ANSWERS: 34
  • i was hoping they would've given him life...poor dogs :(
  • I think that sounds about right. With all the bad publicity from this he's screwed anyway.
  • I think it's a fair deal. He first lied about being involved and then admitted his part only when there was irrefutable evidence against him. Killing more than half a dozen dogs isn't "poor judgment;" it's a pattern of brutality, ignorance and selfishness. What I'd like to see is Vick doing community service hours at a local animal shelter upon his release.
  • His prison term is the funniest damn thing I've ever heard of in my life. Nevertheless, he deserves all of it.
  • I was hoping for a little more, but I'm content :)
  • It is a fair sentence...IF there is a pit bull as his cell mate...
  • Yes it is fair. I think that I could understand him being released early – say after 8 months. The whole affair has cost this man his job and millions of dollars. I think that should be taken into account. Remember – NO ONE ever went to jail for the slaying of the two men in that “Ray Lewis” affair several years ago.
  • All in all, I think it is fair. Proves that those with fame can also be charged for their crimes (some of the time anyway)
  • Yeah, I think it's fair...even though he'll get preferential treatment.
  • I suppose it would depend on what he was convicted of, if this was his first offence and other circumstances. If he doesn't have any other convictions, I'd say it was most probably harsh in-light of what some people get for forced entry, theft, etc.
  • I'm content with with 2 years, as long as he actually serves the time. And, I don't give a rat's ass that he's lost his job, sponsors, and millions of dollars. Boo Hoo. Should have thought of that before he turned into a vile, sadistic, monster. Good riddance to him! Hope it actually serves as a warning to others.
  • Yes, I think this was a fair sentence although I do believe he should have had to do community service at the humane society for the rest of his life.
  • IMHO - not enough time. And everyone knows he will get released early.
  • fair, yes Justice, no... he and every one else who does the same really should get more time.
  • It would be great if he had to serve more time, but at least he will serve something for it. Kinda a sad thing. OJ kills a woman and gets off, Vick plays sick games with dogs and serves time. What does that say about our world???
  • I think he should have received 12months for each dog and 12 months for lying and fined $100,000 for each dog the money going to the humane society....
  • Judge Henry Hudson gave Vick a sentence that is five months longer than the 12-18 months that prosecutors recommended, and that the federal sentencing guidelines seemed to indicate. Sure they came down tough enough on him.
  • Injustice & unfair! I once had a pig as a pet. I often see them slaughtered on a daily basis for the purpose of a meal. No one seems to care. What's the difference between a pet Dog being mauled vs a pet pig being slaughtered an eaten. Help me understand the difference - they're both loving animals as well as cows, chickens lambs ..I can keep going if you like.
  • thank goodness it was dogs and not ppl or they would have put him in for 10 years.
  • I feel that you must understand the history of dog/human relationship in order to understand the uproar that Michael Vick caused by his breeding, torture, mutilation and killing of those animals. That being said I do not think Mike Vick's sentence is fair, but it is reasonable. Dogs are highly social animals. This can account for their trainability, playfulness, and ability to fit into human households and social situations. This similarity has earned dogs a unique position in the realm of interspecies relationships despite being one of the most effective, voracious, and potentially dangerous predators. The loyalty and devotion that dogs demonstrate as part of their natural instincts as pack animals closely mimics the human idea of love and friendship, leading many dog owners to view their pets as full-fledged family members. Conversely, dogs seem to view their human companions as members of their pack, and make few, if any, distinctions between their owners and fellow dogs. I personally do not think his sentence is fair, however,I think it was reasonable in light of the history between dogs and humans. One more thing I think must be taken into account is Michael Vick's background. Michael Vick obviously (??) grew up in a home where animals were not cherished or put on a pedestal, however, I grew up the same way, and I love dogs. I think his torture, mutiliation and murder of those animals speaks more to a character flaw in Mike Vick than anything else. I don't think he's generally a bad person , but I think he needs to be reformed (at least his mind) and he needs some rehabilitation. Hopefully, prison will give him time to think about what he has done, the consequences of lying about his actions and allow him to put his life in perspective.
