I was willing, as I said on this blog a few months ago, to give Michael Vick the benefit of the doubt when it came to his “apology”; I really was. But as I said at the time, real repentance demands fruit, and one of the best ways he could demonstrate the truthfulness of his repentance would be to voluntarily give back the bonus that he received from the Falcons, which he has morally forfeited. Now, a judge has overturned an initial ruling, and Vick will apparently get to keep his money:
Federal Judge Rules that Vick’s Roster Bonus Can’t be Recouped
If he were serious, he wouldn’t have fought to keep money from the franchise that he harmed so greatly. I’ll retract this if he changes his mind and voluntarily gives it back, but until that happens (and don’t hold your breath), I think we can safely say it: Michael Vick is a phony, and should never be hired to play NFL football again.