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Tonight, Michael Vick sits down with Piers Morgan for a primetime exclusive. The Quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles is ready to talk about his life outside football and his second chance at life both on the field and off.
In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. Then in August of the same year, he pleaded guilty and spent 21 months in prison, followed by 2 months in home confinement. Now Vick is ready to talk about hitting bottom in his new book "Michael Vick: Finally Free, An Autobiography."
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Michael Vick should be shot, stabbed, hung, drowned and electrocuted. Prison was much too kind of punishment for such an evil person. He's on my list of people to hunt down in the after life.
I feel for people who have an unforgiving heart. The bible says if you don't forgive, neither will your Father in Heaven forgive you.
Listen Ann,The fact that you can even consider forgiving him scares me. The BIBLE has so much power over you,that scares me to.I will never ever forgive him and believe me I feel so good about that,and I bet I go to heaven...
You need first be remorseful to be forgiven. HE IS NOT IN ANY WAY EVEN SORRY.
Anne, some things are just so morally reprehensible, that it is beyond mere mortals to forgive them. This is one of those things for most people. The fact that you can forgive him, leads me to believe you never thought what he did was that bad in the first place. That makes you almost as repulsive as mv is, imho.
To chime in on what others have said. To forgive is one thing but if you really want to know exactly what Michael Vick did read "The Lost Dogs". He did much worse than have a dog fighting ring. He killed several dogs (the one's that weren't aggressive enough). Furthermore, he lied about even knowing about the whole fighting ring and put the blame on his cohorts. He also blamed his race. It wasn't until the others turned on him and told authorities exactly what he did.
So, to forgive is one thing but the fact that he also murdered, in my eyes, is unforgivable. He got off easy.
It's one thing to forgive, but Michael Vick should not have been allowed to return to make huge amounts of money in
football......that is unless he donated 90% of it to animal welfare groups. He would still be better off than most of the
population! We paid to house and feed him in prison..........
Now he writes a book...........he should not be able to keep that money either!
One must first repent to be forgiven of their sins. Also, Michael Vick isn't being criticized for committing a sin......he committed atrocious CRIMES!!!! Nobody seems to notice that he skips around the issue that has folks so riled up and that is the fact that he TORTURED DOGS TO DEATH!!! SAY IT OUT LOUD MICHAEL VICK!! ADMIT IT OUT LOUD AND THEN YOU MIGHT GET SOMEONE TO BELIEVE YOU ARE SINCERE!
How can you forgive what he did. Even if you do he should NOT be allowed to have another canine. This is insane.!
do all those defenseless animals get a second chance??? NO! Michael Vick is a POS SOB and should be spending his life working in shelters and rehabs where abused and tortured animals arrive daily. he and his friends are sick people!
I am wilth you Ann, who are we to judge someone . We need to check ourselves first.
I could never forgive someone who spins the ugly truth by proclaiming that he "has helped more dogs than he hurt." He got that line from his BFF Wayne Pacelle, who has defended his cohort by declaring that Michael Vick has "saved ten times more dogs than he hurt." Has Vick really saved the lives of more than 500 dogs? What does that mean, anyway? Most appalling is the use of the word "HURT" Even Jeffrey Dahmer expressed genuine remorse for the innocents he tortured and killed. Dahmer is one of the few – maybe the only – serial killer/psychopath who wanted to go into the general population in prison, knowing that he would be killed by inmates. He was – not long after he was imprisoned.
Michael Vick, on the other hand, is "finally free" to have a wedding that was described as befitting a head of state. He is free to portray himself as part of the solution to animal cruelty, free to be a sociopath on a book tour. Too bad the dogs he "hurt" will never get a chance for freedom.
he killed his own dogs. he had in VA domestic abuse call hmm not about forgiving him He should not be playing ball.
Bible also says Thou Shalt not Kill", let God forgive him, I won't. He has learned how to skirt the system. 1 question to people who support him and think he has "changed". Had he done this to a human would you be so forgiving? Would you let him watch your kids? or house sit your pets?
You go girl. I will be right behind you. Though I would prefer if someone hunted him down and attached electrodes to his balls. Then threw him in a bathtub.
why put this piece of human waste on tv, shame on you cnn.
CNN should not have this guy on at all. He is living very well, and the torture these animals endured from Michael and
his cronies is beyond comprehension. Now he uses the excuse that he saw this when he was young so it seemed
okday?? Really? What trash!!!
I will never purchase a Nike product again!!!
Edith, you're a girl after my own heart!! Totally agree with you girl!!
I guess you're perfect.
Well, my guess that not many have beaten, starved, fought, shot, drowned, hung, electrocuted, and repeately thrown a live animal against a concrete floor for our fun, EVER, much less for over 10 years. Have you?
... and which after life do you think you might be going to with that in your heart Edith? LOL!
Lets see, here's someone wishing a monster who tortured animals in the most horrendous repulsive manners possible, gets the same treatment, and here's a millionaire who actually has the blood on his hands from torturing and killing dogs for his entertainment for over 10 years.. Ummmm I'd say she's going to an afterlife better than the one that sick vick will be burning in.,,,
Where is the outcry over butchered cows, or the thousands of HUMAN BEINGS dead in Syria? ROFLMAO!
Over on threads about butchered cows and syrians, I'd say. BTW, which one of those dogs did mv eat?
Exactly!!! I find it sooo hypocritical of these folks who make all this fuss about Michael Vick (who was convicted by our justice system and served the penalty handed out by the law). Yet these same folks say nothing about the more serious atrocities being committed against HUMAN BEINGS in the world today.
This reminds me of a case several years ago in California where a woman killed her husband because her husband was upset that she (and their daughter) were draining the family's resources to raise horses. They cared more about the bloody horses.
What you vick nut huggers need to realize is that vick had the money to humanely euthanize the dogs he didn't want, he had a vet tech that came to the house of horrors on a regular basis, this could have been done. Instead, he chose to electrocute, drown, hang, and beat them to death. Tell me, what do you think that says about mv? Ok, you're gonna say, well dead is dead. Tell me, vick nut hugger, would you rather be tortured to death or given a lethal injection? Oh ic, you'd rather be tortured right.. go ahead and say it, you either see nothing wrong with torturing an innocent animal to death (which makes you equally as repulsive as is he) or you think just because you perceive him to be talented on a football field, or either you would take up for Jeffrey Dahmer if he was black.. it's one of those three things, which makes you as reprehensible as he is..
Jinxx Why don't you run on over to Syria and give them a piece of our mind about those dead cows and dead people? I'm sure they will welcome your complaints with open arms.....after they blow YOU away. Count your blessings that in America we have the freedom to voice our opinions about folks like Vick.....not so in places like Syria, China and other areas where people are forced to eat all sorts of things that we don't have to eat just to survive.
So should we go over to China and Korea and kill everyone there? Do you know that they eat dogs in those countries?
We're talking about what happens in this country please. Lets don't reach to make it ok that vick is a monster, a lowlife, a pos dirtbag. There are some countries in Africa where it is still legal to own slaves. Should we make it ok here because it is there? LMAO... I thought not....
We're not in China. We are in America where even our animals have rights. If you don't like the fact that the AVERAGE American loves and respects animals, then go live in China or anywhere else in the world. BTW....YOU wouldn't have the freedom to express your opinion in China like you do here.
Now there's an intelligent comment:(
to the idiot who said I should go to Korea and china an dkill everyone there...because they eat dog..
Are you that simple minded.
My repsonse to you is you are too dumb to reply to..
FYI i live in NYC i see simple people like you everyday and hear thier inane comments.. you are all free to make them but animal abuse speaks volumes to the tenor of the personanlity of those who commit the crime.
You are right Edith!!! He is using his childhood as an excuse for his horrific treatment of dogs!!! He says everyone deserves a second chance. How about the dogs he killed!!! I hope all the proceeds from his book are going to the U.S. Humane Society.
TRACY, He already gave a ton of money to the Humane Society of the U.S., through the Eagles ($50,000) and through his wealthy colleagues and supporters (lots more than $50,000). That is one of the main reasons serial golddigger Wayne Pacelle, the HSUS CEO, partnered with Vick in the first place. If you have been hoodwinked by those TV ads to donate to the "U.S. Humane Society, you are not alone. Please read through the comments here before you make that mistake again. And do read "The Indictment of Wayne Pacelle" online for the truth about HSUS and Michael Vick, among other outrages.
You won't be able to find him in the afterlife because he won't be in the same place as those of us who have a conscience.
I totally understand the angry words and hatred towards Vick, but I have to leave my emotions and personal convictions aside on this one. I feel that everyone deserves a second chance if they prove genuine remorse for their actions. Only time will tell if he's genuine.
If you read the facts - the court transcripts and activities that transpired over X years up leading up to prison - it shows that Vick played a far deeper role in that ring and evaded most responsibility up until the last minute ... thinking he could get off with a fine, apology, and a couple sensitivity classes.
I had no expectations or sympathy before watching Piers' interview with Vick. I'm an animal lover, and someone working through my local shelter in the Midwest to lead the crusade that raise awareness around the loving, wonderful animals that pit bulls can be. Therefore, the whole situation truly sickens me, and reminds me what happens DAY AFTER DAY in this country to animals who are truly and wholly dependent on us. However, I personally just have to find forgiveness and hope, based on all Vick's doing through the US Human Society's guidance, some of this will sink in, that he's truly repentant, and he'll serve as a very visible, vocal example out there.
If you're REALLY, TRULY outraged about all this and a true crusader for animals, I ask that you re-direct your energy to those who enable people like Vick ... for better and for worse:
*Maybe to the Eagles who hired him? Are they validating his behavior? Should we be angry with them?
*To the US Human Society. Go to their site, and see how they're humbly, graciously letting go of their anger and outrage by using Vick as a platform to minimize/prevent future such behavior. http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/qa/vick_faq.htm.
*To YOURSELVES & your community – Vick's a single example of what happens EVERY DAY. Go do something about it by donating money, time, services to your local shelter. Maybe foster or adopt a pit bull yourself and encourage others to adopt through shelters, for that matter.
How much did HSUS pay you to post that drivel? Your defense of the group has been stated before, by both paid staff and unemployed shills with nothing else to do during the day. I know HSUS is desperate to counter the outpouring of comments regarding their pit bull killing scandals, credit theft, Vick dog fundraising fraud, Fay/Faye fundraising scam, and so much more. Unfortunately for HSUS, the MANY knowledgeable animal loving HSUS critics on this site are winning the debate.
