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49ers haven't ruled out Vick; Would you want him in a Bears uniform?

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said he has not ruled out the possibility of snagging imprisoned and strongly disliked-by-many Michael Vick when the former Falcons quarterback gets out of prison July 20.

Quoth the Santa Rosa, Calif. Press-Democrat:

"I'm not going to say I'm open or closed," Singletary said after the 49ers' state-of-the-franchise event for season-ticket holders. "I'd say it has to be something (general manager) Scot (McCloughan) and I talk about and feel good about one way or the other. But we have not talked about it at this point in great detail. We're trying to focus on what we have."

Meanwhile, Singletary's former team, the Chicago Bears, have remained mum on whether they'd be interested in landing Vick, whose deplorable dog fighting/torture conviction rightly spurred the scorn of animal lovers everywhere.

Sun-Times columnist Carol Slezak last month broached the Vick-to-Bears topic:

"Let's assume he will leave federal prison rehabilitated in every way. Let's assume he has learned the serious nature of his crimes and is repentant. Let's assume he is drug-free. Let's assume that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates him. Under these circumstances, is there any reason why the Bears shouldn't be interested in him?"

There's no way the Falcons will keep him around, and it's unlikely anyone will trade for him. Vick's status as a future free agent seems inevitable. In several where-will-Vick-end-up articles, the Bears aren't even mentioned as a possibility.

Among the exceptions is ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski. In yesterday's column, "Vick: Questions NFL owners should ask" he outlines four of the basic queries that owners (and, by proxy, fans) would need to answer before bringing in someone as potentially volatile as Vick.

1. Has Vick paid his debt to society?
2. How do you convince your team's fans that you're not a bargain-basement creep by signing Vick?
3. Do you believe in Vick?
4. Can he still play?

I would also think that the considerations of other players on the team would need to be taken into account. Brining in Vick would mean that your entire team would be forced to answer questions about a backup quarterback who probably wouldn't see playing time -- if any at all -- until at least a few games into the season. We saw last season how long that lasted in Green Bay when Favre tried to return as Aaron Rogers' backup.

But Wojciechowski cites "the Lovie Smith smother-you-with-support factor, plus the Bears need playmakers and aren't necessarily sold on quarterback Kyle Orton" as reasons why Chicago could be a good fit for a town with a dearth of off-field headline makers.

So, what do you think? Could you bear to see Vick as a Bear?

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119 Comments

I will never watch another Bears game if they hire Michael Vlk. There's alot of talent out there by people of high ethical and moral standards. Michael Vlk does not deserve to play with the pros and certainly does not earn the ridiculoous salaries they're all being paid. He belongs in prison for good.

Yes! Yes! Yes! We need a mobile quarterback, who can throw as well as "RUN" ! The Old Dicka ways are dead! "Run it up the Middle" when it's 3rd and fifteen! Vick paid his debt to society, life goes on! If we don't get him, some other organization will! I know, it's Chicago! and we have some of the dummiest S.O.B's in management, in any franchise history. We need a change! Would someone please grow some, and stand up! Stand up for the fans, once in awhile, and not the owners! All they care about is Beer sales and attendance, the (H) with the fans. If you don't believe me, ask "Jordan" ask the Super bowl Bears of 85, ask the terrible 'CUBS" and ask "Paxton" Lol!!

If I'm a Bears fan I'd welcome Michael Vick with open arms. He made a terrible mistake but he's not the first person. How many guys get DUIs and only get fined. In my opinion driving drunk is just as bad, if not worse, than animal abuse. Not to mention the bears have no offense but Forte and Hester.

Sarah Palin can shoot dogs from a small engine plane and run for Vice President but Micheal Vick kills dogs and people want to hang him from the highest tree on the highest limb.

People who say they'd never support this team or that team if Vick is QB are full of crap. As much money as these teams make a few jacka$$es outside with signs aren't going to do any harm once the media story switches from "protest outside the stadium" to "how is M. Vick performing."

