Prime Time On Vick… Waaay Out There

Former Cowboy Deion Sanders writes for his hometown newspaper, The Fort Myers News-Press. His July 22nd column was on Falcons quarterback, Michael Vick, and his federal indictment on dog fighting.

Prime Time may want to spend less time trying to defend Vick. His take is waaay out there. In fact, he was lit up by outraged readers. He wanted to write a follow up by his employer, NFL Network, would not allow his work to be published.

Here is some of his original column for the News-Press:

Why are we indicting him? Was he the ringleader? Is he the big fish? Or is there someone else? The fights allegedly occurred at a property that he purchased for a family member. They apparently found carcasses on the property, but I must ask you again, is he the ringleader?

This situation reminds me of a scene in the movie “New Jack City,” when drug dealer Nino Brown is on the witness stand and eloquently says, “This thing is bigger than me.”

Are we using Vick to get to the ringleader? Are we using him to bring an end to dogfighting in the United States?

The only thing I can gather from this situation is that we’re using Vick.

Was he wrong? Absolutely. Was he stupid? Can’t argue with that. Was he immature? No doubt. But is he the ringleader? I just can’t see it.

I believe Vick had a passion for dogfighting. I know many athletes who share his passion. The allure is the intensity and the challenge of a dog fighting to the death. It’s like ultimate fighting, but the dog doesn’t tap out when he knows he can’t win.

It reminds me of when I wore a lot of jewelry back in the day because I always wanted to have the biggest chain or the biggest, baddest car. It gives you status.

Shall we start to call him Nino Vick? Was the ringleader Kareem Akbar… the educated brother at the bank? That was an inside line from the movie.

Oh by the way, Nino Brown was shot and killed in the movie after an outraged citizen yelled outside a courtroom, “Your soul is required in hell!”

Glad I’m not Vick.

Newy Scruggs

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