What is your favorite sport?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mark Buehrle critical of Michael Vick



Chicago White Sox pitcher and animal rights activist Mark Buehrle told MLB.com recently that there were
times this season he wished Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would get hurt.

In 2007, Vick was convicted of a felony related to a dogfighting ring and served 19 months in prison.
"He had a great year and a great comeback, but there were times where we watched the game, and I know it's bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt," Buehrle told MLB.com. "Everything you've done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen to these guys."

At some point after the story was posted on MLB.com, the quotes were removed from the story, but the writer, Scott Merkin, had posted them on his Twitter account.

After serving his prison time, Vick was signed by the Eagles in 2009. This past season he was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year after making the Pro Bowl with the Eagles.

Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, who have three dogs, are active in promoting canine rights and have partnered with the White Sox on a program called "Sox for Strays," which hosts area animal rescue groups during the season at U.S. Cellular Field.

Jamie Buehrle made news in December when she helped save a dog who was found wandering the streets in St. Louis with an arrow sticking out of its abdomen. The Buehrles donated money to help pay the dog's veterinarian bills and, through Facebook, found a home for the dog.
 http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=6108605

Anyone else feel the same as Buehrle? 

31 comments:

  1. Dogfighting makes me sick, the punishment for it is too lax

    ReplyDelete
  2. Even though I read all that all I could think about was the dog at the end!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The only reason Vick got as little time as he did is because he's a famous athlete. If he was an average Joe, then he'd still be in Jail for that bullshit.

    ReplyDelete
  4. "After serving his prison time, Vick was signed by the Eagles in 2009. This past season he was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year after making the Pro Bowl with the Eagles." this would be impossible in rugby or any other uk respectable sport.

    ReplyDelete
  5. meh, if he wants to do something about it, do something about it, don't just bitch to the press

    ReplyDelete
  6. I remember speaking to a Japanese guy who actually thought the plural of "sock" was spelled "sox." I didn't have the heart to correct him.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Don't think he should get hurt nescerally but the fact that he is still making money in football is disgusting guy got off light.

    ReplyDelete
  8. mic vic gotta love that guy, terrible person but that boy can play ball

    ReplyDelete
  9. Eh now, Vick served his time. Let him do his thing now, he's paid to play football and is damn good at it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. yea, i think prison time is enough. what more can you do? make him work at a dog pound?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I agree he should be able to play football again but he talks about how he wants to own dogs again, this should not be allowed.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Well he saved a dog what more can you ask

    ReplyDelete
  13. Vick is the best QB philly ever had.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I dont like vick at all he should be in jail forever tbh..

    ReplyDelete
  15. >.> ... he shouldn't even be allowed to touch a dog...

    ReplyDelete
  16. vik may be a loser as a person but his job has nothing to do with him being a loser.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Man, when is Michael Vick going to stop popping up?

    ReplyDelete
  18. let the man have his dogs.

    what's the worst that could happen?

    ReplyDelete
  19. I definately agree with what you're saying. Followed. Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I absolutely cannot stand animal abuse. I'm glad Buehrle was willing to go on the record with those comments about Vick.

    I wish more could be done to people like Vick. For now I'll just have to keep my fingers crosses along side Buehrle.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh, and I forgot to mention... YOU FORGOT HOCKEY in your poll!!!!! Best sport in the world, my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great blog! im gonna start following you. Check out my blog if you like too!

    ReplyDelete
  23. i miss the atlanta vick jersey, goes great with everything

    ReplyDelete