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T.O. wants Mike Vick reinstated now

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by eveluvsrox, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. eveluvsrox

    eveluvsrox Contributing Member

    Nov 13, 2008
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    Celebrity or not I think his sentence was ridiculous.
    and i want to work for the SPCA after I get my degree

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP)—Terrell Owens(notes) wants Michael Vick(notes) to be reinstated immediately by the NFL, and said any extension of the quarterback’s suspension would be similar to “kicking a dead horse.”

    Speaking after the Buffalo Bills training camp practice Sunday morning, the star receiver referred to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of Vick’s status as “unfair.” Owens also lobbied to have more of the league’s high-profile players voicing their opinion in support of Vick and asked the NFL Players Association to become more involved.

    “I think he’s done the time for what he’s done. I don’t think it’s really fair for him to be suspended four more games,” Owens said, referring to reports that the NFL is considering to further punish Vick. “It’s almost like kicking a dead horse in the ground. … The guy’s already suffered so much. And to add a four-game suspension on a two-year prison sentence, that’s ridiculous.”

    Vick met with Goodell this week but has yet to learn when he will be allowed to resume his NFL career. The former Falcons star was suspended indefinitely in August 2007 after he admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation.

    Vick has served a 23-month federal sentence and was freed from home confinement on July 20. He must still serve three years’ probation.

    Owens said Vick deserves a second chance.

    “Why shouldn’t he? I mean, there’s a lot more guys around the league that have done far more worst things than that and gotten second chances,” Owens said.

    Owens said he would welcome Vick as a teammate.

    “Michael Vick is a guy that really hasn’t any character issues besides what he got a prison sentence for, so why not?” he said.

    Bills safety George Wilson(notes), the team’s NFLPA representative, agreed with Owens.

    “How do you bring a man out of suspension and then suspend him again? I mean, he’s paid his debt,” Wilson said. “I think you just continue to hold him down by bringing him back and then suspend him.”

    Wilson said he intends to discuss Vick’s status with Owens and other teammates to determine whether to bring the Bills players’ position to the union.

    “We’ll see where it goes, but I think Terrell is right in stating his position,” Wilson said. “This is an instance where perhaps our players association needs to try to get involved.”

    The union’s position has been that it will support Vick on a personal level until Goodell decides how to proceed. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith met with Vick this past week, and intends to discuss the player’s status with Goodell.

    The Bills have declined comment on discussing Vick.

  2. peleincubus

    peleincubus Member

    Oct 26, 2002
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    i agree i think its horrible what he did. and ill tell you i love animals and hate to see one hurt (this comes from someone to that used to hunt a lot as a child) and if i were a owner i wouldnt want him on my team. but they should still give him the right to have that oppurtunity though. sheesh
  3. Egghead

    Egghead Member

    Apr 22, 2008
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    Vick's got a future for sure.. in the UFL :eek:
  4. Shaud

    Shaud Member

    Feb 28, 2008
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    Amen T.O.
  5. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

    Nov 8, 2002
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    I don't think TO is helping Vick's case.

    Vick is probably thinking "Dude, please shut the **** up!!!"
  6. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

    Dec 6, 2002
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    beating a dead horse?

    bad choice of words T.O.
  7. RocketsPimp

    RocketsPimp Contributing Member

    Feb 15, 1999
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    "To" is a bathering idiot and simply can't STFU for his own good. He is one more poor team showing away from being blackballed from the league, but he's "to" stupid to realize it.

    That said, I will agree that enough is enough. Vick has already been suspended and has paid his debt to society in the eyes of the law. Suspending him another game (or 4) is redundant and a high handed act of power by the NFL. If some team wants him and is willing to deal with the fan backlash, I say let it happen.

    FLAGRANT1 Member

    Aug 5, 2001
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    "In the ground"

    That is a severe beating!
  9. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

    Aug 26, 2000
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    The NFLPA should go hire fehr.
  10. Oski2005

    Oski2005 Contributing Member

    Nov 14, 2001
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    No it wasn't. He was lucky actually to get as little time as he did. Its funny when people call into sports radio shows and are always trying to compare Vick to a hunter or something (though imho, people who sit in a deer blind and wait for a deer to come eat some bait are just as bad).

    He wasn't sent to prison just for torturing and killing and fighting dogs. He had a criminal enterprise. He was prosecuted under RICO laws. That's the same thing Harvey Dent pulled on the different mobs in Gotham :eek:

    Basically, Vick is so bad, Batman would have had to stop him.

    But seriously, breaking RICO, insterstate commerce, and gambling laws are all felonies.
  11. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Contributing Member

    Jul 6, 2001
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    This is exactly what I was thinking.
  12. Fyreball

    Fyreball Contributing Member

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    How was his sentence ridiculous?? He was running an ILLEGAL business, that dealt with illegal gambling, money laundering, and illegal dog fighting. If anything, I'd say he got just about the minimum for something that egregious, and he's lucky that we live in a society that allows people to move on after they've "paid their debt." In other cultures, he wouldn't even be hired to drive taxis. And I have no idea what you wanting to work for the SPCA has anything to do with whether or not you believe Vick's sentence was ridiculous. This wasn't an animal cruelty case.....it was a Federal trial.

    And I also believe that he should be allowed the opportunity to play again, but if Goodell wanted to suspend him for a few games, I wouldn't have a problem with it. The NFL is a privilege that an incredibly small percentage of people get to experience, and he's representing the league on and off the field. The only issue I might have with that is that there are players in the league who have killed people who are still playing, so there would be a massive double-standard. The only difference is that they were fortunate enough to commit their crimes while Tagliabue was still the commish.
  13. rrj_gamz

    rrj_gamz Contributing Member

    Aug 15, 2002
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    TO being TO...

    Although, i caught his reality show last night...eh, not bad...mildly entertaining...his ex fiance is hot...
  14. JayZ750

    JayZ750 Contributing Member

    May 16, 2000
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    Was he already suspended?
  15. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

    Sep 16, 1999
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    He was suspended "indefinitely". I see nothing wrong with suspending him a few more games because he hasn't actually had to miss any games, since he was in prison. Once he has a signed contract, suspend him for 4 games.
  16. Lil Pun

    Lil Pun Contributing Member

    Oct 6, 1999
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    Vick has been conditionally reinstated.


    (CNN) -- Nearly two years after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in Virginia, Michael Vick was reinstated to the National Football League on a conditional basis, according to an NFL statement Monday.
    Michael Vick will be considered for full reinstatement based on his progress by the sixth week.

    Vick "will be considered for full reinstatement and to play in regular-season games by Week 6 based on the progress he makes in his transition plan," the statement said. Week 6 of the NFL season is in October.

    Vick may participate in practices, workouts and meetings and may play in his club's final two preseason games under the conditions of his reinstatement, the league said.

    Vick, 29, was freed from federal prison at Leavenworth, Kansas, on May 20 and returned to his home to serve the last two months of his 23-month sentence in home confinement.

    The former Atlanta Falcons player is a free agent and has not been signed by any team.
  17. Mac#5

    Mac#5 Member

    Jun 27, 2008
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    looks like TO still has some star power ;)
  18. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

    Jul 7, 2005
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    That's basically a 5 game suspension.
  19. madmonkey37

    madmonkey37 Contributing Member

    Jun 20, 2003
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    Are there any teams willing to sign him? It doesn't look like any teams want to take the pr hit.
  20. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    May 9, 1999
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    this makes the season more interesting.

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