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On the Vick Media

[editor's note, by chris] Although I haven't promoted these kinds of stories which aren't about Cycling, I think there's a valid point here, and anyway it's a slow news day.

I'm watching ESPN and just about gagging.

Michael Vick plead guilty to participating in a dog fighting ring that tortured dogs to death.

Every commentator spent his time talking about how quickly Vick can get back to playing football, and wondering if he'll be in shape after he gets out of prison. What planet are these people from? I think there are some more pressing issues to discuss about this case--I guess it's a shock when the former "face of the NFL" turns out to be deeply involved in something so horrible:

According to the indictment, people betting on the fights established purses as high as $26,000, while dog owners and spectators made side bets. The fights lasted until a dog was killed or it surrendered. Losing dogs, along with those deemed unsuitable for fighting, were sometimes killed by drowning, hanging, beating, shooting or electrocution, the indictment said.

from: Bloomberg

I can wrap my brain around PED use, or recreational drug use, the random DUI, or reckless driving charge. I just can't get my head around this.

Peace summary of facts
Phillips summary of facts

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