Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx is defending the recently suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on those dog-fighting charges. Foxx contends that Vick like most brothers didn't even know dog fighting was Federal offense. Okay, let's give Vick the benefit of the doubt on that one Jamie but what about the gambling and the moral clause in his NFL contract? Hmmmmm. I'm assuming Vick read it so he doesn't have an excuse.
Vick was rightfully suspended by NFL. With all of that new found wealth he didn't have enough business acumen to invest in some legitimate activities to keep his homies employed. He actually thought dog fighting was an excellent business investment. It goes to show that you can take the brother out of the 'hood but you can't take the 'hood out of the brother. It didn't take long for Vick's homies to fold like a card table when questioned by Federal investigators about his dogfighting activities. They provided enough evidence against Vick that he had no choice but to cop a plea.
Earlier this week, the New York Knicks Stephon Marbury came to Vick's defense by claiming that dog fighting was no worse than deer hunting. Foxx's 'hood theory about brothers and dogfighting must be true because Marbury didn't think Vick had done anything wrong. The unfathomnable cruelty that Vick has been accused of is not even comparable to deer hunting. Marbury has been backpedaling ever since. He should have kept his mouth shut.