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Michael Vick

My Kids DESERVE

a New Dog

7/18/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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NFL star Michael Vick wants to own a dog again -- and five years after his conviction for illegal dog fighting, he can legally get one -- but the question is ... should he?

The Philadelphia Eagles QB was on Piers Morgan's show last night, and said he would like to get a dog for his kids.

After Vick served 19 months in federal prison ... he was banned from owning dogs for 3 years. That ban is about to expire, and Vick thinks having a dog could be "therapeutic" ... for his children. He told Piers, "I can't take that dream away from them. That's selfish on my behalf."

One positive? Vick says he won't let his kids get a pit bull.

Still, we gotta ask ...

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151.

KellyQ68    

You're kids deserve a better father, Vick!

Plenty of kids grow up just fine without having a dog - quit using your kids as a bargaining chip!

738 days ago
152.

liltxgal98    

That's like a wife beater saying they deserve to get married again...I hope anyone that breeds dogs or shelters would run far far away

738 days ago
153.

Michelle    

Go kill yourself, Vick

738 days ago
154.

tazzysue    

WTF-Are child molesters gonna start Child care centers now too ??? And his Kids are gonna pick it out.This is not a freaking Stuffed Toy but a Living creature that feels pain & neglect.I Hope he has changed but no dogs for him IMO.

738 days ago
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Robin lunsford    

Are you CRAZY!!!!!! He should have NEVER been allowed to play the game that gave him all the money to have what he had to try and cover up what he did to those helpless animals? It's absolutely disgusting that he was allowed to go back. His so called punishment was not good enough for him-he should have had to suffer like those a poor animals and NEVER! NEVER be allowed to have another animal!! Stop using the kids as an excuse. Who's to say they don't do exactly what he did-he is their mentor, what is he teaching them about the love and care of an animal because he knows nothing about that!!!! NO!NO!NO!NO!NEVER!NEVER!!!!!!we don't need nor want someone like him EVER!EVER having access to any kind of animal. He deserved so much more than what he got, and the idea of it makes me SICK!SICK

738 days ago
156.

Karl    

Think about it. If Vick got a dog, the whole world would be watching. That dog would be pampered. He can't afford the bad press. He would never let any harm come to the dog because he does not want to slide back to where he was.

738 days ago
157.

feetinthecity    

Michael Vick served his time and got his second chance. He's out of jail and playing professional football again. A chance no other inmate will ever have. And now he's complaining because his children can't have a dog? Please. Just tell your kids no. Many children grow up without pets because their parents say no. It's not cruel.

The issue at hand is his ownership of a dog. Not whether or not he's paid his dues or should be making millions playing pro sports. He has and he is.

If he wants the courts to change their minds, he should have done something to prove he has changed his attitude towards animals and their treatment. All he has done so far talk to the media about wanting a dog and being a 'changed man". Talk is cheap Michael Vick.

Besides the court mandated speaking engagements and restitution money paid, this man has done absolutely nothing to demostrate his compassion for animals. NOTHING. Not one dime in voluntary donations, not one visit to a shelter, not even a single phone call from his representatives to find out what happened to the dogs seized from his compound. He has made NO effort to change public opinion. He keeps talking about how he's a changed man, but has done absolutely nothing to demonstrate that change.

I have no problems with him living his life as a professional football player, but a dog? No.

738 days ago
158.

feetinthecity    

Michael Vick served his time and got his second chance. He's out of jail and playing professional football again. And now he's complaining because his children can't have a dog? Please. Just tell your kids no. Many children grow up without pets because their parents have said no. It's not cruel. Heck, it may be a good lesson to teach your kids: you can't always get what you want.

The issue at hand is ownership of a dog. If he wants the courts to change their minds, he sould have done something to prove he is a changed his attitude towards animals and how they should be treated. All he has done so far talk to the media about wanting a dog and being a 'changed man". Talk is cheap Michael Vick.

Besides the court mandated speaking engagements and restitution money paid, this man has done absolutely nothing to demostrate his compassion for animals. NOTHING. Not one dime in voluntary donations, not one visit to a shelter, not even a single phone call from his representatives to find out what happened to the dogs seized from his compound. He has made NO effort to change public opinion. He keeps talking about how he's a changed man, but has done absolutely nothing to demonstrate that change.

I have no problems with him living his life as a professional football player, but a dog? No.

738 days ago
159.

mary j    

come on really get over it! i'm not the one for animal cruelty but seriously he wasnt even at the house when they were fighting the dogs, yes it was his house and his familly and he did time for all of them. i dnt think he's be doing it again i dnt see anyone arresting the ppl who host **** fights!!! smh

738 days ago
160.

Teresa Rincones    

He should have thought about his kids BEFORE he brutalized all those dogs. They're not getting a second chance, why should he? HE'S A MONSTER PEOPLE!! DON'T EVER FORGET THAT!!!

738 days ago
161.

Lisa    

That man should not be allowed to own a dog for the rest of his life...

738 days ago
162.

carmenmaidena    

once a monster always a monster, people get a grip he's a nasty man for what he did and should never be able to be around animals, and sure not allowed to own any!!!

738 days ago
163.

ElHodgy    

As long as the thing isn't being abused as is indeed being taken care of, his children shouldn't be robbed from the great experience of owning a dog because of their fathers past wrongs!

738 days ago
164.

Jolita    

This is absurd..! NO and NEVER..! It does not matter to him or his children..!

738 days ago
165.

Jen    

so Vick wants to have dogs again?hmm....so we should allow child molesters around children,because they say that theyve changed?HELL F***ing No.he hasnt changed one bit and for those that believe that he has your ignorant.He should NEVER EVER be able to own another animal as long as he live no matter how many damm children he has.he committed a horribble crime.

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