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Vick Has Blown $30 Million, But Responsibly

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NFL player Michael Vick garnered a lot of hatred, backlash, and damage to his reputation when it was revealed in 2007 that he was involved in an illegal dog-fighting ring. He later plead guilty to felony charges and spent 21 months in prison, but his past still haunts him in the form of a lot of cash.

Vick says he filed for bankruptcy in 2008, and the legal troubles associated with the dog-fighting–plus previous debts–added up to several million. In fact, he’s spent around $30 million over the last four years alone.

According to TMZ, $10.9 went to taxes, $9.2 mil went to creditors, $2.7 went to lawyers and accountants, and the rest was earmarked for child support and basic living expenses; while many are making it sound like Vick has mismanaged his money, it seems like he was actually trying to be responsible with it. All told, he’s left with about $1.5 million.

However, Vick has been signed on to play with the Philadelphia Eagles in a six-year, $100 million contract, and that means not only a big chunk of change, but a steady source of income which will help him get things back in order.

Vick Has Blown $30 Million, But Responsibly


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  • blaze

    if he can keep his job at this point and let me know how he is doing in 5 years.

    • blame

      I WATCHED HIS BIOGRAPHY WHERE EVERY BODY IN HIS FAMILY KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING BUT KNOW BODY CARED I GUESS ITS HOW YOUR RAISED AND YOUR MORALS MICHEAL VICK IS A HORRIBLE PERSON MAYBE HE HAS CHANGED I DOUT IT IF IT LOOKS LIKE A SNAKE ITS A SNAKE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT MICHEAL VICK WATCH HIS BIOGRAPHY THAN BASE YOUR OPINION ON THAT JUST TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF VERY CRUEL MAN

  • Hannah

    Responsible, eh? Poor guy, only 1.5 million to live on. How much of that went to animal protection charities? I feel sooooooo bad for him, I’m crying tears of blood right now. Show me some proof he’s changed, and maybe I’ll weep a regular tear for him only having a million and half per year to live on. Poor thing.

    • Pam

      Well said, Hannah. He hasn’t changed. Just like it’s said pedophiles don’t CHANGE. No punishment was enough for this fool. He should have poured his undeserved earnings into animal welfare groups. And shame shame on the NFL for letting him back in the game so quickly (if ever). I only hope his despicable acts raised awareness.

      • susie

        He’s the Dexter of animal torture(dont mean dog fights…HIS hanging dogs from trees to kill them & electrocuting them in water…just4fun).I’ve become an avid Steelers fan since Philly hired Vick..ALL his $ should go to animal org. Oh, but look who were talkin about!

      • Pau

        Really? I think he’s doing great. You’ve never done ANYTHING wrong? Interesting. Good for M. Vick for being able to pay for all his financial woes. Good for him for paying that instead of “Blowing” it on cars, houses, etc. The man has got his life back together, good for him!

        • Halo

          Thank U!!!!!!! That is what I mean!

      • Halo

        SO Pam what u r saying is that his children should suffer and he should support the dogs PAHAHAHAHHHAHA!! Hilarious! NOT!

    • T

      Who tyhe fuck are you for someone to show you proof. Go suck a slow one.

  • Abraham Goniff

    WOW he blew 30 MILLION?!! That’s like blowing everybody in California. I already knew he sucked here in Philly,..

  • Starwalker

    @ Hannah, people like you are hilarious. Animal protection charities? really? This whole story is a joke… the man is paying his bills and it is money “blown”. You blow money and cars and women and trips overseas.

  • adfasdfsadf

    all-world talent – empty goon notwithstanding – if he hadn’t been able to recover financially, he WOULD have turned to CRIME.

  • Jeffy

    There’s no way he’s staying in Philly for that entire contract. He’s not exactly the phenom he used to be. By the way, I agree with the “responsible” statement. Sounds like he was doing the right thing for once. If only he could figure out how to play consistently.

  • Makka

    Just shows that being able to throw a football doesn’t mean you are anything more than a retarded scumbag.

  • Makka

    Who cares? He deserves the same fate that he dished out to those dogs.
    He hasn’t changed, he’s doing what his advisors say is necessary. He is still a disgusting specimen.

    • Roth

      I agree

    • Nicholas Neu

      Do you know this for a fact, that he’s the same person? Do you live with him, are you keeping tabs. I can’t stand that he did this to animals, in fact I hate what he did, but you are seriously going to keep hating this man, even after he paid with years in prison. It doesn’t make it any better, but why don’t we look at rapist, at corporations that keep raping regular people, politicians, I can keep going and going. But I think you need to move on, but it seems from your posting, you will always hate this “black man” for things he did, which are horrible things, but I think it’s time to move on. By the way, i’m Irish-German, before you start saying a black man is sticking up for him!!

    • T

      the way they told he did. loser

    • Halo

      By paying off your debt like he did duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://yahoo Dan

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TYPICAL, How can you POSSIBLY SPEND 30 MIL RESPONSIBLY?

  • Roth

    I think that is what he deserves for being a dog killer. Hope he loses another $30 millior or more.

    • Halo

      He didn’t lose it u a.. he paid his bills READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cliff Doyle

    The verb BLOWN is used to describe the use of money irresponsibly, so when it is said that money is blown responsibly it just doesn’t make sense.Poor choice of words by a writer who is seen worldwide.

