On a recent story from MLB.com, MLB pitcher Mark Buehrle was quoted as saying, "(Vick) had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game and I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt. Everything you’ve done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys."
Didn't Michael Vick already spend years in a federal prison paying his debt to society? His name has already received irreparable damage, he has lost all his money, I mean, the guy filed for bankruptcy!
Mark Buehrle is a good man, he donates a lot of time and energy to the animal shelters and is also big on advocating pet adoption in the Chicago area. He has also has several billboards up that further contribute to this noble cause, but these comments do not contribute one bit to his cause.
Michael Vick served 19 months in a federal prison, lost his fortune, made irreparable damage to his name and reputation, what more does Buehrle want? Vick has paid his debt to society the way that this country asks and Vick has also spent time advocating against what he did.
Does Buehrle believe that spending time in federal prison is a walk in the park? How much worse can it get?
Yes, Vick is back in the NFL making millions, but doesn't he deserve a second chance?
We cannot expect anyone to be perfect, Vick was far from it, but what we can do is give Vick another opportunity to prove himself a rehabilitated man, in the end that is what the prison system is for.
Like I stated before, I am sure that Buehrle is a good man, but these comments were completely uncalled for. To wish harm on another human being? Does that really make Buehrle a better person than Vick?
If anything, it can be bad karma for Buehrle. The baseball season is right around the corner, let's hope these comments don't come around and affect Buehrle.
Vick will continue to be a controversial figure, with his Comeback Player of the Year Award, and with him receiving the keys to Dallas, it will just further enhance his time in the spotlight, but it is obvious that not everyone is ready to forgive Michael Vick.