WE HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET A QB IN A BEARS UNIFORM. FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICKS LATE ROUND DRAFT PICKS FREE AGENTS OLD GUYS YOUNG GUYS, AND NOTHING HAS WORKED. WE ARE ONE OF THE OLDEST FRANCHISE'S AND HAVE NEVER HAD A STAR PLAYER AT THE MOST MEANINGFUL POSITION IN THE GAME. GROSSMAN AND ORTON ARE NOT THE ANSWERS, ANGELO LET A GREAT DEFENCE GET OLD AND FLABBY WAITING FOR THESE GUYS TO "DEVELOP".
WHY NOT TRY MICHAEL VICK?

HE CAN'T BE WORSE THAN CADE MCNOWN OR CHAD HUTCHINSON!!!!

Desperate Bears fans...

Bring Vick to Chicago please! If the Bears can get him for a 3rd round pick...then by all means make it so.

The Bears aren't smart enough to bring in Michael Vick.

Ha ha, good one.

Sarah Palin shot wild predators to control their population, not dogs. Do you know the difference? What, you went to Chicago Public Schools on the south side? Your ignorance is excused.

The NFL will not bother reinstating this fool, he had his chances. Yes we treat dogs better than we treat thugs from the hood, with good reason.

Any team that would allow him to play will lose so much revenue, they would not dare think about it.

HOW CAN SUM1 WHO HAS KILLED DOGS DESERVE 2 GO 2 JAIL 4 LIFE?? 2YRS IS TOO LONG IF U ASK ME, I AGREE A DUI IS WORSE CUZ U PT HUMAN LIVES IN DANGER WHICH IS MORE SERIOUS HAN DOGS! LET THE MAN PLAY CUZ HE DESERVES TOO!!

This would be an absolute disgrace to this franchise if they brought this idiot on board! I would rather have quarterback problems for the next 20 years than have this savage leading my team. As a matter of fact he should never play a game again, especially for the Bears. Halas would flip in his grave if the organization stooped this low.

I WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER support, watch or even mention the teams name again, if they think VICK is their savior. Go ahead. Sign him, I will make sure animal lover state wide PROTESTS everygame. Is he going to be worth all the trouble he will cause for any team? Him and the rest of the NFL SCUM need to be sent a message that their behavior WILL NOT BE TOLRATED PERIOD...He and the rest of his kind should NOT be glorfied they should be let go for their LAWLESSNESS. How dare they think because of who they are, they can do what they want. They were given a chance many would hyave loved. Is it so hard to live a NORMAL RESPECTFUL life. The ulitmate revenge for a Bear fan if they are stupid enough to sign him is for them (me) to become a PACKER FAN...And I will. Any team that would be stupid enough to sign him would take a BIG hit in theie pocketbooks. Is it really in any teams best interest. Vick SHOULD NEVER NEVER NEVER be allowed to play again....Its thats simple....These PLAYERS who continue to thumb their nose at the NFL need a message sent...THEY NEED TO BE LET GO!

It amazing the same receivers Michael Vick had while he was there have come into their own after he's gone. Let face it. He was not a good quarterback. Maybe a mobile quarterback is needed, but remember you need a quarterback, not just someone who is mobile playing quarterback.

As for anonymous, America was built on giving people a second chance. Just not on this team as he is not a good quarterback.

Vick would be welcomed if he came to Chicago seeing how we have needed a QB for years. He's a tremedous athlete who made a mistake and has paid his debt to society. Lets keep this in its proper perspective. I like dogs as well, but c'mon enough is enough. I hear less complaints in regards to humans being killed in our streets daily. As far as the thug comment, come out of the barn with the sheep. Now thats animal abuse...

This would be a great idea but we all know that Chicago Teams are too stupid to do anything creative and out of the box. This man allowed his friends and family to fight dogs. He didnt kill or rape any human being and he paid his debt to society. The man doesnt want to be President he just wants to entertain us, and no matter how u feel about him he never had a losing record!!!

