So Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated. The conditions, set up by Almighty Ruler Roger Goodell state that Vick can be signed by a team, practice, go to training camp, and play in the last two preseason games. As the regular season starts, Goodell will assess how Vick has tried to become a better person, with the help of Vick's mentor, Tony Dungy.
This makes sense by a business standpoint, but doesnt it seem that Vick has gone through enough? He spent 23 months in federal prison, lost his gigantic contract, filed for bankruptcy, and will never again get an edorsement deal. In the words of the ever-eloquent Terrell Owens, it just seems like "kicking a dead horse"
I have no doubt in my mind that Vick will be a model citizen the rest of his life. Except for the dogfighting scandal, Vick was a model citizen. He often came to hang out with cancer patients, with the only rule being that no media was allowed. He often ran camps for disadvantaged kids, with again no media allowed. He did plenty for his community, and unlike many celebrities, he did it for the kids, not for the publicity.
In other news, Brett Favre decides not to return to the Vikings to play another season.