Michael Vick’s 23-month sentence for running a dog-fighting ring ends today.
Next will be a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as Goodell wants to judge Vick’s contrition for his misdeeds for himself. Whatever the outcome of the meeting, Vick should be reinstated to the NFL immediately. He’s served his time, suffered public humiliation and will never command the salary he once did.
But he deserves the chance to make a living at his chosen profession if there is a franchise willing to take a chance on him. And there will be. What Vick did was heinous, but he didn’t kill anyone like Donte’ Stallworth pleaded guilty to doing in his DUI manslaughter case, and it hasn’t been suggested that Stallworth not be able to return to the NFL.
Vick hasn’t habitually been in trouble with the law like Pacman Jones and how many times has Jones returned to the league?
— Buddy Wright