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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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61.

obama'saracist    

the Man stepped up to the plate didnt fight it took responsibility and owned his stupidity,thats got to be worth something.and i am no viking fan at all i am a fan of a man who can own his errors and not be a liar like Obama or any other politician

795 days ago
62.

Poule    

The type of father you can put in the garbage.

795 days ago
63.

Anthony    

Why doesn't TMZ explain the reason why Vick's kids don't have a dog anymore? It wasn't because the court took it away....it was because Vick sacrificed it as bait IN FRONT OF HIS KIDS to his fighting dogs. A man that can kill his kids' dog and make them watch it, should not allowed to get another dog.

795 days ago
64.

John Baldassari    

I'm not a white racist devil just a dog lover, Giving Micheal Vick a dog is like giving a male rapist a room in a dorm at a womens college. Just because he did his time doesn't take away what he did. Charlie Sheen didn't kill and torture animals that rely on you to take care of them. Those women were adults porn stars to be exact. I hope Vick gets a dog and it bites him in the neck and kills his ass. I would feel the same way white or black. I love how people that don't have a valid point use the race card classic. Your Micheal Vick is a piece of garbage no matter the skin color.

795 days ago
65.

Deb    

To this day I can't even look at the man ... he sickens me. I know there are a lot of people who said he has done his time and have forgiven him ... No F*%& way! What he did is unforgivable and I refuse to even watch him play football ever again. There are deeds that can be forgiven ... cruelty and murder cannot.

795 days ago
66.

Melissa    

This guy should have been locked up for the rest of his life as far as I'm concerned. People who abuse animals in their spare times are known as "serial killers." Get this guy off the streets. NO WAY SHOULD HE BE ALLOWED TO HAVE DOGS...or kids for that matter. Michael Vick is the sludge of the universe.

795 days ago
67.

Melissa    

This guy should have been locked up for the rest of his life as far as I'm concerned. People who abuse animals in their spare times are known as "serial killers." Get this guy off the streets. NO WAY SHOULD HE BE ALLOWED TO HAVE DOGS...or kids for that matter. Michael Vick is the sludge of the universe.

795 days ago
68.

Melissa    

This guys should be rotting away in jail. People who abuse and torture animals are called "serial killers." Michael Vick is the sludge of the universe and NO WAY SHOULD HE HAVE A DOG...he shouldn't even be allowed to have kids. He's a bacteria that just won't go away.

795 days ago
69.

Nirad    

Hey Michael, just tell them no, when they ask why, tell them the truth, tell them you are a monster when it comes to dogs and tell them exactly what you did to those poor dogs, that should do it.. You should never even be around another dog for as long as you live. Some people may have forgiven you, but not me and not a lot of other people..

795 days ago
70.

Annie    

Is this moron serious? He should be cleaning dog crap at every animal shelter in Atlanta! Nike is stupid for giving him a endorsement deal. He should have to give a percentage of his salary to the ASPCA! He had the chance to be one of the best but all he turned out to be is trailer trash with money!

795 days ago
71.

mikeman    

as long as the people at the humane society (who he's been working with since his release) sign off on it, more power to him.

795 days ago
72.

Cynic    

your kids have a dog, you

795 days ago
73.

whatevs    

MIKEVICK: With each of your stupid postings, you just get "stupider"! Go F yourself.

795 days ago
74.

Quinn Stone    

Any man who can kill dogs without compunction does not deserve the honor of having a dog. As a dog owner, I know there is nothing more pure then a soul of a dog, and without thought or foresight this s***bag was killing them for his own sport. His redemption B.S. was just that..B.S. cooked up by some publicist in order to allow him the opportunity to make a living and pay the PR firm it's 15%. Vick does not deserve a dog. He had his chance. It's like giving Jerry Sandusky the opportunity to babysit your son.

795 days ago
75.

Joe    

Michael Vick can get a dog when Jerry Sandusky can get a foster child.

795 days ago
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