View Full Version : The Perils of Starring While Black

07-22-2007, 09:34 PM
Those who are who are neither black nor athletically talented cannot really appreciate the cross that black superstar athletes are forced to bear in the contemporary sports world.

In the parlance of the time, you have not walked in their shoes, so you simply do not understand.


late again
07-22-2007, 10:51 PM
Those who are who are neither black nor athletically talented cannot really appreciate the cross that black superstar athletes are forced to bear in the contemporary sports world.


.....You do know that was satire, right?

07-22-2007, 11:44 PM
no matter who it was it could have been trent green they both vick or green would have gotten into the same trouble! it doesnt matter vick should be thrown into jail for life to rot and mabey drop the soap a couple times, i want him to have to live with what he did every day and never play in the nfl, hopefully we will see this story of vick on behind the lines a couple years. I mean how can any still like mike vick what he did was pure evil devilish!
Does this look like a messiah to you???


no way in hell

07-23-2007, 12:00 AM
Ron Mexico lawsuit

In March 2005 a woman named Sonya Elliott filed a civil lawsuit against Vick alleging she contracted genital herpes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genital_herpes) from Vick and that he failed to inform her that he had the disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease).[10] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-9) Elliot further alleged that Vick had visited clinics under the alias "Ron Mexico" to get treatments and thus he knew of his condition. This led to a deluge of fans ordering customized #7 Atlanta Falcons jerseys on NFLShop.com with the name "Mexico" on the back.[11] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-10) Due to the media interest surrounding the case, the National Football League disallowed the use of the jersey/name combination two days after the lawsuit. On April 24 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_24), 2006 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006) Vick's attorney revealed that the lawsuit had settled out of court with a undisclosed settlement.[12] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-11)
Video game developer Midway Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Games) has alluded to Vick and his Ron Mexico alter-ego (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alter-ego) in their 2006 title, Blitz: The League (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitz:_The_League). Due to Midway's loss of the National Football League license (EA Sports now has exclusive NFL licensing), all teams and players in the game are fictitious. However, the "Washington Redhawks"' star quarterback is a mobile, left-handed passer named "Mike Mexico."

Obscene gesture incident

After a Falcons loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Georgia Dome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Dome) on November 26 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_26), 2006 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006), Vick made an obscene gesture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_%28gesture%29) at Atlanta fans, holding up two middle fingers.[13] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-12) Vick has said, "I'm sorry and I apologize to all the young kids and to whoever saw me make that gesture. I just let my emotions get the best of me in that situation and it won't happen again."[14] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-13) Vick was fined $10,000 by the NFL for his obscene gesture, and agreed to donate another $10,000 to charity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charitable_cause).

Water bottle incident

On January 17 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_17), 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007) Vick surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_International_Airport). Due to Vick's reluctance to leave the bottle behind, it was later retrieved from a trash receptacle. The bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained "a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana," a Miami (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami%2C_Florida) police report said. "The compartment was hidden by the bottle's label so that it appeared to be a full bottle of water when held upright," police said. On Monday, January 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_22), 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007), the test results indicated there were no illegal substances in the water bottle and Vick was cleared of any wrongdoing. Vick also was drug tested and the results were negative.[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-14)
The security tape from the airport documenting the incident has also been erased because, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atlanta_Journal-Constitution), Miami-Dade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami-Dade_County%2C_Florida) Police Department spokesman Robert Williams wrote in an e-mail: "That information was shown to the State's Attorney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State%27s_Attorney)'s office and it was determined by them that no criminal act was committed and no charges were filed. Therefore, this video was deleted from the flash drive since it was not being used in a criminal case."[16] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-15)
The Falcons later released the following statement: "We appreciate the speed at which the Miami authorities concluded their investigation, and we are pleased to learn of the outcome of the investigation. This is another reminder of the high-profile nature of a professional athlete and the close scrutiny players undergo related to their conduct on and off the field. We look forward to putting this matter behind us."[17] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-16)
On March 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_22), 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007), Vick announced that the water bottle was a jewelry stash box, and that the substance in question had been jewelry. Vick indicated that he keeps his jewelry there to prevent theft.[18] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-17)
Before the test results indicated there were no illegal substances in the water bottle and Vick was cleared of any wrongdoing, Saturday Night Live (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live) went on to do a parody of the incident in which they questioned Vick's actions in a skit called "Really?" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjtVnqZCndo)

Missed appearance on Capitol Hill

On April 24 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_24), 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007), Vick was scheduled to lobby on Capitol Hill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol), hoping to persuade lawmakers to increase funding for after-school programs. Vick missed a connecting flight in Atlanta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta%2C_Georgia) on Monday and failed to show for his Tuesday morning appearance.[19] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick#_note-18)
Vick's publicist, Susan Bass, said it wasn't his fault. Vick was in Tampa, Florida (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa%2C_Florida), on Monday to play in teammate Warrick Dunn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrick_Dunn)'s charity golf tournament, then caught a flight to Atlanta that was supposed to arrive in time for him to make another flight to Reagan National Airport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_Washington_National_Airport) in Arlington, Virginia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington%2C_Virginia). However, the AirTran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirTran_Airways) flight was late leaving Tampa, and Vick missed his connection, and wound up stuck in Atlanta, Bass said. "He was really mad," Bass added. AirTran booked Vick on a later flight Monday evening in time to make the Tuesday morning appearance, but Vick failed to show for the flight.
Vick's mother, Brenda Vick Boddie, accepted an award from the Afterschool Alliance on her son's behalf. Vick was honored for his foundation's work with after-school projects in Georgia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_%28U.S._state%29) and Virginia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia).

And now dog murdering