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» Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:51 am
Stephon Marbury defends Michael Vick, calls dogfighting a sport
August 22, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.

Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.

"I think it's tough," Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."

On Monday, Vick said through a lawyer that he will plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture. He also faces possible prosecution in Virginia.

"I think it's tough that we build Michael Vick up and then we break him down," Marbury said. "I think he's one of the superb athletes, and he's a good human being. I just think that he fell into a bad situation."


Way to go Stephon, tell them how it is. We have to show we are the dominant species on Earth! That salary of his doesn't look so unappealing right now. Go get him Mullin :mrgreen:

He does have a point that hunting animals and shooting animals (as a sport) is accepted and it is similar to dog fighting.

* I pick the pit bull in the blue corner to win in fight eight :mrgreen:
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» Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:32 pm
What a stupid defense. Dogfighting is a sport in the south? Yeah, but so what? That is pure cruelty to a dog. Bill Walton said it best last night. You've got to be kiddin' me Marbury...
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» Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:59 pm
Sometimes, people need to just shut up. Some players just need to stop defending other players.
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» Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:23 pm
Stephon has a had a rough summer. First there was this debacle:

And then he started talking about playing in Italy after this season. And now he goes Clinton Portis by saying some of the dumbest crap you can on the subject of Dogfighting.

I don't want to rip too much into Steph but there are a ton of moronic things he stuffed into his blurb. Not to mention that the audio has him referring to people shooting "deers" which papers were so kind as to clean up.
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» Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:03 pm
:shock: Shooting deers. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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