Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Weasel of the Week: "John Doe"

Last month, the Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, via free agency, had essentially swapped quarterbacks. Michael Vick signed with the Jets, who then released their former starter, Mark Sanchez, who then signed with Philadelphia.

With the Jets due to open training camp at SUNY-Cortland in July, some anonymous little Weasel with nothing better to do than raise a ruckus, initiated a petition on change.org, aimed at SUNY-Cortland adminstration, demanding that Vick be banned from the campus.


Look, we all know the story. Vick was busted for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring, which cost him his gig with the Atlanta Falcons. He did his time in prison, and, with the encouragement of former Colts coach-turned-NBC analyst and unofficial NFL chaplain Tony Dungy, signed with Philadelphia. That should've been the end of that sordid story, but whomever it is who started this lame-a-zoid petition wants to remind people of what Vick did.

The fact that Vick is now going to play in the league's biggest media center, New York, isn't helping matters. To the tabloids, the media feeding frenzy come July will be like when Tim Tebow came to the Jets 2 years ago. Personally, I don't believe this stupid petition is going anywhere except in an appropriate place. A trash barrel. By the time training camp rolls around in July, this will be a distant memory.

Michael Vick made a mistake, owned up, and paid his debt to society. Whomever this "John Doe" is who started the petition is either a card carrying member of PETA or just a dog lover who just doesn't care that Vick did his time. Well, "Mr. Doe", you've got a pair of Weasel ears headed your way, but just for fun, we'll add a stale bag of Beggin' Strips, because, punky, you're begging for attention. Do us all a favor, and identify yourself next time.

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