Just Win Baby

OK, I would love to have Mr. Vick as a Bear. But, come on! The only way he could help this team is if he plays defense back! The Bears offense with Orton was one of the best in the league till he got hurt. The bears need someone to cover Steve Smith, Larry Fitzgerald, Terrell Owens, etc..... Oh, and a replacement for Brian Urlacher if he doesn't have a good(pro bowl) year.

Thank you very much, I WON'T be selling my soul or compromising my ethics for a GAME.

Yes, other players have made mistakes, but let's recap what Vick has done. For the sake of PROFIT and ENTERTAIMENT he organized a ring that tortured and killed dogs. He, personally, killed animals in cruel ways. Apprently, this is someone who thinks it's fun to not just watch animals suffer and die, but likes to actively participate.

There is no comparison here to a DUI, or other stupid and dangerous crimes. His crimes show him to be sub-human and evil.

We do NOT need him in Chicago. Period.

I would have to disagree with that, i think anyone in their right mind would rather see michael vick in the backfield than another boring season of terrible offense and progressively worse defense

With all the Headline news going on in sports today, I could "bear" to see Michael Vick in a Chicago Bears uniform, I mean come on isn't he paying for what he did. On top of paying for what he did he would also have to give a sincere apology to the NFL as well as dogs lovers around the world and remember PETA will at the top of his list waiting for an apology. Chicago Bear Fans have been waiting for a steady Quarterback for who knows how long, If it wasn't for Hester,Olsen,Forte,Urlacher and Briggs i don't think anyone would want to watch the Bears play and the Chicago Bears would be forced to start giving out free tickets like some teams have done in the past(I'm not naming any teams)just so people can attend home games. Eventually someone will pick him up and deal with the critics......ummm to bear he is a Quarterback lol he plays offense not defense lol

Could not care less about who's the Bears QB, but this righteous indignation over a dog killer is a joke. You've had wife beaters, guys who've jeopardized innocents while racing their Ferrari's drunk, coke heads and steroid freaks, packed the United Center to watch guys play who have 7 and 8 kids and not support them - and you'll picket because of Vick? What a bunch of selective hypocrites. Only dog killers don't get second chances?

Disgusting, those who would overlook what this monster did, just because they PERCEIVE him to be a good QB. He didn't allow his FRIENDS and FAMILY to fight dogs, MoneyMARC, he admitted doing it all himself. He failed his first polygraph while denying it, then admitted to killing at least 8 dogs in April 2007 by hanging them and holding the dog's that survived the hanging in a 5 gallon bucket of water to drown them. It has been reported that he put family pets in the pits with his fighting dogs, and laughed as they were mutilated. He approved of his "partners" wetting dogs down and sticking a battery cable up their backsides to electrocute the dogs. These were dogs that WOULD NOT fight. He had the means and the money to humanely euthanize these dogs, but instead he preferred to use some of the most horrifying methods imaginable to snuff the life out of them. Why would he do that? Because he is a sadistic POS, and IF the Bears even consider (aren't there enough problems with dog fighting going on right now in the inner city of Chicago????) signing this sadistic monster, I will throw every piece of Bear memorabilia out of my house, and will forbid them ever to be shown on any television in MY home. The thought is absolutely disgusting that ANY NFL team would EVER consider signing this creep. He needs to fade away into obscurity, not be the face of a NFL franchise. Let him flip burgers for a living, that's really even BETTER than what this thug deserves.

Anyone who thinks that the NFL should not let this man play again are IDIOTS. If I'm not mistaken the penal system was set up for the rehabilitation of criminals to upstanding citizens. It's a shame when we care more about animals then human beings. Like the one IDIOT above mentioned Sarah Palin killed wild animals to control their population. If you believe killing an animal is wrong, then it is wrong no matter the circumstance. The only exception would be the IMMEDIATE danger of human life. Come on people lets get over it and move on. And for the other IDIOT who plans to protest every game if he's signed to the Bears... Stop being a house wife and get a life. By the way go Bears..... Mike you will be more then welcome in the CHI.

