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Goodell Orders Vick to Skip Falcons Camp

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The first of what could be a handful of actions taken against Michael Vick by the commissioner's office has been decided. Commissioner Roger Goodell has ordered the Atlanta Falcons quarterback not to attend the team's training camp...

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elle v (339)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:19 pm
~ Did you see the SI poll results.....?

~ I hope the EVIL jerk loses everything AND goes to prison !!!!!

Pam P (65)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:30 pm
Chalk one up for the home team ! woooooooohoooooooo

. (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:33 pm
Now this is great news! Our letters and protests helped here I am sure. This is the first step of hopefully many more actions taken against Vick and his dog fighting cronies.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:34 pm
YESSSsssssssssss thanks/great///I love it when a plan comes together////Yes...

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:36 pm
Let's hope it is for more than one season. But, for now it's a victory!

Linda B (71)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:38 pm
Jacka$$. This was a huge operation. I hope the Feds, and states are going to keep this fight going, and keep treating this as the serious issue it is.

Dolores W (40)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:42 pm
He's ROTTEN & EVIL to the CORE! I agree with the 1st post 100%! I hope he losses everything AND goes to prison. I also hope that somehow the exposure that this case is bringing to the horrors of dog fighting ... some how helps to lead others to report it when they see it & helps to riegn it in.

Nadia Donato (476)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:52 pm
I love good news!!

May he rot in prison... I like Colleen's previous post on Vick going to jail, "pretty boy, pretty boy!" lol

Echo ELES (264)
Monday July 23, 2007, 6:58 pm
pretty boy... amazing how something can look that good on the outside and be so evil on the inside.

Katii L (124)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:04 pm
If Vick is EVER allowed to play football for anyone, I'm going to PROTEST like a PIT BULL. No, he won't go to prison - we don't have strong laws that protect all life (just ours) from gross cruelty, abuses, and 'murders' ... but he sure as hell better LOSE - BIG time. Again I am reminded of the movie Powder, when Powder was able to cause the shooter of a deer to feel the deer's fear and pain. I wish everyone who doesn't know what empathy is could "experience" what they inflict on others in 'real time' ... it would put an end to 'premeditated' suffering.

Seminole g (168)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:17 pm
YES ! Its about time. But we all know he will get off with a slap on the wrist.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:21 pm
So glad the NFL is doing something about this. I too hope he rots in that federal prison! What an evil person! I wish he could feel all the pain he inflicted on all those poor babies all at once! And yes I did see the S.I. poll results & participated in them too! Let's just keep going & hope they do justice for those poor babies by convicting him & his cohorts to prison! It's the least they deserve!

Elise n (18)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:27 pm
I hope this is only 1 of many punishments for this evil man.. I cant even think of one that would be as heinous and inhumane as what he did to those poor animals. A taste of is own torture would be nice!

Elise n (18)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:30 pm
I also hope this is just one of many punishments this evil human being faces. I hate to even call him human for the INHUMANE and horrific things he did to those poor animals. He should suffer the same consequences as the dogs he tortured, maybe then justice will be served

Nadia Donato (476)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:34 pm
Oh no no no George... don't rain on our parade. lol I do have hope. Look at it another way, he's a celebrity what better person to be made an example of?

Also, like Elle said, check out the SI survey. There's public outcry and I believe that's why he's been ousted at the camp; not because Goodell is a compassionate animal lover. It's the same reason Imus got canned. NBC didn't fire him right away until everyone started screaming for his head.

Think positive...we need to keep the momentum going. Keep calling and writing letters. Let them know that we're watching every move. No deals. No leniency for barbarians like Vick!

Sharon D (91)
Monday July 23, 2007, 7:35 pm
Yes !! One for the Little furry friends. !!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 8:07 pm
Certainly a step in the right direction...although my cynical side tells me he'll be parading in with his multitude of friends and lawyers , thus inciting yet another media circus , the conclusion of which will end with him walking free . still, what gives me hope is that people have FINALLY lifted their heads out of the sand and have seen just how brutal this sport is and , indeed , has been for more than a century. Sad that it's taken such a high profile case to enlighten people.....Stilll...better late than never.

