I understand people will have different opinions.
What my issue is, is how the basis of their opinions, their logic, is not consistent.
The NFL has permanently banned Ray Rice, and shunned him for his off the field actions, which his punishment and crimes were not nearly as high as what Vick's were. To my understanding Ray Rice and his girlfriend are still together, but Ray Rice isn't being endorsed by the league, but Michael Vick is.
No one seems to be addressing this disparity. If you're okay with Michael Vick being an NFL commentator, and being asked to be an NFL honorary pro bowl legends coach, then if you are consistent, you would suggest that Ray Rice has served his punishment, seems to have shown remorse, and should be re-instated by the NFL.
No one is saying that though, are they?
My other issue is lack of consistency for those who cite "it was the culture". How far does "it's the culture" excuse expand? Is the cutoff dogfighting? Because I sure don't see anyone making excuses for child molesters who were molested themselves as a child. I don't see gang bangers who get locked up for murder in the streets of Chicago saying, "well it's just the culture they come from".
Michael Vick is a free man, he served his time. I get that. Why does he have to be involved in the NFL after his career?
I missed alot of posts since you made this post so forgive me if I missed some important info
Rice: I feel he served his time aswell so to speak. I'm fine with him being in the NFL and around football. I'll add that I'm also fine with how he didnt find a job as a RB after all that aswell as he was not a very good RB at the time of the incident.
This is unlike Vick who had some very good football season after his jail sentence. It's all about skill and if you can still play. Teams felt Rice no longer could play. Teams felt Vick could and he proved he could.
Also you said "why does he have to be in the NFL after his career". That's a weird question. No he does not have to be involved with the NFL. No has to be involved with anything. The NFL itself however has said he "could" be involved and Vick has agreed. You paint it like the NFL had no choice in the matter. The NFL deemed Vick as a person who can still be involved has he is. Same goes for Fox Sports 1 and other sports talk outlets that have deemed it ok to employee Vick to talk about football. He didnt force his way into these circles. They wanted him.