If the Bears signed Michael Vick, I couldn't become a Packer fan fast enough!

I hope noone signs him. Or better yet, Goodell does not reinstate him. If you committ a felony, you should not have the prvieledge of making millions of dollars playing pro-sports.

Holy cow ease up.. I feel like this is a lynch mob. Come on, they were dogs. He is spending two years in jail and lost upwards of 100 million dollars because of this. I think he did the time... you want his left nut too?

Give him a chance to prove himself again, everybody makes mistakes. I know it's hard to understand how somebody can bring themselves to kill dogs in such a way, but a lot of it was probably environmental. Mike Vick grew up around stuff like that and was probably desensitized a bit, at least compared to the rest of us.

That being said... do I want him in chicago? No, because of nutjobs like all of you.

This is the most disgusting thing I can imagine....should I make list of 20 horrific atrocities that Vick perpetrated on these defenseless dogs?..."everybody makes a mistake"? Are you kidding me? If you're sub-human and believe that winning is an excuse to hide any morality then screw not only the Bears but the entire city of Chicago for potentially allowing this...yeah you know what...winning isn't everything....especially with a Felon convicted of atrocities at Quarterback.....

Society continues to amaze me. A person is sent to jail to be punished for a crime, then upon release the person is punished more by receiving constant scrutiny and harassment as well as being unable to work. It's like a double punishment. Why can't Michael Vick return to his profession? Why shouldn't he be able to play for the NFL? Why shouldn't he be able to play for Chicago? I am in no way condoning his actions however, I do believe that he should be able to regain his status in society as a rehabilitated individual. This society needs to get over the revenge factor when it comes to punishment because revenge is not what it is about.

Kobe Bryant rapes a girl and they have him dancing around in his underwear in commercials. Yet Michael Vick fights some dogs and he is public enemy number 1. He's demonized by every media outlet on North America, has thousands protesting outside his practices, and gets sent to federal prison. Where is the outrage for the Kobe, R. Kelly, O.J and Ray Lewis' of the world? Rape, kill, steal, but don't hurt doggies!

All of you who say Vick should not be allowed to play football again are ignorant. He broke the law, he served his jail time and now he is looking for a new job. The NFL is a business just like any other business. Just because he is in the public eye, we all feel like we can pass judgement and condemn him. None of you called for the Bears to fire Lance Briggs (our only Pro-Bowler this season) because he flipped his Lamborgini on the Edens and fled the scene- probably because he was wasted. Vick would be a much better option than anyone we currently have at quarterback. OR.. the Bears could even use him as a slot receiver, in the Wild Cat formation or as a kick/punt returner. He would be a great addition to the team.

I am absolutely opposed to signing Michael Vick. As a lifelong Bears fan and 35 year season ticket holder, the investment of my loyalty to a team has to be built on the pride of the tradition and character of an organization. While the Bears certainly have had some "bad actors" in their past, the moral fiber of an organization that produced solid men like Payton, Sayers, and Piccolo must be preserved. Winning is important, obviously, but winning "right" while proudly representing Chicago is more important to me. If I wanted to support an organization that didn't believe in the importance of character, I'd move to Cincinnati.

Yes!! We need a QB with skills, if we dont get a great QB we will never get a great WR to come to this team. Look at last season Hester was open 20x per game downfield if we cannot get the ball down there or have other team fear our QB alittle then Forte will be the next of bears RB to have a great rookie season only to be a total bust.

This debate is MOOT! Vick is a horrible quaterback! He can run, but he can't throw!!! Why would you want yet another washed-up QB? It boggles my mind that this is a dog fighting question and not a talent question. He is not good, period! He lacks the intelligence to comprehend a complex play book (see comments by his past coaches college and NFL) and would be a detractor to any team that hires him! He needs to spend a few years working in Canada or Europe before he can contemplate an NFL return!