There is nothing humble or gracious about the HSUS. They never had anger to channel into helping combat dogfighting. It was always just a way to get money and publicity and a vehicle to pass legislation that hasn't made a dent in the problem. How else could they spin their mutually opportunistic work with Vick? And their website is the last place anyone should go to learn about their "work."
The cat has been out of the bag about the HSUS for several years now, and the damage control babble isn't working. I think you know that.
I read Lost Dogs and was devastated by the words on the pages, everyone needs to read it and stop making this man a millionaire and a comeback hero- what example does this set for kids? It is sickening what these dogs went through. I can not beleive Vick had the nerve to say his kids want a dog and he was considering it, and if he did get a dog it wouldnt be a pit bull. So its okay for him to abuse the pits he owned previously to the point of a cruel death, but the pits arent good enough to be a dog for his kids. I feel he has lost all rights to own any dog and if he wants one let him go dig up one from the many graves on his owned property and see if he has the power to bring it back to life and give it the chance it never had. I just hope he does not repent of his wrong doing and goes to hell in his next life.
Geez...Got some anger issues pent up. maybe its time time to talk to daddy.
Really? Because Donte Stallworth, and NFL Receiver got 30 days for killing a pedestrian while he was drunk...
do you think he ran over the (Human) pedestrian for FUN &ENTERTAINMENT? Did this other athlete hit pedestrians REGULARLY/HABITUALLY to entertain himself & his sick pals – Maybe these nuances escape you; you've missed the a crucial fact. Vick ENJOYED TORTURE. He's a sick disgusting depraved creep. (I'm being polite).
No he should nto be killed Yes he has some serious problems but do not bow to his level
Anyone who finds Michael Vick's over-the-top self-promotion tour repellant can thank the Charity Watch D rated Humane Society of the United States for making it possible. The H$U$ was the only animal group to agree to Vick's PR team's demands. The ASPCA, Best Friends and even wacky PETA refused to actively support his return to the NFL. The USDA reports revealing the extent of his violent involvement was the deal breaker. Of course, the camera-loving HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle jumped at the chance to reform Vick's image, because it would benefit HSUS and increase his own celebrity. Vick gets his career back, HSUS gets 24/7 fundraising opportunities and years of media attention that that continues with this book. Countless animal advocates all too familiar with HSUS tactics know it's not about the dogs. The $200 million HSUS even accepted $50,000 from the Eagles to start an anti-dogfighting project in Philadelphia. Just last week, a local newspaper article revealed that the program was a failure. So was there spinoff in Atlanta, which imploded for a variety of reasons, racism included.
HSUS has lied about shutting down "100 major organized dogfighting rings" and "caring for thousands of maimed" canine victims. The opposite is true. Wayne Pacelle and his dogfighting expert, J.P. Goodwin (a high school dropout with a long arrest record and conviction for "economic sabotage" of farms and fur retailers) actively lobbied to have the Vick dogs killed, even while raising millions "for their care." HSUS only changed the sales pitch after they had e-mailed over a million people and only when the Virginia State Attorney ordered them to end the scam.
Unlike Wayne Pacelle, numbers don't lie. Dogfighting arrests, convictions and sentences are actually DOWN since the Vick case, and the successful raids and investigations are nearly always the work of local humane groups and law enforcement. (Legislation hasn't helped.) HSUS runs no pet shelters and gives less than 1% of its income to them. Still, they have the chutzpah to steal credit from the charities that do combat dogfighting, raising money off their work. Classy.
For more information about HSUS and their work with the victims of dogfighting, read "The Lost Dogs" by Jim Gorant, google "Wilkes County Massacre" and check out "Dubious Deals at HSUS" by No-Kill Advocacy Center leader Nathan Winograd. He's not in it for the money and he's no publicity hound.
Thank you Pat for telling the truth. Yes ol' Wayne even thinks and recommended that Vick the Dick be allowed to own a dog again as he is "reformed". Sociopaths are not reformed- ever.
Maggie, sociopath is exactly what vick is but his sports celebrity will give him a free pass. People who abuse animals seldom stop there. It's just a matter of time before reality rears it's ugly head and he will be right back in jail; where he belongs
A sociopath? No, a dog fighte,r period. Did you make all this fuss when Marv Albert severely chewed on a women then was exonerated if he didn't bite other women in the future? HUMAN BEINGS?? You need to get your priorities in order...
Thanks for bringing this up Maggie. If someone is found killing animals that is a sign that they are sociopaths. It would seem that he would need to be in therapy for that disorder. Vick should really be supervised when with others.
Pat, as someone who works at HSUS, and has also fostered numerous pitties, I would like to clarify on what you commented. Regarding Philly, we did not end our work their – we changed the name, to broaden the reach of the program. As for the Vick dogs, we have since changed our policy, and I encourage you to check out our Dogfighting Rescue Coalition, which focuses entirely on helping the pit bull type dogs rescued from fighting situations. It is our policy, and has been since 2009, that all dogs rescued from dogfighting be individually evaluated. With fundraising, as I'm sure you're aware, Vick was ordered to pay 1 million toward the care of the dogs. Because of that, we removed our fundraising request. We did provide funds to our friends at the Surry County Animal Shelter to care for the dogs they took in (not all the dogs taken from the property were pit bull dogs, and they took in quite a few mixed breeds from the case.). We then worked together with the VA Beach SPCA, so that those dogs could go on to be adopted out.
Regardless of how you feel about us, or Vick, the fact is that Vick tells of going to his first dogfight when he was eight years old. Let’s make sure that out of the entire Vick story, we do what is humanly possible to keep the next generation of children from ending up as he did – going down the dead-end path of animal fighting. Congress is now considering legislation to make it a crime to attend or take a child to an organized animal fight. This is a step forward for which there should be no sane opposition – an advance for children, for animals, and for law-and-order. I would encourage you to channel your anger into making sure other 8 year olds don't go to dogfights – and urge your member of Congress to crack down on spectators at animal fights:https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5663 We can't change what Vick did in the past, but we should do everything to prevent others from doing the same.
Sarah @ HSUS i guess you feel no remorse either over the thousands spent by your fearless leader on dining and gambling, and limos in Vegas and partying with Michael Vick, This all on donations from the people. HSUS and Peta are in on this Breed Specific Legislation. That is causing thousands of pitbulls and "pitbull types" to be murdered all over the US..how much do I think I trust you either. Thank you Michael Vick for starting the fire, thank you HSUS for running with it..Disgusted.
Sarah, If Wayne could figure out a way to make money from Jerry Sanduskys ill fate, he'd be right on it. Just as he has done with this spawned in bilgewater snake.
It should have NEVER been the position of the HSUS to kill any animal....they can all be rehabbed or kept somewhere they will be safe for the rest of the their lives....and get out from behind vick.....who you gonna get behind next? Chris Brown?
does your org care to change the publics view of vick? if so, make him answer our questions, prove he is redeemed...he has come out with manufactured statements and media events, whereas spontaneous cancelations from whispers he will be asked or protestors are showing up, and the video of his bodygaurd blocking a reporter who had adopted one of the vick dogs and his bodyguard says they don't care about the dogs.....he is not a redeemed man.
Good. We'll take your words under consideration when Wayne Pacelle and the HSUS stop their unholy alliance with the Great Satan, stop taking credit for work that isn't theirs, and stop hustling money for executive retirement accounts instead of helping animals. Fair that?
Many of us have endured a lot as children, but we learn that some things are just wrong. Clearly, Michael Vick knew
what he was doing was horrible, or he would not have gone to such lengths to hide the horrific things they did to these
poor animals. He should never be able to play sports again, and only 18 months?? Lucky for him that some of us were
not on that jury...........
Now he is getting air time from the Today Show and CNN........pathetic. Matt Lauer was so easy on him as well.
Why would any person support this person? He is worse than any animal.
Sorry Sarah...your defense of HSUS is understandable but misguided. Wayne Parcells accepting money from a criminal like Michael Vick, then letting him act as an agent for HSUS was, purely and simply, one of the most ignorant moves he could ever have made. I'm a little curious...how much has your donations declined since this happened? The way I feel about it is this...Michael Vick has a LOT more money than I do, so stop sending me requests for donations, get my share of your donation from him. He can afford it. After all, HE was chosen to represent HSUS not me. Since you all believe his "talks" to kids about "dogfighting" has been so successful, how about producing some of the results, you know, like how dogfighting has decreased in areas where Michael has spread the word, how many more arrests have been made, etc.
Just so you'll know, I volunteer for a wildlife organization where the work everyone does is strictly volunteer...nobody gets paid. The SPCA's across the country has volunteers as well but they also have paid staff. Wayne Parcells just gets paid more than anybody else so, was Michael Vick's "gift" to HSUS a donation or a bribe? How will that be showing up on the tax returns? Just asking.
Pat, you hit the nail right on the head with your post. Sarah at hsus; have another glass of the kool aid. I worked for months with the dogs sent to Best Friends and saw first hand the damage done. vick ( I refuse to capitalize his name )
is now in cahoots with a man far more devious than the thugs he was hanging with prior to his bust; wayne pacell. (I won't capitalize his name either.) My question for vick is; had you not been caught, when did you plan to stop? IDIOT!
Dear Bill and Pat–I back your sentiments 100%!!! Even though I despise the word/name "vick", "vicktory" now needs to be a word in the dictionary, defining those beings (regardless of species, whether they are furred, feathered, finned, 1-legged, 2-legged, 3-legged, 4-legged, 5-legged, or otherwise...) who have overcome obstacles in their lives and still "keep on keepin' on", despite what life has handed them!!! Vicktory to the underdog!!! However, as far as vick himself is concerned...
To mike vick: Go ahead, live your life as an overpaid NFL QB, while dogs continue to die in shelters EVERYDAY...(especially those of the "pit bull type") I can only Thank The Lord that what you did raised nationwide awareness as to the plight of animals subjected to the heinous crime of dogfighting, as well as to other types of animal cruelty. You have expressed remorse concerning your children's ability to have a pet dog, yet you have yet to show any remorse concerning your past treatment of dogs...In my lowly opinion, I wouldn't want to see a child molester be able to adopt a child!!! SERIOUSLY!!! Who is the real animal??? vick–God may forgive your wretched soul, but many of us can't...
Thank You, God, for the Vicktory Dogs and their brethren, and Bless the Precious Souls of those who are now, or will be, in your eternal care. AMEN.
Rest in the Sweetest of Peace.
We are Lennox...We are VICTORY!!!
Which is why I'll never donate another dime of my money to HSUS. Putting Micheal Vick in as a sponsor of animal welfare is akin to putting Hitler in charge of Jewish civil rights.
I agree with the analogy to Hitler!
