May 20, 2007

Hidden: Clinton Portis defends Vick,: saying he's "a positive role model" and if he is fighting dogs, "it's his property, it's his dog" and "people need to mind their business."

posted by olelefthander to football at 06:09 PM - 7 comments

Michael Vick is a role model, and therein lies the problem. Kids look up to professional athletes, and like it or not, they're held to just a little higher standard than ordinary Joes who are not in the media spotlight. These guys need to be above reproach, and for the money that they're being paid, that's not too much to ask. Would I want my child to be as talented as Michael Vick? Sure. Would I want him to act like Michael Vick? For the most part, nope. Put the dogs up, Mike.

posted by jm_mosier at 06:39 PM on May 20

This commentary by Portis illustrates my point on the other thread about the NFL and the Bengals.

posted by sickleguy at 07:53 PM on May 20

Clinton Portis is a MORON. Personally, I'd like to see these big bad athletes fight each other to the death, wouldn't that be fun? Mr. Portis, there are rules you have to follow in life and in your sport, so do us a favor and STFU!

posted by catsgolf at 08:22 PM on May 20

Another deep-thinking, intelligent product from "The U." My feeling is "U" need to keep your mouth shut, Clinton, because "U"re an idiot! Hey, it's his property! Let him gut small children and have wolves fight over the carcass. Mind your own business!

posted by dyams at 07:38 AM on May 21

With friends like this....

posted by opel70 at 07:49 AM on May 21

Clinton Portis is a MORON. I've never seen any evidence of this. Whatever he might say about Vick, his press conferences seem to be the product of someone smart enough to be bored with press conferences.

posted by yerfatma at 07:51 AM on May 21

Clinton Portis is a MORON. I've never seen any evidence of this. I don't know. When I first read the "moron" post, I thought it was a bit harsh. But, although I can't get anything out of the FPP link because of it being blocked at work, going purely on ole's description, this particular statement seems to be the posterchild for moronic.

posted by littleLebowski at 08:30 AM on May 21

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