  • Kathy Burnett

    When I eeven see his face I want to puke…………..I hope he dies a horrible death.

    • Ed.CT

      Don’t ever wish some one die a horrible death, that puts us like him. He will pay when he goo’s down to HELL.
      Ed

      • Halo

        Not if he repents!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    All I see is a dog killer. There are a few things I cannot forgive people for. Animal cruelty is one of them. Killing animals for sport says a lot about a person, regardless of their reasoning for it or their apologies for doing it in Vick’s case. Basic logic should tell you it’s inhumane and wrong. You should never abuse or beat women, children, or animals. Only in circumstances when your life is at risk should you bring harm to any of them.

    • George

      Vick is a piece of shit, and always will be.

      • T

        And your a fuckin queer

    • Kat

      Very well spoken and correct! Those of you that think in the way of “it is just a dog” have something seriously wrong with you. I realize arguing back and forth will not change you. I live in AZ and am a Cardinal fan. Everytime vick got sacked I thought…WELCOME TO AZ YOU PIECE OF SCUM!!!!

      • Kat

        I was referring to Steve’s comment not the idiot just above me.

  • nick

    What has this animal killer done to give back to animal protection etc…my dachshunds are still looking for that low life….I have 0 empathy for this person……

    • spokentruth

      really your dogs are stilling for him?? hes a low life??? come to my part of town and ill personally show u low lifes watch the news as kids are dying everyday from hunger or how about in camden NJ where a woman slashed her own kids throat age 2 or the guy who killed a 6 and 12 year old from being high. human life is more vaulable than a dogs sorry take it how u want it i own a dog as well i love her to pieces i also have 5 kids so i my house is burning down whos lives do u think im more concerned with??? he paid his dues leave the man alone.

  • Truth

    You teabaggers are miserable…do you think MV7 cares about you knuckle draggers think? lol

    • spokentruth

      exactly!!!

  • http://none tom

    How does one RESPONSIBLY spemd 30 million dollars in their lifetime much less 4 years? Irresponsible behavior to begin with? What a moron to get that deep in debt but then the eagles are going to pay him 100 million but I have no idea what for.

  • Mac

    Hannah,

    You are so ignorant. Give it a rest. He has completed his sentence and works with animal rights groups regularly. Since his release, Vick has so far proven to be on the right track. It’s time for you to turn the corner and look on the positives he is doing instead of taking the easy road and just keep blaming Vick.

    • jane

      What you don’t understand is,it takes a special kind of evil asshole to torture anything…..I could care less about his career,other than ITS A SHAME SOMEONE DESERVING OF BEING AN EXAMPLE TO CHILDREN DOES’NT HAVE HIS JOB,HIS HOUSE,HIS MONEY,HIS INFLUENCE!People capable of that don’t change.

      • T

        shut up and go cry some where else about it!

  • me

    To all the folks making negative comments…..let’s see, a third went to taxes (responsible), a little over another third went to bills (again, responsible), and the last third of the money is set aside for child support and living expenses (yet again, responsible)…..not to mention a remaining $1.5 mil in free flow cash to burn if he wanted to. You all are idiots….sounds like Vick was being responsible (this time) and you all are just idiot haters that wish you had a fraction of his athletic talent let alone a fraction of his money.

    • http://yahoo James

      He’s still a dog killer and I refuse to watch any eaggles games if he is in it

      • bo

        And your wife, grandmother, and daughter are stinking sluts.

        • EPAC

          TYPICAL, uneducated black man thinking. LOL!!

      • T

        you think he or anyone else care about who you watch?

      • trapper71

        WHO CARES?? IT Was jus a dog… how many animals have u killed that nobody knows abt? its sad how he got more time for that than he would have he killed somebody….how messed up is that/

        • dani

          !!!!!!!!!agreed

      • Halo

        You need to watch your spelling!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Lisa

        Michael Vick was/is & will always be a thug. It has nothing to do w/the color of his skin. He has people to help him w/his public image but behind closed doors he most likely continues to fight dogs (which is breaking the law and NOT responsible) only now he has more layers of protection so he does not get caught again. Do not let his seeming remorse sway you into believing he has changed because he most likely has not. And to any who comment about it ‘just being a dog’ – anyone who can intentionally inflict pain on another living creature that can feel pain, definitely has something wrong w/them. People who think there is nothing wrong w/that also have something wrong w/them. That’s just the way it is.

        • Halo

          So U have never inflicted pain on ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!??????????? I doubt it very seriously. I’m going to put it like this if I had to choose between my Pitbull(who I luv to death but want to kill her sometimes when she does things she knows she should’t)and my Human family, ah, they would definitely come first. For real I dont even think he should have went to jail. It was a damn dogs for christ sake not a child, man, woman. Animals are beneath me sorry. Last i checked humans were at the top of the food chain! Also, do you eat meat? Because those animals are sometimes tortured for us to have them to eat, IJS!

        • EPAC

          ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ON!!

