T.O.: Leave Vick AloneJuly 27th, 2009
Terrell Owens, who knows firsthand what it’s like to be kicked to the curb, is lobbying hard to get recently released Michael Vick reinstated in the league. Owens, now a member of the Buffalo Bills after failing to catch on in Philadelphia and Dallas, said that slapping Vick with a four-game suspension after he’s already lost two years on a dogfighting rap is like “kicking a dead horse.” Owens, never one to shy away from speaking his mind, said that Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of Vick’s case seems “unfair.” Said Owens, “I think he’s done the time for what he’s done. I don’t think it’s really fair for him to be suspended four more games. It’s almost like kicking a dead horse in the ground. … The guy’s already suffered so much. And to add a four-game suspension on a two-year prison sentence, that’s ridiculous.” Vick met with Goodell last week. While reports have surfaced that the commissioner will suspend the former Atlanta Falcon quarterback for four games, nothing officials has been announced. In August 2007, the league suspended Vick indefinitely after he admitted financing an illegal dogfighting operation. He spent the past 23 months in the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and is now on three years probation.