Michael Vick and dog fighting at the home he allowed family members to occupy is something that just won't go away. And now, it seems Vick has suffered again at the hands of ill behaved family members.
In documented statements, it is clear that if there were wrongs committed at Vick's home, they were perpetrated by family members that operated without Vick's consent or knowledge.
Things have gone even further now. The home, which had been placed on the sale market, was burglarized.
"I don't think it had anything to do with possible evidence," in the dogfighting investigation, Commonwealth attorney Gerald Poindexter said. "I think it was some feuding over the spoils. Some people believe that in getting ready to sell the house, Vick had promised stuff to some family members and other people felt they deserved things." Stolen were three plasma televisions (62", 42" and 32"), two floor buffers, a wet/dry vacuum, an upright washer and dryer and a leather sofa valued at $17,550 combined.
And, as Vick sorts out his losses, the investigation and attempt to lock him away continues. Vick's continued victimization by ungrateful family members could lead to his demise.
Although state law enforcement seems intent on conjuring a case against him, not everyone is hoping to see Vick locked away.
Winston Jones, 44, said he had "heard" Vick was involved in dogfighting but admitted he'd never been to Vick's house, attended a dogfight there or knew anyone who did. "He's dirty. He's dirty as hell, but don't lock another black man up," said Jones, shortly after leaving services at Ferguson Grove Baptist Church, located directly across from the street from Vick's house. "He did it, but he's a young man and grew up in the hood. Y'all clean him up and help him out."
We hope that those that hope to see Vick's career and life destroyed by these accusations pay attention to the sentiments shared by this insightful and thoughtful man of the church.
Youthful indiscretion and circumstance are the culprits which have led to this situation. Vick has suffered enough at the hands of his own family. Now he needs the rest of us to take the role his family long ago should have.
His family failed him. As a society, we don't have to.