Michael Vick has been indicted for dogfighting.
NFL Star Sacked in Dogfight Probe
– Grand Jury Indicted Falcons QB Mike Vick in Dogfighting Investigation
Michael Vick has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the dogfighting probe of his property in Virginia.
The Falcons quarterback was indicted for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Richmond, Va. Three others — Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor — also were indicted by the grand jury on the same charges. (Story.)
As noted here a few days ago, Vick is either guilty or the dumbest man who ever lived, and with any luck this will put at least a small dent in one of the vilest, most sub-human activities in the country.
Now it’s on you, Commish. This is far worse thuggery than the things you’ve suspended other players for in the past two or three months. If you don’t land on Vick with both boots I’m going to find something else to do on Sunday afternoons, and I’ll use what little platform I have to encourage others to do the same.
And yes, that means we’ll target advertisers
Also, Mr. Arthur Blank, Falcons owner: you’ve made a lot of noise about wanting your organization to be above the bad citizenship that all-too-often defines pro sports these days. It’s been a good talk – now the question is how strongly do you really believe in your integrity? If this was a second-string safety he’d have been turfed weeks ago, probably. But do you have the courage of your convictions when it comes to a star? Do you have the moral backbone to send Michael Vick packing?
If so, you’ll be my new hero. If not, you’re just another blowhard.