    Simon I dont know why you have so many thumbs down you are 100 percent correct. We live in the country that rapes and pillages entire ecosystems across the world leaving millions upon millions of children starving and dying so that we can sit around and get fat and watch people like Mike Vick on Sundays. Forget human suffering, he did atrocious things to dogs, and received all of the punishment, and people want to get their panties in a twist. Worry about the humans first ignoramuses and quit hating on someone who knows how to overcome adversity.

  79. superbowler says: Feb 17, 2011 7:10 AM

    birdobeamen says: Feb 17, 2011 6:28 AM

    “Voices of the Victims families”??? lmfao — this country truly is WEAK……and I’m in the military.
    **********************************************

    I think the last thing that is a reflection on is the US. That’s a minority of extreme pet caring folk who consider themselves victims somehow because they adopted dogs.

    I love how Vick is playing well. No matter what these forgive-less Vick hating people do or say, Vick playing well just makes them more bitter. That, in turn, makes me laugh.

  80. phinsfan says: Feb 17, 2011 7:15 AM

    @ “lostsok” – while what he did was absolutely horrible but to compare that to a child molestor is absurd. You have no clue what u are talking about – dont ever conmpare a childs life to a dogs life – that is the worst analogy that anyone could ever make – obviously u dont have kids and are COMPLETELY clueless….

  81. dansnyder says: Feb 17, 2011 7:22 AM

    birdobeamen says:
    Feb 17, 2011 6:28 AM
    “Voices of the Victims families”??? lmfao — this country truly is WEAK……and I’m in the military.

    Yah when I read that it left me shaking my head as well. These people also acquired their dogs after the whole incident happened. It’s not like Vick walked into people’s homes and kidnapped their puppies only to force them to fight their brother(halfbaked reference)

  82. bluefan204 says: Feb 17, 2011 7:22 AM

    It will never go away. People are never going to “get over it”, myself included. He paid his debt for operating a gambling ring. He didn’t pay his debt for murdering animals. What he’s doing now is paying for murdering those animals, and it’s going to be a loooooong sentence.

    People may forgive, but most don’t forget. Screw Vick. He deserves all the hate he is getting, and will get in the future. Oprah shouldn’t waste her time with that trash.

  83. boknowsvt says: Feb 17, 2011 7:25 AM

    freedomispopular says: Feb 17, 2011 1:05 AM

    What a crazy world we live in when soulless animals are held in higher esteem than humans.

    __________________________________________

    I know I value a soulless creature who brings joy to many people over crack heads that sit around collecting welfare, who don’t even attempt to find a job, and who don’t wish to contribute to society. Yes, give me the soulless creature any day.

  84. philriverslovespenis says: Feb 17, 2011 7:27 AM

    lostsok says:
    Feb 17, 2011 1:10 AM
    “Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.”

    If you had children and someone who had previously been convicted of molestation–and had served their time–moved into the house next door…would you okay with it?

    While I agree that Vick served his time, he also committed a heinous act. It is utterly unforgivable to pet owners. THAT is also his punishment, but like with touching a child: some people are never, ever going to forget, let alone forgive.

    His option is to retire from public life. Otherwise, these people have all the right in the world to remind everyone of his previous sins, like it or not.

    ————————————————–
    Uh, please don’t compare a man that tortured dogs to a person that molests children. I’m not condoning what Vick did, but come on man. Everyone should quit putting animals lives/rights above humans. It’s not like if Vick were to move in next to me, I’d want to hide my dogs from him. However, if a molestor moved in next to me, I would hide my children from him. Bad comparison dude, get a clue.

  85. chapnastier says: Feb 17, 2011 7:27 AM

    Am I the only person that thinks Vick should have manned up, confronted the owners and the dogs? I mean if he took the heat and saw how great the dogs were living now, maybe broke down and shed a few tears on the set, I personally would be more inclined to forgive him after seeing that true remorse. Say what you want about his time and what he is doing in the community but those are just words right now. If he had gone on the show and dealt with the problem face to face and showed some emotion like a human being, he would have won over a lot of the “haters”.

  86. animalkindness says: Feb 17, 2011 7:32 AM

    I love it!!! Just keep Vick in the public eye and it will get brought up again and again. He will never, ever live this down so keep it going.

    He is a coward and backed out of the show because he cannot take it. If he is so reformed let him face these people and take the other half of his punishment.

  87. j0esixpack says: Feb 17, 2011 7:52 AM

    In Vick’s place, Oprah’s show focus on Vietnamese cuisine

  88. danwhitmer says: Feb 17, 2011 8:02 AM

    “Please remember that he did not do 1 day in jail for what he did to the dogs. He wasnt in jail for strangling the dogs. He wasn’t in jail for electrocuting the dogs. He wasn’t even in jail for dog fighting. He was in jail for racketeering.”

    ——————————————————————

    That is actually not true, He got the maximum time for animal abuse in his state which was i believe 8 months.

