Bad Boys of
My wife is a
veterinarian, a Virginia Tech graduate and a former Michael Vick fan
(Game-Fixing and Dogfighting Rock Pro Sports [And Barry Bonds Marches On], July
30). I am just a former Michael Vick fan. Isn't it good for Vick that the
Atlanta Falcons fans didn't electrocute, drown or throw him to the ground for
his subpar games, as he alledgedly did to some of his dogs.
Ken King, Pasadena, Md.
I'm sick and tired
of hearing people (sadly, including my own husband) try to defend or justify
the alleged actions of Vick and his associates by saying that dogfighting is
cultural. No, dogfighting is cruelty, and it's illegal. I hope that Vick is
punished to the maximum extent of the law. And as for my husband, I hope he
enjoys his stay on the couch. It's cultural.
Gladys Flores-Chernets, Hamilton, Ont.
After years of
seeing athletes being convicted of spousal abuse, the lopsided outrage over
dogfighting shows the insanity of our society. Dogfighting is bad but nowhere
near as horrible as a man beating his wife or girlfriend.
Jamey L. Persinger, Angola, N.Y.
Let me, with just
five words, caution everyone running in all directions because a sports star
has apparently done something that is revolting: Remember the Duke lacrosse
Charlie Jones, La Jolla, Calif.
Where is a Paris
Hilton story when you need one?
Richard Browne, Perrysburg, Ohio
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