Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let Vick play Week 1

The title of this blog should tell you that I am a dog lover. Dog fighting disgusts me. It is a sick display that should always end in jail time.

With that being said, Michael Vick did his time and deserves a second chance.

In case you missed it, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick earlier this week, which will allow Vick to sign and practice with a team. As long as he does not do anything stupid, he can play by Week 6.

He should be able to play in Week 1. If Goodell wants to make it a conditional reinstatement, why not let him come back right away, and just suspend him if he breaks any league rules or laws?

Vick missed the past two seasons and was sent to a federal prison. Now his chances to get back to work in the NFL are hurt because teams might be unwilling to sign a player that can not compete until Week 6. It does not seem right to me.

Goodell has done a great job for the most part in his time as commissioner. I fully support cracking down on athletes that break the law. But Vick has already been punished. Let him show that he is no longer a sick man.

I Fought the Law - The Clash

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