    I think that Vick served the time he should have, Reason being that it is the sentence handed down and was the Max for the crimes he committed. Now that being said the laws against the things he served his time for are to lax in my opinion. I think he should have spent ALOT more time in jail for the drugs trade that was taking place at his property than anything else. IMO that is the downfall of much of our society and those who take place in putting it on the streets should be charged the same as those who murder people. Think about it, It is premeditated, intentional, and with intent to harm others knowingly. There are more OD deaths in America among young people than any other form of death as of 2010. That is not to mention the amount of adults who suffer the same fate! The dog fighting is harrible and should be punished, but the drug trade is 100 times worse.

    As for dipping out on the oprah show. Stand up, be a man and face the music ! You say you have remorse for what you did and you are truly sorry. But when you do things like this it sounds more to me like you are just saying what we want to hear and when it comes to taking action you run the other way. Another thing to think about is the lack of charity work he has done since getting out of jail. He has not even finished the minimum that was set by the courts… and that was supposed to be completed within 1 year of him getting out………

  89. ninjapleazee says: Feb 17, 2011 8:03 AM

    people really have nothing better to do.. why don’t they visit the asian countries and see dogs beaten then eaten

  90. danwhitmer says: Feb 17, 2011 8:04 AM

    **Horrible** sorry typed to fast and spell check did not pick it up!

  91. JimmySmith says: Feb 17, 2011 8:14 AM

    If Vick had any guts at all, he would have shown up and faced down his most vocal critics. If he was truly remorseful (and I have my doubts), he should have no fear in doing that.

    He needs professional help, you don’t move from being a sociopath to solid citizen by sitting in a jail cell for two years. So many people are eager to forgive him because of his football talent but in reality, he remains a maladjusted human being with sick social tendencies just underneath his PR honed surface.

  92. nygdefenserules says: Feb 17, 2011 8:24 AM

    catholic9ersfan says:
    Feb 17, 2011 1:40 AM
    People need to forgive Vick already. How can u expect forgiveness if u don’t forgive others. He repents and has changed

    __________________________________

    He has changed based on what? He said so? Andy Reid says so? Tony Dungy says so? The only way that the general public will KNOW he has changed would be if faces up to the people that were hurt by his actions to the animals.

    I hope he is changed – I HATE the Eagles, but I sincerely hope he is a changed person. IF he had worked as hard as a Falcon as his does as an Eagle, he would be on the way to being a first ballod Hall of Famer.

  93. ehsdrumline says: Feb 17, 2011 8:26 AM

    I am so sick of people, including a lot of my own friends, that won’t accept that Vick DID HIS TIME IN THE SLAMMER! He went bankrupt, lost 2 years of his life and now has done all he can do to prove he has focused his life, personally and professionally….what more do people want? I guess people want him to publicly hang himself.

    There are child molesters living there life out there people. You want to live around thieves and child molesters or would you rather live next to a guy that used to fight dogs and has been reformed? Even the biggest critic can’t argue that one.

  94. chuckjager95 says: Feb 17, 2011 8:26 AM

    Oh hey cool another Mike Vick thread! Let me break out my Moral Outrage checklist for this post:

    1) Unironically wishing daily sodomy on another human being while mantaining moral high ground= 200 points

    2) Saying Vick should get a disproportionate amount of jail time under the sentencing guideline considering plea (25 points times every year over = 700 points).

    3) Animal abuse/killing is the same as raping a child = ONE ZILLION POINTS

    congrats, you all win.

  95. lilevil74 says: Feb 17, 2011 8:33 AM

    I am not a Vick fan. I never have and never will be. But this is absurd. HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY!!!!! If you want to be mad, be mad that he will sign a contract paying him more in one year than you will make in 3 lifetimes. You are talking about dogs that are known for attacking children for no reason. So don’t be a hypocrite. Truth be told he spent more time in prison than most people do for worse crimes. I wouldn’t want to go on the Oprah show and listen to a bunch of hypocrites either. But then again, I wouldn’t want to go on the Oprah show. This story has played out like something more fitting for the Springer show, don’t you think?

  96. commishgoodellknowsbest says: Feb 17, 2011 8:40 AM

    jfaoyx

    you are an idiot
    the large majority of the 2nd and 3rd world countries are in the condition they are in is due to the corrupt govts that run them not because the United States companies do business there.
    Quit believing all of what you hear and see on tv and in movies
    the conspiracy theories that are out there are called THEORIES for a reason and that reason is lack of facts and proof

    what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    whoever above compared Vicks crimes to child molestation umm yeah NO shut up and the above applies to you as well

  97. loungefly74 says: Feb 17, 2011 8:41 AM

    “Get over it. This young man’s punishment exceeded his crime. He’s moved on, the haters should too.”

    If you had children and someone who had previously been convicted of molestation–and had served their time–moved into the house next door…would you okay with it?

    While I agree that Vick served his time, he also committed a heinous act. It is utterly unforgivable to pet owners. THAT is also his punishment, but like with touching a child: some people are never, ever going to forget, let alone forgive.

