Vick’s Letter To Judge Hudson Asking For Leniency: “I Am Not The Beast”

VickLast week, Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for his involvement in a dog fighting operation.

In a handwritten five-page letter to U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson before his sentencing, Vick asked the judge for leniency. He wrote “I am not the bad person or the beast I’ve been made out to be. I have been talked about and ridiculed on a day to day basis by people who really don’t know Michael Vick the human being. They only knew the football player which is unfair.”

Vick continued, “I PROMISE that I will never again use a single dollar that I have earned for anything but to help people.”

He ended the letter by saying he was forever a changed man and prayed that he would get a second chance.

His mother, his seventh-grade teacher, the Atlanta mayor, George Foreman, and Hank Aaron also wrote letters on Vick’s behalf.

Source: CNN

(Thanks Stan)

30 Responses to “Vick’s Letter To Judge Hudson Asking For Leniency: “I Am Not The Beast””

  1. Poodlluver says:

    Still not one single word about the dogs……

  2. Tanya says:

    I have been talked about and ridiculed on a day to day basis by people who really don’t know Michael Vick the human being. They only knew the football player which is unfair.”
    Personally, i think what they knew is that some human decided to not only fight dogs, but use extreme cruelty in killing those dogs that were not “good enough”.

    I judge a person by his actions, not his money or his connections.

  3. Jackie says:

    If this moron were really a “changed man” he’d put all of his money into helping animals and he would take his punishment like a man instead of a sniveling child. What a pathetic excuse for a human being this joker is!

  4. Debra says:

    I have to say that I am disappointed with Hank Aaron. Vick needs to quit whining and do the time.

  5. Sandi K says:

    Oh OK Vicki, not a beast? How bout monster, is that a better word? And yes its true, people only knew the football player, now they know the real Vick, is that any better?

  6. Margaret says:

    It’s still all about him, feeling sorry for himself, no thoughts of others or the suffering he has caused to animals. No empathy whatsoever.

  7. stefani says:

    Why not user every dime he ever earns to help animals instead?


  8. Nora and Rufus says:

    tell that to the dogs, dog murderer.

  9. Michelle says:

    I don’t understand how people only knowing Vick as “the football player” not “the human being” has anything to do with him being a dog murderer. Are we supposed to assume that all football players are dog killers? That was a really dumb thing to say in my opinion. I agree with what everyone had to say, especially Jackie: Vick should take his punishment like a man and quit crying and being a baby about it. When a person commits a crime they must pay and spend time in prison for it. In Vick’s case, he more than deserves it. I hope the judge doesn’t feel sorry for him and let him off the hook. If he did, that would look MUCH worse on Vick’s part, and he would get a lot of criticism for it.

  10. Velvet's Dad says:

    Vick’s plea was totally disengenuous. I agree with all the above comments, esp. Jackie. Vick should stop whining and realize how lucky he is. He gets to live his life. Not so the dogs he murdered. If he had an ounce of maturity and integrity, he would talk about how sorry he is for what he actually did, and resolve to make positive amends once he’s released from prison. Judge by actions, not words.

  11. amimal lover says:

    I have a pit and she is the most loving dog I have ever had. She is my 75 pound lap dog!!!! I look into her eyes and cannot fathom doing the things to her that Vick did to those dogs. Monster, Inhumane, Beast, Disgusting, Sorry excuse of a human! That about covers it

  12. Pam says:

    I agree with Velvet’s dad. This man is a bully and a whiner. I think we all know the “real” Michael Vick, we know what he did and we know he really doesn’t want to take responsibility for his actions and serve his time like a man. Michael, guess you just don’t have what it takes to be anything but a football player and a dog murderer.

  13. toni says:

    Jailhouse religion and remorse, guys. Happens everytime

  14. catmom5 says:

    Well, I’m not much of a pro football fan, so I “know” MV the dog fighter, dog killer and that’s all I need to know about him. ANYONE who could intentionally and with premeditation do what he did to those dogs has a serious ethical, moral vacuum. PERIOD!!!

  15. pit bull mommy x4 says:

    My name says who I am and what I stand for. Poor little Mikey, where was the human kindness when he fought and tortured those poor dogs? Did he even look at those poort dogs before he murdered them? NO,if he had looked into those trusting eye, the human being he claims to be would have stopped him.

