Fox Sports hires convicted animal abuser Michael Vick as studio analyst

Former quarterback and convicted animal abuser Michael Vick has a new job with Fox Sports. Go figure! On Sunday, Vick will serve as a studio analyst for Fox NFL Kickoff – the show that leads into Fox NFL Sunday. According to USA Today, Vick will be making regular appearances on the show as part of his new job.

“I’m very excited,” Vick stated. ‘over the last seven or eight months, I’ve done a lot of interviews, and I think I’ve gotten better as I’ve been put in those situations more often… You have to be careful because anything you say can go viral.”

Vick retired as a member of the Atlantic Falcons. His tenure with the team was interrupted after his 2007 conviction for his role in dog fighting that sent him to prison. To the public, Vick remains a controversial figure after serving 19 months in prison. Fox executives barely mentioned that part of Vick’s life, although in April, Fox commentator  Tucker Carlson appeared on Sean Hannity’s show.

“Anybody who looks into how he mistreated these dogs and personally tortured them to death gets upset and I overspoke. I’m not comfortable with the death penalty under any circumstances. Of course I don’t think he should be executed.” Carlson, however did go on to say, “But I do think what he did is truly appalling.” He also added that he “has a lot doubts” on Vick’s true intentions.”

And what about the dogs? Many of them never received any justice; fortunately some were saved and went on to lead wonderful lives. Just in case Fox Sports forgot since  Vick’s egregious dog fighting history and conviction only rated one sentence in their press release about Vick’s new job, here’s a bit of the heartbreaking, inhumane and cruel treatment some of these dogs suffered by Vick’s own admission.

For anyone who has ever forgotten what happened, in 2007 Vick and three other men were indicted on charges related to an illegal dog-fighting ring known as “Bad Newz Kennels.” Although some fans will tell animal advocates to forgive and forget, and that Vick showed remorse for those convictions, it was the degree of inhumanity, cruelty and downright sadistic treatment of the dogs who did not win as fighting dogs and the degree and torture the innocent animals endured by Vick’s own hands that rocks so many people to the core of human decency.

Donna Reynolds is the co-founder of Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls (BAD RAP), known for rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls. In case anyone forgot or didn’t know the details and why so many compassionate people find Vick’s latest career move so offensive, note Reynold’s  blog entries:

“The details that got to me … involve the swimming pool that was used to kill some of the dogs. Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of underperforming dogs, then just like with a car, the cables were connected to the terminals of car batteries before lifting and tossing the shamed dogs into the water. We don’t know how many suffered this premeditated murder, but the damage to the pool walls tells a story. It seems that while they were scrambling to escape, they scratched and clawed at the pool liner and bit at the dented aluminum sides like a hungry dog on a tin can.

Reynolds continued the heartbreaking blog post:

“…my mind’s image of a little black dog splashing frantically in bloody water … screaming in pain and terror…brown eyes saucer wide and tiny black white-toed feet clawing at anything, desperate to get a hold. This death did not come quickly. The rescuer in me keeps trying to think of a way to go back in time and somehow stop this torture and pull this little dog to safety. I think I will be looking for ways to pull that dog to safety for the rest of my life.”

Concluding his interview on Friday, for Fox Sports with USA Today, Vick added:

“I have never criticized guys, but I will be critical. Great players understand that. I’ve seen the reactions from my teammates watching shows in t he team lounge when they disagree with something. I’m a credible guy and I think people will respect that.”

What are your thoughts? Please feel free to weigh in, but asking everyone to remain respectful.

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72 replies
  1. Marsha Squibb says:

    Shame on Fox!!!! This POS doesn’t deserve to make any money!!He maimed and killed so many innocent dogs,the ones that survived went thru years of decompression and most never got a home.His last victim just passed earlier this year at a rescue, having never gotten over the extreme cruelty as a “bait” dog.I despise you Michael Vick, you don’t deserve a chance at a life,your dogs never had a chance at life!I hope you fall flat in your ass!!!!!POS!!!!

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  2. slv says:

    Well my opinion of Fox Sports just went down the toilet. How could they possibly hire this POS??? Shame on you Fox Sports!!!! I won’t be watch. Period

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    • Terri Rhodes says:

      I AGREE VIC SUCKS. THEY NEED TO DO SOME OF THE STUFF HE DID TO THOSE ANIMALS TO SEE HOW HE LIKED IT. REALLY CANNOT BELIEVE FOX SPORTS IS THAT LOW SCUM. THEY ARE HARD UP. IF THEY NEED VIC THEN I NEED TRUMP….