    His option is to retire from public life. Otherwise, these people have all the right in the world to remind everyone of his previous sins, like it or not.

    ***********************

    wow…he with no sin cast the first stone.

  98. pattunya says: Feb 17, 2011 8:42 AM

    Vick, you did it. You admitted it. You payed for it. Now just shut up and play football. You’ll never be the man again. Society forgives but they’ll never forget.

  99. bigtrav425 says: Feb 17, 2011 8:42 AM

    ok we get it..he did wrong but he paid his debt and has been a changed man becasue of it.This could of been the perfect way to let everyone else see that as well and hear him tlak about everything etc etc.But nooooooooo all these overly politically correct people wanted to have “their” voices heard…Here is a hint: no one cares about your voice and furthermore these people who put animals above humans need mental help…Let the guy mature in peace..he obviously wasnt very mature in doing what he did and unfortunately he had to go to Prison to learn right from wrong…that signifies a failure of his parents,family and school systems to teach right from wrong ( altho i will say alot of it is common sense) But its time to move on

  100. sufferingbirdsfan says: Feb 17, 2011 8:44 AM

    Bailing out of this is looking smarter and smarter of Vick. This was a setup from the word go.

  101. nofunleague says: Feb 17, 2011 8:56 AM

    The haters will go away when Vick goes away. No one wants to see him on Oprah lying his butt of, licking his lips anyway. You think two years is way too much for what he did, you are sick. I will continue to hate and like, the other football player said(name forgotten) hope on every play he gets hurt.

  102. mrznyc says: Feb 17, 2011 9:03 AM

    Wouldn’t it be great if everyone declined to do the Oprah show?

  103. oranjellojones says: Feb 17, 2011 9:07 AM

    ehsdrumline says: Feb 17, 2011 8:26 AM

    “I am so sick of people, including a lot of my own friends, that won’t accept that Vick DID HIS TIME IN THE SLAMMER! He went bankrupt, lost 2 years of his life and now has done all he can do to prove he has focused his life, personally and professionally….what more do people want? I guess people want him to publicly hang himself.

    There are child molesters living there life out there people. You want to live around thieves and child molesters or would you rather live next to a guy that used to fight dogs and has been reformed? Even the biggest critic can’t argue that one.”

    Way to prop up a strawman. The answer to the question is none of the above not one or the other. I don’t think Child molesters would EVER see a day of freedom again and no I wouldn’t trust Vick near my dogs anymore than I would a child molester near my kids. The analogy was a little extreme but it still made the point.

    Vick also never served a day for any dogfighting charges. Surry County prosecutors failed to prosecute Vick for the charges in what many saw as a corrupt grab for popularity among constituents sympathetic to Vick. Only after serving time in prison at Leavenworth was Vick finally charged with dogfighting and it was only done so that he could acquire early release to freakin home confinement for the remainder of his sentence. He actually cut his time in half by pleading to dog charges. Not only did he not serve a day he actually got his sentence reduced by pleading guilty.

    This scumbag will never get any forgiveness from the likes of me until he finally man’s up and truly takes responsibility. Not this sheltered from scrutiny by the Eagles crap he evidently continues to subscribe to.

    Oh and to the guy who said it’s not like Vick took their pet and threw him in there (in reference to the poor choice of words of “victims voices”), you’re right, he took someone else’s little pets and threw them in as bait only to watch and laugh as they were torn apart.

    You’re splitting hairs.

    This guy is also formerly known as Ron Mexico…he’s no daisy, he’s just a low rent piece of trash…multi-million dollar contracts or not.

  104. chapnastier says: Feb 17, 2011 9:11 AM

    danwhitmer says:
    “That is actually not true, He got the maximum time for animal abuse in his state which was i believe 8 months.”

    Never make claims when you “believe” something. Each count of animal cruelty carries a 5, yes 5, year, yes year, sentence in Virginia.

  105. blitzburghdevastation says: Feb 17, 2011 9:15 AM

    I am in no way an Eagles fan, not at all. But I think that everyone is taking this too far, the guy messed up I agree. Vick served his time in jail and he loss a great deal of money. Not to mention, He has to relive his sins over and over again when ever his name is mentioned in the media. The man has to rebuilt his reputation and relationship with his family and friends as well. What I do have a problem with is: a lot of the same people that is condemning this man feel that it is okay to hunt animals for sport. To me that is a double standard. I also have a problem with people comparing dogs to children. I love dogs, I really do. They are like children in many ways, but they are not children. Dogs are soulless creatures. (not dissing dogs, it is what it is) Another thing that gets me is that people have a hard time forgiving this man for his crimes. I know he was wrong, but come on I have seen Catholic Priests get more forgiveness for molesting “actual” children than this man is getting….now that’s sick.

