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Michael Vick and the Falcons #331830 07/29/07 02:42 PM
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Chelle - Marriage Editor Offline OP
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I live in Flowery Branch, GA - where the training center of the Falcons is. As a matter of fact, the training center is ust across the road from where my son will be going to HS, and my niece and nephew attend middle school.

This whole thing with Michael Vick has gotten to be insane! There are people lined all around the Flacons complex protesting about treatment of animals, flying airplanes, getting into fights - it's crazy.

Don't get me wrong - if Vick is found guilty (and I admit, it seems like he will, but he at least needs to get the chance at court - OJ did) then it is a horrible thing. Dog fighting is sick. And Vick should then be punished and taken off the team.

But he hasn't been convicted yet! It would be unfair of Blank to fire the guy if he is actually innocent. Not to mention that Blank would then probably face a lawsuit himself - so at least give him a break.

And then to decry the entire team for something that one member did is not right. There are some very good guys on the Falcons. A lot of these men are involved in the communities around here, and not just doing it for headlines either! They should not be attacked because of what one of their teammates did.

Plus the (very selfish) fact - I'd just like to get my children to school without worrying about some mob violence breaking out!

Michelle Taylor
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Re: Michael Vick and the Falcons [Re: Chelle - Marriage Editor] #331841 07/29/07 04:24 PM
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I agree with you on the convicting the whole team issue. There is no reason to be violent toward the Falcons just because of something one guy did and really there is no reason to become violent at all - isn't that what we are trying to stop in the first place?

I am a member of the Humane Society and we did A LOT of writing to people in the past week. Basically what I wrote to Nike, the NFL and the Falcons was that it would be in their best interests to suspend or drop Vick until after the trial. If he is innocent then he can pick up his life, contract and signing bonuses at the end of it all. But his own comments make him sound guilty. Instead of coming out and denying ANY involvement he has made statements like, "it's a personal matter between me and my family" or " I knew what was happening in my home but I had nothing to do with it" ? HUH? Why would you even allow such violence into your own home - he's got a lot of explaining to do. But it's not just Vick. Down here we have had some huge problems with certain dog breeds going missing from their homes, presumed kidnapped for fighting or found dead due to fighting injuries. This is an epidemic that will hopefully get more "positive" attention because of the whole Vick scandal.

Until then, I encourage all of my fellow HS members and animal rights activists not to lose their heads over this. We have already won several battles with Vick's suspension, Nike dropping him for the time being and Rebok refusing to sell Vick related NFL products. There is not reason to protest so aggressively that the folks who live near the stadium feel threatened. For Shame!

Kirsten Olsen-Keyser
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Re: Michael Vick and the Falcons [Re: Kirsty - SF/F Movie Chick] #334378 08/16/07 06:31 PM
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It's really horrible for the Falcons and the NFL in general. Even if Vick somehow manages to get off without jail time (which I highly doubt), the commissioner should suspend him for the season.

Kori Ellis
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Re: Michael Vick and the Falcons [Re: Kori - Football] #335976 08/24/07 08:50 PM
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this story is everywhere..its incredible...i think hes going to jail for sure

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