      • dani

        well more good football for us….who do u think ur hurting by not watchin…haha

  • Ed.CT

    How some one can make that kind of money when kids are going to bed with nothen to eat. it’s say’s a lot about what the world thinks of us. JMO

  • jane

    Hey its his money,but I don’t care to hear anything about him. All I can think of is those poor animals with their lips knawed off and parts of there faces missing.
    If I were an eagles fan,they definitely would have lost me by signing this p.o.s. who does’nt even deserve to walk the earth. I urge all animal lovers to boycott the eagles,and vicks clothing line!

  • doctor

    The American people never cease to amaze with how evil they are. Michael Vick has served his time, paid his debt back to society, and is doing very well spiritually and socially. People need to get a grip, it was a dog, that has killed more people than Vick has dogs. Give it a rest. People are dying every day at the hands of murders and rapists, yet you people over look these ills and care more for a dog than human life. To suggest one can not forgive a person for dog abuse is insane and ungodly. Something is terrible wrong with this picture.

    • spokentruth

      THANK U WELL SPOKEN!!!!!

    • austin

      Yes It’s your grammer

      • austin

        *grammar

    • JIM

      Its the way he killed those dogs is what bothers everyone…………..This man will have to answer to god for his actions and I only hope god will turn all those pit he TORTURED on his sorry ass….

      • EPAC

        RIGHT ON!!!

    • mc

      They say he’s paid his debt to society, that’s he’s paid creditors, lawyers, etc, but he has paid a dime to the dogs that survived the hell he put them through, NO!!!!!!! When this all came out he was going to pay just over 1M to help the rehabilitation and medical costs for the dogs and then he filed bankruptcy. I don’t care what anyone says, until he helps out those dogs, in my opinion he debt is NOT repaid.

      • blazeofglory

        Actually, read the story at the link below:

        http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129989424

        Vick was required to pay $1 million for the care and rehabilitation of the dogs from his self-named “Bad Newz Kennel.” Out of the 51 dogs that were confiscated, 47 were able to be rehabilitated. Some still live at sanctuaries while others have gone on to loving homes and still others have become certified therapy dogs.

        That being said….do I think that Vick regrets for one instant the hell that he put those dogs through? Do I think for a second that he’s been “changed” by this whole situation? Hells to the NO! I think his biggest regret is that he got caught and had he not, I think he’d still be doing what he was doing. It takes a special kind of @$$hole to do what he did, and I think there’s a special place in Hell for him and those who were in it with him, but we all have to answer to a higher power some day, so I could be wrong about that. I recall watching an interview with him on television not long after he got out of prison where he was whining about having to explain to his kids why they aren’t allowed to have a puppy (“Daddy did a bad thing” was his explanation). Cry me a river, you jerk. Tell your kids about the “bad thing” you did and see how keen they are to have “Daddy” around their puppy.

        As for the $30 million he “blew?” He had to blow a significant amount of money to start with on frivilous crap in order to incur the amount of debt that it takes $30 million to cure. Only $1.5 million to live on? Again, cry me a river. Most of mainstream America who have significantly more brains than he does make do with much less!

  • Peter

    I would like to throw him in one of the pits he used for his dog fighting. Hopefully they would rip him to shreds..then he would justifiably be denied medical treatment-just like the dogs were denied. Too bad he cannot be disposed of by drowning,hanging, electrocution or shooting-just like the dogs. He is one of the most despicable humans? ever known to mankind. He deserves every negative event in his life.

    • T

      what a dumbass

    • EPAC

      YEP!!! YOU GOT IT RIGHT. THANKS!!

  • t black

    How could u have more respect for a damn mut over a human being..who cares about dogs being abused or let alone any animal when human beings treat others with no respect…the problem with modern society is we treat animals like they are people…they dont speak they dont properly listen come on america thats exactly why other countries laugh at our policies and beliefs…this shit is a joke too me…Mike Vick is the man worth 100 million..im tired of walking around my neighborhood seeing dogs run wildly because people feel they need to…should have domesticated the monkey society would be better off

    • Peter

      Respect is earned. He lost any he had. His working with animal rights groups is simply a public relations play to repair his image. His actions revealed a deep evil character. Come on now-you are revealing your ignorance and stupidity. Did you graduate high school?

      • G

        Actually to be ignorant and stupid the man has to be wrong and since we are discussing a topic of opinion there is no wrong answer but to attend a topic of fact ur the ignorant one you asked if he graduated high school why he did nothing to indicate that he didnt just because he typed everything as one sentence doesnt mean a thing typing grammar spelling and punctuation dont refelct knowledge comprehension does and as long as somebody can comprehend its all good boujie ass n1gg@

        • G

          he actually did make an attempt to seperate the sentences lol

      • EPAC

        RIGHT ON!!

    • playball2000

      Gee, most people that make the negative comments are racist. they sit around and wait for a prominent African American to mess up. then they try to crucify them. Even after MV has paid his debt to society they are still talking about the value of dogs, because their racists selves never thought a AA was worth more than their dogs anyway.

      Dogs are animals, they rank below any human. I have a dog, but he’s not nearly worth the life of a human.