  106. tjt113 says: Feb 17, 2011 9:26 AM

    Donta Stallworth 30 days for DUI and killing a guy, Lenord Little if I remember right I dont think he did anytime for the same thing. Mike Vick 18 months for Dog Fighting and Killing Dogs. Ben Rothlisburger 3 rapes no time and it looks like he will get off…why did 3 of the 4 above mentioned get off pretty easy $. Someone got paid. The 3 that got off should be in prison for what 20yrs for the drunk driving deaths, and Ben should be looking at 20yrs to life. What vick did was stupid and moronic, but if you had a dog and a say 18yr old daughter..Who would you want living next door Ben or Mike, I would pick Mike. Ben is a bigger turd than vick could ever be.

  107. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Feb 17, 2011 9:31 AM

    While I think people have a right to confront Vick about what he did, these people who are flooding the show are only doing it to try to take some personal fame and glory from the whole thing. Vicks not the ONLY guy to have been charged with dogfighting ever but you don’t see these people chasing down and harassing anyone else.

  108. goawayeverybody says: Feb 17, 2011 9:41 AM

    The Eagles fans, er, I mean, um, animal haters on this site are pathetic.

  109. goawayeverybody says: Feb 17, 2011 9:44 AM

    Dear Eagles fans, you do realize that you will never win a Super Bowl with Andy Reid as your coach, right?

  110. 11inthebox says: Feb 17, 2011 9:46 AM

    @oranjellojones :

    There are plenty of child molesters out there running free. That most egregious( far more insidious than anything dog related, but Im just a sucker for human rights) crime does not carry a life sentence.

    Perhaps it should, but as of now, it does not. So child molesters serve a little time, then go free. Thats why there’s a need to monitor them when they come to your town.

    But the Vick saga is pretty simple. All the good and righteous American pilgrims, sitting piously in church every Sunday are just itching for someone to hate with all their might. Just one person they can feel superior to.

    And Vick serves this purpose just fine!

  111. myspaceyourface says: Feb 17, 2011 9:55 AM

    OMG – This is ridiculous. They are animals. They are not people. What he did was awful and bad.

    He paid his debt and then some. Keep in mind these are animals. . . ANIMALS – NOT PEOPLE.

  112. cswilliams1906 says: Feb 17, 2011 10:16 AM

    What is the world coming to today? I mean people can kill another person and get away with and people will not say anything else about it. A person can molest little kids and you don’t see people out there with picked fence outside a courthouse. I mean it’s been a Damn year I mean a damn year and all y’all can talk about is Michael Vick. WOW are you kidding, I understand yes he was wrong we know that he did his time his out. Then you have people quoting MLK come on now quote GOD forgive those and you will be forgiven the only person he have to answer to is GOD and not me not you not Oprah not no one else he ask for our forgiveness and it’s done. We are treating animals better than we are treating the next person. How you know we are suppose to be having animals as pets anyways. How you know we are not enslaving these animals you don’t know. So stop judging him and focus on your life. We as people need to learn how to forgive and let go because we are not the ones who are judging him there is only one being and that’s GOD. He did wrong he knows that. At first I thought he should do the show but the more I think about it he did the right thing he apologized too many times get over it. the public just make me sick with all this and y’all need to look in the mirror yourself

  113. cschick2317 says: Feb 17, 2011 10:59 AM

    I don’t understand why people feel it’s somehow more forgivable to torture animals than it is to torture people.

    People who try to compare dog fighting/torture/abuse to killing animals for food are just stretching for excuses. Unfortunately, nature is set up in a way where animals (including humans) need to eat other animals. With that being said, it is in no way ok for farmers to electrocute their cattle for fun or to beat them, or drown them…etc. Even the way cattle and chickens are dealt with now is basically unacceptable and I try to eat free range as much as I can (sadly free range beef is a lot more expensive).

    The dog fighting is one thing, and it’s something I could look past. The torture/abuse is something entirely different. Sure, it may be “just” a dog…but that dog is capable of feeling pain and fear just like a human would if they were caged up and beat/electrocuted. Just because they weren’t blessed with opposable thumbs and a more intelligent mind doesn’t mean it’s not as bad to torture/abuse them.

    That’s just my two cents I guess.

  114. supashug says: Feb 17, 2011 11:06 AM

    I miss Stedman

  115. gamustangdude says: Feb 17, 2011 11:16 AM

    I wish these Same “Vick Haters” would devout the same amount of energy into something more productive and beneficial to our society. How about we attack Murderers, Rapists, Child Abusers, Drug Addicts, and decreasing the amount of Police Brutality? Those seem like great start out points. Animals? The world has MANY greater issues other than animals? And please don’t get me started on Animal rights? When animals start paying taxes or contributing in anyway to society, then we can start giving them rights. I haven’t seen one Monkey complain about his FICA contributions or working on a Habitat for Humanity project. Animals have more rights than convicts form jail. No wonder why people outside North America hate Americans.

  116. dkhhuey says: Feb 17, 2011 11:28 AM

    AWESOME!!!!

    To those of you that believe he has paid his debt for his crime – you are sadly mistaken! He plead guilty to racketeering charges for just running an illegal dog fighting/slaughtering business. He did that to avoid having the gruesome, sick, nauseating details of what he did. So yes, he served his time and has paid his debt to society for actually running the business.

