Falcons to discuss bringing back dog murderer Prince Shembo

Shortly after 254-pound linebacker Prince Shembo admitted to killing a 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier named Dior, the Falcons cut him.

But now that he’s pleaded out of a felony animal cruelty charge and into a misdemeanor and paid a fine, the Falcons could be considering bringing him back.

I’m sure that we will, but [General Manager] Thomas [Dimitroff] and I have not gotten together on that, at this point,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said of discussing Shembo, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But I don’t have a comment one way or another on that.”

If you can set aside the blunt force trauma death of his ex-girlfriend’s dog (who, in Shembo’s defense, did bite him with her fearsome 5-pound-dog jaws), the Falcons could make a reasonable case for bringing Shembo back.

They drafted him in the fourth round from Notre Dame (where he was investigated for but not charged with sexual assault of a woman who later committed suicide), and he played in all 16 games with three starts last year.

They could also use the depth at linebacker, since they had the league’s worst defense last year and free agent pickup Brooks Reed has barely practiced because of a groin injury. The Falcons also have two open roster spots at the moment.

So if you can set aside the fact he kicked a tiny dog causing what the autopsy listed as “a fractured rib, fractured liver, abdominal hemorrhage, thoracic hemorrhage, extensive bruising and hemorrhage in the muscles in her front leg and shoulders, head trauma, hemorrhage and edema in lungs, hemorrhage between the esophagus and trachea, and hemorrhage in the left eye with internal injuries,” then it might make sense for the Falcons.

Of course, he’s also going to be subject to the league’s personal conduct policy if he does sign with a team, which might give them pause. Assuming, of course, the fact that he killed a dog doesn’t do that first.

38 responses to “Falcons to discuss bringing back dog murderer Prince Shembo

  1. Regardless of his on-field skills, this guy is a walking piece of human garbage.

    No team should sign this turd.

  2. This isn’t happening, No way Arthur lets this guy back on the team.

    DLed is just speculating again.

  3. Shembo is probably in shock……”What….the NFL has a personal conduct policy?” ….something he sure never had to worry about at ND.

  4. No way! The Falcons would be subjected to the wrath of every animal rescue and activist group in the US.
    If they did bring him on board, it would give new meaning to part of their name – ‘cons.’

  5. So PFT would have their readers believe that no player should ever get a second chance and they should pay the cost of their crimes for the rest of their lives.

    I wonder if they would be so rigid with their own transgressions…

  6. “Prince” has brutally raped a woman and destroyed her life, plus “Prince” mutilated and killed an 8 pound dog who also happened to be someone’s pet.

    Yet “Prince” walks a free man, and is rumored to be considered for a job that will pay a half million-plus per season.

  7. These kinds of stories are going to hound this guy for years.

    Seriously, I can’t believe the Falcons would even considering bringing him back after the Vick fiasco years ago.

  8. This is nonsense. No way the Falcons resign him. There is plenty of other talent that will get cut from other teams in the coming weeks.

    There is zero chance this happens.

  9. Something has to change in todays NFL. Hardy pays off the woman, Prince gets his charges reduced to a misdemeanor & that makes what they did OK? Not in my book. I do not believe the Flacons will bring this guy back, but I will bet there is a team out there that will. SMH in disgust. This train wreck of a league is getting easier & easier to ignore. I can say, that for me, I’m leaning further & further towards moving on from it completely.

  10. That’s a lot of injuries for one kick…. I’m going to go ahead and assume he stomped that poor thing repeatedly….
    But hey, Leonard Little, Donte Stallworth, & Mike Vick all say “give the man a second chance!”

    Oh, and that Cowboy guy killed his teammate, what’s-his-name

  11. Please stop confusing animals and Humans. His actions were cruel and very unfortunate. Murder is taking a human life, so stop trying to overdramatize. Dude deserves a second chance, I love animals, but I don’t react well to being bitten. Can any of you deny that your first instinct/reaction would be to kick?

  12. The entire Falcons organization is scum if they bring this guy back. The line needs to be drawn somewhere. If the fact that he’s a rapist wasn’t enough to deter them from drafting him though maybe the organization just has incredibly low morals and standards and they really don’t care that he’s also a dog killer. I’ll be rooting against them every week if he’s on their roster.

  13. Dogs have good instinct about people. This five pound dog going after a 254 lbs human must have sensed he’s a psycho. The little one must be trying to protect its owner.

  14. isfootballonyet says:
    Aug 14, 2015 12:02 PM
    Please stop confusing animals and Humans. His actions were cruel and very unfortunate. Murder is taking a human life, so stop trying to overdramatize. Dude deserves a second chance, I love animals, but I don’t react well to being bitten. Can any of you deny that your first instinct/reaction would be to kick?

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    I am an animal lover too, but I’m not some crazy nut that brings his dog everywhere (dogs are best left at home in most cases). I say that because yes, if I were bitten by a dog my first instinct would be to punch/kick to get it off me. But I’m not going to bludgeon it to death… especially if it’s a tiny dog like that.

  15. Oh first reaction is to kick…really ….wow…..what are you some lunatic…..it’s not like some dog ran up to you on the street…..and bit you…can May rationalize that….but someone’s pet….

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