Breaking News: Vick sentenced to 23 months in jail

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7 Comments so far

  1. Cindy (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

    Why 23? that’s such a random number. Just under 2 years!

  2. chrissy (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    How long do you think he will really be behind bars before he is release for “good behaviour”

  3. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 8:04 am


    It may have something to do with the fact that he’s been locked up for roughly a month already.


    I read that he must serve 85% of his sentence before he can be paroled.

  4. BTI (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    I can’t help but think that the whole media hype of this situation led to his sentence. Other prominent athletes have received far less sentances for far worse crimes. 2 examples;

    1.) St. Louis Rams’ Leonard Little got only 90 days in the city workhouse and four years probation for KILLING A MOTORIST when DRIVING WHILE DRUNK, which turned into an involuntary manslaughter plea.

    2.) Mike Tyson only served 3 years for RAPING MISS BLACK RHODE ISLAND (that’s only one year longer than Vick got) but his case didn’t generate near public outrage of the Vick case.

    Obviously what Vick did is terrible and no one’s fault but his own, but why do we give the same sentence to a person that kills dogs as to a person that kills or rapes a human.

  5. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 6:15 pm


    Don’t you know that people who abuse animals are more likely to be deviant toward humans so, when caught, they must receive a proxy conviction for what they might do as well as what they did do.

  6. BTI (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    Fair enough, but you can’t convict someone on what they might do, only what they’ve done. Anyway, I was trying to say that we need to reorder our priorities and have the same public outrage on crimes against humans.

  7. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    I was being totally sarcastic on that last remark.

    Personally I feel like ee could do a whole lot more good for the cause paying a hefty fine that could go toward funding animal welfare services and doing a few thousand hours of community service working against dogfighting operations.

    I guess we’ll never confuse bloodlust with pragmatism.

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