Bobbie W (113)
Monday July 23, 2007, 8:20 pm
YESSS!! This is news I can get excited about! But all those poor innocent dogs....

Charles C (160)
Monday July 23, 2007, 8:37 pm
Well ain't I just in hog!!! That is the best news I have heard today!!
Couldn't happen to a better guy....only a strong conviction on the charges could make me feel better!!!
Thank you Nadia

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Monday July 23, 2007, 9:03 pm


Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 9:11 pm
This is super. But you can bet your bottom dollar Vick's lawyers will dig up some grounds to at least keep him out of prison...........Wouldn't it be nice to see hime become homeless like some poor dogs are!!!!!!!


Mark F (300)
Monday July 23, 2007, 9:16 pm
Not making millions of dollars a year might be worse for Vick than prison. Here's hoping that he experiences both!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 9:19 pm
wahoooooooooooo i am so sick of the rich and famous getting away with cruel and inhumane things....i hope they give this creep the max sentence

Kathryn G (146)
Monday July 23, 2007, 9:46 pm - visit my blog or page and check out more stories noted along with petitions to ban vick- you can do a search of 'Michael Vick' just on the petition site.

petition for Nike to drop Vick issued by HSUS

Here is one more important step to ensure your voice is heard: Please take a moment to call Nike USA Consumer Services at 1-800-344-6453 to repeat your request that they stop sponsoring Michael Vick. To shorten the call, wait until the recorded message mentions option #1, then press 5 to get the comment line—but there could be a wait due to the high volume of calls on this issue.

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June Marshall (395)
Monday July 23, 2007, 10:10 pm
Wonderful! Now for him to lose his shirt in penalties! I'd like to see his royalties go to dogs who've been abused and used as he did as well to rehabilitate animals who need it. In other words, give to the ASPCA and do work in the kennels.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2007, 10:27 pm
Thank you Nadia for this wonderful news!

Gwen H (66)
Monday July 23, 2007, 10:34 pm
Good! I hope they get rid of hm altogether, and anyone who thinks dog-fighting is 'nbody's business'!

Mara G (411)
Monday July 23, 2007, 11:02 pm
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Noted with a grin!

Pam F (221)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 3:26 am
YES!!! But I have to say I won't be COMPLETELY exultant until I read the headline "VICK BEHIND BARS!"

With maximum sentence,and no protective custody.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 4:09 am
Thank you Nadia :D This is such wonderful news!!!!!! YAY!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 5:08 am
I just heard ion ESPN that the Atlanta Falcons will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m (I assume that's eastern time) where they are expected to announce that they will have another quarterback for the season!!! I certainly hope that is the case. Vick doesn't deserve to play football anymore...he only deserves to be prosecuted & sentenced to the federal prison!

Echo ELES (264)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 5:16 am
the press conference will be live on their website too i think its

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 5:19 am
Yes it will be on the Atlanta Falcons web site. Thanks for adding that Echo Eles X I forgot about that part. thanks again!

Echo ELES (264)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 5:37 am watch from your computer, check the time zone you are in.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 5:56 am
The conference will also be on ESPN News for those of you who get that channel. On Directv it's channel 207.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 8:09 am
Yay!!! noted. hahaha

Pamela Salomon (255)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 8:29 am
Thank you. I am much happier now!!!!!

Susan F (116)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 8:30 am

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 8:34 am

Kari D (192)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 11:30 am
I bet they're Having a Party on the Rainbow Bridge! YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathryn G (146)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 12:19 pm
Please tell your friends and family to take action, too: ?

Here is one more important step to ensure your voice is heard: Please take a moment to call NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at (212) 450-2000 (you may have to leave a message in voicemail) and urge him to suspend Michael Vick.

Dear Commissioner Goodell,
Please immediately suspend Michael Vick from the NFL for his alleged involvement in dogfighting. Vick's recent indictment by a federal grand jury for crimes related to dogfighting is a certain sign that you must treat this matter seriously. Reports of extreme cruelty to dogs who didn't "perform" to the fighters' satisfaction only add to the disgrace Vick brings to the NFL.

