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Michael Vick Agrees To Plea Deal

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  1. Patters

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    Hopefully the NFL has the good sense to never let him on the football field again, and we can forget him. What a pathetic man.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/20/sportsline/main3184703.shtml

    (CBS/AP) Michael Vick's lawyer said Monday the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.

    The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although federal sentencing guidelines most likely would call for less.

    "After consulting with his family over the weekend, Michael Vick asked that I announce today that he has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors regarding the charges pending against him," lead defense attorney Billy Martin said in a statement.

    "Mr. Vick has agreed to enter a plea of guilty to those charges and to accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made. Michael wishes to apologize again to everyone who has been hurt by this matter."
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    Bet you he never sets foot on an NFL field as a player again, remember Art Schliter.. that is the offense that the NFL is concerned about, the dog stuff is secondary..
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    Schlister gambled on football.

    Vick will play in the NFL again. Personally I don't care if he does or not, as I think he's always been an overrated player who you'd never win a title with. When you have players that have killed human beings playing in your league, it's hard for me to justify a guy not being permitted to, for killing some dogs. Now, don't get me wrong here, I'm not condoning his actions in any way, as I think the guy is a POS thug. I'm merely pointing out that a league with as many criminals in it as the NFL, shouldn't be trying to play the moral and principled card.
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    :nono: Don't even think about repeating that sentiment out on the main board.
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    For once Patters, you and I agree on something. For him to do something so heinous, the least of his worries should be on whether or not he can play in the NFL. Dude has some serious sociopathic issues I believe.
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    I would also hope that other players will make it clear that he isn't wanted in the locker room again. As a quarterback, he wasn't very effective. As a human being, well...I'd rather watch a game and have a beer with the dogs he tortured and killed. What a POS!
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    Why not? I didn't read all the posts on the main board, but don't think anyone there supports him. From what I understand, unless your an Atlanta fan, everyone wishes him a good time with Bubba.
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    Oh, I know. Reason and sense don't go very far over there. :D
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    I think, and I could be wrong here, that Sdaniels was somewhat implying that anything short of Vick must die is unacceptable over there. Is that accurate?
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    Yeah, the group think is pretty strong out there when it comes to Vick.
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    Pretty much common ground on this one.. is it time for a warm and fuzzy group hug??
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    I thought I may have misinterpreted reading that thread, thanks. I posted a reply (main forum) to someone who said, no team would ever play hire him again. Wrong, Gruden would sign him in a heartbeat. So far, no one has challenged that statement. The fact is, this will calm down and when he gets out of jail, teams will pursue him, you can take that to the bank.
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    He'll go where all miscreants, felons, malcontents, and general undesirables go: the Raiders (it matches their fanbase).
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    :enranged: who you calling warm and fuzzy? :p
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    My opinion ties into a common flaw made by too many people on this planet, and that's basing, or making, a decision when high on emotion. Emotion can be a dangerous thing. I try to never make up my mind while angry or sad. People despise the man right now, and rightfully so. What most of these people are doing when they say he'll never play again, is they are basing their conclusion at the present, and while very angry. The fact of the matter is that he won't even have a shot to play in the league for 2-3 years. We're talking 2009 or 2010 maybe. A lot can change in that time. Remember, we're a forgiving society, and should Vick do his time, say all the right things, accept blame, and truly seem repetant, I don't see why he won't be playing somewhere by then. Again, he very well may have played his last game, but I wouldn't say for sure.
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    What would Knute Rockne think about this "new breed", shootings, stabbings, raping, steroids and now "hanging dogs"
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    I wonder what most of the people here would be saying if - hypothetically of course - this happened to Tom Brady.

    "Go get em' Tom!"
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