Saturday, August 25, 2007

sic 'em on vick?

Michael Wilbon pronounces his suggestion for punishing self-confessed dog-fighting impresario (and dog-killer, dog-starver, and gambler) Michael Vick:
Personally, I'd like to see Vick locked in a cage with six to eight of those pit bulls and nothing but his hands to use in his own defense.
That said, Wilbon also thinks that Vick should be allowed to return to the NFL at some point.

He also notes what the NFL only dares whisper - the biggest concern for the football establishment isn't the starvation and torture of dogs for financial gain. As horrible as that is, it doesn't directly touch on the NFL. Consorting this closely with gamblers, however, is a much bigger deal. Just ask Pete Rose. THAT could be the NFL's hook for trying to make a lifetime ban stick.

But I suspect they won't have to. I doubt that any NFL team - not even Al Davis' Oakland Raiders - would want to take the hit for hiring Michael Vick.

But I won't bet on it.


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