And to top it off, the HSUS recommended all the dogs be put down.. right, murder the dogs but give the killer a platform to pretend to be trying to redeem himself, I thought this organization was mainly for the welfare of animals, not thugs? Also, google HSUS charity –you'll find that only 1% of the money they collect through donations actually go to help animals, the rest is spent on 'administration'. Can you believe that? Want to donate to help animals? Find a local animal 501 rescue and donate monthly to them. Those rescues are doing far more to help animals than HSUS , far more....
You are so right It is all public record but people refuse to do their homework!
Is there nobody left to interview? Kermit the Frog would be better time spent than this thug!
BOYCOTT V7 clothing, boycott Piers for putting on such a detestable person on TV
Please ask Michael Vick since he has under-performed, shall we do what he did to these non-consenting animals?
Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of under-performing dogs, then, just like with a car, the cables were connected to the terminals of car batteries before lifting and tossing the shamed dogs into the water. Most of Vick’s dogs were small – 40lbs or so – so tossing them in would’ve been fast and easy work for thick athlete arms. We don’t know how many suffered this premeditated murder, but the damage to the pool walls tells a story. It seems that while they were scrambling to escape, they scratched and clawed at the pool liner and bit at the dented aluminum sides like a hungry dog on a tin can. An excerpt from "The Lost Dogs" by Jim Gorant
"Please ask Michael Vick since he has under-performed, shall we do what he did to these non-consenting animals?"
Agreed! I couldn't have said it any better!
I wonder why people can judge Michael for fighting and killing dogs and not forgive him after he has changed, Yet they put on hunting gear and kill innocent animals such as deer. Not only that, they train their children at a young age and take them hunting. teaching them to kill. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Killing is killing!
Ann, you would have a point if Michael Vick had ended his involvement in dogfighting (if he has indeed ended it) when he realized how deeply depraved it is to torture and kill dogs. He didn't. Vick's Bad Newz Kennels closed shop because he got caught. And even when he got caught, he lied about his involvement.
In his new book, he admits as much: "I knew I was going to try to lie my way through the whole dogfighting case and see if money, good lawyers, and manipulating the system could get me out of the position I was in - which was a terrible position."
See the article "Michael Vick intended to lie his way through the dogfighting scandal" from Yahoo Sports, 7/17/12.
Ann surely you cannot compare hunting wild game for food to torturing a domesticated animal!!??? Also, do you REALLY think that someone who attaches jumper cables and electricutes a dog by throwing them in a pool will ACTUALLY CHANGE? If so, you certainly are dilusional!
Ann- you are delusional. I am not a hunter but I understand the need for it. To compare hunting to killing domesticated pets is ignorant. I'm going to assume you're the same ignorant person who made the comment about forgiving him just because your bible tells you so...
Is there a word for female tool?
GOODBYE. YOU ARE USELESS.
IMHO, some persons who HUNT may be far more HUMANE than most if not all slaughterhouses? I admire Vegans. I continue to eat meat. I should become Vegan. Until I do become Vegan, I eat meat that I buy at a grocery store. IMHO, skilled Hunters who hunt humanely/skillfully (clean shots) & soley for FOOD to eat (vs. 'sport') – are better than people (like ME!) who puchase meat from a grocery store, which allows avoidance/awareness of pain/fear felt by cows, pigs, chickens, etc, killed at slaughterhouses....? If you're a Vegan, I support your beliefs & commend you. If you're not a Vegan, your opinion on hunting/meat is not relevant (JMHO)
I think Michael Vick should suffer the same fate as his dogs did... Let him have jumper cables attached to his ears and tossed in a swimming pool and try to claw or bite his way out. Dogs love every human, all they want in return is the same unconditional love they give their owner. There are too many rescue groups now days! The pain these dogs suffer is heartbreaking. How would Mr. Vick like to be chained outside all day and night rain or shine heat or cold? Instead of in his multi million dollar mansion? I have an English Bulldog and I love him as much as my children. He makes me smile daily... He sleeps in my room and is waiting at the door with that sweet grunt everyday when I get home! Who wouldn't want the love a dog can give?
Exactly, first game he looses, lets let him choose which method he wants..hell, lets use ALL of them...
I agree Tiffany! We Humans get so much from our animals! They are wonderful loving creatures who enrich our lives!
M Vick is pathetic at best, a barbaric sociopath....He has NO SHAME!! It's frightening!
Shame also on CNN who gave this idiot Vick airtime. CNN demeaned itself by allowing Vick their airtime.
CNN, P Morgan – what were you THINKING????
How can you forgive someone who's not sincerely sorry? I haven't seen him working to show that he's changed or show that he's sorry in any way shape or form. If he hadn't gotten caught, let's face it, he'd still be doing it.
@Ann, Vick didn't just "kill" the dogs, he treated them cruelly, inhumanely and out right tortured them. He's a disgusting person and should NOT be in any position to be admired in any way.
Michael Vick of all the pele in our country? CNN and pierce Morgan must be desperate this LOW GRADE THUG EX CON DOG KILLER? BOYCOTT THIS SHOW AND CNN
I don't care what kind of life Michael Vick grew up in. To think it was ok to fight dogs for some sick giggles is uncalled for. I think he should spend some time in the kennels of the pitbulls that no one has been able to adopt out because of the abuse at the hands of Vick. Keep him off my tv set. If not, I will make sure that I don't watch your show again.
Cnn must have very very low ratings along with the PIERCE MORGAN SHOW MICHAEL VICK??? INTERVIEW????? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!HE IS AN ANIMAL ABUSER DOG KILER EX CON THAT PLAYS FOOTBALL ???? WAY TO GO CNN NEVER WATCH PIERCE MORGAN AGAIN OR CNN FOR THAT MATTER LOW GRADE CRAP
I am not a fan of football. I didn't even know who Michael Vick was until he was arrested. I believe he is sorry for being caught. I also believe he would still be fighting dogs today if he had not been caught. He can say he's sorry til his dying breath. It will never bring back the dogs he killed; whether by his hands or the ones that had to be euthanized. Dogs are precious creatures. They only want to please their humans. Michael Vick robbed these dogs of their want to please. Shame on Michael Vick.
Why would anyone want this sorry excuse for a human on a Talk Show.......He does not have the right to sit there and talk about anything. What rights did the dogs have when he tortured and killed them? He should have suffered the same as what he did to these innocent animals, who have no voice.....This piece of crap should have been thrown in jail for LIFE....Will not be watching Piers Morgan again....
I'm disappointed in CNN for giving this sadist a freebie spot to promote his book and clothing line. Your credibility has been sinking but this brings it to a new low. It is sad that I now have to get my news from sources outside the country.
Piers Morgan and CNN lost a long-time viewer.
I want to make sure you know I am now and always will be against Michael Vick I know what he and his cohorts did to those dogs and I feel he got off easy. Paid for his crime? Never! What he did to those poor dogs, living, breathing, pain feeling animals, no amount of his clothing line will ever make up for!!! When he feels the pain he dealt then I will be happy. I thought Piers had more class see what I get for thinking..No better than Fox..and I think about as much of Fox as I do Michael Vick..DISGUSTING!
You know, Its funny how many finger pointers there are on this blog site....We all agree what this guy done was wrong, but for some of you folks to get on here and point fingers as if u have no wrong doing in your life or you dont have a family member thats not crystal clean, Im pretty there are a large majority of you people that are posting on this site would never have to same conviction or outrage if VICK had beat his wife or drove a car while intoxicated and killed a family. Lets be honest some animals lovers are tunnel visioned fanatics and thats all that matters to you. The dude did his time, he picked himself, dusted himself off, and went on with his life focusing on his family and career and some of you need to do the same. Get A Life and pray that your heart can be filled with forgivness. Ive already forgiven you and your loved ones who have done wrong in life, but since you are busy Finger-Pointing u probably wont understand were Im coming from....
Well put MJ.
Ignorance is bliss in this country when brutal cowards are heroes. Dog fighting ...is NOT a mistake AT ALL. He tortured and killed living, feeling, breathing beings. It is the end all be all of heinousness! He was well aware of what he was doing and was only sorry ->for getting caught<-
He is nothing more than a low life sadist coward dog fighter & murderer and you are even WORSE for defending this sub-human piece of sh!t.
In case you were not aware:
The world's governments "make" athletes and sports more important than the rest of society so that impotent men like you can have something and someone to identify with, cheer and "feel like a winner when the team wins" too. Thereby alleviating the fact that your life if a pathetic failure and you will never amount to anything more than a brainless "proud sports fan", couch potato that "lives for the game".
Have another beer and enjoy.
Hard to forgive someone who has shown no remorse.
mj mj mj......we animal lovers don't need to get a life. I think if you and Vick felt love like we do and pain like those poor dogs did you may feel differently .i would guess the only friends Vick has now..... Are dirtbags like himself or people he pays to have around.his poor kids will always be the kids of an animal abuser! Not a far stretch to think he would abuse them too!
Apparently, in the world you live in, "wrong doing" has a completely different connotation than it does in the REAL world! What Vick did was unconscionable. If he could commit those acts on poor DEFENSELESS animals, he is one SMALL step away from being a serial killer.
As for your comment about him beating his wife, unlike the DEFENSELESS animals he murdered, she would have the ability to remove herself from her situation.
...And feel free to look up the big words I used that someone, "coming from" where you are. won't understand!
Yes, all of us have done "wrong" at some time in our lives. All of us have needed to make amends for something at one point or another. BUT....there different degrees of "wrong". Micheal Vick not only did "wrong" he committed a FELONY. Even worse, he tortured animals to death and admitted he got an adrenaline rush when he did so.
I've read admissions from pedophiles who admitted to getting an adrenaline rush when they were raping children, and/or killing them. So, am I supposed to feel kindly toward this pedophile simply because I too have done "wrong" in my lifetime? I've never tortured or killed an animal, or child or anything else for that matter. So, at what point does my "wrongs" equal what Michael Vick did to his dogs, what a pedophile does to children, what a serial killer does, etc. Please do tell me......where exactly do we draw the line at forgiving "wrongs".
Frankly, I'll leave all that forgiving up to a much Higher Power than myself, as for me, I will continue to see Michael Vick as a wealthy thug who abused his wealth and power to create and manage an illegal dogfighting ring, and stooped so low on the ladder of humanity, I doubt he can ever redeem himself in the public eye, because he actually got thrills out of the torture and killing of animals that had no chance of escape or the ability to fight back. Even worse today, he mouths the words in an attempt to gain "understanding" from the public, the the only support comes from those brain dead enough to support him simply because he is famous, wealthy and....black. If he were a poor white man, 99% of those on these forums supporting him wouldn't be here.
