NAACP Asks NFL To Allow Vick To Play Again Despite Dog Fighting

R.L. WhiteThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) president of the Atlanta chapter said Michael Vick should be allowed to return to the NFL, preferably the Atlanta Falcons, after serving time for his involvement in a dog fighting operation.

“As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football,” said R.L. White, president of NAACP’s Atlanta chapter. “We further ask the NFL, Falcons, and the sponsors not to permanently ban Mr. Vick from his ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country.”

White (pictured here) added that Vick made a mistake and he should be allowed to show the public that he has learned from his mistakes.

In July, NAACP leaders asked the public not to rush to judgment in Vick’s case. They said animal rights activists, radio shows, and news media were vilifying Vick, and that his team and corporate sponsors were punishing Vick prematurely.

White supports Vick’s decision to take a plea bargain, but he questioned the credibility of his three co-defendants. He said a guilty plea may be more about cutting losses than telling the truth.

“At this point, you’re not looking at guilt or innocence,” White said. “You’re thinking, ‘What I better do is cut my losses and take a plea.’ But if he saw this as the best thing to do at this point for his future, then I think he made the correct choice.”

He added that since Vick has accepted the plea deal, the facts of the case may never be known. He said Vick has received more negative press than if he had murdered a human.

White said he does not support dog fighting and considers it as bad as hunting.

“His crime is, it was a dog,” White said.

Source: Yahoo News

Photo: Associated Press

(Thanks Jen and Dave’s mom)

57 Responses to “NAACP Asks NFL To Allow Vick To Play Again Despite Dog Fighting”

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  1. Stefani says:

    NAACP Slogan:

    “Cruelty to Animals is a Black Thing. You wouldn’t understand.”

    and . . .

    “Cruelly Killing Dogs: A Civil Right.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    This subhumanly degraded activity is vile, barbaric and illegal regardless of race. Vick cannot be defended on the basis of race. The NAACP action degrades it likewise.

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  4. Dee Eagle says:

    Anyone that would do such a dispicable thing to a poor innocent animal, is also cable of abuse to children, elderly, and anyone that is weaker that he is. I do not believe that this kind of evil should be allowed to exist in our society, we don’t need it. No, he should never be allowed to play any pro sports ever again, and I will do my best to boycott any organization that supports him , and I will spread the word. The NAACP has defaced itself by backing Michael Vick. They are actually destroying their own credibility as an organization. It is so sad that the people in this country can justify this horrendous activity simply because of the big money involved. It is truely disgusting.

  5. Cat says:

    I am very disappointed in the NAACP and they have totally lost credibility for me by supporting a sociopath just because he’s black. Michael Vick should never be allowed to play again. A lot of kids look up to atheletes and he is a monster that should never again be in a position where a child might mistake him for a role model.

  6. Sherry says:

    The NAACP has no credibility. It only takes for the person to be black, for them to say they are innocent, or “it’s discrimination”. This guy and every single one of these players who is guilty of any kind of cruelty, should be put away forever. As Cat says, these people are role models. There’s enough violence in sports, without allowing these overpaid jerks to kill, maim and destroy helpless beings, animal or human.

  7. Huck'sMomma says:

    The NAACP makes itself look like a damned joke supporting this guy. Like White knows what Vick is thinking, claiming he’s just taking a plea to make it go away? Give me a break. Vick’s greed is pathetic - he’s not making enough as a ball player, so he’s got to run a dog fighting ring - which EVERYBODY knows is illegal? He made his choices and now has to pay the consequences. And the NAACP claims that some people of color are treated poorly by cops - treated “like animals”? Well, if that were the case, the cops would have picked Vick up and strangled him, or slammed HIM against the floor until HE died. He seems completely without remorse, and I don’t for ONE MINUTE buy his B.S. about “finding Jesus”. Jesus would SPIT in his face for pulling that card! I hope his rots in jail, gets fat as a house, and cannot play ball again!

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