      People still mad about MV, get a life and quit with the racist/loser way of thinking

    • Cannonjim

      Wrong we are suppose to be the intelligent ones and it is cruel to injure animals for your entertainment.I have more respect for an animal because it acts like it is suppose to.Unlike some humans who act like animals.I treat my dogs like dogs but I also treat them with respect and not like they are a piece of crap for me to discard or abuse.It is called being a responsible pet owner,what happens if a dog that has been trained to fight gets loose and kills a child or elderly person?Bet you would be the first one to blame the dog and not the owner.Oh he not worth 100 mil. he worth 1.7 till he next set of check roll in all it takes is a blown knee or a bunch of more turnovers and his will be fired.

    • Kat

      are you truly as disgusting as your remarks? At the end of our life we are judged on our actions as well as thoughts (something you might consider). His 21 months in jail was not nearly as harsh as what he did to defenseless animals. It gives me comfort to know he has not nearly paid the price!!

      • EPAC

        YEP, YOU GOT IT!! THANKS.

  • John Luchi

    Amanda Crum…..more of a moron than a reporter….she just reposts others stories…
    As for this story…no way should the word blown be used…i dont care if you add responsibly…he paid what he owed…today that should be commended…Michael Vick…..Thanks!!

  • playball2000

    Mike has done more good and bad than most of the people on this message board. It is evil not to forgive and to hang on to hate just because you can. Mike served his time, he has not returned to that lifestyle and by all accounts has been a model citizen.

    Those of you that still want to hate and wish bad on him are showing your true colors.

  • spike

    the headline says it all about yahoo’s reporting. He blew 30mil but did it responsibly????? Then the article goes on to say that he paid debts with it not blew it, what a joke. The guy paid his dues, get off his back, hater!!!!

  • Gee

    Only pathetic losers see Vick in a negative light after all he has done to be an upright citizen!!!!

    I tell U what… JUST COME OUT & DECLARE HOW RACIST YOU ARE THUS CAN’T SEE A BLACK MAN SUCCEED!!

    • Halo

      AMEN!!!!!

    • pc

      He is a dog killer who really has never lived up to it.

      • Elizabeth Allancorte

        VICK is a convicted felon. He will never again be able to vote, YEH!!! He not only killed his own dogs, he tortured them to death. He MIGHT have some football talent but, there are lots of other decent BLACK men who do & deserve their due way more than a jerk like VICK. As Ganhdi said, “The measure of a nation & the people in it is shown in how they treat their animals”. VICK GETS a big fat F!!! OJ Simpson was also a very talented & successful football player who thought he should be able to to abuse & kill. He was finally caught & legally tried & like VICK found GUILTY of his HEINOUS CRIMES, YEH!!!!

      • M.

        And what are you??? A cat killer?? LMAO

    • JT

      I`ll root for him but he`s not as bad as Obama who is for partial birth killings of young black kids.He also defended slumlords against poor blacks.

      • blazeofglory

        Oh, wow…you think that Obama’s policy on partial birth abortions is ONLY for “Young black kids?” Are you serious???? Get a clue, that policy doesn’t discriminate any more than a white person who hates what Vick did discriminates. I’d hate who he is and what he did just as much no matter what color he was! It’s the bad act that those of us who speak for the animals hate! Not the color of his skin! Sheesh…..

    • blazeofglory

      Hmmm…he’s been caught, tried, and convicted of killing animals in some of the most heinous ways possible. His legacy will be that he was caught, tried and convicted of killing animals in some of the most heinous ways possible. If they don’t know already, his children will someday know about what he did. He will someday have to answer to God for what he did. More than a sports icon, he will forever be remembered as “that guy” who tortured defenseless animals. He now has a felony record that will follow him for the rest of his life, no matter where he goes, and no matter who he plays for. Yes, what a “successful black man” he is.

      Success is not defined by the amount of money you make, the accolades you receive for playing football, or the trophies you acquire. It’s defined by the legacy you leave behind. His will forever be tainted by who he is and what he did. Yeah, that’s successful, all right….Let’s just put up a statue in his honor. I’m sure truly successful black men like Colin Powell, Denzel Washington, and even President Obama himself will be lining up to attend the opening ceremonies of this black man you call “successful.”

    • EPAC

      ONLY humans like you & Vick would think or act like this. Get a life of your own, BLACK man. He’s just as bad as another SUCCESSFUL, black man, football player like OJ Simpson. They are both KILLERS!!

  • JT

    Tea Party not baggers.The group that is for truth and responsibility.
    I root for my team(Eagles)not because of Vick,but because they`re my team.I spend thousands /yr. on homeless cats and dogs so it was good to see Vick doing the same after the terrible things that he did.

  • Fox

    All you dog lovers should send money to starving children around the world and stop btching about all the other non sense

    • Halo

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cannonjim

      Be better off sending birth control pills for the parents of the starving children.If you can’t provide then don’t give birth that would be the intelligent thing to do as a human as to where dogs get screwed by humans all the time.Rather use my money to help dogs who can’t help what humans do to them.

  • Celeryface

    Let him be, he paid his dues (30 Million) and took care of what he had too. I think he’s a stand up dude for doing what hes done after all the problems he had. I would pay things off to if I had 100 Million coming in.

  • Open your eyes

    Whos business is it any way?, Stay out of his pocket, is he in your.

