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    08-24-2011, 12:11 PM
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Which was the whole point of this thread. To get people aware of this and put pressure where it counts....on the bottom line. Boycott Nike, and they will listen.

I am not against Vick turning things around for himself, though I believe the only thing he is sorry about is having been caught. I just feel that corporations should use due diligence and provide a sponsor they could/should be able to be proud of.

I am doing my buying Nike...ever. Even if they dropped Vick. The fact that they could ever even consider him makes me ill. Dollars for him = no dollars from me.

Stomping off to the Discovery Channel, or....wait....maybe the Travel Channel!!
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    08-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
The question is...has he changed? How do you measure? If you talk about his "media blitz" for anti dog was condition of his release, I bet. If you talk about his money going toward his abused dog's was condition of release, I bet.

So, how does one measure true rehabilitation? By court mandated behavior? Hardly. Only time will tell. As mentioned, I simply hate that he is now a real role model for our children. Why not pick someone who really IS worthy of being a model to mold oneself after?
It's a difficult issue, because our criminal justice system is not set up to judge rehabilitation or remorse.

Take rapists for example, they would serve their time and be released until they do it again. A condition of their release is not usually based on the likelihood reoffense.

As far as them being role models, and convicted criminals, there would be very footballers left if that was a condition of them being allowed to play. Heck look at Roethlisberger and all of his rape allegations, or in other sports Mike Tyson.

I believe they have their jobs because they are talented and that should not make them role models. We really need to educate our kids better about appropriate role models.

I believe that 2/3 of Vick's income is going to debts and fines - so he is earning a fraction of what he would be earning until 2015. I doubt he would have been fined anywhere near that much if he were just Joe Smow from the hood.
    08-24-2011, 03:52 PM
I have to agree...i don't beleive (from what I've read and seen) that his remorse is for anything more then for himself and what he lost ect... not so much the pain and suffering he put those dogs through...
    08-30-2011, 07:57 PM
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So, it was JUST reported in the news that Vick is now the third highest paid quarter back in history with 100 million dollar contract for three years. I will never watch an Eagle game again. A small protest in the big theme, but one I will stand by.

To heck with you...VICK!!
    08-30-2011, 08:35 PM
Goes to show ya $$$$ does ruel the world
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    09-02-2011, 01:14 PM
I read the book about 'The Lost Dogs' and had to skip pages because due to details about how the dogs were treated. Vick can deny culpability but he knew what was going on and I feel was directly involved in animal torture.

I've seen no heartfelt remorse from Vick. He is not an appropriate spokeperson for Nike, not that ethics has much to do with that company's business model. Vick is forever linked to a repulsive practice against creatures whose sole purpose is to be a companion.

I used to wear Nike...not so much these days.

ETA: Signed the petition and will FP share it when I get home.
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