Michael Vick: Leave Me Alone!

John MatheosContributor IIJuly 1, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks down on the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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I remember finishing my first year in law school and my professor telling us, your reputation is everything, if you give a first bad impression, its hard to recover from that.

One may ask what this has to do with Michael Vick and his choices that he has made in his life.

As a matter of fact, it plays a huge role. Yes, Michael Vick has given the media the right to be viewed as unethical, and frankly, it is easy to penetrate and insult someone of his nature because of his past decisions.

I'm not here to judge what has transpired in the past week, I just wanted to voice my opinion on Michael Vick and the media.

Firstly, the media has a way of brainwashing and manipulating people to perceive things the way they want you to see them. They love to blow situations out of proportion. Regardless of what comes out of this situation with Michael Vick, let's just leave him alone.

On the other hand, Michael Vick promoted himself this past year as someone who now sees the world in a different way. He spoke at different charities and schools about how he appreciates life now because of his jail sentence that he served a few years back.

My question to Michael Vick is, "Why would you even go to an event like this, regardless of if it was your birthday?" Why risk it? Why?"

I know you are a celebrity, but if you state things at certain fundraisers and the courts give you strict restrictions, why do you place yourself in that type of violation zone?

I don't get it, Vick.

On the whole, I'm not stating that he has anything to do with the situation, but why even place yourself in those surroundings?