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Deion move over...more idiocy :roll:

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Stephon Marbury defends Michael Vick, calls dogfighting a sport

August 22, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.

Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.

"I think it's tough," Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."

On Monday, Vick said through a lawyer that he will plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture. He also faces possible prosecution in Virginia.

"I think it's tough that we build Michael Vick up and then we break him down," Marbury said. "I think he's one of the superb athletes, and he's a good human being. I just think that he fell into a bad situation."




Actually his point on hunting is not totally off...there is a level of hypocricy, but I think that with dog fighting there is a totally different level of cruelty, especially the way in which some of the animals were eliminated.

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August 23rd, 2007, 9:54 am
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There is also an element of the carrying out of disgusting acts on a defenseless animal. I realize pitbulls are very tough animals, but when someone they think is on their side (their master) hangs them, electricutes them, or otherwise destroys them, IMO, it's particularly heinous.


Personally I don't see the "sport" in it, especially when there is virtually ZERO human involvement in it... If Vick wants to fight one of his pitbulls, so be it... THAT would be sport... But to pit two animals against one another unnaturally and call it sport is, IMO, disingenous. Hunting still has a tracking, baiting, skill of the shot element in it making it a "sport." This senseless brutal killing of animals is just, well, gross...


August 23rd, 2007, 10:37 am
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