He s only sorry because he got caught! Otherwise he would still be torturing and fighting dogs! Killer
I am beyond disgusted that Piers Morgan is having such a piece of trash on his show. I for one will not be watching. I don't believe vick is remorseful for anything he's done, he is just sorry that he got caught. If he wouldn't have been caught, he would still be torturing and killing innocent dogs. I am not a football fan at all, but I can't believe that they let this moron play again. To think that he is earning millions of dollars literally makes me sick to my stomach. I will not buy anything that he endorses. BOYCOTT NIKE!!!!
With all the interesting people who do great things for others and are accomplished contributors to society, why CNN would invite Michael Vick on the show is hard to understand. Unless Piers Morgan is going to take it to him and demand he publicly apologize for the atrocities he inflicted on innocent animals I'm not the least bit interested in a word that comes out of his mouth. Be a man Michael Vick and admit what you did rather than denying any knowledge of the crime and apologize.
"Just a mistake" ... "a bad choice"
Vicious, brutal, animal abuse and murder is NOT a mistake. He is a murderer with an evil soul that has a highly skilled PR team.
Ignorance is bliss in this country when brutal cowards are heroes. Dog fighting ...is NOT a mistake AT ALL. He tortured and killed living, feeling, breathing beings. It is the end all be all of heinousness! He was well aware of what he was doing and was only sorry ->for getting caught<-
He is nothing more than a low life sadist coward dog fighter & murderer who does not have the balls to pick on anything remotely his size and he is being placed in a pedestal to be idolized. What does that teach our youth?
He only brutalizes those creatures who cannot protect themselves and second chances DO NOT come into this.
Having a spur of the moment affair or stealing a car is 'a bad choice'. Not serving up unimaginable torture and death to mans best friend. These were not bad choices. The tortures and murders he committed were intentionally acted upon psychopathic actions that were repeated for -at least- 6 YEARS.
The willfully blind jock worshipers may have forgotten or forgiven but the dog loving community has NOT. Nike signing this loser again is just another example that they are all about the money and nothing else. I, and I know many others, will never buy the Nike brand again. This interview is very SAD for society & for Americans!
Piers, what's wrong with you having this low life murderer on your show ?
I'll never watch your show again.
Pat, susie, maggie, becky (haha), francine, sue, lindy, cookie, allie, carol, alice, bonnie...ok everyone close your eyes and tell me what team vick plays for.....no peaking....ok times up....didnt think so!!! Isnt there an O magazine or cooking show or SYTYCD show or weeds episode on that you could be spending your time on. I think those who care about your "I hate Vick", "he's and evil man" comments are probably still at the soccer field waiting for little pam to finish practice.
Mr Smith. How many other NFL Quarterbacks have been convicted of the same atrocious crime as Mr Vick...time up. ZERO. Have a nice day.
Oh I can tell you what team the dirtbag plays for, and I will forever hate the mfers and Walrus Andy Reid for allowing that monster back into a sport that I love and was so sure, so sure, the commish would do the right thing, and not allow the monster back into the league. I pay $300 a year extra to have NFL Sunday Ticket, so I don't miss a hit, a crunch, or even one time when mv's head is just ground into the turf. I play em back in slow motion, and celebrate like a crazy fool, dancing all over the room each and every time. Heck wish you could see my tivo, still have games on there from last year and year before with my favorite hits and slams, that I still look back on sometimes when I need a pick me up. He's going down, it's coming, there is a reason he's back in the league and it has nothing to do with the fact he's worth a chit or the fact that he deserves it. This is the only place in the world that he can get hit, beaten, and possibly even turned into a vegetable legally. I have messaged several NFL players that put some of my favorite hits on him, and several got back to me and laughed their asses off, saying it was their MISSION for that game.. so ..it's coming, and I want to see it in realtime, hence the NFL Sunday Ticket, babeeeee!!!!
Marshaintl. please get a life. you must be very frustrated about your own life. if you are serious about your self righteuos go further and crusade about much worse atrousities being commited against human beings in this country. I picture you as a very frustrated, downer. take care of your mind before you loose it.
And tell me, how do you picture the dog killer? I have a life, and it includes rescuing animals that have suffered at the hands of freak monsters like sick vick, getting them medical care, housetrained, and finding them GOOD homes. And.. so because you feel like there are worse things going on in this world, everyone should overlook what michael vick did? REally? I guess we should let all the bank robbers out of prison, all the embezzelers, just because there are worse things happening? Get a grip, you are an idiot...
You are just what I would expect from a Vick fan. Poor grammar, and couldn't put together a complete thought if you tried. I'll tell you what team he is on if you can tell me the definition of irony.
Vick the Dick. He can wear a $5000 suit and still be a POS!
Vick would first need to be remorseful to be forgiven. There is no remorse from him, just an ignorant thug trying to make as much money as possible. People like myself who rescue dogs and have to fight against Pitt discrimination because of sick people like Vick will follow him until the day he dies reminding everyone of what the sociopath did. You can't fix sociopath people. Make all the money you want Vick , because it will never be enough to wash the blood of the innocent creatures off your hands.
Piers , You are a pathetic stand in for King. There were already so many reasons not to watch/support your show......
Most of you Vick haters are probably white. Get over yourself and get a grip. Dogs are not humans. You parole humans for killing and raping kids and hire them to be around kids. So hunting is ok right? I get it, it's cause they are white well to do people so it's ok for them to hunt lions and kill wild game overseas? That's ok cause the lion meat is awesome. Go drink your Starbucks and count your money in your bank account and leave Vick alone.
Which, by that comment, you are suggesting that everyone that 'forgives' mv is black? Really? vick attracts idiots like a magnet, and your are making that point for me.
Draw whatever conclusions you want if that makes you feel good about yourself. I'm white so what now? You clueless just like the rest of the fanatics on here.
Loser!!! Probably a gangsta wannabe with your pants hangin down by your ass!
So stereotypical of white people...I'm a white cop. Next....
i doubt it!!! Come from a family of honorable cops and detectives.... Who can't Stomache what he did. My guess if you are a cop probably one of the sadistic Ones that are a disgrace to the uniform!!!
you clueless Debbie, I'm a white cop.LOL.
LOL Debbie he's a white cop, LMAO!!! UH HUHHH and I'm Tinker Bell, LMAO
i realize he is not a cop..... But a loser homeboy...... My reply was dripping with sarcasm!!!
That sociopath will never shake us off him . EVER.
Yes I agree
Yea, I know a lot of white cops that use the expression .. next....lmao!
It's not a white vs black thing – It's a humanity and empathy thing.
Yes, vickfan, you're absolutely right. We hate Vick because he's black. If a white man beat to death, tortured and electrocuted innocent animals, that would be just peachy with us. Same with OJ. If a white guy had killed innocent people and left buckets of DNA at the crime scene, we would all just look the other way. You figured us out! I hate when people play the race card when they have no other good argument. A criminal is a criminal. I don't care if he's white, black, pink or purple...if you kill living things, you should be locked up and the key thrown away.
last time i checked we are all criminal with a checkered past. Just ask God. if you look at it from HIS perpective what should we do with you.
Donna ditto to you. Read the transcript from court and the arraignment. he murdered his own dogs and plead out to a lesser charge .. garbage. I am black and this is not a color issue – that statement shows how stupid you are. sybil ward nyc
You are too stupid for words take a clue and read what he really did to his own dogs.. RIF reading is fundamental .. try it and by the way I am black and it is not a black or white issue you sill ass. sybil ward NYC
First Robert Blake, now Michael Vick? Does Piers have a type?
So somebody wants me to believe that Vick actually wrote a book? You have got to be kidding.
I really wish that Piers Morgan would have invited Jim Gorant on the show with Vick. His book "The Lost Dogs" reveals the cruelty and torture to which these dogs were subjected. I'm sure Mr. Gorant would have had some interesting questions to ask Vick. Vick has said he's sorry for what "he" lost, what he did to his family, how hard it's been for HIM. I have never heard him say that he is sorry for what he did to the dogs.
I know right? And that any of his fans can read? Or have two nickels to rub together so they can give it to the monster for a book they can't even read? This ijust hilarious, on so many levels,
CNN and Piers Morgan should be ashamed for helping a horrible person like Vick. This interview only helps bring him fame and fortune and does nothing to make him or people like him responsible for the heinous acts they commit. Even though I am only one person, I will now boycott CNN like I do Nike and the others and encourage anyone I come across to do the same. I have watched CNN and HLN for many years and will do so no longer. So everyone rememebrs what I'm talking about, here is an excerpt from the book Lost Dogs which chronicles the murders he committed on those helpless dogs.
........................As [the little red dog] lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead.
SHAME ON YOU PIERCE MORGAN !!!
AND SHAME ON CNN!!!
To bring on a Animal Torturer (DOGS) is really disgusting!!!
DON"T BUY ANYTHING FROM THE VICK!!! for your saying it's ok what he did to the ANIMALS ( DOGS)
HE IS NOT SORRY!!!! HE'S SORRY HE GOT CAUGHT!!!
You don't like this?? Make you uncomfortable?? TOO BAD. The "little red dog" had no way to turn away, to ignore it, to pretend it wasn't happening. So, you don't get one either. KEEP READING.
One of the men comes towards the dogs. He grabs the one that had been in the rectangle with the little red dog and fastens the old nylon leash around her neck. He picks her up and carries her over to two trees that stand next to the two-story shed. The other man ties the leash to a two-by-four that has been nailed between the trees. Once the leash is secure, the first man boosts the dog a little further up and lets go.
For a moment, the dog lifts upward, her back arching and her legs paddling the air. Her head spins as she looks for the ground. Then her upward momentum peters out and she begins downward. Forty pounds of muscle and bone accelerate toward the earth. The rope pulls. The dog's head jolts to the side and with a single yelp she is dead.
The other dogs in the yard spring to their feet; the ones that had been brought up from the clearing that morning, the ones that lived in the kennel, the ones inside the shed. They bark and howl and run back and forth, pulling at their leashes or bouncing off the walls of their enclosures.
Even as they do, the other man approaches a second dog, one that had been injured and that now lies meekly on the ground. He carries him to the bucket and then holds his back legs in the air. One of the other men takes the dog by the scruff of the neck and plunges his head into the water. The dog shakes and flails, splashing water out of the bucket, but he is unable to shake free and within a few minutes his body goes limp. He's tossed into a wheelbarrow.
In all, four dogs get the bucket and four the leash, although not all of them are as lucky as the first dog. Some of them swing from the rope, gasping and shaking, eyes bulging, blood trickling from the corners of their mouths as they slowly strangle. Even when they are finally cut down, they are not quite dead, so they too have their heads stuck in the bucket.
