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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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Supr Dav     

Hell No!!

744 days ago
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cregis    

Michael Vick has changed because he got caught. Once a monster, always a monster. His children are the children of a monster. No pets around this man ever.

744 days ago
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TJ    

RICH CREEP!!

744 days ago
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static    

The man served his time and paid a price for what he did he has a right to get a dog (even though it's probably not a good idea).

744 days ago
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DopeLikeCoke    

People do changes, sometimes. But I still don't think he should be allowed to own a pet.

744 days ago
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Terry    

This POS and the people like him are the reason society is on a WITCH hunt to kill any dog that even resembles a pitbull. He should never own any type of animal again.

744 days ago
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lisa    

He set dogs on fire. He should never be allowed to have another.

744 days ago
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Marilyn    

MIKEVICK ... you're a sad, sorry little man. I hope you get help for that problem you have!

Michael Vick ... your kids may deserve a dog BUT YOU DON'T. Anyone who would torture, hang, and beat the crap out of an animal the way you so thoughtlessly did doesn't really deserve anything.

You may have spent time in jail but you still have hell to look forward to.

744 days ago
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Bob    

WHAT? Do we even have to ask this question? If Jeffrey Dahmer was still alive would it be okay for him to start eating people again because, after all, it's been more than 5 years since he had his last taste. Michael Vick should never be allowed to own a pet of any kind. Period. Even if he doesn't fight another dog in his lifetime, you know his level of care will be horrible because he has already proven that he care more about how much money he can make from a dog than the dog itself. He may have changed (which I doubt) but his previous actions should have serious lifelong repercussions because they were so horrible. We wouldn't let a child molester adopt a bunch of vulnerable kids just because it was 5 years later, would we?

744 days ago
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Supr Dav     

TMZ you need to monitor and delete some of these comments, e.g. MIKEVICK, I MEAN MIKED**K

744 days ago
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Meanie    

I wouldn't let this ahole near a bag of dog ****, let alone a dog. Vick's just lucky there isn't mob justice. He's one I wouldn't not shed a tear had he got what he really deserved.

744 days ago
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Flying Blind    

I'm going to have say NO, since the Pet doesn't have a say so in the matter. The Pet can't just leave if things aren't going well.

744 days ago
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PaulWS    

They dont deserve it. He deserves to have his kids reminded of what a s***bag he is.

744 days ago
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maria    

If you listen carefully, you can hear every pitbull howling in joy that he will never get a pitbull!!!! He paid his debt for gambling....not what he did to those defenseless animals.....and he could never pay those debts. He should never be able to own....or even pet a dog ever again. He is disturbed...he got his job back which is way more than normal people would have gotton with a criminal record.

744 days ago
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m    

Bad idea.

744 days ago
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