    • harold

      get off his back he paid his debt oh by the way im white

  • I’mBossy Antoinette

    I LOVE MICHAEL AND A FAN SINCE HE WAS IN COLLEGE. HE HAS PAID WHAT HE OWES, TO EVERYBODY AND DOG, AND HE MOST OF ALL HAS PAID WHAT HE OWES TO HIS HEAVENLY FATHER. THAT IS ALL THAT COUNTS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT. WE ALL ARE DIRT UNDERNEATH JESUS FEET, NO MATTER WHO WE ARE. DOG FIGHTING OR ANIMAL ABUSE GOES ON ALL THE TIME ALL OVER THE WORLD, MICHAEL JUST GOT SNITCHED ON AND WAS A FAMOUS,EXTREMELY TALENTED QB THAT GAVE EVERY TEAM HE FACED FITS, RICH BLACK MAN. WHITE, HISPANIC ETC CULTURES ABUSE AND FIGHT ANIMALS AS SPORT AND GAME ON THE REGULAR, BUT MOST WILL NEVER GET CAUGHT BECAUSE WHAT IS THE GAIN FROM BUSTING A SMALL TIME OPERATION IN SHIT KICK, ARKANSAS. LEAVE THIS MAN ALONE AND LET HIM BE, HE IS ALREADY GETTING HIS ASS KICKED ON THE FEILD BECAUSE HE GOT A OFFENSIVE LINE MADE UP OF A BUNCH OF BITCHES THAT CAN’T STOP MY TEN YEAR OLD LITTLE SISTER FROM COMING THROUGH. SO HE MAY NOT MAKE IT THRU THIS SEASON WITH OUT GETTING THRU THE DOG FIGHTS HE IS IN ON THAT FOOTBALL FEILD. STOP HATING AND PASSING JUDGEMENT AND SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wendell

    Dude, people in other countries eat dogs and cats…regularly. People fight chickens, people fight dogs…as a matter of fact it was an American tradtion 2 centurys ago. I love dogs and really don’t care for the Eagles or mike Vick. But he did his time he paid his debt. People are getting less grief for injuring humans but Mike vick must be thrown under the jail for ever???? Man GTFOH

    • Tate

      senselessly killing a living animal is not the same as injuring a person Mr. Wendell

  • http://Yahoo Howard

    Michael Vick is scum. Now, before you black guys that read this start in on how I a a racist, let me tell you this. I am married to the sweetest, most wonderful black women in the world. She agrees with me on Vick. Anyone that would mistreat a poor defenseless animal of any kind is scum. I do not care if he is being responsible now. He did what he did and he cannot take it back. He can’t bring back those poor dead dogs. It makes me sick that the Eagles are paying him all that money. He should have to pay all of it to the Humane Society.

    • Lisa

      Like your comment Howard – I agree w/it 100%.

    • lisa camacho

      who cares what color you or your wife is???what does it have to do with this???

      • M.

        LOL……

    • Pat Sullivan

      TRUE TRUE TRUE

    • Pat Sullivan

      TRUE TRUE TRUE

    • Pat Sullivan

      TRUE TRUE TRUE

    • kevin

      since you’re such a great person, how many dogs have you rescued? how much money have to donated to the humane society? how many animals have you helped? it’s one thing to bash someone for their past mistakes (albeit a big one) when you yourself probably haven’t done enough either. At least this guy is trying to get his life back on track, that’s better than someone who is still trying to hold him down. He already paid and is still paying for his crimes, what more do you expect from him that you won’t do yourself?

    • kevin

      since you’re such a great person, how many dogs have you rescued? how much money have to donated to the humane society? how many animals have you helped? it’s one thing to bash someone for their past mistakes (albeit a big one) when you yourself probably haven’t done enough either. At least this guy is trying to get his life back on track, that’s better than someone who is still trying to hold him down. He already paid and is still paying for his crimes, what more do you expect from him that you won’t do yourself?

      • kevin

        oh and i have a black dog and a black cat…hahahahaha like it matters

      • kevin l

        Get a life people. 1. why does race have to be involved in EVERYTHING? who gives a crap if the person is black or white? When its all said and done he did time lost money got a second chance get over it. 2. ok he killed dogs bad for him. he didnt kill people. DOGS. they dont have thumbs keep them as a animal & stop treating them as humans!!!

    • Susita

      Shame on Nike for paying him loads of money to be a representative for their brand. There are LOTS of athletes who have not been responsible for the suffering of innocent animals who surely would be a better representatives than Vick.

    • John

      @Howard – You’re one of those people who says, “some of my best friends are Black”. Yet you secretly dislike us. But you love to warm your bed with our women. Michael Vick has paid for his crime. He has paid off his debts and is attempting to be a better man, but that’s not good enough for you. You probaably wouldn’t be satisfied unless he was hanging from a tree. Yes, I think you’re a racist. In fact the worst kind – the kind who hides in his own twisted sense of morality. You would probably look at a homeless Black man and call him lazy and step over him without even knowing his circumstance, but you would take a stray dog into your home and feed him.You probably think Rush Limbaugh is an upright choir boy who only wants the best for the people. But me, being a Christian who truly knows what forgiveness is, I forgive you for your condemnation of one of God’s children, and as an American who believes everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even one as ignorant as yours.

