It didn’t take long…

for the Michael Vick case to become all about race and other silliness. A caller to 790 The Zone just said the Feds went after Vick because Scooter Libby got off. Another caller is on now agreeing it’s a witch hunt. At least this caller admits dog fighting is bad.

12 comments

  1. SpaceyG says:

    When high profile showy people leave their psychotic activity droppings all over the place in such heaping piles we’re supposed to hold our noses and walk on by? A lot of people did, or would have, until the Feds came in. Seems they’ve been carting out backhoes full of evidence for weeks now too. So that was already a lot of looking the other way on the part of a lot of people. Enough is enough.

  2. buzzbrockway says:

    According to the indictment, Vick and his buddies started this dog fighting operation a few months after the Falcons drafted him.

    Perhaps Vick finally had the money to do what he wanted to do for some time, namely get into big time dogfighting. Was he involved in dog fighting while at Va. Tech? In High School? You don’t just wake up one morning and decide to become a big player in this sort thing.

    Your right Spacey, people have looked the other way for a long time.

  3. CHelf says:

    I think the only reason the Feds stepped in is that the local law enforcement knew a little more themselves. I wouldn’t doubt the locals might have been in attendance themselves for some of the fights.

  4. debbie0040 says:

    As an animal lover, I say put Vick in jail. He deserves it if the allegations are true.

    I will no longer attend Falcons games as long as Vick is on the payroll. All animal lovers should avoid the games as well.

  5. Trackboy1 says:

    Buzz, it’s kind of a ridiculous to make that leap just because a few callers on a sports radio station make some dumb comments. Do you make the same assumption from listening to just a few Boortz callers?

    If a reputable firm does a metro area survey on this, we’ll get a more honest look on how the area is thinking on this. People love dogs, doesn’t matter what your color, gender, income, etc. Even if Vick doesn’t get convicted, and he’ll have the best lawyers possible, the Falcons are at least eventually going to have to trade him. The damage is done.

    The Falcons better pray Joey Harrington’s ready to play like he did in college.

  6. CobbGOPer says:

    Chelf, the reason the feds stepped in was because they apparently had evidence that Vick and/or his co-defendants/conspirators were transporting dogs from that house to dogfighting events in over seven states. That’s why, they crossed state lines which is a federal violation. If they’d just been involved in dogfighting in Virginia, it would have remained a state/local matter.

  7. CHelf says:

    I know that CobbGOPer. But they didn’t move in until the locals stalled as well. Because this was local and no doubt local involvement existed, the Feds have a doubt that stalling could be due to their own ties whether indirect or not.

  8. Nicki says:

    If he did it, he deserves to be punished, and hard. I don’t have an issue with making an example of someone, particularly when the example is of someone who is guilty of heinous crimes against animals and is furthermore obscenely rich. The point being that no amount of money or fame gets you off of being busted for being a scumbag.

    Anyway…it’s about a lot of things. But the most important thing it’s about is Michael Vick’s supporting animal cruelty.

  9. Donkey Kong says:

    Nicki,

    Didn’t the courts make an example of Paris Hilton? And look how she turned out!

  10. Dawgfan says:

    CHelf & CobbGOPer

    My feeling is the local authorities were reluctant to get into a legal shoot out with a local hero with plenty of legal firepower at his disposal. Many a DA have taken on celebrities and come up short.

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