Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

Man oh man, the hatred and vitriol has been spewing from Philadelphia ever since the Eagles announced they signed Michael Vick.

I was certainly upset when Vick was caught running a dog fighting ring and killing dogs. I love dogs, and I think we humans have a responsibility not to harm domesticated animals.

However, Vick did 2 years of prison, pretty much lost all of his money, and seems to have really reformed himself.

Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance?

Donte Stallworth got drunk and killed a pedestrian… got 30 days in jail and a one year suspension from the NFL. Where was the outrage about that? Vick does 2 years for killing dogs, and Stallworth gets one month. I didn’t hear ONE person aside from myself having an issue with that…

Vick deserves his second chance. If he screws up again, then screw him.

Would you want to pay for a mistake for the rest of your life, or would you want another chance? I think you’d feel differently if it were people he killed instead of dogs… but hey, I might just be jaded.

  11 comments for “Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

  1. August 14, 2009 at 8:34 am

    The pass professional athletes get in the name of revenue pisses me off. No, I don’t think he should get a second chance. Personally, I’d really like for him to have to suffer the same fate those poor dogs did. What he did is disgusting and unthinkable. But I guess since he just abused, tortured and murdered animals and not people, it’s no big deal.

  2. Incredipete
    August 14, 2009 at 9:23 am

    All I’m saying is, where’s the outrage when a celebrity or athlete hurts a HUMAN?

    It’s a weird double standard.

  3. livieloo
    August 14, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I do think everyone deserves a second chance…but I do think that a person should be punished more severeley for killing a human being. Of course with those PEDA people out there it’s no surprise there’s more outrage over killing dogs than there is over killing humans. After all, we kill millions of unborn babies every year… I wonder how PEDA would feel if we aborted animals the way that we abort babies.

    Speaking of PEDA, I saw a hilarious pumper sticker the other day that said “PEDA: People Eating Tasty Animals”. It cracked me up!

  4. livieloo
    August 14, 2009 at 9:51 am

    …and I just realized that I got the initials for PETA wrong that whole comment…blonde moment ;o)

  5. August 14, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Uh, Incredipete? Haven’t you figured out yet that I’m outraged about EVERYTHING?

  6. August 14, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    You’re totally right. EVERYONE gets a second chance, no exceptions. And I don’t buy all of that toss about “so-and-so did SOOOOO much worse, and look at the little baby sentence HE got! wah wah wah!” either. It doesn’t matter which crime these lunatic “professional” footballers commit: murder, DUI, steal, rape, or torture and kill dogs for YEARS; they should ALL be BANNED from the NFL.

    The NFL is a professional, stratospherically-paying organization that rounds up beasts, dresses them in spandex, and makes heroes for children. It is INJUSTICE that a criminal like Vick-and others as vile as him- are allowed to ever earn that kind of paycheck (and kids’ admiration) EVER AGAIN.

    Allow them to have a second chance- yes. But out of the public. Let them go earn their keep in another way- just like the rest of us-we who have NEVER TORTURED AND KILLED HUNDREDS OF DEFENSELESS ANIMALS.

  7. August 15, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Wow … Alba beat me to my entire opinion!

  8. August 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Ooh, ooh, I just remembered something I was going to add … Stallworth only committed one crime and he was drunk at the time. That doesn’t excuse what he did for a single second, but at least he was not in his right frame of mind while under the influence and he didn’t repeat his offense over and over. As for his lightweight punishment, I wasn’t the one who handed it out, so don’t blame me!

  9. August 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I need to start drinking so I can commit murder and have it not be my fault…

  10. August 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Hey now, don’t blame me for the crappy judicial system. As far as I’m concerned he should have gotten a life sentence … or the death penalty. You know, that old “eye for an eye” deal …

    How about I buy you a few drinks and give you my hit list?

  11. syn_ack89
    August 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    People say that those “under the influence” shouldn’t be held responsible for their crimes because they are not in their right mind. No one held them down and forced alcohol (or whatever) into their system. I say they are responsible because they chose to drink/do drugs and then

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