Posted by MikeT23 on 11/6/2013 10:07:00 AM (view original):
Leonard Little but I don't think he's in the NFL. Donte Stallworth also killed a man with a DUI but I think he's also out.
I voted Vick, which should come as no surprise, for a couple of reasons. The 2nd woman who accused Rapelisberger was still legally ********* when she filled out the police report some 4-5 hours later. While I have no doubt she said "No" at some point, I'm not sure she knew when she said it. One of my rules of life is "Don't put yourself in a situation". I don't really recall the first instance but, when you have multiple rape charges, you probably ought to re-evaluate your "dating" style. If nothing else, I can say "Ben made a bad decision in the moment."
Vick made a bad decision hundreds, if not thousands, of times over many years. There's just something inherently evil about torturing an inferior species for years on end. While I wouldn't give him a pass for running/funding a dogfighting ring, I'd think a little more of him if he put a bullet in the brain of the "bad" dogs as opposed to hanging, drowning, electrocuting and slamming them into the ground to put them down.
The first instance for Big Ben was a Vegas hotel room when some hotel worker came up to fix his TV and he put the moves on her, which she allegedly resisted, etc.
I'm willing to accept that Vick has changed - and I say that as a huge dog person. What Vick did was despicable, but it's not a stretch to believe his explanation that he was ignorant and that was part of the culture he was raised to believe was okay. I don't sense he's truly a bad person, on a Hernandez level, or a dick of Incognito proportions. Not to mention a) a lot of very reputable people (Reid, Dungy, etc.) have vouched for Vick, b) he's done a crazy amount of public service since he got out of jail, and c) he hasn't had anything remotely close to a relapse or serious allegations against him. There's nothing to suggest he hasn't changed, but again, I totally get if people refuse to accept that.
I just would not put him ahead of the other guys on that list, except Riley - I think Riley is just a punk who got caught running his mouth while drunk. That's not really evidence of a bad human being.