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Falcons to Vick: Get Your Sh*t Together!

8/24/2007 7:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Statement from Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Regarding Michael Vick's Plea Agreement and Indefinite Suspension:

"Today, Michael Vick admitted his guilt to very serious charges related to his earlier indictment. His admissions describe actions that are incomprehensible and unacceptable for a member of the National Football League and the Atlanta Falcons."

"We respect and support the Commissioner's decision today to place Michael Vick on an indefinite suspension. As with other actions he has taken this year, the Commissioner is making a strong statement that conduct which tarnishes the good reputation of the NFL will not be tolerated."

"We hope that Michael will use this time, not only to further address his legal matters, but to take positive steps to improve his personal life."

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91.

wowsey    

If they let him back in the game I will never watch football again! What a freeking jerk. I am a psychotherapist and as liberal as you can get, but I can't support treatment here. Really. Death penalty
is starting to sound reasonable. I hope he isn't married and has no children.

2556 days ago
92.

lee    

well my car was stolen (now recovered) I had (BAN VICK FROM THE NFL BAN VICK FROM LIFE ) on the windshield.
Ill keep puting stickers on my windows until Vick is put away forever.
Dont let anyone intimidate you - we have to stand up to Vick and his people at all cost.
They are thugs with no morals. The only support he is getting is from sub humans- so just hang in there and keep Vick in the forefront

2556 days ago
93.

Ted D    

Vick entered into a plea agreement in exchange for a reduction in charges. If you recall, just a week or so earlier he was in complete denial; however, his cohorts in crime were just about to testify against him. Kind of makes you wonder how many additional charges would have been levied?? What is Vick really guilty of?? Vick deserves prison time because he violated the rights of those dogs and just because he is a real piece of crap.

2556 days ago
94.

Ban stupid humans, not dogs    

Blah blah blah - you're comparing a pit bull to a TIGER?

Really?

Have you ever even met a pit bull? *scratches head in disbelief*

2556 days ago
95.

Kaili    

I do not understand why some people think what he did was ok?
Why was it ok? because he killed no people?all i know is i love my dog
and could not imagine anything of that magnitude happening to my dog.
I can't even imagine seeing something like that,much less gamble on it.
I seen on fox news that it is big in inner ciies,children go to these and get in on the action.
disgusting.

2556 days ago
96.

totallie    

I am completely disgusted and could not be happier with the decision to suspend indefinitely. His actions are inexcusable and unbelievable. Anyone that could condone such actions needs extreme therapy and should be punished. Why would any half intelligent person risk what was given to him? Total loser!!!

2556 days ago
97.

Naples    

I'm not black but I know someone who is, and HE seems like an ok guy. He also hooked me up with my rap instructor so that was a pretty fly move. Can't all be bad.

2556 days ago
98.

Carson    

I believe an eye for an eye. Lets tie him up and put him in a ring with the dogs and let them take care of this. If we did punishment today like back in the old days idiots like this would either think twice before doing this or only do it once because they would be dead or missing a body part. Sorry not trying to be violent but anyone who does this to animals deserves it.

2556 days ago
99.

Jackie    

to blahblahblah..first please learn to speak english, then post...your ignorance detracts from any point you are trying to make

I thought we were moving as a society away from blanket generalizations, stereotypes and prejudice. To lump an entire group together and assume they all have the same characteristics is wrong and ignorant.

My pit bull is a therapy dog. She has her CGC title, and is an all-around wonderful dog. Perhaps I should post about the pomeranian in CA who killed a child or the lab who ripped that womans face off, causing her to need a face transplant. The point is, any dog is dangerous when in the hands of an irresponsible owner. It is ALWAYS the owners. Dont blindly accept the fear and hysteria the media feeds you. Read the facts. Look for the real story. It is ALWAYS the owner.

Open your minds. In loving and RESPONSIBLE hands, pit bulls are great dogs.

2556 days ago
100.

Angie Brown    

The sad thing is that not too long ago these types of abuses were put upon people of his color not so long ago...and now he places that kind of violence on animals...SHAMEFUL. Doesn't the NAACP think of that?

Hopefully, he can find some redemption in prison. But I think his only future is in the arena football or canadian football.

2556 days ago
101.

Kaili    

You are right #112.
My brother has 2 pitbulls and 2 kids. never had a problem,both good dogs.

2556 days ago
102.

Ted D    

Worth perusing...........


The Color of Crime

Race, Crime, and Justice in America

Major Findings:

• Police and the justice system are not biased against minorities.

Crime Rates

• Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

• When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.

• Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.

• The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.

Interracial Crime

• Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.

• Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.

• Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.

• Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.

Gangs

• Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.

• Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.

Incarceration

• Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million.

• Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.

2556 days ago
103.

jaden    

So many people seem to be in an uproar because we're defending these poor dogs. These dogs were NOT born to hate and kill.
Many were inbread!!! This is done by evil people like Vick in order to make the dogs crazy and give them an extra edge. This is why you should NOT buy a pitbull without knowing the family history. The dog show world has gotten away from the name pitbull and they're called American Staffordshire Terriers.
Pitbulls did not wake up wanting to kill everything and eveyone. IT WAS TAUGHT and created by HUMANS!!!. Just like racism. We're not born hating white or blacks or hispanics, it's taught from our parents or neighborhoods.

Some people who have posted on here are saying that we're upset over the dogs but not over the loss of human life. WRONG
Just like infants dogs have NO VOICE! Which is why people feel the overwhelming need to defend and speak up for them. If dogs could talk they would of told on Vick long ago. This is about the silence and how it's easy to keep it under wraps. That is the reason people get so defensive over their animals. BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!!

Stop looking at the color of someones skin and start focusing on their actions.

REMEMBER THESE DOGS ARE INBRED AND SHOT UP WITH STEROIDS TO MAKE THEM CRAZY AND STRONG! Which is done by HUMANS!

2556 days ago
104.

Attractive?    

YoMama
Or whatever your name....
What is your point. I do not defend Michael Vick. I hope he gets a nice long stay in the luxurious federal facilities and I hope he never sets foot again on NFL field as a NFL player.
HOWEVER............
You are a racist. You do not care about those poor animals. This is just another forum to spew your racism.
So yo mama to you. And I pity the fool who gave birth to you.
~LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2556 days ago
105.

pasadenawall    

i agree with the comment that this was a guilty plea to reduced charges. Indeed...makes one rather loathe to explore that far.
Re: possible punishment: First, let's see what happens with thew State charges. Those could be more severe than 18 months in the Federal slammer.
Secondly, I notice no one posting said anything about a certain piece of evidence found -- the "rape stand." Ooo-kay. Maybe if he were put into such a thing...?
I also agree with the folks who've mentioned that child/spouse abuse frequently starts with abuse of animals. I truly shudder at the thought of what this man's anger must be like if he doesn't get everything he wants. All women with a brain, RUN!!!
The SPCA has said the dogs that were confiscated (53) will probably have to be euthanized because they're unable to be socialized/resocialized to safely be around people.
Vick is only 27. After jail/rpison, should he run for dogcatcher (that's a joke, folks)? Bet he couldn't get elected if so.

2556 days ago
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