Just finished reading a copy of Michael Vick's letter to the judge in his dogfighting case and we've gained some insight into the life of the fallen NFL star while also being exposed to some rubbish.
Firstly, Vick seems sincere and remorseful for his transgressions.
Vick says he grew up not understanding the severity of dogfighting because he never saw people get into trouble for it.
"I grew up loving animals and still do to this day," he wrote.
Vick wrote that he chose to smoke marijuana (which he got busted for) during the legal process because he was suffering from a "deep state of depression" after being verbally undressed in the media by his father.
"That's no excuse for using marijuana," he writes, "but I didn't know how to cope with all the difficulties I was facing because it was all new to me."
"I plan to be more involved in the community and will continue to assist P.E.T.A. in being an advocate against dogfighting and animal cruelty."
We've got our opinion on this, but read what SportsJournalists.com poster 'Starman' has to say:
Yah yah yah, blah blah blah. He's sorry, sorry, sorry, boo hoo. He wants to be a spokesman for PETA.
Bull fucking shit.
PETA, the ASPCA, and all other animal rights groups should preemptively crush this shit in the bud, make a public announcement that they categorically reject any personal involvement by Vick, the Animal Murderer, in their efforts, direct anyone supportive of their cause to utterly disassociate themselves from Vick, the Animal Torturer, and state ahead of time they will not accept, in fact will utterly and unconditionally reject and defy, any court order or sentence agreement which calls for Vick, the Animal Murderer, to serve in any capacity whatsoever with their organizations, with one exception: "We Want His Fucking Money. All of it."
Dare we say bold?
By the way, Vick might as well start working on his public speaking abilities, because that's all he's going to be doing when he leaves prison. He will never play in the NFL again.
Attached in the PDF we've linked to are letters of support/good character from Hank Aaron, George Foreman, Atlanta's mayor and the Give Life Foundation. Check out the first paragraph of Foreman's letter; he promotes his lean, mean fat grilling machine. No lie.