Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mike Vick Gets It

He may or may not feel remorse for what he did. He may or may not feel as though what he did was wrong. But Michael Vick is at least smart enough to realize that almost everyone else thinks what he did was wrong. And since being released from prison, he's done everything right.

Not only has he entertained us on the field, but now he's gone to Washington to lobby Congress in support of anti-dogfighting legislation. Specifically, the law he's supporting would make it a crime to knowingly attend a dogfight, and additionally penalize anyone who brings a minor to such an event.

Vick is doing this in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States.

Especially compared to other athletes that screw up, Vick has brilliantly rebuilt his reputation and his life. He's even been re-signed by Nike. His endorsements are back, and people are once again viewing him as a football player and not a dog abuser.

And while I still wouldn't let him walk my dog, at least he's doing the positive things and apparently supporting a good cause. Could you imagine Kobe Bryant or Ben Roethlisberger supporting a feminist group? How about Plaxico Burress speaking at a MADD function? Or how about Roger Clemens appearing on Sesame Street and telling kids how important it is to tell the truth?

I don't think so.

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