From Vick-tim to Victory


By Raynard Jackson

Last December, I wrote a column titled, “Michael Vick–From Vick-tim to Vick-tory.”  The premise of that piece was that Vick made poor decisions which ultimately caused him to serve time in a federal prison.  After leaving prison, his lifestyle suggested that he had truly turned his life around.  This again involved Vick making decisions that impacted his life.  So, almost a year later, I wanted to write a piece to update my readers on this wonderful story.

Last year’s piece focused on what Vick did to cause his troubles and how his decisions (post prison) could lead to him moving beyond his troubles.

Vick had a phenomenal season for the Philadelphia Eagles last year.  In fact, he was named to the Pro Bowl (and picked as the starting quarterback for the NFC), named by Associated Press & Sporting News as the comeback player of the year, and was runner up for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the league.

Yet, there are still those who want to continue to deny Vick his right to make a living and move on with his life.  If you have that much of a problem with Vick, then just don’t watch him play football; but please let those of us who believe in redemption continue to enjoy and be a witness to this inspiring story taking place right before our very eyes.

Vick has continued to work with the Humane Society to educate people about animal cruelty.  He has continued to speak to students about making good life choices.  He seems to have truly turned his life around and is a testament to those who have made mistakes.

We all make mistakes, but through our actions, we can show that lessons have been learned through those mistakes.  That’s what maturity and wisdom are all about.

I do hope someone will do a movie about Vick’s journey.  His journey can be an inspiration to us all, no matter how big or small the mistake.  Just like one makes a decision to do something bad; that same process can make one reform one’s life to gain the victory over one’s circumstances.

Vick’s victory has been so complete that in July of this year Nike signed him to another endorsement deal.  This is unprecedented!  This is the first time a major sponsor has ever resigned an athlete they had previously dropped.

Just last month, Vick signed a 6-year, $ 100 million contract with the Eagles, with $ 40 million guaranteed.

Vick’s turnaround is nothing short of miraculous.  Though he is in bankruptcy financially, this new contract, along with the steady stream of endorsements, should allow Vick to regain his financial footing.

But, more important than the money, Vick has developed into a “MAN.”  His conversation is different, his game is different, and his life is different.  He is now the unquestioned leader of his team, his family, and his life.

He is almost like a person who has cheated death.  People like this tend to have a new take on life and those things that are most important.

Football has helped him make a living, but his past has helped him make a life.  These are truly the things that turn boys to men.

So, Mike, you are no longer a “Vick-tim,” you are a “Vick-tor.”  Because you have learned from your past, defeat has been swallowed up in VICTORY!

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a D.C.-public relations/government affairs firm.  He is also a contributing editor for ExcellStyle Magazine (www.excellstyle.com), Freedom’s Journal Magazine (www.freedomsjournal.net), and U.S. Africa Magazine (www.usafricaonline.com).

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66 Responses to “From Vick-tim to Victory”

  1. I wish that people would let this man play football and carry on with his life/career. If he was an electrician or a car salesman, he would be back at his career without few issues. But because he is a public figure, somehow he is not afforded the same rights.

    He has matured through this and is continuing to work with those he wronged.

    You do the crime, you do the time….and he has done both so let the man return to his career and get on with his life!

    • Vick = Sociopath Says:

      Really? If he was an electrician or a car salesman, he would have done the 65 + years he SHOULD have done for animal torture and cruelty. He did time for conspiracy, nothing else. Why don’t you look at what the man did? He shot, electrocuted, drowned, and slammed dogs to the ground until they were dead. Vick crossed a line. If he were the average Joe, he would still be in prison. It is only because he can throw a football that he is out. Give me a break. He is a sociopath and has crossed a line. Would you ever trust a pedophile? Or a rapist? Or a murderer again? No. You wouldn’t. But because he can throw a football, people don’t care what he did. Look at the murderers in jail… most of them tortured or killed small animals. It is a pattern. it doesn’t go away. You need to open your eyes and see this sub-human for what he is.

