The most hated sports figure for 2012!

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One of the Vick dogs

Michael Vick still reigns!
According to the Bleacher Report, Vick is still dealing with the backlash from a federal conviction on dog fighting charges. Interestingly enough, about 60 percent of fans polled disliked Vick, tying him with Woods, but more people expressed a strong dislike for Vick compared to Woods.

Did you read that? People are a bit more understanding of a cheating sex scandal than they are of crimes committed against animals?

Also, what´s interesting about the 60% of fans polled, as mentioned above, is that 62% of people have a pet. Funny how those numbers so closely match.

Reading more on another site I found this statement:

Michael Vick´s awareness (42 percent) is up there with Peyton Manning, but a lot of it is people knowing him for the wrong reasons,” Stephen Master, VP of Sports for Nielsen, was quoted as saying on Forbes.com. Mogollon´s Take: Vick was deeply involved in criminal activity, which included dog fighting and killing dogs. While time heals some wounds, there are many in the public that will never forgive No. 7, nor should they have to. Even for the hardcore fan, dog fighting is pretty high on the list when you think of Vick…it´s in his opening obit paragraph for sure.

The opening paragraph of his obit? Wow. Huge.

Why do I share this information with you? This story is a clear example of how seriously pet lovers take the treatment of pets. This story still sickens me – and I say a prayer daily for the dogs that were a part of this heinous situation.

We have to give them a voice,… continue to be their advocate.

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