Change in Mission
Over the last couple years we started this site to specifically address the injustice, abuse and grossly inhumane actions of Michael Vick, plus his complete disregard for fans, children, sponsors, teams, the courts and more. Many people have stated that what Vick did is not as bad as what other NFL players have done. We do not disagree, but we are focused on this site primarily on the Michael Vick Case. That said, Roger Goodell’s decision to allow Michael Vick back into the NFL in 2009 changes things. For us to achieve our mission to prevent Michael Vick from returning to the NFL we now have to set our sites on what is clearly endemic of the NFL culture starting at the top.
We therefore call for the removal of Roger Goodell as Chairman of the NFL, and we call for a new NFL policy that prevents violent convicted felons from playing within the NFL where they could be viewed as role models of children.
This would include preventing Michael Vick from playing with the NFL and it would also call for the removal of NFL football players that have killed other human beings, beaten their spouses or family members and many other circumstances. The NFL is a major corporate enterprise with a significant amount of influence over fans old and young. Keeping convicted felons in the spot light does not serve society well, and we fans will boycott the NFL until they stop promoting violent felons in to the limelight with riches and fame.
Update it is now 2009. Michael Vick is currently on his way back into the NFL no thanks to the lack of leadership displayed by NFL Chairman Roger Goodell. To this date there has been no justice for the family of Bud Melton, a man murdered 8 days after the raid on Michael Vick’s home. Bud Melton was named in many of the court documents and identified as a possible witness. It would appear that Federal Investigators have not cooperated with the efforts of local law enforcement in NC investigating this murder that circumstantially appears related to the Michael Vick case.
If you have information on this case, please find the contact information on our initial article about Bud and contact the investigators working to bring closure for Bud and his family.
- Sack Michael Vick from the Falcons – STATUS – Vick gets to keep $16+ million in bonuses – Falcons are Hosed by Vick for 2008 and 2009
- Sack Michael Vick from the NFL – STATUS – Temporarily Suspended from NFL Michael Vick Can now Play in the NFL if a team will sign him
- Sack Michael Vick from any Corporate Sponsors -STATUS – Most sponsors publicly or privately pulled their support of Michael Vick with the major exception of the NFL. SEE List of sponsors yet to act
We are joining in the campaign to have Michael Vick Sacked from the Falcons, the NFL and dropped by any corporation that might endorse him today.
When we say sacked, we mean that he should immediately be suspended from the Falcons and the NFL without pay. If he is found guilty in court or pleads guilty to any of the charges confronting him, he should be permanently fired regardless of the price that the Falcons might have to pay to end his contract early.
Update – Vick did admit guilt and the evidence was heavily against him. The NFL and the Falcons have still not taken permanent action.
Innocent until Proven Guilty does not absolve Responsibility
Michael Vick iswas innocent until proven guilty of all the charges that are named in the indictment. Admitting guild does not absolve him from the responsibility of allowing dog fighting to take place on his property. We are holding Vick responsible for the dogs in his care that have been killed, tortured, harmed or euthenized.
His responsibility for these animals is the reason why we are campaigning to have Michael Vick sacked from the NFL and the Falcons.
From here out, we will accumulate news stories, petitions, videos and all materials we can find in relation to this case and campaign. We will let the courts and the public make up their own minds. We will push this campaign but feel the argument we make in this statement is sufficient.
Update – Along the way more than just the dogs were harmed in this endeavor. Several of Vick’s co-conspirators went to prison. His team and team mates and the fans of Atlanta suffered a great deal. But even more important, the gambling and dog fighting ring in which participated had one member that was murdered a few days after the Federal government seized Vicks property last April.
This is not just about dog fighting and gambling. It is actually about illegal activity that has led to murder, the murder of a human. This murder is still unsolved and seems to be getting the cover up by the participants in the gambling ring. Vick did plea too many lesser crimes, but as part of that plea agreement he failed to comply with the requirements of the deal. That could be because Vick has been threatened by the killers or it could be because Vick has some relationship with the people that committed murder shortly after his life was turned upside down. Maybe that happened out of retribution or as part of a cover up for other crimes. Currently, we do not know anything other than the fact that Vick did not comply with his own plea agreement.