      • Andrew

        You are the true racist ..you think evry white man that has an opinion about someone of african american descent is a racist and you secretly think all white men are evil…get a grip…not all white people hate black people moron…and there are a ton of white homeless people out there too… Your judgement of that guy and his comments is the most uninteligent comment I have ever heard..grow up ..Not all white peolpe are out to get you..haha.

    • MJ

      Agree w/Lisa Comacho…Howard, who cares about the race of your wife. She wrote off black men when she chose you so her comments arent surprising. In turn, black men have written her a** off because she’s with you…just like the both of you have written off Vick. So what, you’re a judgemental interraccial couple….Yaaaayyyy !!!!

  • Keith

    HAHA…OMG…y’all think he paid all that to his creditors, attorneys, accountants, child support, taxes, etc. out of the goodness of his heart and because he’s so responsible and such a good guy??? Get a grip folks!

  • http://myrtlebeachramblings.blogspot.com/ Myrtle Beached Whale

    Vick blew a lot more than that in prison.

  • http://yahoo michael

    Why is it that people go CRAZY over this piece of garbage fighting dogs, but, most of you people think killing an unborn baby is just a ok?! Why arent you this passionate about sticking up for ALL of those that have no voice?!

  • Burgess

    Howard was it your sweet and innocent Dog he was fighting? No i don’t think so I’ve seen officers of the law shoot down innocent Dogs all because they was intimidated by the animal. He payed his debt to society did his time came out broke and worked his way backed to the top. Heck those Corporate Wall Street Guys killed themselves when all their money was taken them.

    • fred

      Did you see what Vick pled guilty to? Drowning, beating electrocuting and shooting these dogs. hes a piece of shit just like you. ;-)

  • Lamar Huffman

    Good for him. It sounds like his second chance is being well used. Keep up the good work, Michael.

  • reg

    Damn govt. took around 36% of his money. So just imagine how much more he could’ve given to his children if they only took 20%.

    • bob ahram

      The ten million wasn’t just current taxes, I believe he owed back taxes too.

  • KC

    These stupid ignorant football players, throw money away like it were nothing while most of the rest of us have to break our backs just to get by, it’s pitiful! I was a golf shop worker in Vegas a few years ago and a black superstar basketball player booked a foursome, came in and bought four complete sets of clubs ,shoes, outfits, balls and even bought 4 gps units for tracking their balls; after the round they just left all the stuff in their carts and left the course. When we contacted him he told us to keep all the stuff, he didn’t want any baggage: the idiot dropped 12K and just left it and didn’t care what we did with the equipment after leaving. The obsene way these children bleed through money is sickening and I laugh every time one of them is broke!

    • JS

      Why’d you have to mention that the basketball player was black? I hope you realize that white athletes have had poor spending habits and have gone bankrupt as well…

      • Tate

        look at how many players have gone broke…majority black

    • Robert Gentry

      hey stupid did you see what he spent the money on.

  • Adolfo

    Facts are Facts. The man bred, raised, trained and fought dogs. He went to prison, he served a sentence WE as society deemed was fair and released him. End of story. He paid his debt to society with his prison sentence. He has paid through varies charities financially to support animal rights. He has gone out of his way to TRY and get his life back after making a horrible life decision of fighting dogs. But when is enough, enough?. When are we going to say OK he is trying. Some will say that the only reason he is doing what he is doing is because he got caught. But that is 98% of the population. We will do something that might not be right if we thought we would get away with it.
    Look at any community in the country and you will find..child molesters, wife beaters, drug dealers and murders that live freely without someone pointing their way after serving a prison term that is a joke. But since they are not high profile…we say WHO CARES?
    Leave the man alone, let him continue to right his ship and see what the future holds for him.. we might be surprised.
    But if any of you finger pointers is squeeky clean..then by all means continue with your witch hunt and live on.
    Only God is sin free. The rest of ALL of us have skeletons in our closets..Period!

    • Robert Gentry

      i couldn’t have said it better myself

    • mike davis

      at last someone making a good point , most of be comments is nothing but hatred.

    • dani

      agreed

    • dani

      agreed

  • all

    Who gives a shi* about Vick. He’s lucky to even be playing. Are we supposed to feel bad that this punk has millions and had to pay bills? No. As far as I’m concerned, the Eagles wasted 100 million on this doob. His good playing days are over, back when he killed dogs. Now he’s just another convict getting a lucky break.

    • Robert Gentry

      what you mad it is not you. you must be white

      • Tate

        and you must be black or white trash…can’t speak English

      • http://yahoo jack

        Why don’t you write to vick and ask fo a dolla sooz you canz learnz to readz..and writz or is is whites..

    • http://yahoo jack

      White on..I just bagged on the shine who could not write correctly to his racist comment to you..

    • mike davis

      good for the convicts now look out for the nuts who post junk like this, thats where the problems still at. angry nut going to kill someone.

  • ticketmeister1@yahoo.com

    interesting comments

  • Dandy Don

    AS Dandy Don Used to say SHUT UP Howard!!

    • larry

      Why worry, he will get an NFL pension worth over 1M when he is done playing.