  • Well i know about to get minus points but i want to be honest. Before I start I am a dog lover and I have had never been with out a dog in my life, I currently have to puppies. Does micheal vick deserve 23 months NO! He has no prior convictions. I woul of gave him 6-9 months tne most(i prolly wouldn't even gave him that) A rapist could get less, somebody with 400 grams of cocaine would good less, I guy beating his wife, with prior convictions would get less! Its funny how a child is being abuse, they'll send somebody to the house investergate and open a file and over time they will maybe get arrested if the abuse continues, you hit a dog once in public your arrested on the spot! this is not justice...I'm not saying what he did was right, but the time is to much if you compare other crimes!
  • It is what it is. I doubt that Michael Vick will be welcomed back by the NFL after serving that sentence. And he still faces state charges as well. So the fat lady still remains to be heard from on this one.
  • I think it is fair. Animal cruelty of the magnitude he got popped for is pretty bad. He could have gotten a little less, or a little more. I think more or less the range of time is right. What I really hope this does is send a wake up call to athletes and celebrities. Just because you are famous does not mean you always get a slap on the wrist!
  • It's as a big a joke as OJ being found not guilty of murder. Vick should have done way more time for what he did just on the deprevaty of his hobby. Add in the fact he'll be out in less then a year and it's an even bigger joke. So what if he loses millions? It's his own fault. Those dogs lived lives of pain and suffering before they died just so he could get his kicks. He should be locked up for life. After all if he'll do this to a dog just imagine what else he's capable of.
  • hell yeah it's fair. Dog fighting is a cruel, cruel, cruel atrocity. Pro-athelete or not, anyone who participates, in any way, in such a barbaric and inhumane act should be punished. Those poor poor doggies.
  • I think Vick was lucky to get two years since in the time between his conviction and sentencing the judge told him to be on good behavior and show he was sorry for what he did, and in turn he wound up with a positive drug test, still denied his involvement with the dog fighting and killing of dogs, and did little to show he was sorry at all for the situation. He could of gotten five years for it and I would have thought it was fair. He actually got off lighter than a regular person would have.
  • Yes it is fair. Dog fighting is wrong and i do not who it is they should go to jail for it.
  • Well he has to pay for his criminal behaviour no matter what, it's not acceptable that he tread dogs like that or any other animals. But i don't get the NFL teams won't hire him anyway, his a hell of a good player even though this unlucky situation appeared.
  • I think the Judge should have sentenced him to hell. I saw video of what these guys do to these dogs in order to make a buck. Its slavery..seriously. I dont see the difference from what vick did to what hitler did in WW2. Innocent killings of defenseless dogs and cruel raisings of fight dogs. No animal deserves to be treated that way. Vick used to be one of my favorite players...but after what he did I want him drawn and quartered. Other than my kids and family I love football #1..Im sickningly twisted about the game. Its life..and his actions not only tainted the NFL athlete..he hurt animals..I tell ya what..bring him back into the league and the first time he loses a game we get to shoot him in the head. According to him its acceptable pennance for a failed outing.
  • HE SHOULDNT GOT 23 MONTHS!DOG FIGHTING? I SEE IF HE WAS INVOLVED IN HUMAM VS HUMAN FIGHTING, BUT DOGS, YEAH DOGS HAVE LIFE AND SOME MEANING TO IT, BUT ARE YOU SERIOUS?
  • I think he should have gotten life without getting out. He is heartless.
  • Not enough.
  • No! Dogs! Dogs he bought! I know of people who have killed human beings, because of the money they had and who they killed, they were able to get probation!!! Only someone ignorant or a bigot, thinks his prison sentence was justified!!!! We had a guy in Texas, who admitted in a confession that he chopped up another male, dumped him in the Gulf of Mexico, and then fled the state when he was charged. He went on trial for the murder, paid 4 million dollars for his legal team, and was found not guilty. He is still the primary suspect in his wife's murder, but because of his immense wealth he is still running around Houston Texas. Two years for dog fighting, only because he was a black man!!!

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