Vick23.Com: Standing Up For What Is Right

December 20, 2007 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – A website dedicated towards denouncing the 23-month sentence given to football star Michael Dwayne Vick has been put up and even provides the platform for selling t-shirts with sarcastically humorous sayings about the incarcerated celebrity’s dog fighting fiasco. A huge chunk of the derived sales will also even go to the National Pit Bull Rescue Center.

The Vick23 website (www.vick23.com) strongly condemns the seemingly light sentence given to Vick, who was found guilty of dog fighting. Such act is inhumane and is an act of cruelty to animals, which is why it is considered illegal in all 50 states of the United States of America, according to the people behind Vick23.com.

“He could outrun the beefy arms of a defensive lineman but he couldn’t escape the long arm of the law,” according to the people behind Vick23.com.

Although already sentenced by the US District Court Judge Henry Hudson, many of Vick’s supporters believe that the verdict given is unfair. The Falcons have suspended Vick at the moment, although still undecided as to the next step to be taken regarding the situation. The Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) believes that just because the football star has made some wrong decisions, it should not have to cost him his career in the NFL. The NAACP also hopes to see Vick out of prison in 2009 so he can play in the league once more.

Because of this, the people behind Vick23.com want to clearly declare their condemnation by putting up the said website as well as by offering cotton t-shirts for sale online that banner bold statements such as “From Quarterback to Brokeback,” “Property of Federal Prison Athletic Department” and “Federal Prison Recreational Flag Football.” Anti-Vick advocates can buy the t-shirts, which are all 100% cotton, and can then begin sporting the very strong convictions including “23 Months? Not long enough!” and “Vick is Sick!”

Many people throughout the nation have insisted that this case is simply an issue of color. The Vick23.com team feels that dog fighting is immoral and wrong no matter how you put it, and that the issue is simply between what is right and what is wrong and not between black and white.

Aside from being a means of expression on such strong issues, the website is also an act of charity. Fifteen percent (15%) of all profits made from the sale of their t-shirts will be donated to the National Pit Bull Rescue Center (NPRC). The NPRC is an institution that specializes in collecting research and information on this particular breed of dog.

Although www.vick23.com is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the vick23 team wishes to share their shirt designs all over the world. They wish to target not just the animal lovers, but the concerned citizens who are against dog fighting, as well.

Vick, consider a football star from the very beginning, excelled in the sport when he went to high school at the Newport News Public Schools. He continued to shine when he went to college at Virginia Tech. In 2001, Vick was the first to be picked in the National Football League (NFL) draft. In April 2007, it was discovered that Vick’s 15-acre property in Virginia was being used as a facility for the dog fighting ring “Band Newz Kennels,” which was being headed by Vick and three other men. On December 10, 2007, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was sentenced to 23 months incarceration and three years of supervised probation due to him playing an active role in unlawful dog fighting. He is also set to face trial in April 2008 for related gambling activities. Presently, Vick is now serving time at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia.

ABOUT VICK23.COM

The Vick23.com website (www.vick23.com) is put up by animal-loving people who want to give back to charity and at the same time express their condemnation on the light 23-month sentence given to football star Michael Dwayne Vick. The people behind the website are based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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