  • Mary

    Really people? How can you defend Michael Vick? He paid his debt to society? Wrong!!!He should still be in prison and he should definitely not be in the NFL. Convicted felons have no business in the NFL, but, of course the NFL is full of thugs at the present time. It is not the honorable organization it was in the past. Regardless, Michael Vick is a dog torturer and murderer. And I don’t want to hear about his environment and all that b.s. and who cares if he is black, white, brown, etc. that has nothing to do with it. He knows what is wrong and what is right. And stop with it’s just a dog. What the heck does that mean? It’s acceptable? Absolutely not. What you admirers of Vick’s should ask is why a man who was talented and had money decided to become part of an illegal business and torture and kill dogs? Why don’t you see that whatever you are is irrelevant when you are a criminal? That is all you will ever be to me. And the absolute idiot who said don’t you ever make mistakes. Yes, I do and so does everyone else including you, but this wasn’t a mistake. He hanged, electrocuted, drowned, slammed to the ground, and murdered numerous dogs. This was not an accident so stop it with the dumb comments. Would you want a convicted sex offender around your children or any children? No, well I don’t want Michael Vick around my dogs or any dogs. I don’t give a crap about his finances except that he should be paying money monthly to animal rescues for the rest of his useless life. And, by the way, he would still be doing this if he hadn’t gotten caught. What a total piece of crap he is and everyone else who fights,tortures, and kills animals.

    • Chris

      explain to me the debt to society he owes?? He fought dogs illegally and he served his time. get over yourself your opinion doesnt matter for shit.

      • josh

        you know the humane society and peta kill more “innocent” animals than mike vick ever did or ever would right?

        • dani

          amen

          • kevin l

            very well said

    • Linda

      VERY WELL SAID!!!!

    • TH

      Mary, you’re the problem with society. I agree that what he did is wrong, terrible even, and you’re right, he can’t take it back. However he was sentenced and served his time in jail. If you don’t like it, fight against the legal system. As far as him being able to play in the NFL, it is what it is. He still has talent, and is an exciting player to watch. Who cares if he went to jail? If that is your stance than every person who has ever received a DWI/DUI should lose their jobs too? Even though they were in no way work-related? That makes no sense. Just because he is a football player doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be treated the same as every other normal person. A normal person would still be able to find a job after going to prison, it just so happens his job is football.
      Get over yourself with your mentality of trying to make everyone feel bad for liking Vick when he plays football. I’m a dog lover 100% I agree what he did is wrong. But he plays football, he isn’t running for president of the United States.

      • M.

        Thank you! (o:

    • michael

      Mary stop it. It is just a dog. You have no problem with them killing cows for food or your sneakers or clothes. There are people who sell drugs but because they rat on someone else serve less than 6 months and are back on the street. Do not compare a sex offender with animal cruelty. That is being just insensitive to someone who had to deal with a real monster. You probably are the dumb person to run into a burning house to save a dog and end up costing a fireman his life saving yours.

    • Lisa

      He is an adult and made every effor to hide what he was doing. He knew it was wrong. What he did to animals is despicable and disgusting. There are many crimes you can not ‘pay back to society’. I don’t think our system works when not only is he a free man, but back in the public spotlight. He doesn’t deserve it. He knew exactly what he was doing, made daily conscious decisions to do that, and should be reminded daily of the consequences of those decisions.

      • herb

        so killing is a dog not repayable to society..please..next time you hit an animal on the street… since you care so much please take the time to hold a mourning ceremony..

    • herb

      ARE YOU SERIOUS YOU MUST BE A VEGAN BECAUSE IF YOU WERE HUNGRY ENOUGH YOU WOULDN’T GIVE A S*** ABOUT A DOG.. ITS AN ANIMAL PUT ON THIS EARTH TO BE USED AT OUR DISCRETION. I

    • OMG

      Why not you just drop DEAD!!!!! with your thoughts!!! and about what you think!!! there are known people who have killed, robbed and rapped that are still on the streets, so go get a life!! and I have a dog that is like my only son! but I also had a brother that lost his life to A drunk driver! that is still walking, and driving the streets, and didn’t do a day in jail, and two other brothers that were killed, when one was robbed and hit in the head with a 2×4, and the other was shoot in the chest and died two days later. So who cares about what you think…………..

      • herb

        so your worried about dogs but yet your telling someone to drop dead…people with minimal education are known to be followers..they have you by a leash so i now understand your sentiment towards your fellow family member..the great dane..

  • dani

    who gives a flying F*** about some damn dogs. If us humans didnt make them into pets trust and believe they would be fighting in the f****** anyways. True he was wrong for making them fight,but you damn people put more value on a dog’s life then a human’s life. blah blah blah animals cant speak up for themselves and neither can some people. leave the man the hell alone,he paid his debt let him BE!!! people been harder on him then people who rape woman,molest children and deal drugs. get a f****** life people….gosh….and i dnt normally comment on s*** like this but yall outta f****** hand with this mike vick s***

    • bud

      dani you are one sick person

      • dani

        let me be that

      • kevin l

        Thank you dani

    • Brad

      Agreed – Dani is a complete loser, creep and degenerate. Let’s put him in a cell with Michael and let the two of them make sick love to each other.

