Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tell Time To Remove Vick From Comeback List
Via Maggie Marton at Change.org - Last week, TIME magazine released their Top 10 Everything of 2010. Coming in at number nine on their list of comebacks of the year? Michael Vick. So it seems that as long as Vick plays well on the field, his dog-fighting days will be forgotten.
While it's true that Vick's high-profile bust brought national attention to the horrors and prevalence of dog fighting, his immediate forgiveness and return to star-athlete status sets a terrible example. The result? Incidents of dog fighting are on the rise in cities like Philadelphia, and young children are becoming involved.
TIME's article is irresponsible. Naming Vick as one of the best comebacks of 2010 sends the message that success on the football field trumps the crimes he committed or the dogs' lives he took. Tell TIME magazine to remove Michael Vick from the list of top comebacks by signing this petition.