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07-27-09, 09:16 PM #1
In what is sure to be a quiet Buffalo Bills season, Terrell Owens may be catching passes from Michael Vick
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -Terrell Owens wants Michael Vick to be reinstated immediately by the NFL, and said any extension of the quarterback's suspension would be similar to "kicking a dead horse."
Speaking after the Buffalo Bills training camp practice Sunday morning, the star receiver referred to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of Vick's status as "unfair." Owens also lobbied to have more of the league's high-profile players voicing their opinion in support of Vick and asked the NFL Players Association to become more involved.
"I think he's done the time for what he's done. I don't think it's really fair for him to be suspended four more games," Owens said, referring to reports that the NFL is considering to further punish Vick. "It's almost like kicking a dead horse in the ground. ... The guy's already suffered so much. And to add a four-game suspension on a two-year prison sentence, that's ridiculous."
Vick met with Goodell this week but has yet to learn when he will be allowed to resume his NFL career. The former Falcons star was suspended indefinitely in August 2007 after he admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation.
Vick has served a 23-month federal sentence and was freed from home confinement on July 20. He must still serve three years' probation.
Owens said Vick deserves a second chance.
"Why shouldn't he? I mean, there's a lot more guys around the league that have done far more worst things than that and gotten second chances," Owens said.
Owens said he would welcome Vick as a teammate.
"Michael Vick is a guy that really hasn't any character issues besides what he got a prison sentence for, so why not?" he said.
Bills safety George Wilson, the team's NFLPA representative, agreed with Owens.
"How do you bring a man out of suspension and then suspend him again? I mean, he's paid his debt," Wilson said. "I think you just continue to hold him down by bringing him back and then suspend him."
Wilson said he intends to discuss Vick's status with Owens and other teammates to determine whether to bring the Bills players' position to the union.
"We'll see where it goes, but I think Terrell is right in stating his position," Wilson said. "This is an instance where perhaps our players association needs to try to get involved."
The union's position has been that it will support Vick on a personal level until Goodell decides how to proceed. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith met with Vick this past week, and intends to discuss the player's status with Goodell.
The Bills have declined comment on discussing Vick.
07-28-09, 12:18 PM #2
Wonder who will pick up Vick with the restrictions that the NFL put on him?"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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07-28-09, 12:30 PM #3
I don't know about most other jobs - but if you become (or already are) a convicted felon... it kinda makes work harder... if your butt isn't already fired... so I would think that he would be happy to at least still be on the roster...
and let's add that he's supposed to be a "role model"... what message is that giving, that if you accept a punishment, you can always come back later and negotiate a new punishment? - no wonder the idiots I deal with don't cease their activities... they are always expecting to get another hand out...
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08-04-09, 01:57 PM #4
In regards to Michael Vick's maybe on again NFL career. If sporting news reports are to be totally believed, he wasn't the most talented QB in the league. Lots of busted plays on his part. Had it not been for his superb athletic ability turning crap busted plays into a 25 yard scramble to advance, he reportedly wasn't a great team player to have around. Apparently, he had lots of trouble learning the play book along with clubhouse issues. He has some head issues to address along with the everyday NFL QB things to get in order, like physical conditioning (to take a hit), timing, arm strength, reads, etc. Having said all that, nothing in pro sports surprises me. I'm sure PETA has signs made to boycott any team that signs him to a contract. I was happy to hear my Browns are not interested. Could you see the signs in the Dawg pound...As today's police officers you are not unlike your counterparts of years past. You are an elite group of select members, a brotherhood of highly trained professionals, who are called upon to protect your community in a time of need. Guardians for safety. Being a police officer is not for the faint of heart. You must be honest, trustworthy and fearless in the face of evil. You are being watched everyday. Represent yourself, your department and the shield, for it should always be the embodiment of all that is good and justly. You are the thin blue line. Be proud, be tough and be safe.
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