Mike Vick apparently owns a dog again

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Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has spoken in the past about his desire to once again own a dog.  Apparently, he now does.

Either that or someone in his house has developed a taste for dog food.

Courtesy of the folks at CrossingBroad.com, Vick tweeted a photo of himself and his daughter working at a table in their home, with Vick studying his iPad playbook and Vick’s daughter doing homework.  On the table is an open box of Milk Bone dog biscuits.

Per CrossingBroad.com, Vick then deleted the photo and replaced it with another one, with the dog treats out of the shot.

Though Vick has suggested in the past that the terms of his probation prevent him from ever owning a dog again, the prohibition expired when his probation ended.  And he seemed intent on getting a dog during a Piers Morgan interview in July.

So why hide the fact that he has a dog?

Maybe he simply wanted to avoid the questions that inevitably would come from making it known that the man who went to prison for dogfighting and who admitted to killing multiple underperforming dogs in cold blood once again owns a dog.  Of course, he’s now likely destined to get those questions, given the tweeted-and-deleted photo containing a Milk Bone box.

105 responses to “Mike Vick apparently owns a dog again

  1. I do believe that people can change and be rehabilitated, but I don’t think he should ever be allowed to own an animal again. Just my opinion, but to have a large scale operation such as the one he had…and to see the horrors of dogfighting…he was only sorry because he got caught and the negative public reaction.

  2. For all the animal lovers who say mike Vick shouldn’t be allowed to own a dog, he should. No one is dumb enough to do something like Vick did over again. Pretty sure he is giving an animal a safe home.

  3. Absolute Disgust!! This is sickening, why not just release a rapist into a school zone? Terrible to see such a thing happen again. This guys entire family is trash and it is a shame to see this. For any idiot who just wants to yell racism. You’re ignorant, this should not happen no matter who you are. Absolute disgust. What if someone killed your father then adopted your child after getting out of jail. This is sickening!

  4. I but people are gonna give this grief for getting even though he’s been turning his life around and is speaking out against animal abuse.

  5. No story here. I’m a life long falcons fan who feels like he cheated the city out of a possible Super Bowl by not studying like he should have while he was here. He has surly learned from his mistakes and deserves the chance to love and care for a dog. Although its really silly to post and then delete the photo

  6. I don’t care about this or the dogfighting. The NFL covered up the fact that he ran an interstate racketeering ring! He should be banned from life from the NFL for gambling!

  7. Frogburger , do you own a frog ?
    Obama , has eaten dog meat , or so he said , and
    he owns a dog !

  8. I am sorry….

    But I believe that Vick was tried before a jury of his peers. He was convicted of financing the dog fighting ring. He then served his sentence, and after probation, has served in full.

    Mike has also done more to repent, show remorse, and educate others on animal cruelty then 95% of the readers here.

    Good for you Mike. I just hope that dog never bites anyone.

  9. he was wrong just like the many people who fought dogs before him and continue to fight dogs today he is a changed person the inner city is a very different place where the value system of so many topics are sooooo messed up and it is usually when we are exposed to confronted with or caught that we have a paradigm shift it was not until i went to the military then college that i saw life differently i completely understand the anger and i also understand his redemption

  10. That’s terrible if he does. Once a dog killer he should never have anything to do with them. No dog deserves to spend it’s life with a murderer like Michael Vick. I don’t care if he’s through his probation, at the end of it he should never be allowed to own one. He’s lucky he’s even on a football field. He didn’t get long enough in jail. Dog lovers will never forget his behavior. Cruelty at it’s worse.

  11. Christ, leave the guy alone. He has turned his life around and contniues to pay back all of his creditors. He is on the right path to redemption. He can’t even have a pet dog for his children? I believe he has put this part of his life in the past….it’s time you all did as well.

  12. Frogburger,

    It’s disgusting that you would insult his family. You don’t know them. You have know insight into the family. Say what you want about what you think you know about Vick himself, but you should be ashamed for saying that his family is trash.

  13. I was absolutely appalled to learn of Michael Vick’s abominable mistreatment of dogs. Any other real dog lover would be furious.

    But, the story didn’t end there. Vick went far ABOVE and BEYOND what was required of him following his sentencing.

    What Vick DID was unimaginably sad — it will never make right what those dogs suffered and died through. But.

    What Vick DID afterwards and since has been very very VERY positive. By all accounts, Vick went the extra mile in every form and fashion — and my respect has been restored, and I wish him well.

    Vick truly seems like a completely different person, a story of redemption and someone who continues to champion the causes of eliminating dog-fighting and other forms of animal cruelty.

