It’s should be no surprise that Vick is back in the news today. Some of the headlines read:
Michael Vick is giving the doubters a reason to doubt – Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Vick fails to show for charity event in Philadelphia – Sporting News
Eagles QB Fighting for Forgiveness Not Doing Himself Any Favors– Bleacher Report
So apparently Vick missed a charity event in Philly yesterday. He was supposed be a part of an event for a group called, “What It Takes,” who provides mentors to kids who are at risk of dropping out of school.
I think this group got off lucky. Who would want Vick as a mentor? He’s a self absorbed scumbag who had the talent to earn millions of dollars, but decided to spend his free time torturing animals. He would rip out the teeth of his female dogs so that they couldn’t defend themselves as they were strapped to the rape stand for breeding. He even threw his family pets into the dog fighting ring and laughed as they would be ripped apart. Those kids should consider themselves lucky.
Conflicting reports have Vick either simply not showing or canceling at the last minute for a personal conflict which required his appearance in Virginia. Either way there were 200 kids asking asking, “Where is Michael Vick?”
The Philly Inquirer goes on to say, “He has canceled two scheduled appearances that we know of this offseason: The Oprah Winfrey Show and now What It Takes. Is it a trend or an unfortunate coincidence? It is impossible to know.”
Impossible to know… just like it’s impossible to know if Vick is really rehabilitated or just playing the part. Now that he is back in some peoples good graces, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Vick canceling more and more charity events.
As the site the Ecorazzi puts it, “He’s a man who enjoyed watching dogs rip each other’s throats out while he laughed with his friends. He then went to prison for his illegal activities, got out and snagged a multi-million dollar contract. Not exactly the stuff heroes are made from.” We couldn’t agree more. He shouldn’t be a roll model or a mentor.