It is tough to read, leroyfrench, but it tells the horrible story of how the dogs were brutalized. When the rescuers tried to temperament test the dogs, they were so fearful of humans that the dogs flattened on the ground and couldn't even be tested. Although the book is very hard to read, it reveals the true cruelty and lack of empathy of Vick and the "people" surrounding him.
As hard as it is to read Leroy, you are telling the disgusting truth and horror of dogfighting and animal abuse...It boggles my mind as to how any decent person could cause such harm to a puppy...and to those who may say "that is not a 'puppy', it's a 'full grown dog'"...well, puppies are born innocent!!! Puppies are trained BY HUMANS to be the adult dogs that they become...I hate to even call them 'dogs', as it sounds so demeaning–they are living beings, they are family!!!
Get over it! Vick did his time! While you animal lovers are still insisting on hating Vick, dog fighting is STILL continuing in this country. But because Vick is a celebrity, you all just can't stop obsessing over his past deeds. All this "Hate" is personal rather than focusing on what he did.
I own a chocolate lab. I dont beat him or spoil him, but I do show my dominance over him. If some of you are really for protecting domesticated animals, save a cat or two from your local chinese restaurant.
That't the pathetic thing about you all that are just vick nut huggers, you are so stupid you say that about why don't we do this and why don't we do that, like an idiot, without knowing that is what many of us do, most of our spare time is spent saving animals that dirtbags like mv abused, tortured and threw away. That's why we have so much hatred for him and anyone else who would neglect and abuse an animal, because we have seen it so much, firsthand.
vick may have "did his time" judicially, but he is still going to have to deal with the aftermath of what he did, regardless of whether he (and his fans) like it or not!!! Dogfighting may still continue in this country, but individuals do not have to support it, or turn a blind eye toward it, just because of the ignorance that spews the likes of 'that is the way it is and always has been'. And btw, Jamuro, we have 2 dogs, and and we don't "beat" them, we don't "spoil" them, but we LOVE THEM and we treat them as FAMILY!!! GOD BLESS THE "VICKTORY" DOGS!!!
He that is without sin let him cast the first stone.
Can I just throw a bible at you?
just f***ing duh!!!
Agreed, we are all sinners...You may cast a stone at me, but at least not a beaten dog...
Well... It's a dog eat dog world, now isin't it? Wahhhhh...Wahhhhhh! Mike killed some wittle doggies.... Wahhhhh! Take up a REAL cause, like HUMAN trafficking you animal activist freaks!
Something is very wrong with you.. but my guess is, you already know that...
Red rocket, anyone?
I'm surprised M Vick hasn't been TOTALLED yet – by other players! There are alot of people who love animals – I'm sure there are some 'rough & tough' Pro Football players who love animals! There have to be!
If I were able to get a good run at him, in a game, I'd go for it!
For all the Bible folk who exhort forgiveness of a Sociopath! There is a biblical saying: "Life by the sword – die by the sword". Vick is a violent sociopath; hopefully, he thinks about what he did to helpless dogs – for his FUN & ENTERTAINMENT – if/when he takes 'extra tumbles' on the field.
He should never be allowed near dogs/pets. I'd also keep him away from children – JMHO.
Human trafficking is truly the worst epidemic happening and we do need to fight it. That is suffering and cruelty that is unspeakable and must be stopped.
Do you mean cry the way michael vick has been crying? "Waaa, waaa, I want a dog...waaa waaa it's not fair to my kids....waaa waaa people keep calling me a killer...waaa waaa waaa." It's all about him, always was and always will be. He says he loves dogs, but then turns around and kills them. And if you condone that, you are no better than he is. Maybe the two of you could team up and start your own dog-killing club. Sounds like you'd be just as good at it as him.
And Donna, you forgot: Waaa wasss the refs don't call hits on me like they do the other QB's. they let the defense push me around, and no flags...waaaaa waaaaaa waaaaaa
Obama ate dog. WHERE IS THE OUTCRY? ....buuuuurrp!
Oh, HA-F'ing-HA, "K9 w/BBQ Sauce"...Did you create this profile with this user-name simply to respond to this thread??? Your response is not funny, IT'S IGNORANT!!! "Mutt" and "amd2002a", you fall under the same umbrella!!! Go ahead and bite back to my comments, because there are more on my side than on your side when it comes to this issue...
Hot dog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dog_meat.jpg
A dog killed my cat. I killed the dog. It was very gratifying to kill something that took sometiong I loved away from me. I know exactly how you Vick haters feel.
Michael Vik is HOT HOT HOT and oh so doable!!!!!
Well by all means jump on that thang! Hope you don't get infected with his herpes though, don't think there is a cure for that yet...
Fire Piers Morgan!!! This guy is unethical, inhumane and a poor on air reporter/interviewer...siding with a very sick person, Michael Vicks, who is NOT REMORSEFUL in any way. Pier you know that...taking a payoff from the NFL???? Shame on you Piers!!
how can the piece of garbage say he loves dogs and do what he did. He is not sorry for what he did – there is no remorse in him – i hope when his son grows older and realizes what his father did – he turns his back on him
Cnn & mr Morgan! Very, very surprised you would have someone like Vic on your program! I wish all the dogs that he killed could come back and CNN & you would give them air time to voice their opinion of him! I'm a very big fan of CNN & you! Not so much a fan tonight! Please, mr Morgan, give air time to all the wonderful people & organization who work tirelessly with very little money to house, feed,adopt, rescue,love and protect! Believe me, we are all out here, and ready to give them a voice!! Nannette m. Gonnella
Has anyone see the interview where sick vick is asked if he could change anything in his life, what would he change? He said nothing. When he thought the interview was over, and thought the camera was no longer recording, he said he would change the amount of time of his sentence if he could, and then laughed....That says a great deal about how much remorse this thing really has for the repulsive things he did for his fun.
The first shame is that Michael Vick really did ot know any better when he was a child and witnessed this. The second shame is that he was used by the Humane Society of the United States to further their agenda of no more animal use, for anything, ever. HSUS working to make all animal species illegal for people to own. Wake up America your pocketbook is being picked.
PERFECT and WELL SAID. If I won the Powerball Lottery, 99% of it would go to Animal Welfare Groups and not ONE RED CENT to HSUS. They are as disgusting as vick. ( I refuse to capitalize his name. )
Disgusting! No remorse from this guy!
He's not sorry for what he did.....he's sorry he got caught.
I am thrilled that Michael Vick is back. Everyone deserves a second chance. Why is there such outrage about dead dogs, and not the same outrage about dead fetuses? It defies logic. We have our priorities wrong in this country. Go Michael Vick!
Yes, go michael vick, straight to hell!!
pat..... If you are going to talk about supporting that jerk, at least stay on topic. You are showing your low
iq. Abortion debate is on p. Morgan's other blog page..... Keep looking you will find it!
Let's hope that Pat needs the help of a therapy, police, or search and rescue dog one day, and there are none available to him/her...
he's on topic it just went past your head
I'm Also Disappointed in piers.
I'm watching the interview. He's a liar and a thief. How dare he try to make a buck off of the garbage that he is. I want to rip those diamonds out of his ears. He has no remorse and no sorrow for all of the misery he caused for so many years. I've lost so much respect for Piers Morgan for kissing mv's a$$ the whole interview.
Ahh, that's exactly why I didn't watch it... I knew it would simply infuriate me to watch him sitting up there, so comfortable and so sure that he is worthy of media attention and such... and hte way he continously licks his lips, his tongue is just so thick and crusty looking when it whips out to lick those nasty lips, reminds me of a cows tongue.. I just want to rip that fat crusty looking tongue out of his mouth, LMAO
crossing Piers off my list.. Vick is reprehensible.. a man without a moral compass a toad on the ladder of life.. a slime ball who should not get a minute more of anyone's time.. a waste of breath and life on this planet.Piers will do anything for ratings.. I turned off the set as soon as I saw Vick and will continue to do the same.. HSUS took money to support him so they are just as low as he is..
Friends Don't let Friends Donate to the Vick Loving HSUS
Mr.Vick displays no remorse for what he did to those dogs. I have not read his book, and do not plan to. He seems to be only concerned with explaining his actions, by using excuses. In my opinion, he is still an abusive human being. The only one that can change him is God. But he needs to fully admit what he has done, and ask for forgiveness. He is using public relations for damage control.
I had to turn the Michael Vick interview off. It was disgusting. Vick obviously has no connection with the cruelty he imposed on dogs. He's out to promote his book, period. How dare he say that the people who are against him may not have lived perfect lives themselves. How can he compare acts of cruelty in which he participated in the fighting and killing of dogs for profit to personal mistakes that we all make? What is even more disgusting is Morgan's treating him with kid gloves. He treated John Edward's girlfriend worse. Why didn't you ask him Piers, why he continued to be involved in dog fighting as an adult even though he knew the consequences? The only reason Vick isn't involved in dog fighting today is because he got caught.
From THE LOST DOGS by Jim Gorant:
"And then there was one last body that stood out from the rest. It
had signs of bruising on all four ankles and all along one side. Its
skull was fractured in two places and it had four broken vertebrae.
Brownie had said that all of the dogs that didn’t die from being
hanged were drowned, except one.
As that dog lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips
grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They
swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the
ground. The first impact didn’t kill it. So Phillips and Vick
slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth,
pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little
red dog was dead."
Sorry, Piers, but while I believe in second chances also, someone this cruel does not deserve to be in the limelight and have all forgiven and forgotten. Heaven forbid someone with two legs makes him angry, and may he never own another dog in his life.
Piers you have lost me as a viewer! You are giving a MONSTER airtime!!!
Disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I feel about CNN and tonight's interview. I have lost all respect for Piers, and he's right, he will be getting one helluva lot of negative comments for firstly interviewing a cold-blooded killer, but to then support that thug is unforgivable. Anyone who thinks Vick really is remorseful or has 'done his time' should be made to read "Lost Dogs' – they should have thrown away the key....
I am disgusted w CNN for even putting Vick on any show! I thought you had higher standards! Michael Vick is a HORRIBLE human being and he will NEVER change. He just had the $ to hire someone to do some damage control. Please don't air this episode. I will never watch CNN again!
I just watched Piers Morgan and I am OUTRAGED at what I just heard. Unreal!!!!. Listen to what IT IS – YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DO WHAT HE DID (in America) to a innocent animal, STILL BE RICH, STILL HAVE A HIGH HIGH PAYING JOB, AND (WHY NOT) WRITE A BOOK AT THE SAME TIME to get wealthier to sell your sob story (well, honey, we all have a sob story to tell – trust me – you're not the only one, but ours wasn't cruelty to animals!). Appalling – that's what that was – absolutely disgusting – shame on you Piers!
