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I will never condone what MV1 did......however.....


the man served time in prison, suffered great financial penalties and destroyed a part of his legacy.

Vick had 2 choices when he got out of prison....right his wrongs or live the same life as before his conviction (cough, Marcus, cough). Do his critics think he would have been let in the hall had he gone back to dog fighting or other criminal, activity? No way.

He committed to helping animal rights groups and has consistently spoken at schools and in other public forums against animal cruelty. It is safe to say Vick has done more for the animal rights movement than any individual. Is that movement better off in the end having had Vick or not having Vick advocating for them?

I hate what he did to those dogs....he screwed up on a huge level....that said, he has paid his debt and been a model citizen since his release. Leave the man alone.

As for what he did for VT...watching him turned my love for the school and it's football program into an obsession. That stadium, the Barn, the academic facilities, locker rooms, etc don't exist (at least not as fast as they have) without Vick's contributions.

He is the best athlete that has ever walked on our campus, including Bruce and it's unlikely we'll see another like him in our lifetime.

He's in and he absolutely should be.






(In response to this post by hokiebb67)

Posted: 07/16/2017 at 3:11PM



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Woody after MV1 again! -- hokiebb67 07/16/2017 09:11AM
  I will never condone what MV1 did......however..... -- hokieinoregon 07/16/2017 3:11PM
  Woody was way out of his sandbox -- flymanhokie 07/16/2017 12:11PM
  I received an email late last week... -- Will Stewart  07/16/2017 11:24AM
  Re: I received an email late last week... -- JRHokie 07/16/2017 3:13PM
  Exactly. -- Will Stewart  07/16/2017 12:26PM
  Just like the SCOTUS, you don't have to take the case -- East Cobb Hokie 07/17/2017 2:13PM
  His comments about HOF Committee were off base IMO -- East Cobb Hokie 07/17/2017 2:23PM
  Never understood why anyone reads the opinion -- RaleighHokie15 07/17/2017 12:36PM
  AMEN Atlee....well put ** -- HOKIERIT 07/17/2017 10:41AM
  Re: Exactly. -- 133628Hokie 07/16/2017 5:48PM
  When there was no thread here on this.... -- Crizzle 07/16/2017 2:46PM
  When there was no thread here on this.... -- Crizzle 07/16/2017 2:40PM
  I see no need for TSL, aka YOU, to comment.. -- F4EHokie 07/16/2017 12:57PM
  Woody's litmus test should be Pete Rose. -- UEMcGill 07/16/2017 10:59AM
  Lipper?? Even worse than Woody! ** -- Hockey Dad 07/16/2017 12:09PM
  Re: Lipper?? Even worse than Woody! -- crazylane 07/16/2017 12:17PM
  People like dogs more than humans...sometimes I do too. -- Hockey Dad 07/16/2017 11:16AM
  Ray Lewis was another reason I turned off ESPN. ** -- laphroaig 07/16/2017 10:58AM
  He's a lazy hack...poor attempt to sell papers. ** -- Hockey Dad 07/16/2017 10:53AM
  I wouldn't have given him the capital w ** -- 82hokie 07/16/2017 7:19PM
  Peace -- bugman 07/16/2017 11:40AM
  Peace back at ya, bugman! ** -- laphroaig 07/16/2017 11:47AM
  You didn't have to capitalize the W in woody either! ** -- NokieHokie 07/16/2017 10:53AM
  You are right. Where's that EDIT button?? :-) ** -- laphroaig 07/16/2017 11:00AM
  It was a cultural thing and he's paid the price -- TomTurkey 07/16/2017 09:32AM
  I don't think 'a cultural thing' is a valid justification. -- YBYSAIAHokie 07/16/2017 10:19AM
  Didn't say it was a good reason or even an excuse -- TomTurkey 07/16/2017 1:04PM
  Why should Mike have known better? -- Atlee Hokie 07/17/2017 06:27AM
  Because I think anyone should know that killing -- EddieVT 07/17/2017 07:16AM
  No argument from me. -- EddieVT 07/17/2017 12:31PM
  That's what you were raised to believe. Everyone isn't. -- Atlee Hokie 07/17/2017 08:25AM
  Who said it was a justification? -- Atlee Hokie 07/16/2017 11:01AM
  They are synonyms. -- YBYSAIAHokie 07/16/2017 10:52AM

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