      • Agreed…

      • Vick is the BEST Says:

        Who cares why dont you racist white people get a life and worry about your dogs….Nobody is going to listen to racist people when its other ainmals being torture..HYPOCRITES

      • How do you know? Have you ever been to jail? Your just following what the other racist dog lovers are saying… Vick has gotten his life back and there’s nothing you or the other racist dog lovers can do about it….

    • Continuing to work with those he wronged? Are you joking? He refused to even answer a question from the people who are rehabbing the dogs he tried to kill.

      He has not done one second of time on the animal cruelty charges. He did 18 months of a 23 month sentence on RICO violations. Learn the facts before you mouth off.

      • WHO THE HELL YOU THINK YOU ARE FIONA64, IT WAS A PLEA BARGAIN, SO IF YOU WANT TO GET MAD GET MAD AT THE COURTS. VICK PAID HIS DUES AND IN AMERICA YOUR ALLOWED A SECOND CHANGE… WHY DONT YOU CLOSE YOUR MOUTH….

  2. Vick should be locked up until he actually REGRETS the abuse and killing he did with his own hands. He has matured??? Really?
    Just because he did some time, that makes his past actions okay? You’d want a man who swung dogs around like a jumprope untll they were dead to be around YOUR children?? If so, that’s VERY disturbing. This man is a sociopath….
    WAIT..did you say HE IS CONTINUING TO WORK THOSE HE WRONGED????? REALLY??? SHOW SOME PROOF!. This man even tried to get out of paying his agreed-upon sum for his plea bargain! And he has done NOTHING on his OWN to show he is sorry…EVER. EVERY SINGLE THING HE HAS DONE IS A PART OF HIS PLEA BARGAIN…AND EVEN FOR THOSE ENGANGEMENTS, HE WAS A NO-SHOW TO PLENTY!!!
    SEE HOW MUCH HE REGRETS HIS ACTIONS RIGHT HERE….THIS IS HIS OWN WORDS…NOT ANYONE ELSES
    http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=382318&title=michael-vick-s-regrets

    • Anita Putesky Says:

      I agree with the last comment.Those poor dog’s that he so brutally murdered did not get a second chance and neither should Vick!

      • wHAT ABOUT POOR BLACK SLAVES THAT DIDNT GET A SECOND CHANCE WHEN THEY WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO READ, YEAH LETS TALK ABOUT SECOND CHANGES…

    • Vick is the BEST Says:

      OH WELL VICK ISNT LOCKED UP AND COMPANYING ARE SUPPORTING HIM…NIKE AND SUBWAY ARE THE BEST COMPANIES IN THE WORLD AND I SUPPORT THEM.

    • I think Mrs Smokey should stop be a racist pig and open up her eyes. Nobody cares what you racist trailer trash people have to say. Funny how it’s a bunch of WHITE WOMAN hating on Vick, AND YALL GET MAD WHEN WE PULL THE SO-CALLED RACE CARD. HAHA That means you basically want to hide the truth, that all… Idiots….

  3. I tend to disagree with your premise. Any other person outside the spotlight of celebrity who was learned to have been engaged for a period of no less than 6 years in a criminal enterprise would have been welcomed back to his job with arms wide open. I don’t care if it was dealing in bootleg cigarettes or scalping tickets. Crime is crime and it tends to stick with a person long after the prison sentence has worn off. Further more, I doubt anyone not a superstar facing the prospect of over 60 years in prison would have been given a 3 year suspended sentence by a sympathetic prosecutor. (And if they WERE, that prosecutor would have been heavily investegated and most likely disbarred)

    But when you factor in the heinous nature of VIck’s crimes, it is beyond my comprehension why ANYONE would want to cheer for him EVER again. When you make a conscious decision to torture and torment other living breathing creatures simply for your own personal amusement, you have crossed a line that you can’t uncross. And when you further make the conscious decision to summarily execute by torturous means those creatures which failed to properly amuse you while being tormented in the first place, in my book you have forfeited the “right” to EVER be put in a postion where your EVER conceiveably be looked upon as a “sports hero” or “role model” to the youth of America.

