By Gina Spadafori
July 18, 2007
From an ABC New piece that tries to put story in context, complete with the obligatory “that is not to trivialize the serious off-field issues” crap (even though the whole piece basically, uh, does), this interesting paragraph:
On July 7, a day after the latest raid on Vick’s property, one of those same federal sources told ESPN.com for a column that the quarterback was still part of the investigation. “Just because you’ve got a lot of links [lying] around doesn’t mean you can call in a chain,” the source said. “But it also doesn’t mean you abandon the notion of seeing if those links might someday become a chain.”
You know, a chain. Like the heavy logging chains dogfighters and their adoring wannabes put on their dogs to trot them around, or the ones the dogfighters use to keep their dogs when they’re not fighting or being prepared to fight.
As duly noted in yesterday’s comments, the race card has already been thrown down on this. Just as the “culture” card is played whenever cock-fighting is discussed, or tradition and culture whenever the multilation of women is condemned.
Sorry, I don’t buy any of it. And if Michael Vick’s convicted, I hope he does time. Won’t feel the least bit sorry about the end to his NFL career. You make your choices, you take your outcomes.
My favorite comment so far, from GreatDaneAddict:
I need some help with something.
My friendâ€™s son has a Michael Vick jersey. She wants to send the jersey to Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, with a letter of disgust.
I can not figure out how to find an address for her to send it to? Help?
Before I could even look it up, straybaby has it:
Mr. Roger Goodell
National Football League
280 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
There will be plenty, plenty more on this, of course. But so far I like this not-so-subtle YouTube video (screen capture above) which I noticed on Lassie Get Help this morning. Luisa has more good stuff over there, too.
Cute pit bull, too. Looks like sweetie.
Update: Not for the squeamish, the AP story about the contents of the indictments. Smoking Gun has the document itself. I’m a really big believer in primary source documents, but this time … no thanks.