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  3. Cynthis says:

    I find Fox Sports are condoning this monster by paying him and publising him in such a high profile manner. How disgusting. Vick should be so ashamed of himself. That he could even show his face on TV again. This case includes some of the most barbaric torture of multiple dogs and we know he is guilty. A conscious like that is base, he hasn’t shown any real remorse at all. He has not changed at all. If some starts a petition let me know. We need to boycott Fox Sport and start a media campaign against this momster’s elevation into hero status just because he once played sports. Totally disgusting.

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  4. Red says:

    I wish people would realize what he is. A MONSTER in human form. He terrorized, abused, fought and KILLED dogs!!!!!!! WHY CAN’T PEOPLE (school giving him an award) Fox News (HIRED HIM) see him for what he is??!?!!?!?!?. Anyone who could do what HE DID to animals is a sick monster…… FOX NEWS….pull up the news articles on him and read them. You know what he did if the dogs did not fight??? He clipped car battery cables to their ears and then he TOSSED THEM IN HIS SWIMMING POOL!!!!!!!! They said the pool was so destroyed there was no way to tell how many animals died by being electrocuted.
    AND YOU WANT THIS USELESS, WORTHLESS, EXCUSE OF A HUMAN ON YOUR PAYROLL?? I will have to pass the word. I have a lot of friends and family that are sports lovers who watch your show. That has to stop now.

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  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    THANKFULLY there is CNN I WOULD NEVER IN A THOUSAND YEARS SIT and watch “VICK the DICK” get paid thousands upon thousands on television after doing what he did :::: TORTURE UNBELIEVE TORTURE TO BOOT!!! HE NEEDED to be IRRIDICATED from the EARTH HIMSELF!!! THE BLACK SCUMBAG!!!

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  6. Adrienne says:

    Part of me says he served his jail time, but then again did he deserve a much longer sentence than only 18 months. The was these remaining dogs died because they were under performing is by far the most disgusting method to do away with these dogs. Even euthanizing them with an injection would have at least been more humane, but the way Vick and his partners punished these dogs/did away with them, is beyond belief. Vick should not be on any TV station/show because of what he represents to those of us who care about animals.

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    • Pamela Garlisch says:

      I totally agree, but we need to blame our justice system too for giving him only 19 months! That judge needs to be voted out of office!

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    • I hate Michael Vick says:

      The part of you that says he did “his time” is really messed up! There will never be “enough time”, he will never be forgiven nor should he be. Michael Vick is sick and should be removed from society. NO ONE would miss him!

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      • ellen cottone says:

        lets get him fired I.h.m.p.
        lets show this cheezy network who the hell is boss around here.
        they need to be reminded they hang by a thin thread and all we people have to do is avoid that channel compleatly. I feel sorry for any product that will hitch there wares to this operation.
        they hang by an even thinner thread. american people when were cheesed off enough have overthrown countries. time to shout it in the streets. this aint gonna happen. he serves part 2 of his sentence starting today. hes gonna wish he was still living in jail.
        maybe he will loose everything step by step until 2 years from now hes living with his mom and working at home depot like he deserves.
        he is one of the ones who perpetrated the aggressive pit type.and he tried to eradicate the gentle protective pit type.he has done so much to damage to the breed as a whole. his name is damage.
        hell for the rest of his life. he has to start paying. time to start laboring for your redemption, fool

  7. mablesmom says:

    Outrageous beyond belief! I will find another news program to watch – Fox loses all its credibility if it hires this monster. I still boycott Subway and Nike because of their association with Vick, so no problem to add Fox to that list.

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  8. marie says:

    He is and always will be TRASH, he said it him self HE DID NO TIME ON THE DOGS HE KILLED ,THE LITTLE BIT HE GOT (must have sucked someone off pretty damn good). was on the money part he is sorry he got caught that is it he was asked if he wanted to meet some of the rehabilitate dogs and he ignored the invites wouldnt even acknowledge the invite from the man standing in front of him i wish i had the video still he is not sorry he did it at all this is all pretend, like he said in another interview he didn’t even think it was wrong….fox you hung your selfs fox will never be on in this house or alot of others i know again, bunch of animals abusers hope you are all happy together

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  9. Cathleen says:

    Are you effing kidding me? If this is the case I promise you I will never ever watch Fox again. I know that this network knows what he has done to these animals and by standing behind him advocates animal abuse and I will have no part of that. Shame on you FOX network I truly believed you were the last of the Mohicans in honesty and integrity for the conservatives you have now lost me,as a viewer, truly disgusted.

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  10. maxiemom says:

    If that bastard ever shows up on a game I’m watching, I’m out. I don’t want to watch football on Fox now since they hired that POS, except that it’s more for going to my next door neighbor’s house now (which we’ve done for games for more than 20 years) than anything else).