  14. Frogburger….soooo, you are comparing letting Vick own a dog to “release a rapist into a school zone.” Really? Him or one of his family, perhaps his little girl owning a dog and its on the same level as child rape? Wow, you really don’t like Vick or think child rape is only worth a couple of years in jail. Maybe his little girl wanted a yorkie. who cares, I doubt he is fighting the dog.

  15. @seahawks for all time.

    Killing dogs is trash, his brother sleeping with minors is trash, and generally it takes trash to raise trash.

    Maybe calling them all trash was a bit harsh and an unfair judgement. But all him and his brother seem to do off the field equates to trash. But you are I right I do not know them and maybe some words are over the edge. But this guy was let off the hook large, due to being a marketing play for the NFL. No excuses for what he did, Would you say it the dog was trash if the dog did what Vick did to the dogs family to Vick’s family?

    Either way there is a serious societal flaw, when a guy best let off a racketeering charge because idiots pay to see him. He may be exciting to watch but “appears” to be a piece of trash

  16. Punish Vick not his kids. Imagine what they have to go through for the rest of their lives. Have a heart.

  17. I’m not a Vick fan and I don’t approve of his past, but he paid his debt to society and he is allowed to own a dog. Give the man a chance to prove he’s changed.

    If I’m not mistaken, he made a statement he would like to get one for his kids. Must they pay for his sins too?

  18. It’s not about him. It’s about his kids, and they have every right to have an animal whether it be a dog, cat, pig or goat. The fact that he’s the father and makes as much money as he does I would say that animal is treated better than the ones you owe. He never should have been restricted unless they were breeds that people train to kill. Shame on those who feel a dog is better off in the SPCA where he’ll be put to sleep instead of living a life of luxury in his home

  19. I don’t get the “he’s only sorry because he got caught” routine. How would any of us know that? Based off your perception of him in his interviews? That’s enough to justify that he isn’t truly sorry?

    Vick has done everything right and more since he’s been out of prison. He served his punishment and now is a prominent voice speaking out against dog fighting and the path he went down in his past. The point of the prison system is to punish and rehabilitate criminals back into society (or be kept there for serious crimes). I understand why people are skeptical, but he’s earned the right of a 2nd chance.

  20. Let the man Vick b…Go to China or any crazy foreign country and bark about them eating dogs!!!..this man has did the crime & time and fulfilled any other needed so called activities required for his parole. It’s time to let him live. You got guys who killed humans take less heat than him. Last time checked a dog and a human is nowhere near equal!!!

  21. Thank goodness for people like Mike Vick and his desire to own a dog. He provides an avenue for all us fine citizens to express self righteous indignation while providing a diversion from facing our own maleficence.

    Frogburger, you have quite a flare for the dramatic. By the way, I didn’t see anyone mention race. Got something on your conscience?

  22. so many people shouldn’t have dogs but they do so i can’t imagine why Vick shouldn’t be allowed since his probation is over.

  23. You losers still havent gotten over it. Im glad it still raises your blood pressure. I hope any mistakes you make haunt you forever too then. I hope people with no lives cry and protest everytime your name is mentioned no matter how much you do to make up for it… even tho its just worthless pitbulls that would be dead of old age by now anyway.

  24. Did Mike Vick kill animals for food? To the people that want to say that people in other countries eat dog, if that’s what they eat so be it. But Mike Vick didn’t kill animals for food people & we all know that.

    What outrages people & is the hard part is that Mike Vick bought a property to intentionally & systematically take animals that were suffering & crying in pain & for some sort of inner sick satisfaction, torture them in some of the most inhuman ways possible. He would take them & slam them into the ground over & over & over as they howled in pain. He took crying bleeding animals & attached electrodes to them, threw them into pits of water & electrocuted them as they screamed in pain.

    He tortured for fun, for his personal entertainment. He took already beat up animals & inflicted more pain with his own bare hands because it amused him. Mike Vick did this multiple times a week for six years. SIX YEARS.

    He took people’s pets, taped their mouths shut & threw them into a fighting ring to enjoy watching helpless defenseless creatures get ripped apart by killers. Once again for his personal amusement.

    When you see how deep his intentional & sadistic torture goes, are you really surprised that people would be concerned that a known animal abuser of the absolute worst kind should have a dog?

    Any scrutiny Mike Vick gets for owning that animal, he deserves. Sometimes kids have to be told no. Sorry kids, daddy did bad things, he didn’t know any better (see if they believe that) & because of that, we can’t have an animal. Even Mike Vicks kids…

  25. patyofeet says: Oct 5, 2012 9:04 PM

    Last time checked a dog and a human is nowhere near equal!!!

