No doubt this brother was involved in some ill ish. His admitted criminal behavior landed him in the banger for 2 years, cost him his NFL career and 90 million dollars in earnings. Vick has paid his debt to society in one of America’s toughest prisons – the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.
The Atlanta Falcolns are encouraging the other NFL teams to open up trade talks with them. Falcons’ general manager Thomas Dimitroff has recently commented that his is actively pursuing trades. I believe he should return to the NFL… are you willing to let him back?
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HC Bobby Petrino resigned the day after the Falcons were beaten on Monday Night Football for the 10th time this year. He leaves Atlanta for the University of Arkansas after posting only 3 wins in 13 games.
Not only did Petrino quit on his team and coaches, he embarrassed a classy owner like Arthur Blank. Mr. Blank spent several minutes on the national broadcast praising the leadership, vision and passion of Petrino. He was excited about the future with his coach and told millions of viewers and the entire Atlanta Falcons fanbase that this was the guy to lead this organization… in his words, the CEO.
Why coaches are allowed to break their contracts with impunity is beyond me. It sickens me how althletes get banged on by the press when they holdout or complain about their contracts, yet coaches are given a pass. It’s one of the worst double standards in sports and it happens on the collegiate and professional levels.
I’m sure Atlanta isn’t feeling like they lost a winner anyway.
On the day Mike Vick was sentenced to 23 months at a federal prison, some of his former players let the world know that he was still their Dog (pun intended). Roddy White scored a touchdown on Monday Night Football and lifted his jersey to show a t-shirt with “Free Mike Vick” written on it. Stud cornerback DeAngelo Hall ran onto the field with a poster of Vick raised in the air clearly letting everyone know that he wasn’t forgetting his ace.
Before you finish reading this sentence, the NFL will have already sent a letter to any Atlanta player that displayed a tribute to Mike Vick on their person. They will couch it as a violation in the uniform code, but we see it as them coming down on free speech.
The National Football League 2001 #1 overall draft pick is likely finished playing the game that made him one of America’s most famous professional athletes. Why… by now you know he’s been charged with illegal (unlawful) gambling, criminal dog fighting activities and conspiracy to operate such enterprise.
The eighteen page indictment paints a terrible landscape of the “Bad Newz Kennels” business that Vick is alleged to have co-founded and financially supported.
After reading the indictment, it’s hard for any open minded person to not lean towards Vick being guilty. However, my question in the midst of all the protests and pressure on the NFL and its corporate sponsors is regarding the perspective of the situation.
That is… where is this organization against professional athletes when they are criminally charged with spousal abuse, driving under the influence or murder (of humans)?
Leonard Little is a Pro Bowl Defensive End with the St. Louis Rams. In 1999, he pleaded quilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Susan Gutweiler. He celebrated his 24th birthday at a St. Louis bar in October of 1998 and then got behind the wheel of his Lincoln Navigator legally drunk. Tragically, Mrs. Gutweiler would have her car smashed by Little as he ran a red light… her husband and teenage son would not see her alive again.
Little’s punishment was 90 days at a St. Louis work house and 1,000 hours of community service. After four years of probation, his record will be cleared with no trace of any criminal charges.
Where was the outcry for Cherica Adams??? Who you ask… she was the pregnant girlfriend of Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Rae Carruth. He paid to have her executed in a drive-by shooting as he watched and left the scene.
Doctors saved her unborn child (born with cerebral palsy due to trama) but Ms. Adams fell into a coma and would later die. Carruth fled from authorities and was later captured hiding in the trunk of a friend’s trunk.
Again I ask… can we have some perspective.