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December 20, 2010
This may strike some as being odd because I was in charge of Michael Vick's prosecution in 2007, but I too am rooting for him. I have seen hundreds of men and women go to prison. Many, the greedy and the reckless alike, serve their time and come out again with a second chance at life, as is their right. Vick has a better shot than most, and I honestly hope he makes it.
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December 20, 2010

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This may strike some as being odd because I was in charge of Michael Vick's prosecution in 2007, but I too am rooting for him. I have seen hundreds of men and women go to prison. Many, the greedy and the reckless alike, serve their time and come out again with a second chance at life, as is their right. Vick has a better shot than most, and I honestly hope he makes it.

Chuck Rosenberg, Washington, D.C.

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The Ravens' Donte' Stallworth served 24 days in jail and was suspended by the NFL for the entire 2009 season after he killed a pedestrian while driving under the influence. He is now back in uniform, and no one blinks an eye. Vick (Is It O.K. to Cheer? Nov. 29) served 19 months in prison for his involvement in a dogfighting enterprise. All things considered, I think he has paid his debt to society.

Jack Ross, Holden, Mass.

I ripped off the cover of Vick as soon as I received the magazine in the mail. Yes, Vick served his time in prison and as a free man has every right to play and earn his millions, but that does not mean he is any less of a monster. Football success aside, he still remains a big bad wolf disguised not as a sheep but as an Eagle.

Erik Ormberg

Bellingham, Mass.

After reading the article about Vick, I realized that he only spoke about what he had lost during his punishment. He never once showed empathy for the animals he harmed and killed. He came across as someone focused on himself with no evidence of a conscience.

Stan Crandall, Falconer, N.Y.

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