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Facebook Power! Michael Vick Shutdown

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One person started a group on Facebook. Others agreed with the message. Thousands collectively banded together to tell corporations to be more socially responsible. Companies listened.

Michael Vick Talks Dogfighting, Returns To Crime Scene (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

'The Michael Vick Project' premiered tonight on BET, giving the controversial quarterback an opportunity to open up about the dogfighting crimes that ...

Top 10 Sports Excesses Of The Decade

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

As the decadent city of Rome burned in 64 A.D., Nero fiddled. As the world of sports descended into decadence throughout the first decade of the 21st ...

Animal Anti-Cruelty Legislation Awaits Governor's Action

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

There is an uncontroverted link between animal abuse and domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse. Animal abusers have little respect for human life.

Michael Vick Wins Courage Award

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick's peers appreciate his tough journey back to the NFL. Vick won the Ed Block Courage Award, voted on by his teammate...

Michael Vick's Dog-Free Second Act

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derrick K. Baker

To Michael Vick from lifelong dog-lover and football fanatic.

All Hail the Felonious Ex-Con -- Michael Vick

Paul Mecurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Mecurio

Vick has paid his debt to society. Yes, he practiced killing and torture and violated the code of conduct he was sworn to uphold. That doesn't make him a monster. That makes him Dick Cheney.

The Road Ahead for Michael Vick

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Sayres

We were the first animal welfare organization given the opportunity to work with Mr. Vick but turned him down due to the unique knowledge we had of his indescribable and barbaric acts of animal cruelty.

Why Michael Vick Should Be Forgiven

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

you can be forgiven for the bad you did once you have shown a capacity to reorient your life and practice ongoing good, particularly in the area where you caused harm.

Just Listen: Giving Michael Vick a Second Chance

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Michael Vick will need to realize that he triggered in his fans and certainly all animal lovers the 3 H's of Hurt, Hate and Hesitation to Trust. To reverse each of those he will need to respond with the 3 R's of Remorse, Restitution and Rehabilitation before those people will give him a second chance.

Michael Vick Makes First Appearance At Eagles Practice After Two-Year LayoffMichael Vick Makes First Appearance At Eagles Practice After Two-Year Layoff

AP | ROB MAADDI, AP Sports Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick flicked his wrist and fired tight spirals deep downfield. A two-year layoff sure didn't hurt Vick's arm strength. He s...

Vick Signing is About Winning: Drop the Sanctimony about Second Chances

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In what other profession besides pro sports would a person convicted of running a massive dogfighting ring be welcomed back to their old employer almost immediately upon release from prison?

A Chance to Change

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Markarian

On Chicago's South Side, Michael Vick spoke to at-risk youth and urged them not to get involved in dog-fighting, telling kids from personal experience not to go down this dead-end path.

Michael Vick's "Second Chance" is a Garbage Redemption Story: Feast Away, Media!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

My initial reaction to the Michael Vick signing is disgust. Sure he can run a "wildcat" formation, but does that justify inviting the protests and ill will that will follow the Eagles everywhere, including at home?

Let's Keep Vick Sidelined -- For Now

Doyle Albee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doyle Albee

Bring Vick back. Just make him work for it. The animals he tortured and killed deserve that, at the very least.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, the House unanimously approved a resolution recognizing that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. You'd hope that would signal an end to the birther virus infecting the GOP -- but just a day later Roy Blunt, the former Minority Whip and current Senate candidate, called Obama's place of birth "a legitimate question." It's time for these folks to put up or shut up. Show me a Kenyan birth certificate, Lou Dobbs, or zip it. Also this week, the NFL reinstated dog-killing quarterback Michael Vick, leaving sports fans to ponder which team might sign him. Probably best to avoid those with an animal mascot. The Saints wouldn't be a good fit either. He should stick with a team like the Giants or Steelers or Vikings. Why go looking for trouble?

Michael Vick Should Work, but Never Again in the NFL

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I believe in second chances. I believe that redemption is the soul of hope. I believe debts paid warrant fresh starts. Except when it comes to Michael Vick.

Michael Vick in the Theater of Redemption

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Dezenhall

Vick's comeback will be tied to three variables: His athletic skill, his ability to keep his nose clean, and the passage of time, which tends to be surprisingly merciful.

What Will the Future Hold for Michael Vick?

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Sayres

For six years Michael Vick savagely electrocuted and beat dogs to death after they lost their brutal fights, demonstrating a startling lack of moral character and judgment.

Michael Vick Released From Federal Custody, Wants To Resume Football Career (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press Writer HAMPTON, Va. - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick ended his federal dogfighting sentence Monday, freeing him to...

How Much is That Doggie in the Window? The Sad Saga of Mike Vick's Former Home

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paula Duffy

I'm starting to think that potential buyers of the former site of the dog fighting house of horrors are just the kind of folks who buy star maps out here in Los Angeles to find and stalk celebrities.

Michael Vick pleads to state dogfighting charge

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SUSSEX, Va. — Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a move that could make him eligible to l...

Witness: Vick Forced Family Pets To Battle Killer Pit Bulls For Laughs

AP | HANK KURZ Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Vick put family pets in rings with pit bulls and thought it was funny watching the trained killers injure or kill the he...

Bones Takes on Dogfighting. We All Should.

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Frevele

Dogs may be prepped to fight beforehand by starvation, beating or injected stimulants; some dogs are injected with steroids or narcotics to mask the pain they'll feel in the fight.

Michael Vick Sentenced To 23 Months

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls. The s...