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Can't forget Vick's crime
November 18, 2010 - Burt Angeli
While Michael Vick shredded the Washington Redskins on Monday night, Bill Plaschke of the LA Times reminded us all of the heinous crime committed by the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. Vick was sent to prison for animal cruelty. One of the survivors, a black pit bull named Mel, goes into convulsions when meeting strangers. The four-year-old refuses to bark to go outside after taking so many beatings. "Some people wonder, are we ever going to let Michael Vick get beyond all this?" said Richard Hunter, Mel’s owner. "I tell them, let's let Mel decide that. When he stops shaking, maybe then we can talk." Pro football fans regard Vick as an MVP candidate. Plaschke also notes “many people will never get over Vick's own admissions of unthinkable cruelty to his pit bulls — the strangling, the drowning, the electrocutions, the removal of all the teeth of female dogs who would fight back during mating.” "How can you support football when you know one of their stars did this to a dog?" Hunter said. "If more people saw Mel at the same time as they saw Michael Vick, he wouldn't be so lauded."
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