So it’s been awhile, but baseball’s second half has begun and Michael Vick is making headlines. SO. . .Michael Vick has been indicted on various charges related to a dog fighting ring he allegedly organized, funded, and participated in. The uproar around it has been growing exponentially since the indictment was handed down last Tuesday. It appears this week he will accept some type of paid leave of absence deal to deal with these serious legal charges. Today NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell ordered Vick NOT to report to training camp while the league reviews the charges against him. All of this has had various responses from people around the country. Some, including PETA, who held demonstrations today outside Falcons’ headquarters, think Vick needs to be suspended immediatly. Others, myself included, believe that the NFL needs to let the due process run its course and allow the judicial system, not public opinion or the media, decide if Michael Vick is guilty of these charges. To hang a man publicly this soon, even before his scheduled arraignment on Thursday, is a rush to judgment people can not make. This brings back still fresh memories of the Duke lacrosse team, who lost their title contending season, a coach, a captain, and a team based on allegations that were found to be false. WHO KNOWS, maybe Vick was taken advantage of by a cousin he gave money to, it wouldn’t be the first time someone has bitten a gift horse in the mouth. Maybe he’s guilty, maybe he’s not, I’m just saying that the NFL, PETA, and the rest of the people in this land of “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” should allow the Judicial system to do its job and back off!
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With all the Superbowl hoopla FINALLY winding down, here’s an article from one of my favorite P.T.I guys Jay Mariotti. It appears the Bears were playing more than just the Colts on Sunday. They had to battle the over powering social power of the ’85 Bears. Brian Urlacher has a great quote in their, “”They kind of run s— in that city, and they probably like it that way.” Gotta love Chicago!
That’s the shirt I first saw worn by my good friend, Brian Turcich, a PROUD South Jersey Boy. Today it should be the motto of Piscataway New Jersey’s Scarlett Knights of Rutgers. Signing Day is tomorrow and early commitments show the Knights with their highest ranked incoming class ever, currently rated number 25 in the country. Here is an article from the Philly Inquirer.
If only it were actually the Eagles and not Coach Andy Reid’s sons doing the flying. Both sons, Britt, 21, and Garrett, 23, were arrested with charges pending against both. The Reid boys were both caught with multiple controlled substances, with Garrett admiting to police he shot up heroin earlier in the day, while his brother was caught with a smorgasbord of Oxycodone, marijuana, and cocaine WHILE threatening a motorist with a gun the police later found in his room at the Reid home in Villanova. Sounds to me like the Reid boys need some daddy time and trip to rehab. I’m no psychologist, but talk about screaming for attention, the SUV that Britt was driving while playing gangsta thug was registered to his father! Boy must Andy be proud now! Speaking of the proud pappa, AOL asks the Question, “Could Andy Reid Resign?”