Concerned about having Vick represent Chicago? Look at our aldermen as of late....Oh yeah, the governor too. Sen. Burris? I think Vick is the least to worry about. And if he helps to stomp out the Vikings....

I most definitely do not want Michael Vick associated with Chicago or the Bears for that matter. Our reputation is bad enough with our corrupt governors who think they can do whatever they want & not suffer consequences. & for the idiot who says they were only dogs? Wait to see how he treats your daughter. Playing football was a dream job privelege that he himself screwed up.

In absolutely no way shape or form should Vick be allowed back. That man was a role model to the youth of our country, looked at like a hero. He had sponsorships by the biggest names in sports, and made every one of those sponsors regret it. In my opinion he got off easy. Why is he worthy enough to wear a Bears jersey? We have enough problems with corruption and crooks, Vick will just be the icing on the cake...Seeing how our dog fighting is a HUGE issue in our city. Some of these people are defending this man for the wrong reasons. Its rediculous

Nope. I'll have to live with a QB that sucks some of the times at being a QB, but not a QB that sucks at being a human being all the time. Da Bears don't need no stinkin' dog-fighter/killer. Let him try to earn a living by not showing up on my TV.

Personally I'd be in favor of Vick, I think he would be a good fit for the bears on his mobility alone. he would be great with Forte.
Now to those who say he shouldnt be allowed to earn a living at what he does? Can the same be said when rapist get out of jail and find jobs and work in society? Or what about sexual predators. or Drug dealers who kill masses of people and families? What he did was wrong, but dog fighting has been going on for DECADES!!! AND dECADES he did not invent dog fighting and its still going on now, if his name was john doe, he would have been given probation and slap on the wrist. If he has done his time, accepts responsibility he should be allowed to re-enter society just like every one else. It is not his fault that he has talent to be paid millions of dollars for a sport. Anyone who says he should be sentanced to jail for life for killing dogs but you have people who kill people in drunk driving cases and only get manslaughter and 3 years?
I dont care if he goes to the Bears or not but he should be allowed to play again period.

HATERS GET A LIFE!

Let me see an African-American male kills a few animals, goes to jail, loses tens of millions of dollars, has tons of public ridicule and scorn heaped on him, pays a debt to society and yet we have people who state that he should never be allowed to work again? We have individuals who are doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and others who have DUI convictions, some who have killed people due to drunk driving, yet we do not have angry mobs protesting outside their offices or their homes. Stands to reason that our society has their priorities in the wrong place. The man committed a crime, paid his debt to society but yet we have hypocrites who state he should not be allowed to pursue his chosen profession. Never would I have thought that an animal, that’s right an ANIMAL's life is more precious under any circumstance than a human being. He should not have killed those dogs, ok, he did it, and he paid his debt to society now get on with life. I hope the Bears do pick him up, I hope he becomes a Pro Bowl player again, and I hope we get to see the not so subtle racial double standards that these organizations practice. Where was PETA the last time a cop killed a person of color? A man was gunned down in LA did anyone say that they would boycott LA due to this? Where was PETA when the man was killed on his front steps in NYC, did anyone stop going to plays on Broadway? A young African-American high school football star was killed in Georgia under dubious circumstances quite possibly by a police officer, is anyone going to stop going to Georgia? Get a life. And by the way, I did go to public school on the Southside of Chicago, a child of parents who went to public school and graduated with honors from college, so the idiot who made the remark about the Southside should return to the hole he crawled out of.

people please he gambled fighting dogs im not saying its right but i would rather have a gambling dog fighter than to have a player involved in a shooting at a club or arrested with guns or caught with drugs at least i would know what type of player i have if that means build a house next door to the coach then do it we got players who have been involved in murders, and shootings, this whole country is cruel to animals he is just one of the ones who got caught put it like this i would rather have him than pac man jones or plaxico burress any day

I will sell all my Bears junk on Ebay if Vicks comes to Chi-town.

