Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Scum and Scummier

PHILADELPHIA – Michael Vick's advice for Plaxico Burress is to put his family ahead of football.

Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles' Pro Bowl quarterback, says he hopes Burress uses him as an example in his return to the NFL. The former New York Giants receiver spent nearly two years in prison for a gun charge and was released Monday.

Vick has made a remarkable comeback to the league after spending 18 months in federal prison for dogfighting charges. He led the Eagles to the NFC East title last season and was voted The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year.

Vick hasn't communicated with Burress, but shared his thoughts on what he would say to him.

"Just take your time coming back and getting acclimated. Think family first and football second and it'll all work out," Vick said Wednesday. "It's great that he'll get a second chance. We'll pray for him, we're going to support him 100 percent and we're in his corner and we just want him to excel."

I can't imagine anyone using Michael Vick as an example of anything.

As most people who read me know, I'm exceptionally understanding of the way a person can fuck something up, and their redemption. These two fuckers are not that example. They were coddled millionaires who had absolutely no business in brutalizing animals, in Vicks case, and carrying firearms in nightclubs in Burress' case.

Michael Vick, in particular, revolts me and I wish him nothing but pain and misery for the rest of his pathetic life. That won't happen though. He can play football - so he gets a pass that nobody else but another pro athlete can get.

Some crimes just can't be forgiven, and while they may do their time, they shouldn't be lauded as examples of success. I don't consider a person that tortures and murders dogs much differently than a person that murders a human being.

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