Michael Vick seems to think that we are all stupid enough to forget those itty bitty wittle atrocities he committed. The rape and torture of dogs, brutal training -- and don't forget the horrid fights he orchestrated and profited off of.
There are only two other reasons I can think of that he would actually come out and say he wants a dog:
1. He's just that clueless about what he did -- in which case, he should be left to rot until it sinks in.
2. He is so arrogant that he really believes he can convince the world that owning a dog would be even the remotest of options.
But Vick's own reason for wanting a dog is the best of all ...
He believes the pet will help him rehabilitate.
Vick must have caught a few episodes of Pit Bulls and Parolees. He says, "I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding. If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted. I miss having a dog right now. I wish I could."
Is he freaking insane?!
This is like setting a fresh kill in front of Jeffrey Dahmer. Like offering a gaggle of kids to a pedophile. People who commit such atrocities don't change.
Allowing him to have a dog is tantamount to letting him win -- he's already gotten the swank football contract back and now he wants to see if he can get the one thing expressly forbidden to him. It's not a touchy-feely warmness that fills Vick's heart at the thought of owning a dog, it's the thrill of winning and pulling one over on the system.
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