Rumour has it that Goodell will likely suspend Vick for additional time. As well, Vick's agent has been open about the fact that there aren't many NFL teams interested in trading for Vick. This has Vick and his agent exploring the possibility of a Ricky Williams-like stint in the CFL to get back into football before returning to the NFL. Rumour has it that the likely place for Vick may be Winnipeg, who's Blue Bombers are looking for a QB.

SADISM- THAT'S THE KEY WORD.CAN A SADIST BE REHABBED?? What in most mass murderers backgrounds is always found? They all mutilated , tortured, and killed small/large animals for pleasure,and with a certain relish in the animals suffering. Is that what you want to have your children emulate,that personality trait? Is that the person whom you want to give millions of dollars to, so the next time he can go completely underground? Yeah, he's sorry, but only sorry he was caught!!
LET IT GO IT'S ONLY A GAME--NOT WORTH THE STIGMA TO SUCH A STORIED FRANCISE. THERE ARE OTHERS COMING UP WHO PLAY BY THE RULES, AND DESERVE A SHOT

Personally... I think Samurai Mike would be the perfect coach for Vick. I'm not sure he'd do quite as well here under Lovie. The qb we SHOULD go after is Jeff Garcia. He also can pick up first downs with his feet as well as his arm, but in addition to that he is super-fluent in the West Coast offense that we run. He would challenge Kyle Orton without closing the door on him with a "I have to be the starter" sized salary.

As a back up running back... I would also love for us to look at Fred Taylor or Deuce McCalister who can run as well as catch like Forte. If we can make a splash on a pass rusher like Suggs... that would be huge!

Draft: First three rounds should include two OLineman and a WR.

BEARS: YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE QB POSITION FOR ABOUT 6 OR 7 YEARS. HE PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY. HE WOULD MAKE THE BEARS AN INSTANT CONTENDER. REMEMBER AVELLINI, PHIPPS, MC CLOWN, YES I SAID MC CLOWN FROM UCLA.DON'T FORGET HARBAUGH. ENOUGH ALREADY, BRING HIM IN.

Disgusting, those who would overlook what this monster did, just because they PERCEIVE him to be a good QB. He didn't allow his FRIENDS and FAMILY to fight dogs, MoneyMARC, he admitted doing it all himself. He failed his first polygraph while denying it, then admitted to killing at least 8 dogs in April 2007 by hanging them and holding the dog's that survived the hanging in a 5 gallon bucket of water to drown them. It has been reported that he put family pets in the pits with his fighting dogs, and laughed as they were mutilated. He approved of his "partners" wetting dogs down and sticking a battery cable up their backsides to electrocute the dogs. These were dogs that WOULD NOT fight. He had the means and the money to humanely euthanize these dogs, but instead he preferred to use some of the most horrifying methods imaginable to snuff the life out of them. Why would he do that? Because he is a sadistic POS, and IF the Bears even consider (aren't there enough problems with dog fighting going on right now in the inner city of Chicago????) signing this sadistic monster, I will throw every piece of Bear memorabilia out of my house, and will forbid them ever to be shown on any television in MY home. The thought is absolutely disgusting that ANY NFL team would EVER consider signing this creep. He needs to fade away into obscurity, not be the face of a NFL franchise. Let him flip burgers for a living, that's really even BETTER than what this thug deserves.

Well. there are definitely mixed opinions about this. As a dog lover it truly is disgusting to even hear his name. I am also a VT Hokies fan where him and his brother played. But as a human, we all make mistakes. Thankfully it was not a rape, murder or incest. Sad for the dogs that they were tortured. Too bad we can wet him and put cables in his rear just so he know what that felt like. But again we all make mistakes and should be allowed to move forward with our lives. Do I want him in Chicago, no not really, but that is NOT my decision to make. Will I remain a Bears fan, probably so. We still as a society accept the child molesters and rapers out there and people that have DUI's, which is a serious offense. We are also a very hypocritical society. Look in the mirror. Sure that most of you have skeletons in your closet or your family's closet!

