Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Rehab Suggestion

Dominating the news here in the environs of Philadelphia was yesterday's signing of convicted animal abuser Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Commentary was all over the place, from "What a great talent in the backfield," to "How could they associate with someone who did something as cruel as he did," to "He's paid his debt to society," and everything in between and beyond.

I saw an interesting suggestion from a friend of a friend (on FaceBook) that Philadelphia Phillie and All-Star second baseman Chase Utley take Vick under his wing, in order to show him the error of his ways in a more concrete and helpful way than perhaps was done in prison.

(For those who may not know, Utley and his wife, Jen, are generous benefactors and tireless activists for the prevention of cruelty to animals. The link above is to his foundation.)

h/t AF


At Fri Aug 14, 12:56:00 PM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Splendid idea. I'd rather see Michael Vick donating time and money to Utley's foundation than to USHS and PETA.

Heck, PETA kills more dogs in a day than Michael Vick has in a lifetime.

At Thu Aug 27, 12:49:00 PM, Anonymous pam mccormick said...

I find it insert any word profane or other wise to describe revolting that we think a person like Michael Vick can pay his whom? and how? ask yourself a few hard questions 1) would you trust him for a second near a child with no one if he knew no one was watching? would you trust him with any creature that was defenseless? and would you want any person to look up to him? see like it or not he becomes an example.He did what he did there is no escaping the facts even football expertise can not change his spots and a leopard NEVER chages it's spots although he might skin it.Wake up people


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