The next issue of GQ magazine will have a PR fluff piece about Michael Vick in which he continues to avoid responsibility for killing dozens of dogs and running his dog fighting operation.
Bill Plashke, a sports columnist for the LA Times, is one of the few national sportswriters that refuses to buy the BS of the Michael Vick Redemption PR Machine, and he wrote a great column this week calling out Vick on his fake contrition.
I’m so tired of writing about this monster, and yes, that’s what he is, a monster, but some of his quotes are so disgusting I just can’t ignore them.
Quote #1 – “For a while it was all, ‘Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him like he’s not a person,’ ” Vick told the magazine. “It was almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money.”
No, Mike. No one wanted to hate you. But when someone electrocutes dogs, drowns dogs in buckets, hangs dogs until they die, slam dogs against the ground until they die, and throws their daughter’s dogs in a dog fighting ring to be torn to shreds, people tend to get mad.
What have you done to anybody? You showed the us the depths to which humans can sink. You reminded us of the evil that infests our society. You horrified us bykilling and torturing dogs. You provided a cruel road map for kids who admire you to follow.
And you think people criticized you to make money? No, it’s because you committed a horrific crime and STILL haven’t taken responsibility for it.
Quote #2 - ”Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know it’s wrong. But people act like it’s some crazy thing they never heard of. They don’t know.”
I’ll just copy and paste what Mr. Plashke wrote in his column as a response to this crap:
“Nice to see that Vick is still trying to rationalize his behavior at the expense of the millions of people in this country who don’t use their depressed economic status as an excuse to fight dogs.”
Mr. Plashke also correctly calls out the Humane Society of the United States’ President and CEO Wayne Pacelle for continuing to shill for Vick, saying “what is really criminal is how the Humane Society of the United States has jumped on the football bandwagon and has actually allowed him to participate in various campaigns.”
OK, I’m done with Vick for now. I’d like to write more but I have to get to the bank before it closes so I can cash all the checks I get for calling him out. ARTICLE BELOW
Bill Plaschke: Don’t be fooled by the ‘new’ Michael Vick
The NFL is back, and so is America’s favorite football villain, running the field, juking the world, boggling the mind.
It’s still a Vick-eat-Vick world out there.
This time, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is destroying his image with his mouth, saying some things in an upcoming GQ magazine story that are far more stunning than last season’s 100.2 quarterback rating.
Barely two years after completing a 21-month prison sentence for dogfighting, Vick has apparently regained his swagger, not only on the field but also on the streets, where the perpetrator is recasting himself as the victim. He knows America’s sports fans have forgiven, now he wants them to completely forget because, really, what’s the big deal anyway?
“For a while it was all, ‘Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him like he’s not a person,’ ” Vick told the magazine. “It was almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money.”
What has he done to anybody? It was something that happened? It was people trying to make some money?
The only real news in the GQ story was Vick’s claim that he could have signed and started for the Cincinnati Bengals or Buffalo Bills, yet the NFL steered him toward a backup role in Philadelphia so his comeback would be slower and quieter.
Some say fans in those first two cities should be outraged. I say they should be thankful.