    Just to be VERY clear, let’s remember just WHO we are talking about and WHAT he has proved capable of –

    An excerpt from The Lost Dogs by Sports Illustrated senior editor Jim Gorant ~

    “As [the little red dog] lay on the ground fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn’t kill it. So Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead.”

    From the USDA report on the activities at Bad Newz Kennels ~

    “On two occasions VICK placed his [redacted] dog in the ring and the ‘BAD NEWZ KENNEL’ pit bull dogs caused major injuries to [redacted] dog. Vick also placed his [redacted] dog in the ring. Both dogs were family pets. VICK, PEACE and PHILLIPS thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to ‘BAD NEWZ KENNELS’ injure or kill the other dogs.”

    • CAN YOU SPEAK FOR THE WHOLE WORLD? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN SEE WHY PEOPLE CHEER FOR HIM, NOT EVERYONE HAS HATE IN THEIR BLOOD OR RACIST, AS THE THE BOOK THE LOST DOG” JIM GORANT WAS NOT THERE HE’S ONLY GOING OFF WHAT PEOPLE TOLD HIM, SINCE EVERYONE WANTED TO FOLLOW THE LEADER AND READ THIS STUPID BOOK, WHY DONT JIM GRANT TAKE CARE OF VICK’S DOG, I KNOW HE GOT THE MONEY… ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER WHITE MAN GETTIN RICH OFF A BLACK ALTHETE.. DOG FIGHTING HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEAR NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN A FAMOUS BLACK MAN DOES IT , NOW PEOPLE WANT TO STOP DOG FIGHTING…

      • VickFan: You are a complete moron! Dog fighting is illegal, plain and simple! It is a vile and disgusting, cruel way that sick and demented “people” get their kicks! People have been doing it for a long time, and people have been trying to stop it for the same amount of time! You want to turn everything into race, when no one said anything racist about him! It has to do with his ACTIONS off the field! It souds like you are the racist one here! And as for your comment above, how would you like people today, who had nothing to do with slavery, make up for actions they did not do, to people who are no longer alive?!?! You weren’t/aren’t a slave!! Slavery, much like dog fighting is something that is? Yes that’s right, ILLEGAL!!

      • BANPITBULLS Says:

        @Vicci no your mom
        And dad is are morons for having you, they should have threw you in the trash where you belong.

  4. Once again another “journalist” who does not research what they are writing about. First of all, he never did one day in prison for animal killing and cruelty. Look up the court documents, they are on the net. He made a plea deal. Do you even know that? Did you also know that the judge stated that he did not want to see another promising black man go to jail so he was lenient on him. If he would of got the sentence he deserved, he would of been spending at least the next 60 years in prison. One year per offense against the animals he killed and abused. But yet him and his fans love to pull the race card. If he wasn’t able to play ball, he would be rotting in jail like he should be. And if you didn’t know, he drowned, electrocuted and slammed the dogs to the ground when they underperformed. Hmmm, I wonder who is underperforming now in the last few weeks and maybe he should be electrocuted, drowned and slammed to the ground.

    Did you also know that the Eagles organization PAID HSUS to have Wayne Pacelle be Vick’s new best friend? Did you also know that he said in an interview that the only thing he is regretful about is that he had to spend 18 months in jail and wished it had been a shorter sentence? I’m going to guess no because that would require research.

    Now he’s crying because he got hurt playing the game he was hired to play. It’s football, you might get hurt. Let’s face it, he sold his soul and now he has to pay up.