    If I had my way Vick would still be in jail, or 6 feet under ground, which would be the ONLY time I’ve ever agreed with Tucker Carlson.

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  11. Bunny Peters says:

    My husband and I are both very disappointed and disgusted with the FOX network for hiring this POS when there are many other people who could have done this job as well or better…….. AND, more importantly, are NOT known animal abusers………

    Guess we are no longer watching any football games on FOX network!!!!!!!!!

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    • linda says:

      It makes me wonder if Fox Sports didn’t purposely hire this notorious rat bastard for ratings for the curious morbid minds of many.

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      • ellen cottone says:

        reality shows yes.
        sports no. sports is still an institution based on fair an almost predictable sense of fair.
        with all the accomplished and inspiring and charming sport heroes why fox net. what were they thinking. that we can ever get these images out of our head.

  12. ellen cottone says:

    i cant believe someone would give mike vick a job.
    another reason i wont watch.
    whos next bill cosby ? no,
    i guess its naturally going to be o.j.
    silly me.

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    • Krissoula Vincent says:

      I along with countless others, Mary Ann are holding out HOPE that the POS will finally meet his fate. What Vick the DICK did to those poor, precious, TERRORIZED dogs is unconscionable, and will NEVER be forgiven, nor should he be!!! A mere 19 mths behind bars is a complete TRAVESTY of JUSTICE…should’ve been more like 19 yrs!!! SHAME on Fox Sport News…what an absolute DISGRACE they are. I HOPE they’ll lose enough viewers to make their empathy-lacking heads spin, and they experience jaw-dropping ratings due to their PATHETIC decision to hire a HEINOUS MONSTER.

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  13. ellen cottone says:

    will they announce him by his title? Ladies and gentlemen lets give a warm welcome to our new host…
    “convicted animal abuser Michael vick”

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  14. vicki hood says:

    Fox continues to be crap Now they are crappier. How many listeners? Reputation? Enjoy Trump and michael Vick too. Those of us with any brains don’t listen to FOX anyway.

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  15. BA says:

    HE IS A BARBARIC POS!!!!! he tortured, mutilated and slaughtered innocent dogs!!! Fox should be ashamed!!!! he is EVIL and no way getting around that!! he has zero remorse for his actions and if he wasn’t caught he would still be doing it with his trash low life loser buddys!!! his ignorant trash followers who say “forgive and forget” are in the same class as him…how in god name can anyway forgive OMG…they let him make tons of money, they let him adopt a dog (beyond disgusting) and put him on shows like hes something special!!!! he is a low life and his actions towards innocent animals defines him as NOT a human being….these poor dogs were treated like garbage, abused, electrocuted, tortured, ripped apart, buried alive for THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!!!!! and humane people should forgive and forget – HELL NO!!!!! fox is just as disgusting and will never be watched again….No remorse and he will do it again!!!!!! POS

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  16. Kathy Calabrese says:

    I believe Vick shkujd not be given a chance st anything. He didn’t give those poor babies a chance. Whether he did time or not doesn’t matter. I work with felons and none of them have remorse. They manipulate the system and are good at making people think they changed and they don’t. He never should of been allowed to play football. Is this the type of person you want your children to look up too? I know I don’t. He has no remorse , no morals. To do what he did to this poor babies is just plan evil. His money should go for prevention to help stop the dog fighters . He should have to donate a portion of his money to help pits . Anyone who supports him I would question their morals as well. He’s not a person I want around animals or children period . No one likes sex offenders and child abusers . Vick is no different . Would you forgive or forget about how offenders hurt innocent children? The answer is no so he is no different I’m sorry . He is an evil person in my opinion .

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  17. Tina says:

    That’s just out right sad that they can’t find a real human not a sick ass hole to do the job Vick should have been put in a ring and have the same done to him not have a TV appearance

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  18. Barkley's Mom says:

    Of course, I’m sure his “expertise” in football, makes him such a valuable aSSet to Fox network, I won’t be watching!

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  19. Priscilla says:

    Anyone who’s mind even goes to such an evil place and then acts on it,over and over again with multiple innocent dogs, is not a person who should be living among us. So this is how FOX wants to get peoples’ respect? HA! Think again. Shame on you,fox.

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  20. susispot says:

    I know I will want to go back and save that little black dog for the rest of my life too. Tears flow again today just thinking about it.

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  21. rose says:

    Be respectful with your comments? You have GOT to be kidding me. This POS will not disappear and I will boycott FOX for what it’s worth. Yes, go right ahead and hire this sociopathic freak. WELL DONE MEDIA!

