It took a lot of restraint for me to no entertain this subject, no longer am I silent! My views are so strong that if anything I would have written would have been misconstrued I would have gone nuts! As a writer, I write things to get certain emotions out of people and share mine as well,but this is a totally different situation for me. Everything I've read, seen on TV about this has struck something in me. The media has escalated this to unbelievable levels. My prayers go out to the entire Vick Family, especially Mike's Mom. I hope we can all learn from this ordeal!
They built him up until he was beyond human. He was a product, a brand,and invincible to everything. Adds in every magazine, newspapers, and commercials on every channel. This was the man that greeted visitors, on billboards everywhere in Atlanta! Just as fast as they built this man up, they took all of it away! Micheal Vick went from having a 10 year contract with the Falcons worth over a 100 million, to as of Friday owing $22 million of what he's received back to them!
For the past couple years Vick has been under scrutiny consistently! The water bottle incident, which no one in the media apologized for, the Ron Mexico incident, not making the luncheon with President Bush, and lets not forget being blame for the mishaps that Marcus Vick had! He's been called a thug, and a hoodlum, and now they've made him the Poster Boy for dog fighting!
DOG FIGHTING! The average Joe doesn't go to jail for dog fighting, nor would his case make it to federal court! Mike Vick is nowhere near your average Joe, and our once invincible main is no longer invincible!
Wake Up Call
From high school, sometimes even younger they throw these young boys in an environment where everything goes. They train them to jump higher, run faster, throw further.They come from pennies to having million dollar salaries! Whose job is it to guide them? Whose job is to make them a responsible person? Alot of these young men are the 1st.... To go to school, or even to get out of their environment. As a family, community, a race, we need to step in and help guide our young men!
At the University of Iowa a couple of football players were suspended for posting pictures on facebook of themselves with bottles of Grey goose. To add to the embarrassment, 2 of the young men were later suspended indefinitely and charged with charged with suspicion of purchasing $2,016.76 worth of merchandise with unauthorized credit cards.
With all the incidents that have happen lately , not just black athletes, everyone is included. NBA,NHL,NFL, MLB, etc... need to come together. Together we can guide these men, create a program to keep them grounded.After all they invested in these men physically, they need to concentrate on their mental as well!
Wake Up People!