    • MSS TA IS A LOUD MOUTH PERSON WHO DONT KNOW WHAT SHES TALKING ABOUT. SHE ASIAN TRYING TO ACT WHITE…
      MSS TA IS GETTING HER INFORMATION FROM A BOOK OR GOOGLE, SHE ACT LIKE SHE WAS THERE…GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER MSS TA, WHY DO YOU KEEP SAYING PULLING THE RACE CARD… YOUR PEOPLE EAT DOGS SO WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT..YOUR ALL TALK AND NO ACTION, ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF VICK’S DOG???? NO YOUR NOT, YOUR NOTHING BUT A FAKE PERSON WHOS ANGRY INSIDE.. GET A LIFE LITTLE WOMAN…

      • Mrs. Smokey Says:

        VickFan….you might want to speak/write proper and grammatically correct English prior to posting. Yes, we’re angry that you turn the English language into a joke. Perhaps a little summer school might help?

      • Marlynshopgrl Says:

        VIckFan, you truly are an ignorant, classless human being. By your verbiage it is evident you are from the lower-class of fans that believes in the media and marketing hype. This isn’t or has never been about the proverbial black man down syndrome. This has always been about a “man” with a God given talent and using it for wrong instead of right. Simple and to the point, we the animal lovers will always fight for the under-dog!

    • MSS TA ARE YOU HELPING VICK DOG’S OR YOUR JUST RUNNING YOUR MOUTH, I LOVE HOW YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING, BUT THE THUTH AND FACT IS YOU KNOW NOTHING.. IS YOUR BOYCOTT WORKING? I STILL SEE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WEARING NIKES AND EATING AT SUBWAY.. NOBODY IS LISTENING TO YOU, YOUR LIFE IS PATHETIC THAT ALL YOU DO IS GO ON GOOGLE AND READ ABOUT WHAT VICK IS DOING, IF YOU SPENT MORE TIME SAVING DOG THAN CRYING ON FACEBOOK IT WOULDNT BE ALOT OF PIT BULLS IN THE POUND..
      CAN I ASK YOU, IF YOU WOULD STAND IN FRONT OF A BUNCH OF KIDS TO TALK ABOUT DOG FIGHTING DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD LISTEN TO YOU? I DONT THINK SO!!!

    • @Mrs Smokey I learn how to speak proper English when you get you head out your a$$, why don’t you look in the mirror ( if you don’t break it.) You racist trailer trash.

      @Marlynshopgrl your mom was ignorant for having you, you dog lovers are useless white racist woman who don’t have nothing better to do with your lives. Can I give you some advice GET A LIFE LOSER….

  5. Did I miss something?? When was he charged for putting dogs in pools of water and connecting jumper cables to their ears and electricuting them while they struggled to get out?!?! Or slammed them repeatedly into pavement?! OR hung them and left them to die?!?! Or the fact that he stuck them in the ring and made them fight in the first place?!?! Oh that’s right, he wasn’t!! Do your research! And try reading some of the stories about the vick dogs and see what they are STILL going through because of him! Like the dog who is terrified of everything new and cowers in a corner shaking uncontrollably! Tell me where there justice is?? This “man” is scum, trying to blame his upbringing for why he did what HE did, it is a complete cop out and scape goat! It’s just like a serial killer trying to blame their childhood, would you have mercy on them?? After torturing and murdering people? Oh he had a bad childhood, it’s not his fault. BS!! The day he can act like a real human being, and not scum in human clothing, is the day forgiveness can be thought of! He has so many PR people surrounding his every move, you are seeing what they want you to see! Forgiveness is meant for those with remorse, not for those with the money to pay people to clean up their image!! And I’ll leave you with this, 100% of serial killers admit to torturing and killing animals before turning to humans! Oh but this sociopath murderer is “great” (overrated) at football, so lets give him a pass… ugh, absolutely sickening!

    • what you have missed is getting a life, move on and forget about thoses dead dogs…

      • It’s funny how you try to turn everything into a race card. What you missed out on is common sense! You have no idea what race any of us are! It doesn’t matter that he is black, it matters that he is a sociopathic murder! Maybe you should educate yourself on some simple math equations, if you have no respect for as innocent a life as a dog, then what respect could you have for human life?! People who abuse, tortue, and murder animals, are more likely to do the same to humans, including children! And this is someone you want to admire and defend, simply because he can throw a football??? That says a lot about your moral character!