It's ok, the kind of people that are michael vick fans, and would want to read his book, aren't the kind of people that pay for the things they want, they steal them. Same thing for his clothing line....
This man abused dogs, he killed dogs inhumanely if they didn't suceed in fighting he BEAT THEM, ELECTROCUTED THEM, THEY WERE HUNG how in GODS name (which he said it was in GODS hands) could he possibly be allowed to have another dog????? Denying his kids DO THEY NOT KNOW THAT THEIR FATHER HAS NO REGARD FOR THEIR WELL BEING!!!!!
This chaps my hide people!!! What can we do to prevent him from ever being a canine guardian because that is what it is you cannot own one of GODS creatures... thoughts comments????????
Michael Vick has been, is, and ever shall be a common thug. I am a fan of collegiate and professional football, but I only watch Eagles games hoping to see Michael Vick suffer a career ending and life altering injury. Canines are my closest companions. The lives of canines (innocents of the earth) are worth far more than the lives of Vick and his fans. He is a sadistic prototypical humanoid. This was an excuse the sociopath to promote a book. Piers, please lock Michael Vick in a room with Robert Blake...and make sure Blake didn't leave his gun at the restaurant.
Michael Vick has been, is, and ever shall be a common thug. I am a fan of collegiate and professional football, but I only watch Eagles games hoping to see Michael Vick suffer a career ending and life altering injury. Canines are my closest companions. The lives of canines (innocents of the earth) are worth far more than the lives of Vick and his fans. He is a sadistic prototypical humanoid. This was an excuse for the sociopath to promote a book. Piers, please lock Michael Vick in a room with Robert Blake...and make sure Blake didn't leave his gun at the restaurant.
Thank you for putting that in perspective for the jock loving morons. I spent months rehabbing the 22 vick dogs sent to BF Animal Society in Utah. AND, ironically; I live in Bath, Ohio, Jeffery Dahmers home town.
Bless you.....I hope your efforts were successful.
I like you and have seen you ask some tough questions. What happened tonight? You allowed a dog abuser and killer on your show to promote his book, and you didn't even challenge him. Michael Vick still doesn't "get it." As he's driving to prison the only thing on his mind is what he had, and what he's about to lose. Not even a thought given to the torture, electrocution, and killing of innocent animals. It was all about him. That might have been a good time for you to point out that he never did and still doesn't show any remorse. Also, when he said that he was a dog lover, yet intrigued and excited about dog fighting, you should have pressed harder. NO DOG LOVER would EVER engage in dog fighting! I also have to disagree when he said he was brought up with morals. What a joke. Fighting, abusing, and killing dogs in NOT moral. You can't be a person with morals and do such horrific things. Why didn't you challenge him there either? It was hard for me to watch the interview. I was squirming more than Michael Vick, because the topic alone upsets me so much. And to watch him sit there and try to justify what he did because of his childhood and the violence that surrounded him was bull! I hope the interview showed everyone that Michael Vick is not in the least remorseful for what he did. The only thing he really regrets is getting caught. I do hope that Oprah interviews him, because we all know what a dog lover she is. There is no way she'll let him try to justify what he did.
BRAVO.......Oprah will nail him with the direct questions!
Creating you people may have been my one and only mistake...
Nope; you set us up.
Shame on you, Piers Morgan. Why, oh why, did you give this sociopath a platform to sell his book and his clothing line? I haven't seen the whole interview, but I doubt Piers was hard on him. When will this country realize that just because an ex-con can throw a football, that doesn't make him a hero, or rehabilitated. REMORSE it was shows us something has changed. The only remorse I see is that he's sorry that it messed up his life. I agree with the person who said he should come out and admit what he did, that he TORTURED and MURDERED animals for no good reason. It's appalling that, in this interview, he cried about it being "unfair" for his kids not to be able to have a dog, and that when he gets one' "It won't be a pitbull." Was he trying to make some kind of sick joke? I hope this monster gets both legs snapped in two the first time he touches the football this fall – and that his career is over soon after that.
I have to say, it would be appropos for him to end up a vegetable, dependent on others for his care. Let him see what it is like, to have to depend on others to be kind, and I hope he has caretakers with the same sort of empathy in their heart as he has!
I wouldn't touch ANYTHING associated with his name nor will I patronize any business that endorses him. He should ROT IN HELL for the torture he inflicted on those innocent dogs...not be allowed to prosper in anyway!! He's a DISGRACE to the human race!!!
The more I think about it...forget Robert Blake. Lock Vick in a room with me wielding two ball-peen hammers. I'd quote lines from Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with every swing!
A tertiary thought: Tranquilize dart Michael Vick, snip one of his Achilles tendons (or both) with a pair of dull, rusty tin snips, then deposit him in a remote location inhabited by wolves! Wait a minute...don't tranquilize him. Just snip the Achilles and then release him in the wild with Canis lupus!
Eww Todd, I like it, no... I LOVE it!!!
I suppose when it comes to Michael Vick and what I could do to him because of the crimes he committed against innocent dogs...well, Shakespeare's Hamlet sums up my feelings: "I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in."
Obviously Satan was booked for this interview, was busy and sent his first minion Michael Vick in his place. To think for even a moment that someone that could commit the atrocities that Vick did to those poor dogs has even an ounce of humanity within him is wrong. Michael Vick should have been locked up in a deep, dark hole for life. I don't care how he was raised, anyone knows that deriving pleasure from torturing a helpless animal is wrong. Vick was sorry that he was caught, certainly not sorry for his actions. And bone heads like Piers Morgan should be ashamed for giving this dirt bag any airtime at all.
Go look at Piers' twitter feed from tonight. He bought Vick's act hook, line and sinker. I don't get it. It was clear as day that Vick was insincere and not remorseful, but he seemed to suck Piers right in. I really thought the man had more sense.
Im guessing that Piers Morgan, desperate for ratings for his failing program, agreed to certain conditions demanded by Vicks PR team in order to get the interview. Matt Lauer too. No tough questions. Treat him like any other celebrity pushing a product. Softball questions. Self-serving responses? No problem.
CNN's ratings have never been lower. The Vick interview represents a new low in judgement.
Hey everyone, last week Piers had that wack job Blake who murdered his wife on the show, a few days later he had the attorney for the wifes family on the air. How 'bout we demand they put Jim Gorant, author of The Lost Dogs, and Nathan Winograd author of The Inditement of Wayne Pacell on.
Like Vick or hate him, justice was served as he did his time and has been a model citizen since being released. What he did to animals was wrong, he paid for it, and has shown remorse–it's water under the bridge. If only as much vile was shown and perhaps put into action against the Wall Streeters who took this nation to the brink of ruin, then just maybe a few of them would have done at least as much time as Vick did.
Tell me how, when, where he has shown remorse? The only remorse I've seen is when he says his "mistake" messed up his life. I want to see him open his mouth and hear the words come out, "I tortured, electrocuted and murdered innocent dogs. It was reprehensible. I can't look at myself in the mirror. I'm ashamed of myself." That will be the seeds of remorse. Staying out of legal trouble is his way of saving his ass; it has nothing to do with him being a better human being. He's a disgusting human being, and even if you believe he's "done his time," there's no way you should support him writing a book and trying to profit from his crimes.
He hasn't stayed out of trouble, we just haven't heard about all of it. There was a shooting at a restaurant at his birthday party, the first year he was out of jail. He rightfully should have been put back in jail then, for consorting with another felon, but it didn't happen, cause he has all the corrupt politicians in hs back pocket, along with Wayne Pacelle.
does anyone know how to text or email a pic to CNN? I did a painting involving Mike Vic that will make football fans and all dog lovers smile... I would love to send it to them.
Any way you can post it here, Dawn?
HATERS!!Mike Vick is FREE..and Making more $$$$ than all of you..........& nothing you can do about it.....
Typical of mv nut hugger. They think the only thing that counts is how much money one makes. I guess that's because they usually have so little of it themselves.
Hateful, cruel man. There is still death and evil in his eyes. Sure, he wants a continued chance to make more money. But I will never, ever, ever forget what he did to those defenseless animals. It is not for me to forgive- because he didn't torture or kill me or my animal. But I will never forget. And though I don't wish he would die or be tortured, I am all for a career-ending injury. He is the hitler of the dog-world and I will never forget.
After reading and viewing pictures of what this sorry excuse of a human did to innocent dogs sickens me. What's even worse is that it went on for 5 long horrific years. Hanging dogs from a tree is not what normal people do and I for one will NEVER purchase anything Michael Vick endorses. I know karma is a hard bite and feel strongly this will happen to him in time. He is a hateful, mean, heartless, cruel man with no soul or conscience. I will not forget the images he has left in my mind in reference to these animals. I will not even watch him on TV. I for one continue to feel disgust for him and it sickens me beyond belief.
It's appalling that CNN would even give this clown any air time.
It seems very apparent to me from these comments that Mike Vick is not the only so called "sociopath" running around. Some of people are just plain sad...Get over it! He paid is debt to society. MOVE ON!! I wonder if you guys are as passionate about the welfare of humans, as you are animals. There are lot of humans that could you use your compassion and outcry.
Some of us can do more than one thing at a time. You can't? It's not about paying a debt, it's about what he did says about who he is, and the fact that after 10 years of torturing animals for his pleasure, he doesn't deserve to be a celebrity, he should be shunned, and judging by the comments here, I think anyone not held back by vick's handlers, most of us see him for hte monster he is. Why not you? Why are you here defending a monster instead of out there helping those humans with your compassion and outcry? Huh?? LMAO
REALLY, for his pleasure....GET OVER IT!!!!! Sorry, I don't know what to tell you...I don't hate people. You're spending a little to much time carrying around all that hate for someone you don't even know. I'm sure you have better things to do with your time...Or maybe you don't and that's your problem.
Look in the dictionary under SOCIOPATH there is a picture of Michael Vick look under PATHETIC and there is Piers Morgan. The two of you deserve eachother. To interview a sociopath who has no remorse and as was evident from the interview(he said he cried on his way to prison for what he had and now lost....really why don't you ask the dogs made to fight how they felt, he said his family lost lots and has been through alot again ask the dogs how they felt after a fight and being killed by Michael Vick himself.)...no remorse for what he did only for getting caught. Piers Morgan stoops to a new low, if that is possible. The entire interview made me SICK to my STOMACH, I watched it in hopes he actually would have felt bad for the dogs and what he did but I knew better....a leopard doesn't change it's spots he never once mentioned the poor dogs that suffered so at his hands. KARMA it will come around. As for the money he had to give to the Humane Society is was ordered so and a mere drop in the bucket to him. There is NO EXCUSE for ANIMAL ABUSE.
