Here again is another athlete that has voiced his opinions about Michael Vick and dog fighting. Every day, there seems to be someone new that opens their mouth and comments on Vick. I guess they haven’t learned that “no comment” is sometimes the best answer.
Terrell Owens (also known as T.O.), a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, said he saw his uncle involved in dog fighting, and it was part of the culture.
“Being from the South, that’s something that’s very prevalent in that area,” Owens said. “So when I say it’s a cultural situation, I’m not trying to bring a racial barrier into it. If anyone wants to dig that up, I will dispel that.”
Owens said he loves animals and when he was young, he had German shepherds. He compared his love for dogs as the same way his grandmother loved dogs. He stated that he is not saying dog fighting should be accepted.
“I don’t condone Michael Vick’s actions with the dog fighting,” Owens said. “I’ve been exposed to it and it’s something that’s very unfortunate for Mike. I think he’ll learn from this situation and move on from it.”
“When I mentioned cultural thing, [it’s] just like when people go out and they hunt deer,” he said. “They hunt deer and they cut their heads off and they go to mount them on the wall. And they are animals as well. I don’t see a big difference in the situation.”
Source: Dallas Morning News
Photo: Business Week