Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Salute to Scumbags

Click here for a delightful story from Sports Illustrated on the issue of NFL quarterback Michael Vick being prosecuted on dog fighting charges in Virginia.

Rushing to Vick’s defense are Washington Redskins players Clinton Portis and Chris Samuels, who advocate that dog fighting (despite being a felony in several states, including VA) is a "prevalent" lifestyle.

Portis then goes onto say: "I don't know if [Vick] was fighting dogs or not, but it's his property; it's his dogs. If that's what he wants to do, do it."

To which Samuels then coyfully adds: "Haven't you seen Animal Planet?"

All I can say to this is, one, dog fighting is cruel, criminal behavior that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Period. I don’t give a shit how “prevalent” it is. Secondly, kudos to new NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cracking down on off-the-field criminal acts by NFL players—such as Adam “Pacman” Jones—with heavy suspensions.

If Vick is convicted of dog fighting, perhaps he should be suspended as well. If only Portis and Samuels could also be busted for their idiotic behavior. They know that kids look up to them, but in their comments above, only demonstrate how loathsome they truly are.

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