    Yes, Mikey you are a BEAST, A MONSTER.

    Mikey you are not a human being, not a animal, animals do not behave like that. You did not get what you deserved and those poor dogs did not deserve what they got. There is a warm place in enterity for you, enjoy!

  16. straybaby says:

    yeah, until i knew MV the dog fighter, i knew MV the football player. he had talent and some flash, but i think he was overrated as a QB. his lack of production was blamed on the rest of the team (hmmmm) and this is the same football player who flipped off his home field fans . . . . kinda reminds me of MV the dog fighter. not taking responsibility, whining and acting like an ass.

  17. EmilyS says:

    poodluver, you got it.

    NOT ONE WORD.. EVER.. about the dogs.
    Maybe if he could actually speak the phrase “I am so sorry to the dogs I killed and those whose life I made a hell” we might believe he was starting to understand what his crime is about.

    How much more of this blithering self pity do we have to stand from this moral cretin??

  18. Lynn says:

    Oh puh-leeze. What a waste.

    And thankfully Judge Hudson saw through all this.

  19. Tammy says:

    Never a word about the poor dogs. All about him. I bet he’s changed. He would probably do it again given the chance. He needs to suffer just like the dogs did. He thinks he has it so bad he should have to serve more time than what he got. If he has changed he would donate or help animals instaed all he’s worried about is more me. He will never be looked at the same again. He’s done!!

  20. Sandi K says:

    He tried to portray himself as a wonderful, stand-upish football player but behind the scenes he was doing to me what he did. Anyone that does this to an animal has got an evil sick mind and I dont believe its fixable. Its all about the fact that he got caught. If he had not been caught, he would been doing all of that to this day and we all know it. Its in his blood to act that way and do those things, you dont just get rid of it overnight because you’re going to jail. Was there anything in the sentence about him never being allowed to own another pet in his lifetime?

  21. Sandi K says:

    Good gosh, I cant type, I meant to say behind the scenes he was doing terrible things to those poor dogs! Geesh, time for a break.

  22. Kevin says:

    There are people in prison serving a longer sentence for a lesser crime. Just do your time Vick, aka Monster, and quit your bitching. Your lucky you did not get the maximum!

  23. sylvia says:

    Shame on everyone who tried to get him a lighter sentence. You all vouched for a monster. As for “mom”, she should be hanging her head in shame somewhere because she raised this garbage.

  24. glt says:

    Not a single dollar he’s earned except to help people? So he’s not going to buy his own food or anything? His friends are going to feed and clothe him while he gives all his money to charity? Maybe he should try making remotely feasible promises. Jerk.

    And do dogs count as people? Maybe he should spend some money helping dogs. He is pathetic.

  25. Donna says:

    Bad news to Vick. You are the beast. People of good intent ,rich or poor do not harm animals.You deserved to be put in a pit with six tigers.Then you will not be the beast, You will be dealing with the beasts.They will judge you for what you are. From worthless………… gone. I have no problems in returning justice to what is evil and cruel.World is a better place with out monsters in it.

  26. Hazel says:

    The only thing Vick is sorry about is that he got caught being himself…which is a sociopath…and that he lost his money.

    Shame on us if he ever sets foot on a footbal field again.

  27. Sylvia says:

    Um, correct me if I’m wrong but, I don’t think it was the football player who was involved in the dogfighting, it appears it was the “human being” if that’s what he is. He does not deserve any more mercy than what he afforded the dogs involved and they were abused, injured and murdered. After he serves his time he can go about proving to everybody that he has changed - just saying it does not make it so

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  29. samantha g. elpasotx says:

    he is disgusting.

  30. Leeta says:

    It’s funny how when you’re up everybody loves you. I doubt very seriously that if he had killed a person that he would have gotten this kind of grief. And, let’s take a moment to exam that point. He DIDN’T kill a person did he? I’m not excusing the fact that what he did was wrong, but jail? PLEASE people. I’m not into sports at all but several weeks after Vick’s trial started another sports’ figure (a white man) was accused of doing the same thing. Why don’t I know HIS name? Because it lasted on the news all of 5 minutes and you never heard it again. You figure it out!

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