    He HAS NOT and never will pay for the unbelievably savage and violent acts of torture he inflicted on the dogs. The details of what this waste of space did to these animals is horrifying and goes a very long way to define how really dark, cold, and void his soul is. The fact his vile acts aroused him sexually is just plain sick. He should have been charged with extreme cases of animal cruelty for the the 8 dogs he admitted to torturing and slaughtering in manners so disgusting that it turns your stomach. I would really suggest that those defend this inhumane piece of garbage go read the details of his actions and let me know if that doesn’t change you admiration of this punk

  117. juancorsair says: Feb 17, 2011 11:39 AM

    whatchutalkinabouthillis says:
    While I think people have a right to confront Vick about what he did, these people who are flooding the show are only doing it to try to take some personal fame and glory from the whole thing. Vicks not the ONLY guy to have been charged with dogfighting ever but you don’t see these people chasing down and harassing anyone else.

    Two things:

    1. Neither you nor I have any clue whatsoever as to what the people flooding the show do in their spare time. They may be PeTA nutters for all you know and have made a career out of “harassing” people and championing animal rights.

    2. I don’t watch Oprah, so I am not aware of any other person charged with dogfighting that has ever been invited as a guest on it. However, I would tend to think they are not in high demand unless they have a high public profile, such as the starting QB of an NFL team would.

    blitzburghdevastation says:

    Dogs are soulless creatures.

    Do you care to qualify how you came up with that statement? Did a burning bush tell you? I am not going to attempt to prove nor disprove the existance of a “soul” per se. However, anyone who has spent more than a few minutes with a dog would know they are sentient, intelligent animals capable of a variety of emotions (moreso than some of the posters here, I might add). To claim otherwise is quite simply incorrect, to say the least.

  118. 11inthebox says: Feb 17, 2011 11:52 AM

    @dkhhuey

    I think you, like so many others, are confusing ‘admiration’ for with ambivalence for his actions.

    Look, youre all entitled to your opinions. If you want to hate Michael Vick, I say go right ahead. The problem arises when you think everyone else should share your impassioned hatred.

    We dont. Nor do we necessarily ‘admire’ Michael Vick. We just have other priorities. Thats all.

  119. ncjm says: Feb 17, 2011 12:01 PM

    I believe that Vick has done some really awful things. I also know that he has served a long prison term.

    I say that he needs to be forgiven as do the rest of us. The first step to changing one’s self is admitting you are wrong. The second is to make changes in your own behavior and try to make amends. All of this he has done.

    I believe that this is a geat example for the the children for today who live in situations that half of you could never imagine. This particular situation shows that if you do things that are wrong, you do not give up on your life. It teaches them to strive to always pick themselves up after they fall and strive to be better than they were before.

    As far as him running from a confrontation: The issue here is that people now have such a hard time communicating without insulting another person. If you read even a fraction of the above comments, count how many actually call him names and debate wether he is even worthy of life. When you are face to face with someone and discussing a controversial topic, tempers fly. How would you be able to keep your cool if a person yelled these type of insults in your face?

    What ever was going through his head during the acts, after them, in prison, and even today we have no control over. We hope he is sorry and his actions will prove that. We all understand it takes time to forgive and it takes time to earn respect once you have lost it. I hope any one else who is in a situation where they hit rock bottom, they will be able to find their way out as well.

  120. ahemahem says: Feb 17, 2011 12:10 PM

    If I was broke and lost my job and my wife left me and my kids were ashamed of me.

    Maybe I could hate Michael Vick for doing well.

    Maybe. But I have a life.

  121. loungefly74 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:33 PM

    okay…with so many dumb comments being made, I guess I will join in and add to it:

    those who think vick did not pay for his crime…please leave this great country and go somewhere that’s supports communism. vick did go to court and went through the process. he did what the USA courts sentenced him too. now he is out and has the American chance at redemption. he went through the system. those who say he got off easy, i suggest running for a judge position in your local area…

    observation: wow…didn’t realize there are so many perfect people out there who never did anything wrong. congrats to you people who just have the ultimate right to continually witch hunt people.

    i think a lot of us are saying we don’t love the guy but that he did his sentence and now it’s time to move on. people…move on!

    maybe it’s just me, i don’t know, but i think 1 human life is more valuable than a million dogs…not saying i don’t care for dogs but feel there is a difference. basically for example, someone who kills the convenient store clerk in a robbery is way worse than what vick did…

  122. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 17, 2011 12:39 PM

    Michael Vick is scum. I mean, MAYBE I could forgive him for mutilating dogs IF he didn’t have an extensive rap sheet before that! Look at all the stuff this guy was doing while dogfighting! What does he have to do, build Auschwitz 2 or something?

    He may be an exceptionally talented athlete, but I don’t know why so many people use that fact as a pass for being a horrible human being.