      • dani

        ha ha im a woman and would love to be in a cell with this sexy hunk of a man………

      • dani

        ha ha im a woman and would love to be in a cell with this sexy hunk of a man………

      • herb

        are you serious right now you put a man in jail over some dogs the people eat in certain countries..save that cell for a killer or a man who rapes women.. or does that just not cross your mind

        • dani

          thank you herb,these folks aint wired right and believe and follow whatever everyone else is saying and doing…mindless robots…..

          • herb

            thats exactly what i said below they are on leashes.. so i know why they care so much about animals because they pretty much have become them

    • nick

      nah fuck that dani is right while you dont go fuck with all these people that go rape and kill. yea vick did do something that was wrong but he served his time went to the bottom of the bottom and came all the way back up. so for that i respect that, everybody makes mistakes especially involving money so why dont you all put yourselves in that position and if there wher thousands of dollars involved you would do the same thing so go ahead get off dat.

    • Joel

      You said it man….I haven’t heard anyone else getting prosecuted for the same crime…when you have a lot of human (mostly anglo-europeans) killing DEERs …..for SPORT …AAAAhhh…WOW…REALY.

      • dani

        my point….exactly….cant be half wrong half right…..either its all the way wrong or its ok…lol…hell ppl in seoul korea eat dogs daily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck a mut lol

    • Linda

      Wow!
      Animal lovers like myself will never see Michael Vick as anything more than human waste. I personally do put more value on a dogs life than a persons life when the person is capable of such violence. Especially when a person had more options/resourcesavailabl3e to them than the average person will ever have…. It’s sad that such talent was wasted on such a horrible human being and more importantly that he used his wealth to participate in such a barbaric illegal activity. As far as the comments about white black etc goes it doesn’t belong on this post. The comment about rapists etc – you may want to look into the relationship between people who abuse animals and people who abuse other people there is definitely a link. Also, everyone is entitled to speak there mind and be respectful of others opinions. That is why these posts are here – you may actually see things from a different point of view by keeping an open mind.

      • dani

        ok your human waste how can you even half way treat a dog better than a human?? how f****** stupid do you sound. plz find the tallest building in ur city and jump FAST

    • Deshun Hunt

      I agree with you 100% Dani leave the man!!

    • Deshun Hunt

      I agree with you 100% Dani leave the man alone dang!!

  • blame

    I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD SHUT UP AND WATCH HIS VIDEO AND SEE IF YOU BELIEVE HE IS A REFORMED MAN HE JUST ACTING A CERTAIN WAY FOR THE TIME BEING BUT HE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RESOLVE HIS CRUEL NATURE BECAUSE ONCE A SNAKE ALWAYS A SNAKE ITS ALL A GET OUT OF JAIL ACT FOR THE TIME BEING HE IS SON HIS BEST BEHAVIOR FOR NOW LOL

    • herb

      That is the most foolish thing I’ve heard in a long time, cruel nature….there dogs, that get thrown in a cage..boxers, MMA, and UFC fighters do that everyday be concerned with that you sound like the type to be jealous by the lack of thought you just put into those wasted keystrokes.

      • blame

        YOUR REALLY NOT ALL THERE IAM SAYIMG THAT CRUELTY SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED IN ANY SITUATION AND YOUR COMPAIRISM ARE REALLY QUITE IGNORANT TO SAY THE MOST WERE COMPARING APPLES TO ORANGES WHAT DOES YOUR COMMENT HAVE TO DO WITH DOG FIGHTING THOSE PEOPLE YOUR TALKING ABOUT HAVE THE CHOICE TO BE IN THOSE SPORTS DA

        • herb

          Ignorance would you being so upset with another persons choices who was in jail for almost 2 years over an animal..if it was someone close to you you’d be saying how its wrong for that to happen. he could have been fined or anything but to put someone in jail over that is just ridiculous..

          p.s. we can read your comment wether its on CAPS LOCK or not..

          • blame

            NO I COULD’NT SAY I WOULD BECAUSE I WAS BROUGHT UP WITH GOOD MORAL TO TREAT OTHERS ANIMAL OR HUMANS THE WAY I WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED ITS CALLED CARING AND COMPASION FOR ALL LEAVING CREATURES SO NO I WOULD’NT FEEL BAD IF YOU DO THE CRIME YOU HAVE TO DO THE TIME

  • matt

    While I don’t agree with what he has done, he has stepped up to make amends. He could have said, “I filed bankruptcy, and the rest of you can sit on a tack.”. He paid his old debts so he can start to do the right thing.

    • Brad

      Matt – Vick (contrary to your comment) did file for bankruptcy in 2008 and stiffed his creditors then. He’s not eligible to file again for 3 or so years.

  • lawrence smith

    I’m white and like fact the he has spent all that money and other things he has done to make his amends. I also believe he is getting counsel from good people and doing his best to follow that counsel.

    • sam

      Brad,
      Actually 21 months in prison does wash away his behavior, that is what we call in the USA paying your debt to society, and knowing that one of our judges thought the penalty fit the crime. But your just an angry person and that shows, if he stiffed creditors in 2008 that was under protection from bacruptcy and he is making the effort to repay what he can. I am not saying he is a saint but he is making an effort to make ammends and to make himself a better person. Mabey something you should do and leave the hate at the house.

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