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Is Michael Vick Still the Most Hated Athlete?

Sports 2012/02/09 12:26:52
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The Philadelphia Eagles disappointed in 2011 and didn't make the playoffs, but at least they can say their quarterback Michael Vick is No. 1! Unfortunately, it's for the wrong reasons. Tom Van Riper, Forbes.com, and Yahoo! Sports spent the last few months gathering data through various polls to find out that Vick is still America's most disliked athlete.

Even with his new contract, public praise from the NFL, and winning the "Comeback Player of The Year" Award, Vick is still trying to move on from his criminal past. Vick was one of the NFL's biggest stars in the mid-2000s, but a dog fighting conviction and a two-year jail sentence halted his career. He's come back, going from third-string to backup to now-starter for the Eagles, but even though his career has been rehabilitated on the field, the public still thinks he's pretty foul.

Aside from Michael Vick taking the No. 1 spot, other disliked athletes on the list include Tiger Woods (Golf), Plaxico Burress (New York Jets, NFL), Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions, NFL) and Kris Humphries (New Jersey Nets, NBA). Do you think Michael Vick still deserves to be called America's Most Hated athlete?

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  • petra schroth 2013/08/05 10:39:27
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/03/01 22:07:17
    No
    Margaret Jacobson
    not really, people have mostly forgotten about him and all those dogs he
    brutalized...........time goes on........
  • Kozman 2012/02/19 06:29:55
    Yes
    Kozman
    He's a bum. What he did is unforgivable. Now is attitude is just FAKE!!!
  • MS PRUD 2012/02/17 22:04:44
    Yes
    MS PRUD
    He should have to turn his checks over to the dogs
  • ed 2012/02/17 20:18:45
    No
    ed
    +1
    Kobe Bryant abused women and never went to jail
  • art1ej 2012/02/17 16:23:15
    Yes
    art1ej
    still hated by me...
  • techman 2012/02/16 03:41:38
    No
    techman
    +2
    He served his time like an honorable man and without complaint. There are athletes playing in the NFL who have killed people. Although I don‘t condone what Michael Vick did, he did not hurt anyone. Yet Vick has served time in prison and lost hundreds of millions of dollars because of his mistakes with Pit Bulls. As for Pit Bulls, ownership of Pit Bulls should be banned now and the breed should eradicated over time

    Michael Vick is only a sub-issue. The larger issue is what to do about pit bulls. Pit Bulls are not just a regular dog, but an evil breed bred to attack and to kill. I agree with PETA (link below) that Pit Bulls should be eradicated as a breed.

    How can anyone, including the AKC defend Pit Bulls as being innocent puppies? About 9 years ago a Pit Bull attacked my daughter's family as they walked down the street with their baby and dog. The Pit Bull attacked all of them, nearly killing their dog and biting my son in law who was only trying to defend his family. Pit bulls are frequently in the news for maiming children, and sometimes killing them. Whenever these attacks happen, why shouldn't the injured people sue the AKC for constantly lying about the disposition and record of Pit Bulls so as to keep them from being banned.

    PETA supports banning the furt...

    He served his time like an honorable man and without complaint. There are athletes playing in the NFL who have killed people. Although I don‘t condone what Michael Vick did, he did not hurt anyone. Yet Vick has served time in prison and lost hundreds of millions of dollars because of his mistakes with Pit Bulls. As for Pit Bulls, ownership of Pit Bulls should be banned now and the breed should eradicated over time

    Michael Vick is only a sub-issue. The larger issue is what to do about pit bulls. Pit Bulls are not just a regular dog, but an evil breed bred to attack and to kill. I agree with PETA (link below) that Pit Bulls should be eradicated as a breed.

    How can anyone, including the AKC defend Pit Bulls as being innocent puppies? About 9 years ago a Pit Bull attacked my daughter's family as they walked down the street with their baby and dog. The Pit Bull attacked all of them, nearly killing their dog and biting my son in law who was only trying to defend his family. Pit bulls are frequently in the news for maiming children, and sometimes killing them. Whenever these attacks happen, why shouldn't the injured people sue the AKC for constantly lying about the disposition and record of Pit Bulls so as to keep them from being banned.

