Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I'm kind of torn over this Mike Vick situation. Apparently he has copped a plea deal and has plead guilty to being involved with the dog fights.
Part of me does not feel sorry for him because when you are successful as he is, has as much money as he does and in the public eye as much as he is (and a *coughBlackMalecough*) you've gotta realize that the target is on your chest from jump. You have to think smarter and disassociation yourself with things that threaten that fortune that you worked hard to build.
As much as I don't like him, take 50 Cent for example. Crack dealer gets a music deal, stops selling crack, disassociates himself with people still in "the life," moves to CT, invests his money into things and made smart business moves that put him in the Forbes, and HE AIN'T GOING BACK regardless of who calls him a sellout for getting out of the hood and not participating in destructive things anymore. I mean he STILL raps about shooting people in the face and is the poster child for industry beefs, but that's the entertainment we expect from him.
The other part of me DOES feel sorry for him because he's one of the best quarter backs to ever play the game (he redefined the quarterback position) and is about to lose his career even though others beat their wives, use steroids, ruin lives by starting melees in strip clubs resulting in an innocent bystander getting paralyzed, and so forth and so on.
Sure, dog fighting is cruelty to animals, but what about the people in the NRA that stalk and blow a deer's brains out and call it "gaming"; or the scientists that cut off the heads of live rats with scissors for experiments?
All I'm saying is that a LOT of people should be on trial, but when you're in the limelight, you have to be smart about your decisions.