    ___________________

    You are correct; the average human is deliberately cruel, selfish, vindictive and judgmental, while the average dog would still love that human.

    Unconditionally.

  26. He should only be allowed to adopt dogs taken from dogfighting busts.

    Let him see the mental and emotional trauma it causes on these innocent animals.

  27. @frogburger and anyone else who holds his same opinion…stop equating dogs to humans!

    I do not condone his actions but it is complete nonsense to claim killing a dog is the same as killing a human. Furthermore, your example assumes that Vick’s new dog is the offspring of one of those he previously owned. Talk about making assumptions. Heres 1 vote to permanently ban frogburger.

  28. Don’t worry vick retribution for your dog killibg is coming aunday..harrison gonna dump you on your neck and snap that spine for all them dogs you tortured and killed..God i love kharma so much!!!

  29. Vick paid for his mistakes and then some. His actions, while reprehensible, have ultimately led to greater awareness of the inhumanity of animal cruelty. And also, why should his daughter not be allowed the joy of a childhood dog? He can have the dog…..I just wish he was better at football.

  30. Oh people get a life. It is bad enough the man had to go to prison for fighting, killing or harming dogs. He served his sentence and abided by his probation terms. He is free to own a dog again if he wishes and frankly I could care less.

  31. @heathater4lifeson

    Wow that may be the dumbest post I have ever seen on here, and there are a lot of dumb post here.

  32. Why would his probation limit dog ownership for life if it’s not enforceable after it expires?? There’s no way he should be allowed to own a dog, changed man or not he took innocent lives…lifetime ban should have been a condition of release, some things there’s just no trust left

  33. All I read are self righteous individuals more than ready to “cast the first stone”!!! There are thousands of people that have been convicted of D.U.I. and they get 2nd 3rd and sometimes 4th chances to maintain their driving privileges!! These are people that have at the least put human lives in danger, some of them have injured/maimed human beings and others have killed people!!! But Mike Vick shouldnt be afforded an opportunity to own/raise another dog??? Surely you jest……..

  34. I’m a dog lover and I don’t really have a problem with Vick owning a dog. Obviously I have a huge problem with what he did, and can never truly respect him as a person and by extension as a player ever again. However, I certainly don’t think dog fighting is an addiction, and I agree with the idea that Vick isn’t stupid enough to be caught anywhere near a dog fighting operation again. Even people with history of child abuse have been forgiven and allowed to see their kids again, why shouldn’t Vick be able to show he has changed?

  35. As [the little red dog] lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn’t kill it. So Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead.

    You don’t like this?? Make you uncomfortable?? TOO BAD. The “little red dog” had no way to turn away, to ignore it, to pretend it wasn’t happening.
    Taken from “The Lost Dogs” It shines more light on what a truly horrible human being he is!!!

  36. Nothing wrong with killing dogs, fighting dogs they are not humans they are animals stop trying to treat dogs like they are children. Dont like dog fighting dont watch it that simple. Vick should have been smarter and rented land from Indians on a reservation, that was his only mistake. And for all you people who are going to cry about my post do you know how many dogs the humane society kills a day get over yourself.

  37. Who cares if he killed pit-bulls? Are they really considered dogs anyway? They are more like monsters, killing toddlers, babies and other dogs. I would have killed them too. I applaud him for killing them.

    Seriously though, I think Vick just like’s to snack on Milk Bone’s

  38. So what he owns a dog? This dude went to jail, lost his career, and all his salary is STILL going towards unpaid debts. And ya’ll think he’s going to start up another dog fighting ring? LOL.

  39. Im no fan of his but leave the guy alone. If he has a young daughter chances are she wanted a dog. I highly highly doubt he would be dumb enough to hurt an animal again.

    By all accounts, it appears the guy has reformed his life. Going from millionaire to jail, to bankruptcy probably humbled him. Let him and his family be at this point as long as he keeps out of trouble

  40. People hunt animals for fun, they eat animals, use animals to work fields or to just ride for fun, people bull fight at the rodeos, and everyday the SPCA puts animals down (animal concentration camps), I dont see mass protest to protect these animals from these inhumane acts………….

    Oh that is right, they are not human, so who cares… I could careless that Vick fought dogs, and mistreated them… they are animals!!!!!!!

