Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Should Michael Vick be reinstated?

That is a great question and we will all wait to see the answer from the NFL. There are a few reasons why I think that he should be and a few why he shouldn't be. Athletes these days have the mentality that they can do whatever they want and get away with it. In the case of Vick, he didn't get away with it and had to pay like anyone else would of had to. Reinstated Vick would demonstrate that athletes can do things and end up playing again. On the other hand it also shows that if they get their life in order then they should be willing to play again.
Who knows if Vick has truly changed his ways, he has always had trouble with the law. It is only a matter of time. Vick is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NFL and if the league wants to have good ratings and I am sure that they do with the current economy, then they will reinstate Vick. Vick is a great player and was well on schedule for the Hall of Fame when all the legal issues began.

In my opinion I think that he should be reinstated. There are many other players that have more of a history than Vick that get reinstated, for example, the ex-cowboy Adam "Pacman" Jones. I say give Vick another chance, but put serious constraints on the reinstatement and that if he has any other legal issues then he won't get a second chance. I, like most people want to see him play again and it would make for a better NFL season.


BethAnn said...

If anyone needs an extreme makeover, it's Michael Vick. Vick needs to revitalize his image to prove to commissioner Goodell and to the public that he's changed his ways. To me, being a good prisoner while incarcerated isn't enough to prove his remorse. He should hit the circuit with Oprah, GMA, the Today Show, etc to plead his case. It wouldn't hurt to do some volunteer work with PETA or the Humane Society as well. Someone will eventually take him though. Definitely not for the $130 million contract he signed with the Falcons originally, but anything is better than making $10/hr doing construction.

Thayne said...

I say give him one more chance but have strict rules for him. I say if he has anything go wrong with the law, let it be a speeding ticket, DUI, or whatever and then he is gone. One chance and if blown, never to allow him to play.