This is the kind of dog Michael Vick took pleasure in torturing and killing:
The NY Jets suck and have for quite some time. The latest feather in their shameful cap is signing convicted felon – Michael Vick. For those of you not familiar with the name or the nature of the crime, Vick was convicted of federal felony conspiracy in interstate commerce/aid of unlawful animal fighting venture and state felony dog fighting.
He admitted to providing most of the financing for the operation and to participating directly in several dog fights in four separate states and sharing in the proceeds from these dog fights. He also admitted to being involved in the destruction of 6–8 dogs, by hanging or drowning.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson noted that despite Vick’s claim to have accepted responsibility for his actions, his failure to cooperate fully with federal officials, coupled with a failed drug test and a failed polygraph, showed that he had not taken full responsibility for “promoting, funding and facilitating this cruel and inhumane sporting activity.” So, Vick admitted to 6-8 dogs, but what’s the real number this uncooperative, drug taking liar tortured and killed?
Now, the Jets owner says he’s a changed person. Woody Johnson said, “We know his past. He didn’t make great choices back then, but he, like a lot of people, deserves a second chance.” Let me take the first half of his quote. Didn’t make great choices?? Is he talking about the drugs, obscene field gestures, the lawsuits, the financial troubles and filing bankruptcy? Or, the heinous act of illegal dog fighting? You know what’s not making a great choice? When Suffolk County Department of Public Works bought Prius vehicles.
Anyway, the second part of his quote – that he deserves a second chance. I don’t think he does. It scares me that a millionaire who doesn’t need the money sets up an illegal venture known as Bad News Kennels to fight dogs. That means he was doing it for the fun of it – a hobby.
So, Woody Johnson, does he deserve a second chance? I say this – did the dogs get a second chance? Or, even a first chance?