  123. vaindependant says: Feb 17, 2011 12:40 PM

    All the unforgiving folks would have HATED that JESUS guy…

    You- can’t be forgiven
    Jesus – Let he without sin cast the first stone.. go and sin no more… your sins be forgiven thee…

    Hey I think Jesus has more street cred on this one . You’re really just giving a thumbs down to Jesus’ forgiveness because you think your UNforgiveness is more important that Jesus’ forgiving.

  124. bobbynj says: Feb 17, 2011 1:03 PM

    Vick did SOME time, not enough time though. He should be able to earn a living after having done some time – at Walmart or in a career other than the privilege of earning millions and accolades and awards as he is in the NFL. He did what he did to those animals and that will never change. Vick no longer deserves “privilege” just because he can run fast. Oprah is just a douche. So, no Vick on Oprah – its a good thing.

  125. lgwelsh1 says: Feb 17, 2011 1:06 PM

    Mike Vick was made an example of, seriously he did 2 years in jail for killing some dogs. The punishment definitly did not fit the crime, he did his time and it’s over with. Let the guy go about his business!

  126. bobbynj says: Feb 17, 2011 1:06 PM

    Get over it too, EAGLES FANS. You’re not going to win anything with this piece of crap anyway. It’s just a matter of time before you turn on him TOO and boo his dirty ass off the field.

  127. dkhhuey says: Feb 17, 2011 1:13 PM

    @11

    I get that there are people who don’t share my passion for animals! I don’t know too many people willing to make a living out of saving them and trying to prevent animal abuse! I have no problem with that!

    I am absolutely willing to say he has indeed paid his debt to society for the charges of racketeering that were brought against him!

    What I am not, nor ever, willing to give him a pass on the horrid acts he inflicted on these innocent animals. We’re not talking just kicking the dog because it pissed him off. We’re talking some of the most vicious acts of cruelty imaginable, over and over and over! The man actually got enjoyment and pleasure watching these dogs rip each other to pieces. That is not a normal human being but a sociopath that has deep rooted emotional problems. There is no rehab for that type of behavior and there is no forgiveness for the only reason he is STILL not doing it is because he got caught. He is, and always will, have to live with being ridiculed and judged by his gross inhumane actions for the rest of his life and that is how he will pay his debt to society!

  128. gamustangdude says: Feb 17, 2011 1:54 PM

    @nyjalleffingday

    No one’s using his athletic ability as a pass. People are saying 1 of 2 things.
    Either
    1. He did his time let’s move on
    Or
    2. He killed dogs; there are MUCH bigger priorities in the world.
    Those who say Vick hasn’t paid for his crimes and can’t move on are the same people who need to watch the news or read the papers and focus on more important matters.
    Some people’s infatuation with dogs is just plain gross, sick, and pathetic.

  129. hatevicks says: Feb 17, 2011 2:14 PM

    its all bad hurting anyone,anything people,animals all of it . vicks took loosing dogs threw them in water and electricuted them -he manually sadistically wrapped cords around thier necks strangling them .laughing .
    there is a direct documented corolation between harming ,torturing animals and harming people. I wonder why people think he paid his time when recently he told school children that yes he would still fight dogs. heres a concept : ok he fought those dogs and that is that . TORTURING ,KILLING them after they were defeAted in the ring is frightening -and that is what I object to, his psycopathic behavior .The NFL used to have standards and sports figures were looked up to,doing charity work etc. clean living etc .Now wth Vicks and others blatently acting like criminals, getting away with it they have dragged the NFL down so far,I see it called Thugball,National Felon League and worse. every felon /criminal in the NFL takes up a space that somone just as talented clean record could be in.

  130. godofwine330 says: Feb 17, 2011 2:21 PM

    These dog lovers make me sick. One of you actually quoted Martin Luther King, but I KNOW you are more of an advocate against violence against dogs than against racism in your own city.

    He killed dogs, people. Dogs. Not human beings. Dogs. First, get that point. If he had any similar violence against human beings, babies, children, handicapped, MRDD, I would be all on your side right now. I don’t care how physically talented he is, I would be just as against him ever playing football again. There is no category of human being that makes them greater than or less than and thus making them ok to kill or torture.

    But you are talking about an animal. Not a human being. An animal. People kill animals all of the time. For food, for sport, or for the hell of it. However, you believe that there IS a category that makes one type of animal greater than or less than and thus making them ok to kill, torture or what have you.

    Hunters kill animals and decimate entire populations, driving animals to the brink of extinction and beyond. They walk into Africa, walk in to a lion’s area and shoot it from a distance. They pose in front of the dead body, smiling from ear to ear. Sometimes they mount it above their mantle; sometimes they leave the carcass for the buzzards. Personally, I believe that hunters should carry nothing more than a large knife, because anything bigger is like marching the New England Patriots against a Police Athletic League (PAL) football team in a game of tackle football.

    Vick killed dogs. Was it wrong? Yes, but nowhere near on the level of killing or even injuring a human being. Those who judge it as being the same need their heads examined. Anyone who thinks that it is even CLOSE also needs their head examined. I hope those of you who feel this way are as heavy into anti-racism and anti-child molesters in the cities you live in.

