A just penalty for Michael Vick

A friend and I were discussing the Michael Vick situation recently and came up with a solution that we think is more viable and just. Instead of sending him to jail in the peak of his career and earning potential, while his millions in investments sit earning interest, make him play. Make him play and fine him 100% of his earnings to go towards ASPCA. Also have him donate many hours of community service to ASPCA. This sentence would contribute millions of dollars to an organization that needs it and sets out to protect the very animals that Michael Vick abused. It certainly would be more helpful in correcting his wrongdoing than sending him to prison, squandering millions that could be put to a beneficial use. I hope the judge in the case considers a more creative sentence than the typical prison term, which does very little good in a situation like this.

By Josh Guttman

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