"As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football," said R.L. White, president of the NAACP's Atlanta chapter.
Give me a break. Where was this charity when you protesting Don Imus? They go even further by suggesting that Vick might not actually be guilty and that he's only taking the plea bargain because the alternative is too severe:
"At this point, you're not looking at guilt or innocence," White said, referring to the possible harsher sentence Vick could have received had he taken his case to trial and been found guilty. "You're thinking, 'What I better do is cut my losses and take a plea.' But if he saw this as the best thing to do at this point for his future, then I think he made the correct choice."
Are you kidding me? Lose over $100 Million, be vilified on national television, go to federal prison and likely end your career. And you want us to believe that an innocent man would agree to such a "deal". What a joke. The reality is if Vick goes to trial then all the details of what he actually did will come out and he will have no chance of ever playing again. At least now Vick can hope that without the gory details people may actually give him a second chance.
And to top off a series of idiotic statements:
White said he does not support dogfighting and that he considers it as bad as hunting.
Even the most adamant PETA supporter can draw a distinction between hunting and what Vick was involved in. The national chapter of the NAACP might want to muzzle Mr White...