Vick Not The First Atlanta Falcons Dog Abuser — This Year

Jonathan Babineaux dog abuseYup, you read that right. The Atlanta Falcons also have another dog abuser on the roster — defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux was arrested on February 19th and charged with felony animal cruelty. According to the police, a pit bull mix named Kilo died of blunt trauma to the head. The one-and-a-half-year-old dog belonged to his girlfriend. As hard as it is to believe, that makes Michael Vick a follower.

Two players on the same team? Just a fluke coincidence? Or does Vick’s recent indictment on dog abuse charges point to a widespread problem in the NFL?

After Babineaux’s arrest, the Atlanta Falcons said: “We’re aware of the situation and we’re in the process of gathering information. Until we have the information we need, we will have no further comment.”

Unlike the rapid progress of Vick’s investigation, Babineaux’s case remains unsettled and he is still set to play. The attorney for Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux said there have been no new developments in Babineaux’s case. Babineaux has denied all allegations.

Babineaux and his live-in girlfriend owned a second dog, who was taken by animal control. However the dog was released back to the couple.

(Thanks Irene)

7 Responses to “Vick Not The First Atlanta Falcons Dog Abuser — This Year”

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  2. catmom5 says:

    I vote for a problem in the NFL AND other professional sports. I hope the animal lovers and players with integrity will come forward and state their disgust with the entire situation. The players who support Vick certainly have.
    NO ONE has the right to abuse, maim, and kill another living creature for “ENTERTAINMENT?” or any other reason! I don’t care how much money they make, how many points they score in a game or how popular they are with fans. Right is right and wrong is wrong.
    God help us if we don’t deal with this right now, for it will only get more widespread if we don’t!

  3. nora says:

    No surprise here. the fact that someone would retaliate and kill an innocent animal so cruely within a domestic situation shows what that person is truly like. Sadistic, only caring about himself with no regard for living, loving, trusting and feeling creatures like a dog (and other humans)that probably adored his people and of course depended completely on them for his life. I am sure that this is not the only time that Babineaux has horrifically abused another living creature or person. It is just the one time that we all have now found out about. The atheletes with these abuse issues being regarded as “Role Models” is pathetic and an absolute sickening joke on us as a society.

  4. wescott20 says:

    I hope they throw the book at him. And Animal Control returned his second dog? As usual, when it comes to protecting animals, Animal Control is totally incompetent and ineffective.

  5. mittens says:

    dog fighting is not a big part of hip hop culture-it is a big part of GANG CULTURE. gang culture has permeated america particularly affecting the young of all colors who have seen rich successful music celebrities and sports stars revel in and extol these unsavory practices -behaviors that are sociopathic and criminal raised into the sphere of the trendy hip and cool and income generating. why would a millionaire on Cribs who could afford a fridge full of Cristal have it loaded with 2 dollar 40 ounces? because it’s part of inner city gang culture and thus it’s to be aspired to and flaunted- you’ve remembered your roots. thus it’s no surprise another player immersed in the same culture would also partake in dog fighting.

    i lived in a, well, ghetto for years and could sometimes in the summer hear the dog fighting in the abandoned houses. at first i was unsure what it was- it was just a distant sound but it was clearly an animal screaming in pain. a haunting sound. it was some of the kids in the neighborhood who enlightened me as to what was going on. and if you knew what was good for you you shut up about it. this was many years ago. it’s a practise with a long history-criminality celebrated as ‘ culture’.

  6. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    Hey, how about this? Remember way back when, the movie studios made their film actors sign contracts with a morals clause? They’d be fired for stuff like getting arrested for drunk driving, murder, etc.

    It’s time for professional sports leagues to add a morals clause to their contracts with players, management, everyone. Maybe if these scumbags can’t keep themselves in line, a little financial incentive will help.

  7. Lynn says:

    Am all for the morals clause. For everyone.

    There’s such a thing as too much freedom.

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