Covering The Redskins is covering the Redskins at the Beach Blitz in Norfolk this weekend. He watched Clinton Portis on an interview by WAVY TV. When asked about Michael Vick, Portis supposedly called him a good role model, adding that folks should mind their own business when it comes to Vick going to the dogs. ". . . those are Vick's dogs and he can do what he wants with them."
Uh, Clinton, dog fighting is illegal in Virginia. The irony is that dog fighting is perfectly legal in Georgia, according to an article in the Atlanta Constitution (previously posted). You are still pretty crude if you enjoy that sort of thing.
An animal humane group charged that there is an undercurrent of the animal fighting culture in the NFL. Tell me CP isn't in it. Tell me he doesn't have a dog in this fight.
So, how is dog fighting like prostitution?
- They are both against the law.
- They are not victimless crimes.
- A celebrity cannot defend them without a hit to his reputation.
But, that's just a nappy-headed metapho'.
I'd like to tell CP, doggonnit, this whole topic is really hairy. You should paws before defending anyone who treats an animal like a dog. Flea when reporters approach you about this bitchin subject because it will just bite you in the ass! Puppy lovers react rabidly to dog fighting. If they lung at you, it won't be to throw you a bone. It's a time bomb going tick, tick, tick. If there's no good dog at the end of this story, just play dead. What if you made a living by physical combat where you could be maimed for life? Oh, wait.
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Humane Society Dogfighting Fact Sheet
Photo: found of www.sfgate.com here.