Michael Vick has been released from jail and is serving the remainder of his 23 month sentence under house arrest. He copped a plea to charges he operated an interstate dog fighting ring and paid a $1 million fine.
According to the courts, he will have paid his debt to society upon successfully completing his sentence. But has he paid his debt to the NFL, which received a Niagara of bad publicity associated with the case?
I believe that if Vick had been anyone other than a high dollar football hero, his sentence would have been much lighter. On one hand, his actions were despicable. On the other, he owned up to it and has served his sentence.
When all is considered, I don't believe he should be in the NFL. I think the NFL, the NBA, the PGA and MLB should be populated by role models. Not a lot of role models in any of those organizations. Money will win in the end. He'll be playing soon.