Michael Vick raised, fought, tortured, brutalized and killed pit bulls. He was arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison for 23 months. He was released from prison, given a second chance to play professional football and the Humane Society of the United States did their best to white wash his actions.
I've never read or heard anything from any of his interviews suggesting he understands why what he did was wrong and why his behavior was so abhorrent. Recently he indicated that he wanted a dog and that a lifetime ban on pet ownership was not fair to his children. . . .what would he tell them? How could he explain this to them?
Well, he could tell them that at one point in his life, Daddy raised, fought, tortured, brutalized and killed pit bulls. He could say Daddy was arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison for 23 months. As part of his sentence, he forfeited the right to own a dog for the rest of his life. He could tell them that sometimes, even when you say you are sorry, even if you are sorry, even if you go to prison to pay your debt to society, the harm that you caused can be so great and so damaging that the impact lasts a lifetime.
I wonder why it doesn't occur to Michael Vick to simply tell his children the truth. . . . .