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    • ellen cottone says:

      dont hate him because he’s black,
      too many black people love their dog’s.
      What he really is is a heinous,
      Greedy heartless demon. And you know theres just so many of these things around these days. He s just the richest most high profile one we have to deal with.

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  22. Nancy Raymond says:

    Well Fox network can be well assured that no one in my family will be tuning in to watch that hunk of sewer slime – apparently Fox thinks Michael Vick will improve their ratings – NO WAY – he will ALWAYS wear the label of animal torturer, killer and abuser – anyone that would hire him has their brains where the sun don’t shine.

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  23. Judy Freed says:

    WHOEVER HIRED VICK ARE ASSHOLE JUST LIKE VICK. HE IS AN ANIMAL ABUSER AND YOU HIRED HIM. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT. VICK DOESN’T DESERVE ANYTHING. HIS SWEET BABIES DIDN’T GET JUSTICE SO WHY SHOULD VICK. FIRE HIS ASS. I WON’T WATCH YOU AGAIN ASSHOLES

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  24. Ellen McConnell says:

    Vick is a very sick person & no one forgets his lack of compassion, ethics & true personality. He will never be forgiven for all the horrors he did to those beautiful sentient beings.
    I am not surprised it being FOX hiring him!!!

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  25. Linda Z says:

    I am beyond appalled by this news. Second chances are given to honest mistakes- this sub human ( I can not say his name) delighted in what he did!!!! Then you praise him by hiring him? WHAT??? I refuse to have subway or Niki in my home. I burned every shoe shirt and sweat pants with their logo. Now Fox will be blocked on my TV GOING FORWARD. Gotta love parental control- bye bye fox! Shame on anyone who knows the story the true story and the books have been written that support him. SMDH ????????????????

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  26. Cynthia Como says:

    I don’t call him Michael Vick,I call him MONSTER VICK! Fox is just another organization that has ZERO MORALS,and ZERO ETHICS! And to Adrienne,maybe u didn’t hear ALL the details of the immense,depraved and brutal torture he and his thugs inflicted upon these poor dogs,it was jaw dropping and heartstopping! He was playing pro football when he was running this hell hole so it’s not like he needed the money made off the brutal cruel fighting of innocent dogs,he just enjoyed the torturing involved! The sentence he received was NOT for what he did to these dogs! And now here’s the another despicable fact…..he has in his possession a couple of dogs as we speak,I’m completely horrified by that! As far as I’m concerned he can not EVER make up for what he did and he will absolutely burn in hell for all eternity! Adrienne u need to read the horrific details of what he did to so many dogs! It will give u nightmare for the rest of ur life! Let’s hope Fox loses massive ratings over this! Employing a brutal,cruel, barbaric,EVIL MONSTER is sickening! It’s just SICKENING!

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    • Dear heartless jack Asses at Fox 5. As of Today my family blocks your broad cast until you fire Mike Vick Convicted Animal Abuser says:

      o my god cynthia,
      a direct hot line Your anger changes the world thank you for the foot work.
      il left my name email phone and town and state.
      i told them i will block and we will watch the compitation untill you remove mike vick.
      and what were you thinking!?
      you know M.V coldly said he never payed for the life of the dogs. those words were ment to hurt us dog lovers it was meant to specificly provoke us
      well guess ya little snot.
      Now You Pay For The dogs Lives!!
      With your last job and job offer. we will make sure of it. Little by little will be whittled away and eaten by wolves.
      friends you know we love irony.

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    • Cynthia Como says:

      Cynthia,I want to thank u for providing the website link to voice the opposition to the misguided hiring of Moster Vick! I have voiced my opposition to this unjustifiable move by them! They are condoning what he did. There are just some crimes that should NEVER,EVER be forgiven or forgotten and this is one of them! This is why I have some issues with the game of professional football! It’s because the “powers that be” look past the despicable crimes that some of their players commit! There are some that have killed dogs in horrific ways(Monster Vick isn’t the only one)beat and brutalize women,commit rape,drink and do drugs and then get behind the wheel of a car,and they receive no repercussions by their employers for it via of being kicked to the curb! Our young boys look up to these players and if they can’t be decent human beings they need fired! But the love of money trumps standards,character,values,ethics,common decency and morals! I have a HUGE issue with that! Thank God most pro ball players are good and decent,and there are plenty with talent that can replace these law breaking bad apples! It’s so unacceptable! So once again thank you for posting the info!????

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  27. Pamela Bolton says:

    Fox is really looking to lose ALL its viewers. Anything with Vick attached to it will be dead in the water. Decent people have not forgotten what he did.