  131. cfountain400 says: Feb 17, 2011 3:09 PM

    For all of you who are defending Vick – that guy is one sick man. Have you ever taken the time to actually read the accounts of how he brutalized those dogs? It’s not a matter of dog lovers being nuts. Someone who would do these things to a dog would do them to a person. If I were his girlfriend or wife, I’d seriously wonder about my safety.

    I’m surprised he agreed to be on Oprah’s show. Since she is a known dog lover I’m sure he realized she’d have a lot of questions about the dogs and the role he played in their abuse. I am not surprised he canceled his appearance. He’s big and brave when it comes to harming animals, but he can’t muster up the bravery to face Oprah. Or anyone of the people who have since adopted one of his dogs.

    Vick may be a great football player, but as a human being he completely and totally sucks. He may be a big guy on the field, but in real life he’s a loser.

  132. cubEbear54 says: Feb 17, 2011 3:27 PM

    dkhhuey summarizes exactly why people still condemn Vick. It’s not a matter of placing a higher value on dogs over humans. It’s simply that Vick is fundamentally messed up. He admits to being aroused torturing living beings, he admits that he would still be doing it if he wouldn’t have been caught. This does NOT show remorse (or rehabilitation) from Vick. And, as humans, most will not forgive those that are that sick. One criteria judges use in sentencing is “does the accused show remorse for his/her actions?”. Vick’s own words post-prison are that he would still be committing these crimes! Not the brightest thing to admit, and he’s obviously gotten a different PR person since then.

    For those comparing child molesters to Vick’s crime – not even close when looking at children vs animals. However, the principle is the same. Sociopaths are sociopaths and as such are unable to control those desires/impulses. And this is why Vick is so reviled by so many.

  133. ahemahem says: Feb 17, 2011 3:45 PM

    Wow.

    Really “wow!”

    Some of you are so vengeful.

    I thought my country was better than this. =-(

  134. redsghost says: Feb 17, 2011 4:13 PM

    AND…what is wrong with hating on a puppy killer?
    Are the rest of the Vick “Lovers” looking to engage the boy in sex? Just curious cause you’ve “moved on”.
    Personally, if given a choice, I’d MUCH rather be a Vick Hater than a Vick lover.
    Proud member of the Vick Hater’s club and proud member of the “Let’s not move on and forget he tortured puppies” club.
    Now, why don’t the rest of you Lovers move on?

  135. redsghost says: Feb 17, 2011 4:36 PM

    “Some people’s infatuation with dogs is just plain gross, sick, and pathetic.”

    Just as some people’s infatuation with the poorly misunderstood Vick is just plain gross, sick, and pathetic.

    Someone mentioned that dogs were souless creatures. I disagree. I KNOW my dogs have souls, the one thing I am NOT sure of is if any of you Vick lovers have a soul. I think not.

  136. gamustangdude says: Feb 17, 2011 5:43 PM

    Lol, “Dogs have soul” that’s funny

  137. lolac1 says: Feb 17, 2011 6:24 PM

    I am a dog owner and lover. I was horrified by what Mr. Vick did. However, he has paid his debt to society, seems to have turned his life around and I applaud him for that. I sure wish he had played for the Washington Redskins this past season instead of Dononvan McNabb. You are welcome here, Mr. Vick!

  138. harryrizvi says: Feb 17, 2011 7:23 PM

    In response to the retards that say Vick should still be in jail or doesn’t deserve anything, even after serving a jail sentence more than he should, and even after spreading the words to thousands of kids that how bad dogfighting is, I will kill one innocent animal tonight, and post in on my blog.

  139. ahemahem says: Feb 17, 2011 7:47 PM

    What if Vick, upon release, had said––“Listen, I didn’t do anything bad––I just killed a few dogs?”

    I thought I lived in a better country; one where remorse meant something and we applauded hard work.

  140. wpsence says: Feb 18, 2011 8:36 AM

    People don’t realize dog fighting is from growing up in gangs. Dog fighting happens everyday unfortunately because Vick makes money it is a story. That’s why he is going around the country to talk to kids to avoid gangs therefore avoiding dog fighting. Also I don’t think he went to a white collar prison so unless you have been in prison for one day noone should judge if it wasn’t enough time.

  141. smashmouthrb25 says: Feb 18, 2011 11:28 AM

    I think Family Guy satirized this the best..when Brian was drunk and ran over a dog, killed it, and buried it in the yard…felt really guilty and when he admitted to the family that he killed a dog…everyone laughed and said a dog does not have the same merit as a human.

  142. superspanky36 says: Feb 19, 2011 5:21 PM

    This is all so dumb. Animals get killed every day…by guns, knives, other animals…etc. Deer are more lovable and cuddly than pit bulls…it’s not like Vick did this crap with toy poodles here. He bred fighting dogs to fight. Apparently to some of you weirdos this is exactly the same as him breeding babies to molest. Wtf is wrong with y’all?

