Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Michael Vick's Latest Triumphs Still Fall On Deaf Ears......
With the arrival of the Philadelphia Eagles in town this Sunday we also welcome in the most controversial figure of the NFL to the windy city in Michael Vick. Not more than three years since Vick was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison on illegal dog fighting charges, the talk surrounding Vick is less about animal cruelty and more about possibly winning the NFL Most Valuable Player award. This rebirth of a career that was marked by flashes of brilliance at one time has turned into what some would consider the best story going in the NFL. Although Kurt Warner's story line had him transform from supermarket clerk to Super Bowl Champion, Vick's chapters are filled with triumph, tragedy and second chances.
Michael Vick is a true American story.
A college superstar drafted number one overall in 2001. Big money and fame got caught up with the wrong people and made some bad decisions in life. Got caught and paid his dues to society but was allowed a second chance. As we stand right now, Michael Vick has turned his personal shortcomings into Hollywood type of material and yet some people are unwilling to forgive him for his past actions. I cannot understand how some are unwilling to forgive when a man admitted his mistakes and paid his dues all while giving up more than 98% of this country will ever have.
Why cannot some people look past Vick's faults and embrace the next chapter of his life?
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