      • BANPITBULLS Says:

        It’s not funny THAT A BUNCH OF WHITE PEOPLE GOING AFTER A BKACK MAN. ITS NOT PULLING THE RACE CARD YOU IDIOT. YOUR THE ONE PULLING IT. TAKE YOU RCIST FRIENDS AND GO BACK TO HELL WHERE YOU BELONG B****!

      • Lmao.. some people are just plain lacking a brain.. go to school and learn how to read! It does not matter what color his skin is, what matters is that he is a murderer. If you don’t understand that, then you are simply hopeless, and not worth my time!

      • BANPITBULLS Says:

        Vicci blah blah blah, I’ll go to school when your mom stop acting like a man. That why I love to see pounds putting deadly pit bulls to sleep, maybe you’ll be next?!

  6. This is the most biased, UNRESEARCHED piece of kiss-ass junk ever written. This belongs on a Vick Fan Club Page…..not here. How embarrassing for you.

    • Why dont your racist a## get a life, who told you to comment anyways loser……

      • Marlynshopgrl Says:

        You are truly classless VickFan. Its absolutely entertaining to read your simple reply’s. As they say Simple Person Simple Mind. LOL!

    • @Marlynshopgrl I learn from you reatarded mom, do you know she cheated on your stupid dad with the mailman, that’s why your so pathetic inside…. GET A LIFE B****!

  7. Nonbeliever525 Says:

    Vick is a sad excuse for human being. Any work he does with the Humane Society and teaching kids about life choices is because je has been required or told to do. That is evidenced by his continuing arrogance and ‘poor me’ attitude. To call what he and his buddies did ‘a mistake’ is a crime in itself. I cannot deny his right to make a living. However, for him to be celebrated, held up as an example of inspirational come-backs and given access to millions, is not something I will ever condone or respect. This ‘man’ does not deserve glory, or celebration. He has proven he has no conscience but KARMA has a big BITE and it will all come back to him eventually.

    • No it peoplelike you that is the reason the world is messed up, MOVE ON IT WASNT YOUR DOG……..

      • Mrs. Smokey Says:

        Ugh ugh ugh. AGAIN….VickFan…..school is usually FREE for people like you who really need it. PLEASE don’t post if you cannot speak properly. You are so disturbing that’s it’s impossible to tell what you’re talking about. “it peoplelike you that is the reason the world is messed up…” Holy cow…..how old are you? Truly, education is the way to go, my friend.

      • Marlynshopgrl Says:

        Mrs. Smokey, that was hilarious. I posted a similar reply, it is evident our school tax dollares were not spent to help those like VickFan. But then again, I’ve heard this is the typical Eagles Fan, you know (shhhh….ghetto). LOL!

      • @Marlynshopgrl yeah Mrs Smokey Marlynshopgrl mom’s is a tramp that’s why Marlynshopgrl the way she is( YOU KNOW WHITE TRASH)… lol

      • Hay Mrs Smokey do you date Marlynshopgrl I see y’all here at the same time TRYIN to defend your racist dog loving idiot friends. Do y’all play with each others p*ssycats. Hahaha get it. It’s good to know that dog pounds put dogs to sleep and y’all are useless racist trash that’s don’t do nothing in life. Have fun playing with each other. B****ES!!!!!!!!

    • @Mrs Smokey Shut up B**** and go back to hell where you belong, I don’t talk to racist trailer trash…..

  8. Oh and wait… a MOVIE?!?! Are you f’ing kidding me?!?!?!?! You are a complete moron! If you want to watch a movie about what he has done, you sir, are just as disgusting as he is!!

    • VIICCI YOUR THE MORON YOU CANT SPEAK FOR EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.. I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH IT, SO WHAT DO YOU KNOW? NOTHING….

