Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Vick Issue

Leroy Butler was always one of my favorite players, from his time at FSU through his heyday in Green Bay. I like his response to the Michael Vick situation as much as I liked the way he played safety.

"My 7-year-old [Danielle] loves animals. We were out shopping for a dog. We were in the car, and I can't listen to sports radio anymore because she heard how they drowned and electrocuted some animals. I looked back there at a red light and she had tears in her eyes. She said, 'I don't understand why somebody would drown a dog.' Now I had to explain it as a parent. I said that sometimes people do stuff that is so terrible that you've got to offset that guy by doing something good. She just kept wiping her tears. She was really bothered by it. It's a stupid thing to do, obviously. But these guys get so arrogant, they don't think about it. You got $30 million, $40 million in the bank, they're on top of the world, no remorse and no one can stop them.''
-- Former Green Bay safety LeRoy Butler, in an interview with Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

I don't think Michael Vick understands what a giant piece of shit he looks like right now. Emmit, Emmit, I'm looking at you right now too.

4 comments:

Chad Thomas Watson said...

Yet another sports figure whose career I have followed and enjoyed turns out to be at best a horrible human being. And has Emmit even looked at the indictment? Jeez, dog racing is monsterous enough

wwc said...

He said he was going to give camp a million dollar grant too, but now his heart just isn't in it.

Chad Thomas Watson said...

if only i hadn't bet that 8000 on Vick's dog, "Ernie Davis," Tim Donaghy promised it was humane and a sure thing.

wwc said...

Really? I laid down my savings on Ron Mexico: The Dog, but he got frisky before the fights and gave the other puppies herpies. They made me electrocute him and bury him out behind Jim Dyke's place with an inscription reading, "Where you are now I once was, where I am now, you soon shall be." It creeped everybody out real good.

attempting to silence the voices in my head.