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  28. you heartless jack asses at for who think you can get away with promoting mike vick convicted animal abuser says:

    maybe they should know just how
    we the people feel

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  29. Dear heartless jack Asses at Fox 5. As of Today my family blocks your broad cast until you fire Mike Vick Convicted Animal Abuser says:

    there it took some tweaking.

    Im a big fan of change.org but it takes to long and its show boating .
    i thought i would send the whole feed to fox.5 complaint hot line as a answer to earth shaker cynthia call to arms now anyone who makes a comment the dialogue should make it to this dept. let them open their eyes and see the real suffering in the world around them

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  30. Deborah Dearmore says:

    There is no way he should be allowed in any way be on television in any sort of way. No wonder all these kids as well as adults being cruel to all these animals. They think since he got away with it why can’t they. I sure want be watching fox sports this season or ever if they let pos like him be any were near there cameras. He should still be in jail.

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  31. Ruth ann fields says:

    This man did the ultimate abuse on these innocent dogs , i will never forget it, cause when i hear his name or picture it comes back, how can he even act mormal i hope he has nightmares about it alk and his help too , these are gods animals and this shouldnt be happening, if i ever hear of a fighting ring you can believe i will be reporting it

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  32. Victoria Clark says:

    Every time I read one of these stories about these dogs if he so viciously abused, I still get sick to my stomach and cry! Why in the world would anybody offer him a high profile job? I guess we know how Fox sports stands on dog abuse. Either you support it and it’s perpetrators or you don’t. Fox sports supports it!

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  33. Cynthia Como says:

    The sports world treats him like he is some kind of God! They think he should be honored( Virginia Tech) adored,respected and the whole lot of them seem to be awestruck by him….just because he can play a game called football! Like I said before,there are just some crimes that are so brutal,egregious and heinous that it should NEVER,EVER be forgiven or forgotten,and what Monster Vick did is one of those crimes! He was hands on in the torture and killing of these poor,innocent dogs! And completely relished in these dogs suffering,he wasn’t just some bystander in all of this! Dogs and cats are disposable to so many in this life and that’s just unacceptable! I hope and pray that if Fox Sports refuses to give this vile POS the boot that they lose MASSIVE amounts of viewers and tank in ratings at a record breaking pace! RIP BEAUTIFUL DOGS❤️ YOUR LIVES MATTERED TO ALL OF US DECENT HUMAN BEINGS! SICKENING….JUST SICKENING!!!!!!!

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  34. Sherry D Hadley says:

    Shame on Fox News! This man is a vile monster that tortured several dogs over quite a period of time and called it sport to watch their prolonged suffering WHEN they did not do well in a horrible fight. He will always be a disreputable monster, criminal that should be behind bars. What the hell are they doing putting this freak on tv…have they lost their minds. Pitiful ! I’m appalled!

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  35. PAMELA D says:

    I HATE THE POS MICHAEL VICK. THESE POS HUMANS WHO SEEM TO OVERLOOK WHAT THIS MOTHERFU%$ER DID TO THE DOGS AND STILL WANT HIM. THOSE SCUMBAGS ARE JUST AS BAD. THIS USELESS SHITHEAD VICK NEEDS TO BE PUT IN A ROOM FULL OF PITBULLS AND LET THEM MAUL HIM TO DEATH. IF I EVER SAW THIS BASTARD I WOULD BEAT HIS ASS. HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS VICK HOPE YOUR LIFE BECOMES MISERABLE AND EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH IS MISERY AND SO IS YOUR HEALTH. ROT AND DIE ASSHOLE. I HATE YOU FOR WHAT YOU AND THOSE ASSHOLES HAVE DONE TO THOSE DOGS. YOU ROTTEN PIECE OF SHIT AND A WASTED SUBHUMAN.

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  36. Robert says:

    I don’t condone what he did, it was a horrible, shameful thing he did. But, he did his time and is no longer doing the crime. The “dog killer” stigma is always going to be with him for the rest of his life…but to deny someone a job after they get out of prison is just not right. Convicts who commit horrible crimes might as well stay in prison if they don’t have a second chance at providing for themselves after they are released.

    On a side note, he’s a terrible analyst so far…so in that regard, it is a bad move.

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  37. Rob Ewing says:

    Why choose this guy? Unless they are going to humiliate him, I’ll never watch it. Glad I’m an AFC fan. He committed murder on how many counts? Should be 5 yrs for each one, that’s being lenient. He needs to drink his own medicine. Put cables on his ears and throw him In a pool full of piss and shit. Fuk that guy POS. 🖕

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