    PETA supports banning the further breeding of pit bulls. PETA also favors restrictions or a ban on “ownership” of pit bulls that would, however, not affect the status of those pit bulls who are already in a good home. In other words PETA supports bills that include a grandfather clause allowing pit bulls that are spayed or neutered and already cared for to maintain their status for the rest of their lives.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/152...
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  • Guido techman 2012/02/27 02:39:25
    Guido
    +1
    Thank you, these dogs scare the crap out of me. If he only took out one of these dogs he is a hero. Just my opinion folks you don't have to like it or me.
  • BigKwell 2012/02/14 19:03:28
    Yes
    BigKwell
    Hey, if I raised dogs for fighting, I would. Vick should've been banned for life for that.
  • Capn Ameruhka 2012/02/14 17:10:27
    No
    Capn Ameruhka
    +1
    I forever hate T.O.
  • Avi 2012/02/14 10:14:15
    Yes
    Avi
    who's dat???
  • bt sedlock 2012/02/14 05:56:59
    Yes
    bt sedlock
    If still mistreats animals and organizes dog fights, yes.
  • e r 2012/02/14 05:51:14
    No
    e r
    +1
    His light in the ass cousin never like go to jail blamed him .pit bulls are bread to fight . you dont have to fight them to the death you give up and pry them apart. how about cock fighting you get to live past day one of your life were you would be killed if found in a hatchery . How about the egg layers 12 in a 2 x 2 cage if you fall you cant get up your eyes are pecked out and your trampelled till death takes about 4 days .IF your a fightin bird you taken care of about 2 you start fighting win 3 or 4 times your a breeder witch of the three would you like to be / the one with the fighting chance of servievall ? Shoot Vick in his face and do what with Mikel Jackson lick his child molesting ass .
  • Splashstorm 2012/02/14 04:13:07
    Yes
    Splashstorm
    Never forget those 2000 dogs.
  • Sabrena Heimes 2012/02/14 03:41:40
    Yes
    Sabrena Heimes
    +1
    I don't care if he was king of the world, I would still like to see him shot in the face for what e did to those poor dogs. End of story. Rot in hell.
  • inewsmaster 2012/02/14 02:24:55
    Yes
    inewsmaster
    +2
    Once a dog abuser, always a dog abuser.
  • Royo 2012/02/14 02:02:08
  • dv 2012/02/14 01:51:24 (edited)
    No
    dv
    +2
    Kill an animal it's a big deal kill children molest children traffic humans get a slap on the hand!!The system is a joke and no I don't support dog fighting I'm simply saying they need to be doing something to protect sick people from harming children and exploiting young boys n girls for sex and molestation etc.
  • Splashs... dv 2012/02/14 04:14:20
    Splashstorm
    +1
    shut up!
  • Kima5489 Splashs... 2012/02/14 10:23:53 (edited)
    Kima5489
    +1
    Why should he or she shut up? Is this not a site based on voting and commenting? And it's true.
  • dv Kima5489 2012/02/17 21:01:31
    dv
    Thank you :-)
  • dv Splashs... 2012/02/17 20:59:33
    dv
    You stfu!!!
  • Splashs... dv 2012/06/12 02:11:00
    Splashstorm
    NO YOU
  • dv Splashs... 2012/08/05 17:40:15
    dv
    Bite me :)
  • Kozman Splashs... 2012/02/19 06:35:54
    Kozman
    +1
    No you shut up. DV is right. By the way did I tell you to SHUT UP. And I voted yes but
    DV makes a great point. A dam good one to....
  • dv Kozman 2012/09/03 08:26:11
    dv
    Lol =)
  • Kozman dv 2012/09/04 03:16:01
    Kozman
    It was Lol...
  • Madi 2012/02/14 00:20:31
    Yes
    Madi
    +3
    Animal cruelty can't be forgotten. Once an abuser, always an abuser.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/02/13 22:30:23
    No
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    Although what he did was disgraceful, he does seem to be truly remorseful for what he has done. He has paid his debt to society as determined by a federal judge. He has also been fulfilling the terms of his probation and helping out groups which are dedicated to the welfare of animals. He should be given a chance at redemption.
  • Sabrena... Tenness... 2012/02/14 03:43:54
    Sabrena Heimes
    +3
    He blew any chance he had when he did what he did to those dogs.
  • Tenness... Sabrena... 2012/02/14 23:02:19
    Tennessee3501
    I understand and have complete respect for your opinion!
  • Sabrena... Tenness... 2012/02/20 15:35:09
    Sabrena Heimes
    +1
    Thank you.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/02/13 21:42:35
    No
    Swampdog PWCM
    +4
    He got caught, got busted, did his time, let it go, let him play! Damn!
  • Kozman Swampdo... 2012/02/19 06:38:10
    Kozman
    Yes let him play. We can still Hate the Basturd...
  • Swampdo... Kozman 2012/04/01 21:28:45
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    Unfortunately you are all to correct.
  • interesting 2012/02/13 20:47:55
    No
    interesting
    +4
    People should forgive and move on.
  • El Prez 2012/02/13 20:37:23
    No
    El Prez
    +3
    Why keep hating anyone? This guy went to jail and has tried to apologise. Ignore him of don't go see his games but hate is so self destructive. Don't waste your time, unless it is a personal matter and you just can't get by it. Recognise it as a phase of getting by some nasty times, but don't stay in that phase any longer than you must. Be free and free of hate is a good start.
  • Danny Barker 2012/02/13 20:09:22
    Yes
    Danny Barker
    +3
    he got off way to easy.I have no repect for him.
  • interes... Danny B... 2012/02/13 20:50:15
    interesting
    +3
    He spent years in prison. How did he get off to easy?
  • Sabrena... interes... 2012/02/14 03:46:05
    Sabrena Heimes
    +1
    Because he got very little repercussions for what he did. Destroy the lives of over 50 dogs, and help destroy the reputation of millions of them, making more and more people follow his influence. Michael Vick should die for what he did.
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