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The Dolphins should have done this instead of burning a 2nd rounder on Pat White.
So very true, Vick WAS faster and DOES have a better arm. Not sure how fast he is now, but I would think he could get that all back for the most part. It will be very interesting to see how this all turns out. I guess the Dolphins didn't want to risk the PETA protests?
I just don't see how you don't take Vick who is obviously leaps and bounds ahead of White. You get a better player who you can do the same things with five rounds earlier. And as for the "he's been out of football argument" - the Dolphins took Ricky Williams back and have been giving him plenty of playing time, so there's really no reason I can't see Miami doing this. Not to mention that this was his one character concern and I don't really see the guy repeating a mistake that got him locked up for 2 years and cost him millions.
Goodell(?) has no legit reason to keep Vick out of football permanently, IMO.
He served his time and if a team is willing to sign him, let him play.
Oddly, Miami is one city where I can't see people protesting much about having Vick on the roster. In South Florida I doubt few people view dogfighting as an unforgivable sin.
It probably would be a good idea though to go back to Atlanta for a season just to rehabilitate his public image and lay low, then let the Falcons trade him next offseason, but I did think he had been released by Atlanta after he was incarcerated???
As a grown man myself, I honestly think Vick deserves another chance and got screwed royally in this whole situation. I do think he was VERY wrong to kill dogs and make them fight each other, but I also do not think he deserved to spend 2 years in prison for his first felony offense either.
I feel that PETA and our government went after Vick way too harshly and proved that these institutions are, once again, far too interested in wasting your time and money on things that shouldn't be that important in the grand scheme. I can see why the black community in Atlanta was so enraged by the sentence and treatment given to Vick for doing something that didn't hurt any HUMAN BEINGS.
Granted, it is sick to kill animals for fun and he should get treatment for his underlying issues, it does not make him a threat to the community that requires a lengthy incarceration in order to rehab his mental state. Prisons are owned and run by the lawyers and judges who send people there, so how do they not have a vested interest in putting as many people as possible into those places?
Go learn for yourself, this country is quickly becoming what Georgia was when England founded that colony.....a penal state.