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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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91.

Tim    

54% of you are spineless hating *******

his kids did something wrong ? you think hes gonna abuse their dog ? are u ****ing retarded ?

827 days ago
92.

Ashley     

his kids shouldn't be punished for what HE did. i'm sure he's not stupid enough to do it again either. let them have the dog and have someone come and check on it a few times out of the week.

827 days ago
93.

David     

Scary looking

827 days ago
94.

Dhaman    

Screw Vick

827 days ago
95.

kiki    

no, and I hope every day his kids will ask him why they can't have a dog. It is so inhuman what he did!!!

827 days ago
96.

Omnipotent1    

I don't think that anyone here will disagree. They do deserve a new puppy. Unfortunately, their thug Dad was convicted of torturing and then executing those that he didn't like. Therefore, NO DOG FOR YOU, THUG!

827 days ago
97.

Omnipotent1    

I don't think that anyone here or anywhere will disagree. They do indeed deserve a new puppy. Unfortunately, their Dad is a thug who was convicted of torturing and then executing dogs that didn't jump well for him. Therefore,

827 days ago
98.

Puna    

Only thing Vick's kids "DESERVE" is a new father.

827 days ago
99.

Barbara    

No dog deserves to live with someone who has tortured and killed other dogs. I believe the dogs know when they are with evil like that.

827 days ago
100.

luvslabs    

No true remorse from this guy -- he "changed" only because he got caught. He electrocuted, beat, stabbed, drowned & hung dogs without so much as a second thought. Agree - once a monster, always a monster. NO pets around him ever. And why is he still allowed to play professional football, making gazillions? Sad commentary on our society & it's values.

827 days ago
101.

justiceseeker    

Michael Vick's kids deserve a NEW DAD!! Mistreatment of animals is ingrained in him; he has done it since he was a teenager. How likely is he to change now? They can pet the dogs of their friends or maybe a snake would be a good fit for him, since that is what he is!!

827 days ago
102.

ihavearighttomyopinion    

Please don't forget the dogs he had no trouble killing!!

827 days ago
103.

debbie    

michael, you served your time. there are people who have done way worse than you and got off. there are people who have kids that shouldn't and they get to mistreat them and still keep them. keep your head up and much success with football. luv u.....

827 days ago
104.

Amy    

What a douche! What does the fact that he won't let his kids get a pit bull mean? He was the @sshole not the poor pits he abused! I love my sweet pit!

827 days ago
105.

Mark    

Letting Mr. Vick get another dog is the same as giving Jared Lee Loughner another firearm permit. A very Bad Idea.

827 days ago
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