So as I sit here this Morning and Drink my Cup of Joe for a cause my Husband is watching sports center before he heads off to work. Just a Normal Friday in the Stakeley Pittsburgh home.
On Tuesday it was officially announced that Michael Vick
<< I can't even stand to type his NAME! >>
Will join the Pittsburgh Steelers for 1 year.
And Here is how I a former Steeler fan and Good Guy/Animal Supporter Feel and stand on this.....
Sure all "football players" are not saints.... and many of them should not be allowed to even wear a team jersey. "It's NOT like the good old days that is for sure."
But for me and where I stand this is too close to home.
He has NEVER even Publicly Said I AM SORRY.
There was a group characterized as “pancake dogs”–animals so traumatized they flattened themselves on the ground and trembled when humans approached.
What he was charged with was this:
No amount of Money will EVER take back what he did. The smirk on his face during news interviews shows to me a man that is sick and should not be put in the public eye but into an institution for help.
I'm guessing Mike Tomlin and the Steeler organization haven't heard the true story of Michael Vick and the way he tortured dogs. It goes way beyond dog fighting rings. I'm so disappointed in the Steelers right now.
Now I agree that EVERYONE deserves a Second Chance if they truly feel remorse for what they have done. I believe that only he knows everything that he has done. Not what he was charged for but between him and god.
As a Animal Supporter I can not and will not support the Pittsburgh Football Team and The Sad Decision by the Rooney Family.
I suppose we need to all just be grateful that Charles Manson didn't have a good throwing arm, or else he may of bought his way out of prison and onto Heinz field as a player too.
If I have learned anything in life it is that EVERYTHING Happens for a Reason and I have decided to use this time spent cheering at my TV to seek out and do more for my local animal shelters as a volunteer.
Turn your anger into something good. Join me! ~ Sara Stakeley
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