Michael Vick: Is the Former Dog Fighter Now a Dog Owner? - The Dogington Post
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Michael Vick: Is the Former Dog Fighter Now a Dog Owner?

Did Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback most notorious for his involvement in a massive Virginia dog-fighting ring, adopt a new dog or did he just develop a taste for Milk Bone dog biscuits?

Did Michael Vick get a dog? The opened box of Milk Bone dog biscuits in this photo the NFL star Tweeted last week sure give a good indication! Credits: Vick’s Twitter account/Crossing Broad via Mike Vick

Last week, the NFL star who admitted to killing dozens of dogs that didn’t “perform well” during dog fights at Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels, Tweeted a photo of himself and his daughter at the dining table with the caption, “we workin.” But, what really caught our attention was an opened box of Milk Bone dog biscuits visible in the photo.

Vick was never convicted of animal cruelty, but did serve 16 months in jail for his involvement in bankrolling the dog fighting ring held at his Virginia home. After his jail term, the quarterback faced 3 years of probation, during which he was barred from owning a dog.

Vick made headlines – and outraged dog owners around the country – in July when his probation period ended and he announced that he’d like to get a dog for his kids. Vick was allegedly seen leaving a PetSmart store early last week, but has not admitted to owning a new dog.

Is Vick afraid of the backlash and public outrage that surely will come when he becomes a dog parent again? Maybe that’s why shortly after the photo was Tweeted, it was taken down and replaced with a similar photo, sans Milk Bones. Crossing Broad.com captured the original photo before Vick tweeted the substitute.

Do you think Michael Vick is capable of caring for a dog, of providing a loving home? Many Vick supporters believe the NFL star has paid his dues, but to others, allowing Michael Vick to adopt a dog is like allowing a pedophile to adopt a child.

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