Surely there is one NFL player that is man enough to speak out against Dog Fighting or are they all too busy counting their money, looking for sponsorships or do they just need a course in the horrors of animal cruelty? Now Jonathan Vilma (Jonathan who?) of the New York Jets puts his foot in his mouth by comparing dog fighting to horse racing and then saying according to the jetsblog.com that everyone has heard about dog fighting and whether they choose to participate is their decision. Why not stand up against dog fighting Mr Vilma or as you correctly state while attending your sister’s graduation at Harvard Business School, “She’s got the brains,” Vilma said “She took them all.” Truer words were never spoken.
While the Michael Vick saga continues and Clinton Portis remains quiet, probably due to pressure from the Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder, Vilma and other NFL players must stop blaming the media for blowing things out of proportion. Where are the NFL players that will stand up against the horrors of dog fighting or are they afraid of being called sissies by their colleagues, not the good guys of the NFL like Drew Brees or Warwick Dunn, but the players that are involved in guns, shootings, verbal and physical abuse to name but a few? Where are the owners, coaches and staff of these teams that must know that a huge majority of their fans, the people that pay the money for tickets, are pet lovers? The time has come for the NFL to take a stand against dog fighting, both by words and deeds.