Should Michael Vick get a second chance?
Michael Vick is approaching the end of his prison sentence for operating a huge dogfighting ring.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Vick indefinitely in August 2007, after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty.
He has now said that Vick “must show remorse” before he will be allowed to return to the NFL.
Goodell recognizes the jail time Vick has served, but hinted that he must go the extra mile to win fans back, and gain acceptance in his community.
After reading other articles about this case, it’s clear that there are many clashing opinions.
Many are enraged that even after he has done jail time, people are still hesitant about him getting a “second chance”.
They are comparing what he did to serious crimes other celebs have committed against human beings, like killing someone while drunk driving.
I have come across comments like, “T.I. was found with multiple guns and he got off easy, why shouldn’t Vick?”
Does you agree with this attitude?
Michael Vick repeatedly planned, executed and benefited financially from dog fights.
These fights left dogs dead or badly mangled, and he himself took the lives of “poor performing” dogs by hanging and drowning them, among other cruel methods of execution.
Is this just considered “making a mistake?” Do you think his punishment is enough, too harsh, or not severe enough?
We would love to hear your thoughts on this!