  41. My first reaction was, Oh he’ll no. But if you apply the same principles as to why he should have been allowed back in the league, there is no problem. If he drove a truck for a living. Once he’s paid his debt to society, let the man lead his life….watch that fool like a hawk but that’s why they call it a second chance. I’m no particular fan of Michael Vick, especially since the discovery of his “proclivities ” although if you have any respect whatsoever for athletic ability you’d be hard pressed to find someone with more potential. I’m not a particularly religious fella, I’ve told many an old lady, I’d be attending church, and either it was myplace with “the ticket or we’d meet up with like minded friends. Is there anyone who doesn’t know how that story end?

  42. anybody with a brain can see that Mike Vick is a changed man… If he wants a dog, he can have a dog.

    Once again, the moral of this story is: Don’t give millions of dollars to your childhood homies.

  43. This isnt on vick because Im actually a fan of his, I wanted my Niners to sign after he got out of prison, but I think anyone convicted of abuse against any animal shouldn’t be allowed to own any animals again.

  44. “he was wrong just like the many people who fought dogs before him and continue to fight dogs today he is a changed person the inner city is a very different place where the value system of so many topics are sooooo messed up and it is usually when we are exposed to confronted with or caught that we have a paradigm shift it was not until i went to the military then college that i saw life differently i completely understand the anger and i also understand his redemption”

    mossnvick, congratulations on the longest sentence of the day.

  45. jtchernak- Sounds like typical human self importance, just because you and 77 other idiots think you are more important than a dog, doesn’t make it so. Trust me, my dogs are much more important to me than you! Do you have any kids? What if I said, they’re just jtchernak’s kids, any other living thing is more important. Try thinking before speaking next time you f**king idiot!!!

  46. Either you think he served his punishment and can have a dog or you think what he did merits a lifetime ban on owning an animal, but stop bringing up his kids. No one is saying the kids can’t own a dog in the future, they’re arguing that he shouldn’t have one. And guess what, saying ‘but my kid really wants one’ isn’t a valid excuse.

  47. Vicks a piece of grabage, screw him. Killing dogs is like killing children. Creations that have unconditional love and affection and are largely innocent. No, nothing he can do will make up for what he did in my eyes…fair or unfair.

  48. I think MR Rogers goodall needs to investigate these pictures . Mr Vick knows that he can not “EVER” own another dog this is a violation of his parole hopefully the “JUDGE ” will see these photographs . I wonder if this idiot ever told his daughter’s what he did to all those poor helpless dog’s .
    acting like he’s a good parent in those photo’s what a FAKE person he is.

  49. elwaysmilehighdenver says:
    Oct 5, 2012 10:18 PM
    To all the perfect, faultless, arrogant haters. If you received a speeding,
    parking, or traffic citation this week.
    You should not be allowed to own or operate an automobile ever again!!
    ___________________________________
    If we had to be perfect , faultless and arrogant to have opinions on criminals then there would be no “trials of our peers” in this country. There’d be a “judge robot “passing sentences on criminals.
    Silly comparison you made too.

    It makes me laugh when people say “don’t judge/discriminate” and the like. We judge and discriminate about people every single day of our lives or we couldn’t pick our friends, whom to marry, whom to hire etc. Instead of making spurious arguments, you people who love Vick would do better simply to say “I don’t care what horrible things he’s done (or if you are in real denial, “has been accused of doing”), I love the guy”. At least that is honest.

    If he’s met his standards of probation, I don’t have a huge problem with his having a dog. That said, sometimes just because one has the right to do something doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. It may be a better lesson for his kids if he tells them why Daddy feels that it’s not a good idea to have a dog. He doesn’t have to get into specifics when they are young, he can just say, “Daddy made some bad decisions in the past and it’s not best to have a dog right now. How about we pick out another pet for you?” It will drive home choices & consequences, a lesson no child above toddler age is too young to learn.

  50. Old news.

    He got the dog last year, with the blessing of the ASPCA.

    His daughter wanted a dog and he made the request with the consent of the Commish.

  51. phillyphannn83 says:
    Oct 5, 2012 9:46 PM
    @frogburger and anyone else who holds his same opinion…stop equating dogs to humans!

    I do not condone his actions but it is complete nonsense to claim killing a dog is the same as killing a human. Furthermore, your example assumes that Vick’s new dog is the offspring of one of those he previously owned. Talk about making assumptions. Heres 1 vote to permanently ban frogburger.
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    I do not share his opinion. But people(including me) treat our dogs as our children. I have kids and dogs. If someone abuses any of them, I will kill them. They are loved the same and treated with the same respect by me. So as far as emotional attachment goes….yes people and dogs are the same. That is what people on hear are really saying. We as dog owners feel that since we love our dogs and have attacted human feelings to our dogs. So in turn we feel they should have the rights of humans. I will never hate someone for loving another.

