08-23-2007, 10:07 PM #71
Re: Stephon Marbury defends Michael Vick, calls dogfighting a sport
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.
Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.
"I think it's tough," Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."
On Monday, Vick said through a lawyer that he will plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture. He also faces possible prosecution in Virginia.
"I think it's tough that we build Michael Vick up and then we break him down," Marbury said. "I think he's one of the superb athletes, and he's a good human being. I just think that he fell into a bad situation."
He means well, but he wasn't thinking.
Yes, why do we have to drag a guy down?
Do we have to be so negative?
Well....... I have to go back to what Cajun was trying to hammer home, and that is what Vick did was illegal.
It would be illegal whether there were protesters calling for his head or not.
The evidence is/was there to convict.
Vick got himself in this situation.
He will have to deal with ALL the consequences including the backlash from people wanting to bring him down.
Starbury should be arrested too...for killing the hopes of millions of fans of EVERY team he ever played for!
:PBANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE
By VikingsFan4Lyfe in forum Vikings Fan ForumReplies: 2Last Post: 11-26-2008, 12:43 PM
By BadlandsVikings in forum The ClubhouseReplies: 0Last Post: 11-22-2008, 01:58 AM
By Purple Floyd in forum General NFL DiscussionReplies: 35Last Post: 05-23-2007, 09:21 PM
By PurpleMafia in forum Help / Suggestion BoxReplies: 2Last Post: 05-07-2006, 09:06 PM
By RandyMoss8404 in forum Vikings Fan ForumReplies: 8Last Post: 12-24-2004, 12:20 PM