In a rare interview with CNN's Piers Morgan back in July, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick whined that he wanted to give his kids a dog.
In 2007, Vick, 32, pleaded guilty to killing at least 8 dogs by electrocution and hanging for performing poorly during illegal dog fights. Vick served less than 2 years in federal prison for dog fighting. He was released from prison in 2009, making him eligible to resume his professional football career.
On Tuesday, Vick tweeted a seemingly innocent photo of himself studying game film on an iPad while his young daughter did her homework next to him. "We working" read the caption under the photo.
Vick blurred out the content on his iPad screen before tweeting the pic, but he forgot to blur out the open box of Milk Bone dog biscuits on the kitchen table next to his daughter's dog folder.
That is how the general public learned that Vick -- a convicted dog killer -- owned a dog.
When Twitter erupted, Vick was quick to delete the photo and replace it with a similar pic without the box of dog biscuits. The sharp-eyed blogger who spotted the original photo saved it for posterity.
“I’m here to strictly talk about football,” Vick said Wednesday when asked if he owned a dog. “What goes on in my personal life is not to be talked about. What’s most important right now is the Philadelphia Eagles and getting the win Sunday.”
Vick is allowed to own a dog upon completion of his probation, which occurred in July. But that's not the point. The point is that a sadistic animal abuser is once again allowed to own an innocent animal.
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