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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Deion Sanders on the Michael Vick Case

From yesterday's Southwest (Florida) News-Press. Roger Cossack or Nancy Grace he isn't.

Read the whole thing and be thankful that not every former athlete or movie actor turned public figure has something to say or is someone we should follow. Deion writes himself into a corner at every turn in this piece, and the point about society's "using" Michael Vick because the sporting world right now is boring would be comical if it weren't so off-base.

To be clear, I don't want to stick the proverbial Nifong into Vick yet. The justice system will take care of that, and Vick has hired high-priced legal talent to represent him. But when Prime Time starts explaining why athletes like dog fighting, he loses me completely.

Heinrich Heine once wrote that "people who burn books will someday burn people."

What do we say about people who train dogs who will fight to the death -- for the sporting pleasure of those adults?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I was impressed by Sander's comments. You know your country is in trouble when Deion Sanders sounds like a voice of reason. He's right...if people cared half as much about people as they do about dogs, the world would be so much better.

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