Kansas City Writer Explains Why ‘Dog Torturer Michael Vick’ Shouldn’t Be On Chiefs Coaching Staff
Much like newest New York Jets wide receiver Lucky Whitehead, Michael Vick is having a rough two weeks.
Vick recently got a huge opportunity when he joined the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff as an intern during training camp, but much like everything he has tried to do since being released from prison, his past continues to come back and haunt him.
The Kansas City Star editorial board is not on board with this hire, so they decided to write a scathing piece on why dog torturer Michael Vick needs to go.
“Here’s a culture clash for you: If you’d never before heard of convicted dog torturer Michael Vick, who just joined the Kansas City Chiefs as a coaching intern, you would not have gotten any hint from the reaction in the sports world to his arrival here that this was anything other than a wildly exciting turn of events.
Let’s just say we don’t see it that way.
We don’t understand how thinking it was highly entertaining to watch trained pit bulls fatally attack family pets at his appropriately named Virginia dogfighting operation, the Bad Newz Kennels, might make the former star pro quarterback just the right guy to mentor and mold other football players.
The team’s website ran a good-news piece headlined, “Andy Reid on Michael Vick Helping at Camp: ‘He Brings That Respect.’” Really, guys? He also brings a rap sheet, and played for Reid, the Chiefs’ coach, in Philadelphia after his release from federal prison in 2009.
True, the man has served his time. But Vick’s actions were so monstrously cruel that we can’t agree that, as one Chiefs fan unironically put it on the team’s Facebook page, critics should “stop beating a dead horse.”
Great opportunity for Vick. He just has to drown out the backlash like he did when he got a second chance in the NFL as a quarterback.