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Old 05-05-2009   #1
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Michael Vick met Tuesday with former Colts coach Tony Dungy at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan.

"I can confirm that Michael met with coach Dungy," Vick's agent, Joel Segal, said. "The discussions were private, but the meeting was very positive."

Vick met with Dungy to discuss his life after he gets out of prison. He is scheduled to leave Leavenworth May 20 and serve the remainder of his sentence under home confinement at his five-bedroom home in Hampton, Va., with his fiancee and two of his children.

His sentence ends July 20, and he will be on supervised probation for the next three years.

Once he leaves Leavenworth, he will work 40 hours a week at a construction company in Hampton, making $10 an hour.

Vick pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to funding a dogfighting operation, and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in August 2007.

Vick is hoping to return to the NFL this fall. Commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended him indefinitely, will meet with Vick later this summer to discuss whether he can go back on the field. A meeting with a respected figure such as Dungy could help his return.
I hope Tony Dungy can help turn Michael Vick's life around
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Default Re: Tony Dungy meets with Michael Vick

Couldn't hurt. After seeing PETA hound this guy it's nice to see good people trying to make a positive impact on what he does with his life instead of concentrating on how much suffering they can cause and be proud of.
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Why does he have to work construction? I understand in many cases parolees are required to hold down a job. I assume this is to teach them how to make an honest income so they will not return to a life of crime, but Vick has millions, he wasn't a thief to begin with. I have no problem with him going straight home and coasting on his bank account. Regardless, hopefully the guy will get back in the NFL. It's neither here nor there, but I think what he did was blown way out of propotion and he was made an example of. I'm not condoning dog fighting, but I don't see people throwing hunters in jail for using pitbulls to fight wild hogs. For the record, I'm a hunter. I'm not into that sort of thing, but to each his own. My point is that one is no better than the other........
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Couldn't hurt. After seeing PETA hound this guy it's nice to see good people trying to make a positive impact on what he does with his life instead of concentrating on how much suffering they can cause and be proud of.
Ingrid Newkirk & the PETA crowd are motivated, no make that incredibly driven to ruin Vick and they've all but succeeded. BTW she's also nuts !
But I think Vick has more, way more than done his time/paid his dues and I know he deserves another opportunity in the NFL and I hope and think Coach Dungy can be helpful and even instrumental in getting that done for him.
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Default Re: Tony Dungy meets with Michael Vick

I think this country is f*cked up in the way we treat excons. My brother was arrested with mushrooms at 19 and served 5 years probation. He enrolled in school and was only able to get a job after my parents convinced a friend of theirs to overlook the felony. He just got evicted from his apartment after the landlord ticketed his car for an expired tag and ran a criminal check. He couldn't get another apartment until my mom lied and signed the lease in her name, then changed the car registration to her as well.

You serve your sentence and you should be able to rebuild your life. I don't understand this attitude of making it harder for ex felons to fix their mistakes.
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Honestly I don't care what happens to Vick...

If he's a good person he'll be o.k. If he really is a turd then he'll end up in trouble again.
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Why does he have to work construction? I understand in many cases parolees are required to hold down a job. I assume this is to teach them how to make an honest income so they will not return to a life of crime, but Vick has millions, he wasn't a thief to begin with. I have no problem with him going straight home and coasting on his bank account. Regardless, hopefully the guy will get back in the NFL. It's neither here nor there, but I think what he did was blown way out of propotion and he was made an example of. I'm not condoning dog fighting, but I don't see people throwing hunters in jail for using pitbulls to fight wild hogs. For the record, I'm a hunter. I'm not into that sort of thing, but to each his own. My point is that one is no better than the other........
What millions?..........what bank account?...................He has no pot to piss in...............he's totally upside down in hock (owes creditors up to $50 million)....................he's in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and so far has not convinced the court that he can even hope to "reorganize" to avoid Chapter 7.
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I hope Tony Dungy can help turn Michael Vick's life around

I honestly believe that there is greater chance of Vick turning Dungy's life around.
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I think this country is f*cked up in the way we treat excons. My brother was arrested with mushrooms at 19 and served 5 years probation. He enrolled in school and was only able to get a job after my parents convinced a friend of theirs to overlook the felony. He just got evicted from his apartment after the landlord ticketed his car for an expired tag and ran a criminal check. He couldn't get another apartment until my mom lied and signed the lease in her name, then changed the car registration to her as well.

You serve your sentence and you should be able to rebuild your life. I don't understand this attitude of making it harder for ex felons to fix their mistakes.
I know...completely F'd up. You pay your debt to society....but after you finish your time...you get to continue to pay and suffer for the remainder of your life. It's not right.

Sex Offenders...well that's somewhat of a different story. Severe sex offenders are known to repeat their crimes, they should have to register as a sex offender. Others are chrged with petty crap and have to deal with the SO registry for the rest of their lives. Just ridiculous.
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For anyone interested, Tony Dungys book "Uncommon" is a great read. It's meant for boys to grow with the spiritual and moral insight to develop into decent men.

Bought it for my son. He actually read it.
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For anyone interested, Tony Dungys book "Uncommon" is a great read. It's meant for boys to grow with the spiritual and moral insight to develop into decent men.

Bought it for my son. He actually read it.
I THINK the reason he retired from coaching was to mentor troubled young men.

Good for him.
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Vick served his time. Its over. Let the man play.

There are far worse people who play in the NFL today. I think throwing your pregnant girlfriend out of a moving car tops the list.









So................should we pick him up?
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