LILBROCK2 -D241 -
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?
Source Rice is banned from the NFL?
Has he ever attempted to obtain a commentator or coach position?
Did Rice serve his punishment? If so what was it?
List all his efforts to decrease domestic violence since completing knocking a female unconscious and dragging her around by her hair.
The more appropriate question, is has anyone offered, which you can take a wild stab at that one.
Yes and no. No because he avoided trial. What Ray Rice did, didn't even go to trial where as Vick, the guy you are defending for several pages, went to prison, for 23 months. Rice however, was asked to complete a year long anger management course which he successfully completed.
According to the CBS report, the NFL confirmed that Ray Rice works with the league on its domestic violence education program.
"They're trying to do the right thing ... I know they are working with groups to try to get more of an understanding. And they're doing the work. ... I know the NFL
So there you have it. What crime had more punishment Ray Rice or Michael Vick? Michael Vick.
Is there evidence both have done things for the cause they originally were in trouble for? Yes.
Were they both banned from the league? No, only Ray Rice was.
Has the league done anything to celebrate what Rice did on the field? No
Has the league done anyting to celebrate what Vick did on the field? Yes.