  9. The only movie he would be able to star in is one about thugs who never grow up….it should be a movie about what our youth should NEVER EVER BE.

    • OH YEAH SURE AND WHITE PEOPLE ACT SO PERFECT CUZ IT ONLY WHITE WOMAN AND ONE ASIAN (MSS TA) THAT HAS A PROBLEM WITH VICK, GET A LIFE…….

      • I know plenty a black MEN who would have great pleasure in kicking Vick’s ass!! Get over your sense of entitlement, and try doing something good in your life, rather than following a sociopathic murder, and playing race cards! You are a moron, plain and simple!

      • BANPITBULLS Says:

        @Vicci YOU KNOW DON’T CRAP, BLACK PEOPLE SUPPORT VICK, YOU IGRORANT FOOL. STOP PRETENDING LIKE YOU HAVE BLACK FRIENDS. YOUR A RACIST TRIALER TRASH AND THAT’S ALL TO IT.

      • Yeah, because you know me! Oh yeah, that’s right, you don’t! Thank God for that!! Again, you are not worth my time.

      • BANPITBULLS Says:

        I wouldnf want to know a RACIST TROLL LIKE YOURSELF. Your parents should be ashame that’s your even alive….

  10. “Vick has continued to work with the Humane Society to educate people about animal cruelty.”

    Only because he was ordered to do so by the courts.

    Vick has said that his only regret is how long he spent in jail. He referred to his animal cruelty in an interview with GQ as “something that happened,” as though he was not involved. He whines that he can’t have a pet — despite admitting that he used family pets as bait for his fighting dogs.

    Animal cruelty isn’t something you do, it’s someone you *are.* Vick has not been even remotely rehabilitated.

    As for your assertion that he has a right to make a living, you’re correct. He has a right to a job — in a fast food establishment, just like any other ex-con. The constant glorifying of this loser needs to stop.

    • WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ? IF YOU PAID MORE ATTENTION ON SAYING DOGS THAT IN THE POUND MORE THAN WORRYING ABOUT VICK , YOU WOULDNT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SAYING DOGS NOW WOULD YOU?

  11. What a crock!!! He’s an embarrassment to humankind. And so are you.

  12. are you kidding me???? Anyone that can do what he did to a living thing and when asked about it – say it felt bad – that is who he “is” and judging from the immature comments he made last week – whining about refs, etc. his real self is definitely beginning to surface again!!!

    • OH YEAH SUE YOU KNOW SO MUCH, WELL DO YOU KNOW SUBWAY AND NIKE DONT CARE WHAT YOU PEOPLE THINKS AND VICK IS STILL THE MAN. IN OTHER WORDS YOUR BOYCOTTING AINT WORKING . HA

  13. Ummm…excuse me, this is a joke. He is no role model and he is not someone to be proud of. I know of some amazing African American men that deserve recognition for playing sports and being good, kind hearted, compassionate people. Real men do not torture living things for entertainment or spread herpes to innocent women. I’m sorry that you support this morally bankrupt psycho. Stop shoving Vick down our throats. We are sick of hearing about him and even sick of seeing his s#@t eating grin. He did not make mistakes. He made choices. I believe in seconds chances when they are actually earned, not just handed to someone. If he didn’t play football he wouldn’t even be given a job at McDonalds. All he did was go to jail, get out and play football and have his PR agent try to polish his image by working with that greedy jerk Wayne Pacelle from the humane society

    • WELL YOUR NOT EXCUSED, YOU DONT CARE ABOUT THE AMAZING AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN, IT JUST TO HIDE THE FACT THAT YOUR A RACIST PERSON….

  14. What a joke!! If he hadn’t of been caught in the first place, he would still be fighting and torturing dogs. He is only sorry he got caught…period!!