I have a wonderful idea, for everyone who thinks it's a good idea to bring Vick back into the league, lets have their own children watch in horror how these dogs are manipulated into fighting and killing each other for the price of what?? Fun?? You have to be quite in-human to think that dog-fighting is okay, and anyone who thinks cock fighting or dog fighting is a sport game, should have their explicit removed!

It's amazing how this society looks down on people who have made mistakes. Vick has been through the court system and has served his time. He should now have the right to earn a living. Don't get me wrong, I don't want Vick in a Bears uniform. However, if some team wants to take a chance on him at Quarteback then they should be able too. I love animals and believe in human treatment for humans and animals, but this society seems to put animal life over human life.
That's my two cents!

Are you kidding people? It's only football. Let Vick work at Wal-Mart the rest of his life.

With Vick we would be the best We Would Never loss You crazy people we need Vick and he did not conmett that crime. He was black That why he got blamed

To even phantom that this amoeba would play on the Bears is so offending. How sickening .... I would not watch another game, nor puchase any article advertising the Bears.

I hope they go down with him.

Shame on YOU Mike Singletary ... where is your religion now?

Unless all of you on this board who are opposed to the idea of obtaining Vick are vegetarians who walk around naked and never speed and have never taken an animal from it's natural habitat for your own amusement, there is no way we should pass up on Vick. He went to jail, he'll get suspended, he'll get a second chance. Get use to it, get off your high horse and stop the nonsense. Just because its against the law, does not make it wrong, it just means people decided to make it against the law...

YES BRING HIM ON!!!!!!!!!

hahahaha i love the people on here who want vick for the bears. you can have him. I don't want him as a 49er. I saw someone comment that they need a QB who can throw and run. Well, Vick can't throw. Plus he's getting older. Isn't anywhere near playing shape. So it'll be at least another year till he's back on the field. Vick's running abilities will diminish but he still is not a good passer. So please i hope the bears pick him up so the niners don't waste their salary cap on him.

You know, I am on the fence with sign Vick/don't sign Vick, but these threats against the BEARS from so called "fans" are amazing. The fact that you FRAUDS would so easily switch to becoming Puker fans if they acquired Vick, shows that you are not Bears fans to begin with.

You can follow wrecks whereever he ends up, and let us real Bears fans try and fix this team....


BEARS

Michael Vick is a complete disgrace. Bringing him to the Bears would be a huge mistake. The Bears are a Chicago team. Chicago is considered one of the MOST FRIENDLY DOG cities in the world. Good luck keeping away the protestors. What he did was wrong and cruel. I can't even believe bringing him here is a possibility.
Thank God the day will come when Michael Vick meets his maker. Hope HE comes in the form of a PITBULL.

I hope they don't just because I think there are enough scumbags currently playing. Plus, i think there is a difference between a guy like him and a guy who gets a DUI or uses drugs because he went out of his way to cruelly kill innocent animals. At least the other guys just harm themselves. Besides, he wasn't even that awesome of a qb before he went to jail. All he can do is run, and that doesn't work as much anymore with the quicker defenses. His role will be within the wildcat formation and that's about it.

Pro sports is not like the real world. The only thing that matters is winning, both immediately and long term. If you don't win you are canned. This means that the only teams not be interested in Vick will be the ones that already have strong play from the QB position. Everyone else will be inquisitive.

So he will definitely get signed if approved by the commissioner. And whatever outrage occurs will disappear the first time he leads his team to victory.

Michael Vick is still a pathetic excuse of a human and even more so as a player. Torturing, starving and killing dogs for personal entertainment is immoral and unethical not to mention sick and twisted. And it's not OK nor is it legal. Is killing 1 person better than killing 2? Is it any less of a crime?? Get over THAT excuse. BTW, I don't glorify thugs and neither should the NFL. Please go get a REAL QB, not an excuse. We need real players, PLAYERS. Not playas.

