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Dallas Mayor, Councilman Squabble Over Michael Vick

2/7/2011 7:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Vick got a key to the city of Dallas this weekend -- but the Mayor of Dallas is not only washing his hands of matter ... he's a little pissed Vick got the honor.

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Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway (who is actually a Councilman who can fill in for the mayor in a pinch) gave Vick the honor -- stirring a post Super Bowl controversy in Big D -- but did so without the knowledge of Mayor Tom Leppert.

Leppert says, "The action taken was not sanctioned by my office and was not an official ceremonial honor on behalf of the City of Dallas. [This was] done without my knowledge or approval."

Caraway said the gesture was more ceremonial than official, though those "keys" really don't do anything anyway.

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61.

upyoursVick    

Move on??? Remorseful???? Please watch this videotape that was taken by a reporter today. This man owns one of Vicks ex-pits. Watch how "remorseful" ****/Vick really is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Ra0J-V7ZM

1252 days ago
62.

upyoursVick    

Dave Boy, the last you heard was obviously wrong. Please watch this video taken by a reporter today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Ra0J-V7ZM

1252 days ago
63.

Brent    

Vick hasn't come anywhere close to killing as many dogs as PETA. In 2009 alone, PETA killed 2301 pets. Vick served his time. Cut him some slack.

1252 days ago
64.

diogenes    

Vick served his time. Cut him some slack.

Posted at 8:05 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by Brent
Brent Vick served his time because they caught him.

1252 days ago
65.

karl    

To all of you condeming Micheal Vick,how many ROMAN POLANSKI movies have you saw since he convictedof raping a 13yr old girl and then skipping the country before he was sentenced.

1252 days ago
66.

Stewart    

Just goes to show if you can throw a ball people will forgive you for anything. 2012 can't come soon enough.

1252 days ago
67.

TMP    

GET OVER IT ALREADY.

Why do people latch on to certain things and then refuse to let it go. MVick is NOT the only person in the world to ever commit this crime. While there are people standing outside the stadium protesting his return to the NFL, there are probably THOUSANDS of people in the city fighting and hurting dogs/animals. Wouldn't it make more sense for these same people to be out there trying to help THOSE dogs instead of protesting and complaining about Vick (who by the way, isn't allowed to have a dog...so there is no way that he's hurting one NOW).

He paid for his crime.

How many of you people on here who are so offended by his crimes are out there saving dogs, breaking up dog fighting rings and donating money to shelters? Anyone?

I do! And let me tell you... MVick ISN'T the only one who's done this. He's one person who did an awful thing. If your outraged over what he did, try helping the dogs that are still out there.

What is protesting Vick, complaining about Vick and condemning Vick going to do? Nothing!

1252 days ago
68.

TMP    

and for all you people outraged at Vick. You should read up on what PETA's been doing.

In 2009 PETA (you know, the organization that SAVES ANIMALS) took in 2,366 animals, re-homed 8 of them and KILLED 2,301 of them. Why?

Well, it's cheaper to kill the animals than it is to feed them, care for them and give them shots. The average HEALTHY animal was in their care for ONE week before it was killed. Of course, they find plenty of money to PAY celebs to pose naked for billboards and to print up letters to send to school kids about how if their father fishes on the weekends, he might kill the famly pet. (For real).

So yeah, ban together and take down Vick, even though he's already been to jail...and as of right now, can't even own a dog. Pretend that PETA is awesome! They've killed WAY more animals than Vick has!

1252 days ago
69.

frankentit    

Hey tmp... this isn't about peta, it's about what a piece of trash you have to be to entertain yourself by abusing animals. If you hate peta so much then go start your own little cat shelter or whatever. Boycott the NFL until Vick is gone... I have. Shame on his defenders too, is that how you were raised? sad.

1252 days ago
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burning_plastic    

Mike Vick is a piece of ****.

1252 days ago
71.

diogenes    

Hey tmp... this isn't about peta, it's about what a piece of trash you have to be to entertain yourself by abusing animals. If you hate peta so much then go start your own little cat shelter or whatever. Boycott the NFL until Vick is gone... I have. Shame on his defenders too, is that how you were raised? sad.

Posted at 9:39 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by frankentit

Thank you.

1252 days ago
72.

Robert    

1st of all, what the heck are you doing giving one of Dallas Cowboys arch rivals "Philadelphia Eagles" quarterback a key to city.
Second as far as I know he has not done anything for Dallas or the Community, except have a stupid party three security companies, Dallas SWAT, were guests were searched.
Need to run the Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway out town.

1252 days ago
73.

diogenes    

You know, if people don't stop persecuting MV for something he's already paid for, he might as well return to doing it.

Posted at 3:15 PM on Feb 7, 2011 by Tammy

WTF????

1252 days ago
74.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

VICK WAS CREATED BY HEAVENS ANGELS...A KING....

1252 days ago
75.

Ben    

# 3 You do what he did and see if you get the sentence he got. Wake up if your famous there is a WHOLE different system for you.

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