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Pit Bulls & The NFL

The NFL  – aka The Shield – needs to think about it’s next policy of enforcement being the restriction of its players owning Pit Bulls. Seriously, perspective needs to be given after the latest incident involving the Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison’s (Super Bowl MVP XLIII) son. 

With Michael Vick on his way back to the sports, the NFL cannot afford any of its players having issues with these animals.


Vick Wants To Do The Right Thing

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Fallen NFL star Michael Vick told a bankruptcy judge Friday that he became a changed man in prison and is determined to do all the right things upon his release from prison, including repaying his creditors with the millions he hopes to resume earning in professional football.

But after more than three hours of testimony in which Vick laid out what he called his “exit strategy,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. Santoro rejected it. Santoro told Vick to draft a new Chapter 11 plan, one with a bit more certainty.

Santoro said there is no guarantee the league will have the 28-year-old player back, and suggested he start on a new plan by considering liquidating one or both of his Virginia homes and three cars he had planned to keep.

A status hearing is set for April 28, but Santoro set no deadline for submission of a new plan.

Vick is pinning his hopes of emerging from financial ruin on returning to the NFL. He remains indefinitely suspended, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not said whether he will reinstate Vick after his July release from the federal penitentiary in Kansas where he is serving a 23-month sentence for a dogfighting conspiracy.

Vick’s testimony — his first extensive public account of his life since entering prison in November 2007 — offered a glimpse of what he’s likely to tell Goodell in his bid for reinstatement.

“I can’t live like the old Mike Vick,” he said, speaking softly as many of his friends and family members listened in the courtroom.

Read the complete story here.

Michael Vick: America’s Most Hated Athlete


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?

Michael Vick… Is There Any Perspective

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.