    • WHAT DO YOU KNOW LESLIE, YOU KEEP REPEATING YOURSELF JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE RACIST DOG LOVERS. THANK GOD NOBODY LISTENS TO HYPOCRITE DOG LOVERS. I WISH YOU PEOPLE WOULD GET A LIFE….

      • Mrs. Smokey Says:

        Ha ha….VickFan….you sound like a character from a cartoon. A very stupid cartoon. Sad part is, you’re the only racist around here. It must be a sad existence to not be proud of who you are. Sorry to hear that. But take care!

      • BANPITBULLS Says:

        Hay Mrs Smokey smoke on theezzz nuts.

      • I don’t know what you think I repeated you idiot! You are the only one replying to every single comment on here, so YOU get a life and how about an education!!

  15. I FOR ONE IS GLAD VICK HAD GOTTEN ANOTHER CHANGE, BUT IF YOU NOTICE RACISM IS STILL GOING AROUND.. A RACIST PAGE ON FACEBOOK CALLED “NO WAY SUBWAY” AND “NO WAY NIKE” IS PREACHING HATE ABOUT BLACK MEN. EVERYTIME BLACK PEOPLE SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT VICK THEIR LEADERS MAKE THEM PREACH HATE, JUST ASK ESSENCE FACEBOOK PAGE, GO LOOK AT BET FACEBOOK PAGE, PROOF OF HATE… THEY DO A GREAT JOB HIDING BEHIND DOGS .. ON FARM IT PIGS THAT LIVE IN PENS AND ONLY CAN STAND UP AND SIT DOWN, IS THAT NOT TORTURE? IF VICK WAS “TOM BRADY” THIS WOULD BE BUSHED UNDER THE TABLE.. ITS A IRISH SOCCER PLAYER NAMED( GERARD CAVLAN) NOT ONLY WAS FIGHTING DOGS BUT ITS A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE THAT SHOWS HIM TALKING ABOUT STILL FIGHTING DOGS EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ON PROBATION. DO YOU SEE THEM BOYCOTTING HIM? NOPE !!!!! ONLY MIKE VICK BECAUSE HE’S A SUCCESSFUL BLACK MAN. DOG LOVER LOVE SAYING ” WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT VICK DID TO THOSES POOR DOGS. BUT LETS NOT FORGET WHAT POOR BLACK SLAVES HAD TO PUT UP WITH WHEN THE WHITE MASTER WHIPPED THEM.. THE DOG LOVER HURT WHEN YOU BRING UP SLAVERY AKA THEY LOVE TO CALL “PULLING THE RACE CARD”! WELL THE TRUTH HURTS DONT IT??? IF YOU WILL NEVER FORGET ABOUT THE DOGS I NEVER FORGET ABOUT WHAT BLACK PEOPLE HAD TO PUT UP WITH….THANK GOD 98% OF THE WORLD SUPPORTS VICK AND 2% ARE DOG LOVERS…GO VICK !

  16. I am an educated black woman and agree that slavery is an inforgivable part of history. Unfortunately, glorifying a common street thug such as Vick does nothing to right the injustice and abuse suffered by our ancestors. In reality, his actions diminish us all by propagating the “typical black male” stereotype that is so prevalent in our society.

    It seems that you, VickFan, are the only racist on this page. The others are criticizing the actions and lack of remorse exhibited by a man, not a black man. Until you learn to express yourself intelligently you are doing us all a disservice.

    Being a cancer survivor, I found your comment regarding “cheating death” particularly offensive. Unlike those of us who had no say in becoming ill, it was his choices that caused his issues. He is a disgraceful human being and simply not worthy of more discussion.

  17. Mr. jackson needs to do his research. As far as journalism goes he’s a joke. Why don’t you get a job on Fox News? I don’t think you’re even good enough for that.

  18. Goalthrower Says:

    vick confirmed a lot of people’s racism against blacks. He propagated the stereotype of black people being lower on the evolutionary scale. I am a black man and I’m embarrassed that he is the same race as I. He has done the black community a great disservice with his barbarism.

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