Michael Vick to be reinstated!!!

@abenitez (501)
United States
July 24, 2009 6:17pm CST
The word is that the Commisioner might reinstate Michael Vick and have him serve a 4 game suspension. Do you think it is fair or has he already suffered enough? With the possibility of him only serving a 4 game suspension, do you think that teams will be more willing to start negotiations with him?
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@Philbo (579)
• Canada
28 Jul 09
I think he should get a second chance. Notice I didn't say I think he deserves one. Lots of teams will not take a chance on him. He will be instant bad publicity. If he can play like he once did though, he will get a real chance somewhere. I'm not too worried about whether his punishment to this point was sufficient. If he screws up again the media and the public will crucify him.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Thanks for your input. I agree that if he does get a 2nd chance he needs to be very careful with what he does.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Well he is a really good football player. He is not such a great human being, but he still deserves to make a living if he has paid for his crimes. I don't like what he did. It makes me sick and it makes me angry. But he still has a right to earn a living, and many teams would be happy to have him on their team. Should he be punished further for what he did? Perhaps, but according to the courts he has paid his dues and is free to go on with his life.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Thanks for the response. I dont really like what he did either, I think it is cruel. But he did pay his dues and he has lost enough. I know that if I were in a similar I situation I would appreciate a second chance in order to not only make a living, but to prove that I could be a better person.
@dalip32 (100)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Vick has paid his debt and deserves to have the opportunity to play again. I think the role model thing is overblown in many cases and parents have to teach their children that these guys are human and make mistakes too. Leonard Little killed someone while driving drunk and got 8 games. Vick has already missed two seasons and now will likely miss part of a third. If some team is willing to take a chance on him, then let him play - he has been punished enough for what he did.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Thank you for your response. I agree with you and to me a role model is someone that can admit that he made mistakes since there is no such thing as a perfect person. I hope that a team does take a chance on him and allows him to play.
• United States
24 Jul 09
This is going to sound harsh but I think any professional athlete that has been convicted of a crime should be banned from the sport forever. They don't deserve to have more fame or the money that comes with it. But unfortunately, the big whigs won't listen to lttle old me! good question, Steph
@abenitez (501)
• United States
24 Jul 09
Thanks for the response, you do have a point I am not going to say I disagree with you. But in my eyes people do deserve a second chance at times. Not everyone is perfect hopefully he has learned from his mistakes.
• United States
24 Jul 09
I know, I know Vick is this terrific player, but I think he is getting off way to easy. And teams already want him really bad, because he can help them win. I just think that sports figures have always been role models, and he is a bad one. So, I think he has gotten off to easy with all of this. And as I write this, please understand, I am a huge football fanatic.
@abenitez (501)
• United States
24 Jul 09
He has already lost a lot of things in the two years he was in prison. I feel like Daunte Stallworth got off way easier than Vick did. But deep down I hope he gets a chance in order to redeem himself, that is a lot of talent to waste.