Dogfighting is cruel and criminal, and football players must be held accountable like anyone else. Please suspend Vick immediately--anything less would reflect very badly on your judgment, and on the league. Michael Vick the maximum sentence for dogfighting

Thank you for spreading the word! Here is one more important step to ensure your voice is heard: Please take a moment to call Nike USA Consumer Services at 1-503-671-6453 repeating your request that they stop sponsoring Michael Vick.

Click here to learn more about dogfighting in the NFL.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 12:24 pm
I have already done all of the things you wrote about Kathryn. Thanks for spreading the word. I am doing all I can to get this !@&*%$@ out of the NFL & into prison where he belongs. I have been an animal rescuer for over 30 years. I would hate to see all my hard work go to waste on this blankety blank!!! Thanks again for posting this.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 12:25 pm
I have already done all of the things you wrote about Kathryn. Thanks for posting this. The more pressure we put on the NFL commisioner & others, the better the outcome will be.

Margaret Parker (1)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 12:33 pm
this is great news....Nike is also cancelling his new shoe fear is that our justice system will not convict him, as is so frequently seen with celebrities but I do hope that he will lose his income with the NFL....I find it almost impossible to believe that he knew NOTHING about the activities taking place at his home, whether he was hardly there or not.....and you call that mug pretty??????.....puhleeeze.....I would rather kiss a

Susan F (116)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:18 pm
Nike is acgtually cancelling his new shoe distribution.....its good news but I would like to see Nike take
it all the way and any others who may be using this maggot as a mouthpiece. As long as these companies
know they are going to get hit in the bottom line they'll drop this garbage for what he is. The pressure has
to stay on-he must be held accountable for his heinous actions!

Carolyn M (8)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:32 pm
yay I hope his career is over for what he put those poor dogs through........great news!!!!!

Carole S (39)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:46 pm
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now let's see what happens to this piece of rotten dreck!!!!! I hope he suffers like a dying pit bull at his own hands.

La Olsen (134)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:47 pm
What bothers me is that not only does he abuse and kill dogs, children look up to him. Some see him as a hero! We see him for what he is and someday he will reap what he sows.

Dedee J (2)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:49 pm
Isn't it time we stopped putting these athletes on such pedestals and paying them so much money? This guy is disgusting and so is his brother. That money could be used for so many programs and it sems that the more we pay them, the more they think they can do whatever they want. The whole thing disgusts me and I am honestly sick about the dogs!!!!


Tamara M (21)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:54 pm
Good! Makes me happy that all of our efforts didn't go in vain. Noted, done & done.

Karen M (176)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 4:49 pm
Good, the jerk! He needs to lose all success and go to jail. There needs to be a directory for animal abusers. What really seals this is that he didn't even need the money. I hope everyone who does this sees the consequences from his actions.

Jennifer Houser (32)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 6:40 pm
Hell Yes!!!! Now if we can just get Nike to cut all ties with Vick. I hope that bastard gets what he deserves.

Jennie B (14)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 7:45 pm
I'm having to post twice and click twice to Note. Great! What's that about I wonder Anyway, justice has been served and I'm glad to see it happen to Vick-he deserves it. Noted

Theresa C (69)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 10:22 pm
What goes around comes around and Vick got his!!!

Inge Boey (56)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 1:51 am
BEHIND BARS FOR A VERY LOOOONG TIME AND THE END OF HIS CARREER!!!!!! If i had my hands on that SOB, he would suffer the same way poor Max suffered.

Vivian F (491)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:08 am
That jerk is GETTING paid while suspended - some punishment. I say, do to HIM what he did to those poor innocent dogs

Ant Bon (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 11:00 am
say what you guys want there just doggs!! people eat dogg in some parts of the world no reason to ruin his life!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 1:35 pm
JUST DOGS!??!!!??? How dare you say that!!! ALL LIFE IS IMPORTANT!!!! Animals feel pain & they have souls. Yours is the most backward thinking I have ever heard!!!! I have spent my whole life trying to save every animal I can. How dare you demean my life's work!!! People may eat dog in some parts of the world but that doesn't make it right. Animals were made b4 we were. They & we ALL have the right to a decent life. Animals can teach us unconditional love. Try learning some sometime!!! Oh you & people who have the same opinion as you make me sick!!! But I do feel sorry for you. You have alot to learn in life.