“As the little red dog lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead."
If CNN and Piers Morgan wanted to demonstrate Vick's remorse about his actions, they failed miserably. The tough questions were never asked of Vick (the passage above should have been read and asked him to reply!) For anyone watching the interview, he was then and continues to be "all about him." The lame excuse for growing up in a violent neighborhood should have been explored further. Morgan should have been prepared to follow up on his excuse, as it has been consistent over the years and has come from his handlers. Morgan should have asked “What about Johns Hopkins Hospital’s world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, who grew up in a poor violent neighborhood of Baltimore City; his choice was to save lives instead of taking them! There are many more notable figures that experienced the same poverty and crime growing up and did not engage in torturing and killing living creatures….so what is the difference? To me, the difference is unmistakable; they are not sociopaths.
Whether it matters to CNN or Piers Morgan, I will never watch his show again. As an interviewer, he scored zero. He must have chosen to be ill prepared because he knew how Vick would respond and at those responses, a pugnacious approach would have been appropriate. Farewell CNN & Piers Morgan!
Good gosh you women are insanely evil and sick as Vick was with the dogs. For you all to want him dead and what not it is sadistic of all of you. Every single one of you have done something that you are all ashamed of but none of you are in the spotlight like Vick is, granted if might not have been as bad as dog fighting but for you all to point and judge is hypocritical. You literally are some sick, sad people who takes joy and enlightenment out of judging others you don't even know. No need to quote the bible or bring religion in it, you don't need scriptures to tell you that you people live in a sad world where you have to judge others for their actions. Vick knew what he did, look at these other athletes, they get out of jail do their minimum probation work and PR stuff and call it quits. Vick has been spending 3 years to rebuild his name, he even said their is always going to be a group of people that will never forgive because they have an unforgiving hearts, he is referring to you people. I really hope you don't raise your children to be so one sided, because people like you is what scares me in this world.
Well thanks for sharing there Joseph. And btw, it was not just dog fighting the mv participated in during his 10 years of torture for entertainment. Talking about what needs to be read, you need to read more about what he did, to dogs that would not or could not fight. He could have had them humanely euthanized, instead he drowned, electrocuted, hung, starved, and beat them to death, in front of the other dogs. You go ahead and wrap your head around the scriptures good luck with that. Some of us are sick of monsters walking among us, especially those that the media attempts to glorify, and we are making it known that we have no respect for anyone who would torture any INNOCENT living thing for their pleasure, nor those that would defend a sadist. If those of us who wish great harm on the sadist scare you, (while someone who would hang and beat a dog for entertainment doesn't scare you) then you must spend a great deal of your time afraid. Don't worry about my children, I hope your children aren't animal abusers which they likely might be, considering how little problem you appear to have with that...
No Marsha they are not and these monsters you were referring to, well you might want to stop looking around the world and start looking towards yourself, your moral compass is quite morbid and cruel to say the least. Where did Vick say he didn't torture the dogs, because the James Brown interview I watched years ago, he did say it. Not many people have a second chance at life for a crime or an act so ungodly, he is. Maybe you should take this as a sign that Vick's stories is to test the human heart not the human brain. Hopefully your children aren't too brainwashed by now to fix that.
So says you Joseph. And with that and $5, I can get a cup of coffee. Blah blah blah blah blah....
Well said Joseph, well said...move on people..Vick went to prison in 2007..he was released in 2009..he is moving forward with his life and so should you..I see why God will be the final judge of our soul
joseph, I bet you would probably vote to parole Manson ! He did his time he paid his debt! What some of you Vick supporters don't realize ..... Not only do we support animal rights, we also support our local communities,agencies abroad to fight hunger and famine. The outrage over Vick boils down to the sickness and fairness of what is happening. If he was truly sorry he would go quietly making amends rather than loudly asking for pats on the back. The difference here is people do want to see him hurt badly...... But nObody is acting on that impulse...... Which makes us normal. The fact that Vick knew and acted makes him crazy! He deserves all the anger and more!!!'
Who the heck cares? We all have our vices. Yes, some extremely harmful. S**t happens, that's the world. I hate online protesters [especially in this case, these people that are saying "DIE VICK DIE"] that think their posts are changing the world. Good luck getting rid of all the worlds problems, you superheroes.
Vices??? slaughtering, maiming and brutalizing 52 dogs is a vice???? Going to jail doesn't necessarily make one remorseful. He claims to "have found God" I bet before he got God he didn't he had ever "lost God" and was supposed to be looking.
He got off easy. He put himself in a position to "lose everything" it wasn't forced on him, he was flat out greedy for money and to be idolized. He used his kids dogs as bait dogs. I wouldn't let him watch any of my pets, would you (if you have any God forbid)
Our judicial system allows an killer name "George Zimmerman" free to spend donators money on frivilous activities and personal items. Yet lock up Michael Vick for an "dog" crime that landed him behind bars and altered the course of his life. Why has Zimmerman been protected and not held accountable to answer for his crime?
As a pet owner and general animal lover, this is an understandably cruel... but after all, these are just dogs... not so different than chickens are any other animal without a human soul. Don't they eat dog meat in China?
man, some of u folks are SAD!!!!! the bottom line is he messed up and paid his debt. like he said "i dont pay attention to what critics say, unless they have lived a PERFECT LIFE then ok, i'll take that form them" in laymans terms F!@K OFF PPL!!!! some of you need to STOP BEING SUCH LOSERS hes worth more than you'll ever be. i know i'll see the "he'll be broke in 5 yrs" if so ...... oh well put it this way YOU'RE A LOSER AND HE IS BALLING WITH A 100 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT!!!! KEEP HATING LOSERS!!!
In some parts of the world dogs are being served for dinner. What does that make them? Cannibals? Seeing as some of you seem to value a dog's life as high as a human.
Apparently there are people who rationalize cruelty & barbaric acts as 'forgivable' when they are made against animals without 'Souls'. And some people think only Humans have Souls, so Humans are the only Animals requiring humane treatment. All of this is a matter of personal opinion/belief – think whatever you want.
I'm offering you an EXPLANATION: The reason so many people detest M Vick is because he is brutish & violent; he tortured living creatures for FUN & PLEASURE. IMHO & (apparently others'), Vick is a sociopath. SHAME on P Morgan & CNN for giving this him MORE public exposure!! THE bOTTOM lINE: Vick & other barbaric people who get PLEASURE & ENJOYMENT from inflicting violence and torture on other living creatures are bad people; they are perverse & cruel.
I'm a Catholic (a Christian religion) but it is my intellect, concience & heart that enables me to state categorically: "barbaric people who get PLEASURE & ENJOYMENT from inflicting violence and torture on other living creatures are bad people". I don't need my religion to tell me this; One doesn't need to be a member of any specific Religion to understand torture is depravity. One simply needs to be a rational & decent Human Being. (vs. a Sociopath).
This is why Vick remains an anathema to many people.
CNN – why give publicity to a person who TORTURED dogs for fun & entertainment????
CNN – you used to be a reasonable news venue. You're slipping badly. Piers Morgan's shows have topics similar to those one would expect from Jerry Springer.
Some of the comments that people have actually posted is so very sad! Many of you have not read the Bible when God said that He forgives all of us of our sins when whe ask His forgiveness. What is so pitiful is that all of us have sinned. So what makes your sins cleaner than Michael Vick's sins? The Bible tells me that sin is sin in His eyes! So your gripes are not with Michaal Vick, but I guess you should grip to God about His forgiving Michael Vick. Furthermore some of you would not walk across the street to help a human being, but you are crying about animals. Dont get me wrong I dont agree with animals being mistreated. But I do care more about how humans treat each other. When we stand before Christ. He will ask YOU what YOU have done in YOUR life. If your have unforgiveness in your heart, you will spend eternity in HELL. So guess what, you are not hurting Michael Vick, you are hurting yourself eternally. He is going on with his life with his family. Furthermore, by hating and unforgiving Micheal Vick, you are letting him occupy room in your brain for free!!! Wow! Why not relax your brains, Michael Vick has relaxed his by asking God for forgiveness. Whether you forgive him or not, God has forgiven him. Are you higher and greater than God? Take a realistic look at your life and consider forgivness and life eternal. God's blessings!
I enjoyed reading your comments; and you are so correct....I believe that Mike Vick is finally free since he has asked for forgiveness and laid everything on the table....we can only be responsible for our own soul and nobody's else..thank you for your insightful comments and be blessed.
Then let God forgive him. He went above and beyond any "sin" had he done this to 52 humans he would be labeled a MASS MURDERER and still be in jail awaiting his death sentence. He slaughtered, tortured and brutalized 52 dogs, then lied about it. He even used his family pets as bait dogs. Had he committed "1 sin" OK, but 52 sins (not including all the lies)???? he also has domestic violence charges. The man has a volatile temper, even on the field. Yes, he is volunteering with USHS, but it is not voluntary, it is part of his probation. He filmed many fights and is selling the DVD's. This outburst start to die down, then he brings it up to stir people up. He loves the attention good and bad. Probably because the bad makes people feel sorry for him and they go out and buy more of his products. Do you really think he cares???? Everytime someone commits a heinous crime, especially public figures, someone throws the bible out there. Do you "Christians" support pedophiles? Rapists? Adulterers? if you don't then you are hyprocrites and are what I call Sudo-Christians as you become Christian went it suits your purpose.
Why do we continually give this person a platform from which to sound off from? He has repeatedly stated how he is right and everyone else has gotten it wrong. Aside from the dog fighting and inhumanity that he, himself, along with his family and friends imparted on these poor animals – I think it is very important to question why we care about this person, his opinions or his "ability" to throw, catch and run. He is nothing more than a entertainer, that is it. Further, there are millions more – a few hundred of which with much less questionable morals – from which you could garner some form of entertainment from.