    I’m not saying dog fighting is awesome and he should be loved by all, but get over yourselves here. Oh look I can take it to the opposite extreme…my cousin used to hit mailboxes with baseball bats…the damn neighbor doesn’t come by with pictures of his old beat up mailbox every day in protest.

    On either side of the argument…what we’re all missing here…is that it just doesn’t matter. What he does has no effect on me or you. None. And someone asked “well what if he was your neighbor” blah blah, don’t send your dog over to play. Just like if Michael Jackson was your neighbor you wouldn’t send your kids to his slumber party. Man commits crime…man loses everything and goes to jail…man works after jail to pay more money to creditors and then make some to live on…people can’t GTFOver it.

  143. rmm9090 says: Feb 20, 2011 4:55 PM

    To all you dog haters who thinks a dog is just another type of animal, and cannot seem to remember how dogs brought mankind out of the stone ages, I tell you what you do:

    Go out right now, find your nearest Law Enforcement K-9 unit, whip out your “9” and drop the Law Enforcement K-9 dog dead in his tracks. Then kick back and see what happens next. Your dumb dog hating azzzz will be locked up for what? Killing a “police officer”, that’s what.

  144. bigdogg34 says: Feb 20, 2011 10:06 PM

    The guy with the top comment is just stupid… what do you mean he got punished for more than he did? he got like a year in jail for executing helpless animals.

  145. jphilip312 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:36 AM

    I do not agree with what Mike Vick did and as an Eagles fan I still have trouble hearing about the “details” of what he did but he does seem to be doing things differently and acknowledging his mistakes. What does bother me is how everyone is so upset and outraged at what he did to those dogs and yet we, as a society, do not get that upset or outraged at what we do to our own. We can toture and kill millions of babies annualy and feel nothing and then take such a strong stance against animal violence. I agree, animals do not deserve that type of treatment but neither do humans and it happens on a larger scale and more frequently to our own innocent. It comes as no suprise to me that the same society that does not afford rights to its own offspring cannot value the rights of another.

  146. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 21, 2011 5:27 PM

    You all know not what you speak before you say oh he did his time blah blah blah

    Go out and read the book the lost dogs read about the dogs and what it was all about

    This man is garbage and if the owners of the Vick dogs want to come to face to face they should

    They took in battered and beaten dogs and gave them a good loving home
    They did this out of love and kindness not to get press
    But if Vick can have his moment in the sun why cant the owners and the dogs?

  147. mtnoll says: Feb 21, 2011 8:05 PM

    Oprah has been very successful at interviewing people good and bad for nearly 30 years.

    Why do owners of Michael Vick’s former dogs feel the need to help her out with her job?

    These hysterics are looking for any limelight for their cause. Why have they waited for national television cameras to be present to confront him?

    Why didn’t the parents of the Roethlisberger victims appear in his interviews? Maybe it’s because they knew he was just trying to show them where the bathroom was!

  148. bleedingreen says: Feb 22, 2011 10:03 AM

    Two words. Donte Stallworth. I rest my case.

  149. kenudo says: Feb 23, 2011 2:08 AM

    So judging by some of the posts here caring about the well-being of dogs or any other animals means you a)care more about animals than humans and b)are fascist. Impeccable logic there folks. Never ceases to amaze me how stupid some people are. As for Mike Vick: yeah the dude did the time and deserves the second chance he is getting now. Does it make people “haters” for bringing up some of the horrible things he’s done? I don’t know, are people “haters” for not allowing child molestors to live near schools? Are they “haters” for not allowing felons to own firearms? Vick did some bad things and he’ll never be able to erase that, and neither will all his nut-hugging fans.

  150. golonger says: Feb 23, 2011 7:53 AM

    Speaking for the “haters” out there. We don’t hate Mike cause he brutalized dogs………we hate him because he is a bad person in general, because he has the IQ of an eggplant, and because he flat out is a terrible QB……………

  151. golonger says: Feb 23, 2011 7:56 AM

    People that call people “haters” are blind “followers” who use that argument to justify themselves……….rather than argue the points, they break out the “hater-aid” to cover the fact that they too have IQs of an eggplant and haven’t a leg to stand on!

  152. Sickwitit says: Feb 23, 2011 12:13 PM

    @golonger

    Wrong, we call people haters because this crap happend over 3 years ago, it’s time to move on.

    Everyone has thier opinion. If you don’t like it OH WELL!

    1) what’s the IQ of an eggplant? Can you determing it for us?

    2) just because someone’s opinion is different than your’s now they have an IQ of an eggplant? When you graduate high school hoepfully you learn some life lessons that prevent future comments like those above

  153. mb2020 says: Feb 23, 2011 1:41 PM

    Question: If these so-call dog lovers are so upset and ringing the phone to get on a show, why don’t they use that same energy and go out and help stop the dog fighting? SIMPLE: They’re trying to make a name on Michael Vick’s back and this is their only chance. Those people are weak! You stop the dog fighting by going to places where the TV is not! Including Mr. Pacell with his plucked eyebrowls…wow, go dog fighters!

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