Ant Bon (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 2:49 pm
well animals were put here for our use they are a commodity, people first yes? Maybe if we spent more time helping people instead of doggs then we might get somewhere. Animals are easy for people like you to exist with because they have no opinion and you can beat em and what ever you want and they always come back, unlike people who know better. No I say slap him a fine if you want and let him get back to what his supposed to be doing, giveing me something to watch and drink beer to I mean deer seasons a ways off still

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 3:03 pm
Um NO! We are here to take care of the animals not destroy them. Any living, breathing, feeling being does not deserve to be abused. No...People, animals & all things on the earth first ! EXCUSE ME??!!?? I DO NOT beat my animals & since you do not understand animals you have no idea how they can show that they have opinions. Did you not read my last post? I am an animal rescuer. I have spent my entire life since I was 17 (I'm 52 now) saving abandoned & abused animals. And I will continue to do so til I die. Um you not read the news??? There are plenty of abused people out there who keep going back for more. An animal will come back in the hopes that you will love them. They are loyal & loving by nature UNLIKE ALOT OF PEOPLE!!!!! I hope the deer attack you for a change. I hate deer meat anyway. I exist with animals so I can have some time away from people like you who are of the macho man attitude. Makes me sick! And I VERY MUCH resent the words you said about me beating my animals. NEVER would I do that! I know how it feels to be beaten so I will NEVER do that to another living, breathing, feeling being.

Ant Bon (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 3:10 pm
Again all im saying is just because you think that way doesnt mean everybody does, people have been eating dog for eon and i have to say aside from dear meat its not to bad. Maybe you and your jungle friends could go live somewhere by yourselves so the rest of us can worry about gods people. By the way like your pic hows mine?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 3:18 pm
Oh I am all too aware that some people don't think like I do. People may have been eating dog meat for eons but that doesn't mean I have to like it. You are one sick freak. I pity you. Being cruel to God's creatures is a sin. Your picture is as disgusting as you are. I would love to go live somewhere where people like you aren't. This world would be a much better place. We are all connected in case you haven't noticed. To worry about God's people is to worry about all of God's creatures too. Get a clue.

Ant Bon (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 3:57 pm
Let me tell you something my name Bon Mcclane I fought and nearly died in both desert storm and Iraqi freedom I was shot twice in 1989 and lost my left arm in 2005 I have killed many men makeing sure people like you have a place to worry about and go on silly rampages about and after nearly 20 years served one thing I know is that people are first because when its all said and done there the ones that are gonna stop the bleeding! And as for my picture well I have seen much worse.

Michelle R (13)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:09 pm
Yeah. Right On!!

Linda B (71)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:24 pm
Ant Bon just joined Care2 yesterday. He's only here to act like an ass.

Ant Bon (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:39 pm
I dont explain my self twice believe what you want, thats what freedom is!

Janet Davis (233)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:58 pm
Save Pit Bulls - Neuter Vick!

Janet Davis (233)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 7:00 pm
Ant Bon - animals were here before us. The Earth was here before us. Yet we use up everything as if WE are Gods, and we are not. Animals are living creatures as well, God's creation. So, who are YOU to think you're better than anyone or any animal?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 7:09 pm
Very well said Janet! That's what I've been trying to tell Ant. But he doesn't listen very well. And I like your comment on neutering Vick.

Ant Bon (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 7:33 pm
well scripture says the of the earth all plants and animals were ours do with as we wish. genisis-

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 8:23 pm
Ant.......You are baiting everyone on this subject...........Head games on a subject as this does not work.

Vick needs to be kicked out of football forever. Vick misused & abused his position as a football player......He made his choices and now must pay the price.

~~Think of tomorrow-
Plant seeds
Grow trees
Make a forest
For the animals..............................

Thunderr Wolf (499)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 10:55 pm
buh bye vick
piece of crap

Jennifer S (82)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 11:58 pm
Seen and aghast and what man can do to dumb animals. what you sow you shall also reap.

