She may be the latest to publicly shed crocodile tears, but when it comes to less than believable apologies, Kathy Griffin is no trailblazer. Mike Vick was delivering a mea culpa written by someone else long before Griffin’s pathetic performance. Vick, the disgraced former NFL quarterback was thrown in prison after his hands on involvement in a gruesome dog ring.
After serving his sentence, the only way Vick was able to worm his way back in to the NFL was to tell everyone how sorry he was for his ‘mistake’. Now, as Griffin tries to act her way out of her self inflicted jam, Vick is making headlines again. This week, he let the world know that he he would like to take up coaching now that his playing days on the gridiron are over. ESPN is bending over backwards to let everyone know what a wonderful idea they think this is.
The network that railroaded Curt Schilling and anyone else who doesn’t subscribe to their far left agenda is head over heels for Vick. They like to tell us about his “great story”. They act as if he beat cancer or overcame some sort of colossal hardship. But in reality he killed dogs and only ‘apologized’ when he got caught in order to collect a lucrative football pay check.
Like Griffin, Vick is hardly a victim. Yet ESPN is embracing him as they have all along. The once mighty network continues its nosedive. The place we used to go to for scores and incredible athletic achievement is now nothing more than a safe space for the likes of Colin Kaepernick, Michael Sam, and yes, the man who heartlessly abused animals for years, Mike Vick.