We all know that Michael Vick has expressed interest in owning a dog again – but every time I hear him moaning about it, I just can’t feel the slightest shred of sympathy for a guy who personally hanged or drowned seven of them. I do believe in second chances, but think it’s too soon for Vick to have earned ownership privileges again.
Here’s a rich quote from the current issue of GQ magazine profiling the Philadelphia Eagles’ QB:
“I miss dogs, man,” he tells GQ. “I always had a family pet, always had a dog growing up. It was almost equivalent to the prison sentence, having something taken away from me for three years. I want a dog just for the sake of my kids, but also me. I miss my companions.”
Uh huh. Full interview here. Vick’s probation is slated to end in 2012, at which time it’s expected he will be able to legally own a dog.