Friday, August 7, 2009

Please Take A Moment To Vote In the Current Michael Vick Poll... Thank You.

As you may know, former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick has been given a conditional reinstatement by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to play in the league again. For more on the story, please click here.

If I was participating in the poll, I would say that Michael Vick does deserve a second chance. Although what he did was wrong, he's served his time and should be allowed the opportunity to play in the NFL again. Having said that, I am keen to hear your opinions on this story.

Update: As of Wednesday July 29th at 1:02 am, the votes are evenly split (3 to 3). I noticed that the 3 who voted "No" chose not to share their opinions in the comments section. If you feel that Michael Vick doesn't deserve a second chance, please don't let the fact that I disagree stop you from sharing your thought in the comments section of this post.

11 comments:

Kristi Mantoni said...

Everyone deserves a second chance.

pjazzypar said...

I second what Kristi said.

slightlywarpedruo said...

Yes, I believe he deserves a second chance. However, I don't believe it is his right. The NFL like any other business should consider what he offers and decide if it would be a smart business decision.

If I was running a business and he stole from me, but he was a very talented salesman that made me lots of money, another company may decide I will take him, but he is not allowed around the money:-)

The Mistress of the Dark said...

No. I believe in second chances...but he can get his...simply by looking for new work elsewhere. I'm sure he can find it. Those dogs didn't get a second chance.

Anonymous said...

He served his punishment and now he should be allowed to move on. As long as he isnt around animals ever again, I dont care what he does.

I forgot my user id so Im posting anonymously; my name is Jamie.

Lori said...

He's served his time and he's been humble and contrite about what he did. Given as much, I think he deserves a second chance. I certainly DON'T think he ought to banned from playing pro ball for life. Sheesh, give the guy a chance to become a productive member of society . . .

pjazzypar said...

My thing is who decides what animals are sacred? We have no problem eating pigs, cows, chickens, etc. yet someone serves time for dog fighting. Who decides what animal is important? In some Eastern Bloc countries dogs are like cows, eaten daily.

I am not saying that what he did was right, but as Lori mentioned, the man served his time, so what the hell do we want him to do. I find it particularly humorous how some people are forgiven for doing worse to human beings than for animals. I am not even going to go into detail, but why don't we just leave this man alone and let him get on with his life.

Jessica The Rock Chick said...

I'm torn! (big surprise, right?) Does he deserve a second chance with the NFL? I'd say no, he doesn't "deserve" it. If the NFL didn't want him back and he was complaining about that, I'd probably think "gee, too bad for you".

On the other hand, since the NFL wants him back, then ok. He served his time and the NFL is a business and they should employ who they want.

I haven't actually voted yet because I'm not sure which one to pick LOL

Stagg said...

I think what he did was just about as cray as lots of other activity-yet-he does deserve a second chance in the NFL!

X. Dell said...

Part of what I see is that we have a segment of society that feels the need to punish for the sake of punishing. Once the punishment is done, it's done, but some would like for it to go on forever and ever and ever. If the person can help out your company or organization, and there's reason to think he's not a danger to society (human or otherwise), then that's really what he should be doing.

The only thing that should keep him out of the NFL is lack of ability. I've worked with a few ex-cons in my day, and all but one was trustworthy.

Candy Minx said...

I say he gets a second chance. I hope he gives some dogs some second chances. I hope he gives some of his NFL money to dog shelters.

PJazzypar you ask a good question. The thing is...I believe cows and chickens should have good lives before we eat them. That is why I only buy grass fed beef that has lived on an organic farm. Same for chickens. Chickens that live outside and are free to run.

 
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