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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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31.

honesty    

You did a bad thing. You confessed to doing a bad thing. You agreed never to own a dog again. You act like an adult and leave the dogs alone. Everytime you want a dog, just remember shooting a dog in the head because it lost a fight, or you were putting it down, because it was about to die, because you allowed other dogs to rip it to shreds. No your children need to learn that if you do something wrong you get punished for it.

737 days ago
32.

Mazor    

The guy did his time. I don't give a sh*t about Vick as long as he's nice to dogs from now on.

737 days ago
33.

stephanie1019    

he shouldnt be allowed to own a dog ever! but on a side note, i wish the world would stop putting down pit bulls. for one thing, alot of dogs people think or call pit bills, arent even the breed at all. and on another point, you shouldnt judge people by how they look, so dont judge an animal by its looks either!

737 days ago
34.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Aw Naw... Helll Naw! Could you imagine what its like being Michael Vick's dog? Aw. Hell Naw.

737 days ago
35.

matt    

As much as I don't like it...the man paid his debt to society the judicial system handed him. He has a right to make right or wrong decisions as a free man...

737 days ago
36.

Zelda    

This low life piece of cow dung should never be able to have another dog. What ass of a judge only gave three years. Vick is a piece of crap and the judge should have made it that he would never be able to own an animal. What next, Pedophiles who can adopt? Vick needs his ass kicked so he will never be able to hurt another animal. I'm sure his kids are just as screwed up as he is. He hasn't changed. How stupid is the public that believes that?

737 days ago
37.

ME    

Should a child molester ( sandusky ) or whoever be able to be around children if they did their time and said that they had changed????

737 days ago
38.

L    

There is the possibility he can learn/teach his children how important it is to treat animals with love and kindness instead of them growing up and possibly continuing the cycle of abuse. There is nothing like the love of a dog.

737 days ago
39.

Pimpcessa    

Imagine being the seller of a dog and Michael Vick shows up to purchase it. I would guess that if he wants to buy one, someone else is going to have to make the purchase, not him. Secondly, the breed of the dog dosen't matter Mike. You were the one that made them fight for their very lives!

737 days ago
40.

CRD    

Why is it a positive that he won't get a pit bull?

737 days ago
41.

Emily    

I say he should be able to get a dog for the kids. Quit being such a-holes. PPl do change...I think he learned his lesson!

737 days ago
42.

delerious    

He can get a dog when he gets everything done to him that he did to those dogs. Then he can go get a dog!

737 days ago
43.

Mayu    

If you would read what happened to the dogs he was involved in fighting, you would be an idiot to say "yes he's changed." These dogs were skinned alive, weak ones were fed to other dogs to make them more aggressive, so they were eaten alive... they were electrocuted... beaten, starved, and all the while he was probably laughing and enjoying the hell out of himself and the money he was making. Some of these horrendous crimes he participated in. Does that sound like someone who can be reformed and be trusted with another dog? If the kids need therapy get a therapist. If they need a pet, get a goldfish. Dogs should not be allowed in this person's home.

737 days ago
44.

jj    

He is a disgusting monster and sociopath! He hung, shot, drowned, slammed these dogs to death! He enjoyed the malling and killing..who does that. A sociopath! He is sorry if he got caught. If he wasn't playing football this guy would be in prison for life for killing someone..typically when you kill animals to this horrific extent you start killing humans for the thrill. This piece of **** s*** should be locked up in prison for life.

737 days ago
45.

Sapphiegirl    

He can't selfishly deny his kids a dog? HELLO YOU WERE CONVICTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY! I don't think ANY DOG RESCUE, OR REPUTABLE BREEDER WILL KNOWINGLY SELL YOU A DOG! IF HE WAS CONVICTED OF CHILD ABUSE, NO ONE WOULD EVEN BE CONTEMPLATING LETTING YOU ADOPT, FOSTER OR GUARDIAN ANY CHILDREN! Guess its ok since we're only talking about dogs. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

737 days ago
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