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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tim Donaghy & Michael Vick

For those of you who don't already know this, I am a HUGE basketball fan. HUGE. I am a Phoenix Suns fan through and through all the way down to my license plate. (Shawn Marion is the man!)

Having said that, I was very surprised when I ran across an article in the Arizona Republic . The article basically said that a Maricopa County attorney is interested in finding out if Tim Donaghy gambled on the two playoff games that he reffed in Phoenix. (Lakers vs. Suns/Spurs vs. Suns) They said they were thinking about pressing charges. (Gotta love Suns fans) While I am all about punishing this guy for screwing up my team's chance at the NBA Finals, I guess it never dawned on me that the state had that "long" of an arm. I'll be interested to see how it all plays out. On the FBI's end, Mr. Donaghy could be looking at a maximum of 25 years and a fine somewhere in the range of $500,000.

On the NFL front Michael Vick has agreed to a plea bargain for his part in dogfighting. His role as financial backer and, from more recent reports, executioner for at least eight dogs by trying to first hang them and then when that didn't work he held their heads in a bucket of water until they drowned. Most of the comments that I have read and heard think that this is disgusting and he shouldn't be allowed back into society, little alone the NFL, however, the NFL has a history of signing a convicted sex offender and another player who served time for killing someone while driving under the influence. Stephon Marbury who thinks that dogfighting is a sport, bless his tiny little heart, thinks that all should be forgiven since we don't give hunters a hard time. *sigh* The max that Vick is looking at is five years and $250,000 in fines.

Am I the only one who thinks what Michael Vick did is ten times worse than what Tim Donaghy did? If not, why? I think the punishment for what Michael Vick did to those dogs does not fit the crime.



  • Erika - I saw your comment to Karen's blog on Prairie Chicks Write Romance. I put in two notes for you with info on how police would identify the nameless coma vic. I see someone else added some info too. In the USA, you would also have a sheriffs department too. I don't know who would take precedence in investigating this situation. I am sure there is a service like CPIC in the USA. There is also Interpol to query if you want to give your victim a really active past. connie

    By Blogger connie, at 7:14 PM  

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