Well, where do we start? Michael Vick completed 17 of 31 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns while running for another score in the Philadelphia Eagles 28-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. His on-the-field performance has been spectacular, bringing back memories of the “old” Michael Vick with the added capability to complete passes accurately from the pocket. However, the spectre of Vick’s incarceration for dog fighting lingers in our minds. Are fans really that ready to forgive someone who was so cruel to animals?

Ironically, the fact that Donte Stallworth was so irresponsible as to get drunk and run someone over, killing them, is hardly mentioned while Vick’s transgressions are always at the forefront. However, I still have to have serious reservations about someone capable of doing what Vick was convicted of doing. Unfortunately, in today’s sports world, you cannot really hold players whose on field heroics are worthy of admiration to the same high standards off the field. Eventually, it seems, they all let us down in some way. Jordan’s gambling and philandering, Kobe, Barkley, Roethlisberger, Magic, A-Rod, the list goes on.

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