    I am very impressed with the strides Mr.Vick has made as a person. It does not change his past though. I hated him with every being in my body, when I found out what he did. He has been very busy since, rebuilding his image. But his future as a person looks very bright. I really hope he stays on this path. He seems to be a good father. I hope some day he can be role model for young inner city boys. He has a long way still, but as least he seems to be heading in the right direction. His children deserve to love and care for a dog. He lost that right in my eyes. But if he does have one now and the law allows it, then I hope his daughter can show him how to love and respect that dog. I for one,would love to see him on the dog whisperer. That would be the real test if he is ready to be a dog owner again. Cesar could tell and help him be ready.

    This is 2012, not the 1950’s. Everybody has rights and the legal system is corrupted. And to suggest someone to be banned because they have an opinion is ridiculous. I would rather hear someones ignorant statements then ban them!!!

  52. exibitsman says:
    Oct 6, 2012 8:41 AM
    I think MR Rogers goodall needs to investigate these pictures . Mr Vick knows that he can not “EVER” own another dog this is a violation of his parole hopefully the “JUDGE ” will see these photographs . I wonder if this idiot ever told his daughter’s what he did to all those poor helpless dog’s . acting like he’s a good parent in those photo’s what a FAKE person he is.
    ============

    typical anti-vick display of intelligence. did you even read the article? to save you the 20 minutes you’d have to spend trying to read all of those words: he’s not on probation any more.

  53. Do people not realize that alot of people that now fight for animal rights have one before done the same thing vick did. People get the hell over it he screwed up yes but he did his time and now is fixing what he did. People always say people deserve a second chance.but no one is giving him a seconds chance. I don’t like what he did one bit but I see what he has done to fix what he did and I respect that. There is many people that you guys would respect for doing animal work after they were charged like he was and you would be fine with them but you for some reason won’t give him another shot. Think about it.if you.did something and wanted people to give you a second chance.and everyone was acting like this towards you. I believe they should check in on him to make sure everything is good with the dog just monitor him and then its all good. Calm down people.

  54. I hate to sound like a liberal but, this is one time where forgivness enters the picture. I feel he is truly sorry for his past deeds and wants the comfort of an animal. I used to go hunting…now I couldn”t do that under any circumstances…..people can change

  55. I think the Eagles could sign David Berkowitz (Son of Sam serial killer) and Eagle fans would proclaim him to be “elite” and a changed man. The whole city is like Mike Vick, sick and twisted beyond repair.

  56. Really guys?? You sound like a bunch of activists. Vick did something stupid, went to jail and turned his life around. He was young when it happened and its over now. He has a daughter, and why should she be punished and not be able to have a dog? Its really not that big of a deal and the fact that you guys are pretending to be so angry about this is pi$$in me off honestly, lol

  57. frogburger says: Oct 5, 2012 7:42 PM

    Absolute Disgust!! This is sickening, why not just release a rapist into a school zone? Terrible to see such a thing happen again. This guys entire family is trash and it is a shame to see this. For any idiot who just wants to yell racism. You’re ignorant, this should not happen no matter who you are. Absolute disgust. What if someone killed your father then adopted your child after getting out of jail. This is sickening!

    frogburger, got a question for ya…..what are your thoughts on Jerry Sandusky?, Joe Paterno?

  58. What kind of world do we live in?? Why does this man allowed to own any kind of animal??? If it is for his child in my opinion he should not even be allowed to have a child!! It is bad enough he had a dog fighting ring but he went far and beyond that. Has anyone see the pics of these dogs? Is this the kind of message you want to send to children?? Just because you can run a football up and down a field does NOT make you exempt for this behavior! It makes me sick how much money athletes make for chasing a football! It is not like they cured cancer or something. Gimme a breal already! He knows he is wrong that is why he deleted the pic. Wait till his daughter is old enough to know what he has done!

  59. good 4 vick i no most of u are going to dislike this but think about it big Ben can have a wife , Donté Stallworth can drive so think about there are other people that have done things more worse then vick so haters gonna hate

  60. @sufferingbirdsfan

    So that others have in your words “have done more worse than Vick” that makes Vick having the exact thing he abused & tortured for fun ok for him to own?? Seriously?? Thats your defense??

    So it would be OK for Sandusky to be around children as well? With your reasoning, that should be OK too right? Do you see where your logic is an epic fail??

    More like Vick defenders are gonna defend no matter what senseless arguments they try to make…

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