Dogfighting Douche, Michael Vick Is Out Of Jail, Back With Nike, And Will Have His Own Show On BET! WTF?
Come on people!
Are you freaking kidding me?
Michael Vick who went to jail for being the leader of a dogfighting ring, was just released from jail after serving only 18 months of his 23 month sentence at Leavenworth.
Not only was his sentence a mere slap on the wrist, but he has once again signed up with Nike as a spokesman. Nike dropped Vick back in 2007, but they recently changed their minds and struck a new deal with him. The amount Vick that will receive from Nike has not been disclosed.
To make matters even more sickening, Vick will have his own eight part television series called the "Michael Vick Project" which will come out in 2010. The project will be produced by DuBose Entertainment,( Vick's production company) MV7 Productions and Category 5 Entertainment. It will air on BET.
A snippet from Msnbc.com about the show:
"The tentatively titled “Michael Vick Project,” a “docu-series,” not a reality show per se, will spotlight his comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles and also delve into his back story, from his difficult childhood to his 2007 arrest for running a dog-fighting ring, according to the L.A. Times."
Why would Nike and BET do business with someone who was guilty of animal cruelty? This means he will STILL be profiting from dogfighting in the long run.
But guess who else is behind this project?
According to the LA Times,
The project has the support of the Eagles, the NFL and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, who has acted as Vick's mentor since his imprisonment, say the producers. Also on board, they say, is the Humane Society, which has enlisted Vick in its battle to end the widespread abuse of dogs in the inner city.
What is this about Vick working with the Human Society? What does "enlisted Vick in it's battle to end widespread dog abuse" mean exactly?
According to Humane Society president, Wayne Pacelle, who met with Vick while he was in Leavenworth, Vick is supposed to work towards getting young kids to cease any involvement in these activities by appearing in public service announcements.Continued on the next page