But lets switch gears for a second.. if you dont care about dogs – which in my opinion automatically disqualifies you from the worthwhile portion of humanity – and focus on the implications of mr. vick's actions for humanity. this is a being that has been repeatedly beaten in the head via sports-induced collisions. this type of repeated injury causes small abbrassions and bruises to the brain. being that most of these collisions are head to head, the part ofthe brain injured includes the medial-frontal cortex and the posterior areas of the brain.... the first of which is dedicated to repressing aggression and providing inhibitory thought processes and critical thinking. Now, if that part of the brain is repeatedly injured what do you think happens here... it is an increase in aggression and decrease in the ability to inhibit not so smart decisions. These things include dog fighting, animal abuse and drug use. Hmm, all of which are precursors to human-directed violence and most often murder. So... we take a man that is inherently violent and aggressive, as evidenced by his choice to engage in and performance level in an aggression-based sport like football, then we repeatedly injur the only part of his brain responsible for making smart and anti-aggressive decisions, while throwing endless amounts of money, praise and attention toward him, and we see that he is becoming increasingly stupid, aggressive and inhumane (read The Lost Dogs for an account of what horrible acts vick actually committed – which include genital electrocution, strangling, bashing of skulls, drowning, etc) and what do we do.... oh, we let him back into the NFL to continue this great path of neural-degradation and immorality. Wonderful. So for those of you supporting this man, dont be surprised when he is arrested for shooting a gun in a packed night club, or raping a woman, or better yet... when he has a sudden outburst of violence on the field because he disagrees with a call.
you made this monster, and now, CNN, you are chosing to provide him with an even bigger spotlight. Why? would you answer that one question – why are you giving this man any more time in the spotlight? Why not interview a teacher, police officer, EMT, or someone that has dedicated their life to saving, helping and rescuing rather than taking, raping and destroying???
Jessica, I believe people care so much because they all know professional Football and Basketball players are often looked up the most by children, so of course you want a good role model (Besides your own parents) to have. Michael Vick did mess up bad and he has paid his debt completely (he was $30,000,000.00 in debt) off as well as spritual debt. Only he will know if he is truly sorry and if he is keeping that covenant he made with the lord for forgiveness. The people saying he should be dead, how are you any different than him at his worst? Wanting a person dead is not as bad as wanting a dog dead???? Come on. Those who have not sinned can throw the first rock. Nobody has any right to judge him being nobody here is pure.
Everyone realizes he abused dogs, right, not people? There's a lot more "evil" people in the world than Michael Vick. Maybe you should focus your energy more on that. Or saving abused and starving children. Or something that actually matters in the world. And for all of you who want Vick's head on a silver platter, what does that say about you? As Ghandi once said, "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
Maybe you're not qualified to tell other people what they should be concerned with? Really, what others spend their energy on is really none of your concern, now is it? Let me try it: Maybe you should spend your time on something more constructive than defending a sadist, like helping those starving and needy children.
"Really, what others spend their energy on is really none of your concern, now is it?" This comment completely negates your entire platform, and makes you a hypocrite. Are you not concerning yourself with what Michael Vick spends his energy on, in terms on the animal abuse, and his involvement with this interview? And I never said I defended him, I was commenting on the extreme ignorance and opinions throughout these comments. While I think we could all agree that much of our time could be better spent than posting on this forum, I actually do work with underprivileged children
Oh, and btw Miss Holier Than Thou, Ghandi said something else too: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
Are you aware that in the 1950s the US government actually put animals in the blast zones of atomic bombs so that they could research the immediate and long-term effects of radiation exposure? So I agree, the treatment of animals may say a lot about a nation. But animal abuse does not begin or end with Michael Vick. His celebrity and profession make him an easy scapegoat.
Corrine, Horace thinks you are too 'deep' for us and I say to the contrary, you obviously have alot to learn! Do you know that the majority of people who abuse animals go on to abuse children, women and commit violent crimes? There is a pattern with this behavior, lack of respect for another living creature. So, whatever opinion you have of animals, and I detect it's not a good one, they are living creatures and do not deserve to be injured or tortured any more than people. My money is on Dianne. Smart lady!
I don't condone animal abuse, I don't condone Michael Vick's actions. I just don't understand why people want him shot, maimed, or thrown to the wolves. The same people who are speaking on loving creatures and treating them with respect, are the same who are calling for Vick's head. It just seems very hypocritical.
Make sure you red my follow up.
Corinne you probably a little to deep for a lot of these people
I think on the contrary, you and Corinne could use some depth to your thinking. Do you know that the majority of people who abuse animals go on to abuse children, women and commit violent crimes? There is a pattern with this behavior, lack of respect for another living creature. So, whatever opinion you have of animals, and I detect it's not a good one, they are living creatures and do not deserve to be injured or tortured any more than people. My money is on Dianne. Smart lady!
There's a theme running through these posts...those of you who want to support Vick have no compassion for animals. Because they aren't human, you don't care how much they suffer at a human's hands. You speak of God and forgiveness, yet you have no feelings for creatures who are intentionally made to suffer. If for some reason this monster needed to kill these dogs, why not do it humanely? How can you people defend his actions? Yes, they eat dog meat in China. They also kill female babies. So if they do it in China, does that make it OK here? If VIck had run a dog fighting ring and had shot the poor performers in the head, I would still hate what he did. But the fact that he slaughtered them so maliciously, that he made them suffer such torment...and that you people actually think that's OK!!!...makes me physically ill. Suffering is suffering, whether you are a human being or an animal. When someone intentionally and joyously causes another living thing pain, there is something mentally wrong with that person. And people who support what he did, well, they are just as vile as he is.
Thank you Donna, for expressing so well what so many others were thinking. Unbelievable that 'some' want to try and ram someone down our throats that has done things as horrific, repulsive and heinous as what michael vick has done, and seem to be so amazed that some of us aren't willing to forgive. It says a great deal about those people too, that cannot understand the wrath sometimes displayed when the name michael vick is mentioned. They pretend they don't realize that pain is pain, and suffering is suffering, whether it is experienced by a human being or an animal. We both feel it, and it's no worse for us than it is for an animal. If it weren't for sane people like you and those on this thread earlier, I believe I would become a hermit while being sure our society is full of sick deviants. Its almost equally as bad as doing things such as this, to defend such as this, and to expect other people to overlook it as well. Left to people like the last few posters here, I suspect our would would really be a sad dangerous place. The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." (Edmund Burke).
I'm a lifelong Eagles fan who no longer has a football team. I think Eagles fans are the biggest hypocrites in the world. Before he came to Philly, everyone was outraged by his actions and no one wanted him here. Once Eagles fans saw he could throw a football, they suddenly believed he'd just made a "mistake," paid his dues and was suddenly a hero because he had "redeemed himself." I want to know how playing football well leads to redemption, and I want to know why so many fans are putting "Vick 7" jersies on their kids. Even if you believe he did pay his debt to society, is he really someone you want your kids to idolize and emulate? Had he shown true remorse, saying he couldn't live with himself for the horrible pain he'd inflicted on defenseless animals, maybe I wouldn't be so hard on him. He refuses to hold himself accountable for his actions, instead making excuses and blaming the fact that he lived in a rough neighborhood as a child. I agree with those who say that God is the ultimate judge, but that doesn't mean those of us down here on earth are expected to look at his atrocities and shrug them off. I wonder if people with the same mentality as Vick fans would have told Hitler haters to chill out and let God handle it. I doubt it. And no, I'm not comparing the holocaust to Vick's transgressions, but I am saying that when someone tortures, maims and kills living things, and takes joy in doing it, the rest of us are not going to look away and not judge him or expect him to pay the consequences. If we truly were to leave his judgment up to God – and only God – there wouldn't be prisons.
Wow!!!!! I sense so much hostility towards Mike Vick it is ridiculous.Let me start by saying that 1) I'm a Philadelphia Eagles fan,2) I'm a Mike Vick fan on the football field,ONLY. 3) I'm a Bible believing Christian that believes in Jesus as my saviour to God & only by Jesus' death ,burial,resurrection & that on the third day he accended to the right hand of God the Father that I'll or anyone will get to receive Heaven. Now let's get to Mike Vick. I believe that God ONLY should judge him for what he has done to those poor animals & I believe he will. So the rest of us should just let that happen & go back to living our own lives & quit talking about how he should suffer or how he should be forgiven. To be forgiven Jesus asks us to believe in him (John3:16) & show repentance of our sins. (stop doing it) The bottom line is we ALL are guilty of sin.(Romans3:23) & no one sin is great than the other.Whether you are a dog fighter,a child molester,a rapist or a man/woman cheating on your spouse,you are guilty of sin. So we all need to get over ourselves & let God's plan for Mike Vick happen.I pray for Mike to come to know God personally thru a relationship w/ Jesus Christ & I pray all of you will as well,if you don't already have one. Bless God & Soli Deo Gloria.
JC, it is so refreshing to see forgiveness through what the Bible says. When we point the finger at someone, three point back at us! It is so easy to condemn another rather than give him grace and forgiveness, as we'd want for ourselves. I am not saying what Mike did is not reprehensible...it was. But he paid his debt to society in prison, and now he has turned his life around. Allow him the second chance you would want for the sin you've committed. Our sins might be different from Mike's, but we are no cleaner in God's eyes without Jesus making us clean.
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It is one thing to have an "opinion" on a person: "Yes, hes is a person" many of you have forgotten that. What he did was wrong, he didn't hide from it and he admitted he was a poor role model to younger players and others looking up to him. Some of these comments are bias and some just a way of finding a way to be a bully. Close your eyes for two seconds and imagine you don't have the perfect son or daughter you think you have. Would you still wish death apon him or some of these other crude points. Shame on all you "Christians", I hop-e you beg for forgiveness tonight for judging others. Oh and BTW Corrine my daughter is 6 and not like most of you she does live with a disability but I pray to god its not what ive read tonight.
It is awful if someone has been rude to your child; I sincerely hope she is ok & has a good life. Children shouldn't be insulted, abused or treated badly. But why would you allow your child to even KNOW about Dog Fighting & Michael Vick – much less post to such a topic? If you have a child – you as a Parent should know (1) violent cruelty is NEVER acceptable (2) Children of a young age shouldn't be exposed to disgusting deparvity – Dog Fighting, Animal Cruelty/Abuse is digusting depravity.
No Remorse!!! What are you talking about??? This guy is spent two years in jail and is going around talking to everyone that will listen about the wrongs he committed. You people want him to walk around crying " Whoa is me".....I said it before GET OVER IT!!! No Remorse...That's the stupidest excuse in the world to continue to hate someone..How do you know he's not remorseful? I bet if you spent two years in prison and nearly lost everything...you would be remorseful no matter the cituation.
First of all, he didn't spend 2 years in jail. 18 months is not 2 years! He went to jail for racketeering NOT ANIMAL ABUSE. Secondly, he IS going around crying "woe is me" if you had paid any attention to the interview, that's all he has been doing is crying about poor little mikey. And, your last sentence puts it in perspective; he spent some time in jail, nearly lost everything, and he's remorseful about that. That's all he's remorseful about too.
Thanks for you post I have had many arguments with folks on this ..it is public record and if you look at the transcript from court. you would see how little he did admit. he killed his own dog – slamming him against the wall,... public record
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