Ant Bon (0)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 6:38 pm
Not for you to decide. My problem with all of you is you have convicted him with out a trial or even his side of it, no facts just what the indictment said none of wich has been proven, hell it has even gone before a grand jury yet. Thats not what our country stands for, he says he wasnt there he is inocent until proven otherwise.
You people are all so angry at what might have happened to these animals you are ready to lench him its a wich hunt.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 7:19 pm
Even if Vick was not there you could not ever convince me or many other people he had no notion of what was going on in his house! And he better have proof of not being there, or will his high flying lawyers coach everyone who was there of what to say in defense of his honor Vick.........Somebody is going to trip over their tongue on this one.
Those poor dogs are gone...............Just maybe Vick will be as gone too, walking around lost as sin just like that pathetic idiot O.J.!

What ever has happened to all the great sports figures of the past.......Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Patterson(the boxer), Wilma Rudolph.......They all were honest and had morals!

Todays sports figures think of money and nothing else............Of all the sports figures to get into a legal jam Barry Bonds is the most arrogant one of all.............He walks around figuratively saying "I dare you" to prove me doing anything wrong when we all know he too is on steroids up to his hairline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plant air conditioners-
Grow trees.........................................

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 7:26 pm
You're right we are convicting him because whether he participated or not, he is still responsible for what happens on his property. And I'm sorry dude, I do not believe he had no idea any of this was going on. No not what MIGHT have happened...what DID happen! It was definately a dog fighting ring & I know what happens to dogs in those places.

Ant Bon (0)
Friday July 27, 2007, 6:05 am
you are all a bunch of nazis so blinded by your own agenda youll stop at nothing to force your thoughts and beliefs on others thats facism! everything you believe is asumption and feeling no fact at all, dogs are dogs not people there are laws to protect them. this is not a moral battle, what would you say to my LT as he shot camels in the head to get info from one of what of the camel jockys? No stop they have souls give me a break! And by the way genius micky mantle and babe ruth were drunks shovnist gamblers get your story straight and vic has never used roids,

Past Member (0)
Friday July 27, 2007, 6:28 am
Ant..........I believe you may be correct about Mantle & Ruth. But, at least these men did not treat animals in a brutal way for profit. As for Vick using steroids the question is do you live with him and know that to be a fact???????????????????? Yes, it is spelled STEROIDS! And check your spelling and emotions before posting again in favor of a so called human who profitted off the pain of innocent animals!!!!!!!

Plant an air conditioner-
Grow trees..................................

Past Member (0)
Friday July 27, 2007, 6:33 am
And obviously you have no soul anymore. You are so bitter about your life experiences that it has left you cold, cruel, uncaring (except about yourself) & unfeeling. I feel sorry for you. It must be awful to be you. Yes dogs are dogs you are right about that. But they are living, breathing, feeling beings & I refuse to accept anyone being cruel to any living breathing feeling being. What would I say to your Lt? I would tell him that that was a very cruel thing to do no matter what. And that what goes around comes get back what you put out. You are living in your horrid past & in the dark. So sad. I hope someday you get a clue as to what life is all about besides killing & being cruel. And yes animals do have souls. I've worked around enough of them to know that. And as you have said, you can believe whatever you want to beleiev...that's what freedom is!

Amelia F (4)
Friday July 27, 2007, 4:39 pm
This IS a moral issue. Yes, we do have laws to protect animals and I hope they use every bit of the law to punish Vick. Vick's lawyers have postbponed his trial in hopes that we the people will be no longer take interest in his punishment. You can bet the farm that I will be even more vocal as I hope we all are when he does finally face up to his CRIME.

Ash S (0)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 12:30 pm
I hate that evil man! I'm so glad Nike "temporarily froze" his contract and Reebok's not selling his jersey now. I hop e he gets severely punished for what he did!

Go Eagles!

Ant Bon (0)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 9:14 pm
You people dont know evil. I assure you its not at vics kennel, if you spent as much time and effort worrying about real tragedy you would see what I mean. You efforts as intense and driven as they are seem misdirected go to this website and have a look around I promise there are no animals being hurt or anything like that. But be warned what you will see is real make no mistake. And maybe you will not speak to VFW this way at least I hope not.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 6:16 am
There are many forms of evil Ant. So yes I do know evil...I lived with him for years. You seem to be stuck on the war & nowhere else. Look around you there is evil everywhere. It's the good & the light that one has to hunt for & seek out.

Ant Bon (0)
Friday August 10, 2007, 9:46 am
no not stuck on the war, I just prioritise.
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