I've been a vick fan since his days college. He would by far be the most talented QB the Bears had ever had sowhy wouldnt any bear fan want hit hear. I've been sayin since last off season, when the bears didnt go after a QB that they were waiting on Vick.

Hope im right

We eat kattle everyday, and also hogs. so why Michael Vick cant kill dem dogs.

Any team that considers hiring this insect is really STUPID. Animal lovers by the millions will inflict economic wrath on the NFL. Don't think it won't happen. It's about time we all stand up and expel the crap that infests our society.

I am not condoning what Vick did, but I would be open to the Bears signing him because they need a quality QB and he is that. Now, all of you fans out there who say you'd wash your hands of the Bears if they sign him need to stop and think. First, are you the same ones that said that about the Bulls when they got Rodman? That is just stupid!! And more important, everybody makes mistakes, including you, so take a look in the mirror before you spout your ridiculous stuff!!

The only uniform Vick deserves is the one he's now wearing. Torturing dogs to death is not a mistake--it's an atrocity and an abomination. The only job he's fit for is cleaning out cages at the ASPCA.
Plus, he's a medocre QB who, hopefully, has seen his last "snaps."

Michael Vick would fit in well in Chicago and Illinois. No cruelty, criminality or idiocy is too much for us. We celebrate it!!!

i think he would make the bears some justice because he paid his debt o society he admitted to doing wrong and we all make mistakes aswell not saying it was cool what he did because i like animals aswell,but i really do think the bears should put it in consideration on getting michael vick we r looking at maybe a superbowl and he might just help us get that$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

i think he would make the bears some justice because he paid his debt o society he admitted to doing wrong and we all make mistakes aswell not saying it was cool what he did because i like animals aswell,but i really do think the bears should put it in consideration on getting michael vick we r looking at maybe a superbowl and he might just help us get that$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Do you hypocrits love PITBULLS that much or do you hate black QBs even more???

Hog wash...the same folks that claim they aren't going to watch MV7 this season or the same folks that hated him when he beat down that hilbilly in Green Bay!!

I bet you hate The President with this same venom...lol

Please bring in Vick....Please. If people like pacman jones, matt jones, ray lewis, marvin harrison. etc, who were and are involved with murders and drugs are good enough to get a second, third, or fourth chance then vick deserves one. If you go back before vick got in trouble, he was one of the nfl leaders in charity events. atlanta loved him because of what he did for the atlanta community. Anyone that thinks vick does not deserve another chance needs to look at the rest of the nfl.

I guess if I tongue kissed my animals everyday, I would hate Mike Vick too.

If Mike Vick was white he would have served his 3 months of probation in '07 and played a full season in 2008!!

If Mike Vick isn't a "real QB".....why was he VOTED to several pro-bowls??? How do you people sleep at night with sooo much hate within??

what's the difference. the bears smell so they might as well have a smelly quarterback. it would e good to keep all of the smelly players in the same city. i mean the bears are so good they can give a pro bowl running back away and start an also ran rookie. why not have another sub par qb on the team.

Don't ever make Michael, a Bear! Hate seeing Michael, in Denver, also. Thank-You.

Mike served his time. Why keep him in the dog house? You know there's a lot of people who have done worst than what Mike did. Like hunting, how sick can that be? Then you have an ex-vice president who shot his friend. You have folks using bow and arrows. But you say that's American. Please! Michael Vick would be a great asset to any team that picks him up. Let it go let him be!

Don't hate the playa, hate the game. You wan't to throw Vick under the bus? Go ahead and do it. You have to throw the breeders who breed these killer animals. They breed them to fight and kill. That is who you should put in jail. If you outlaw the breeds, you wouldn't have to worry about dog fights or people being attacked by these breeds, bsbies getting killed... Get rid of the breed and you won't have to worry about a man like Michael Vick doing these crimes. I would welcome him as a Bear. He who is without sin, let him cast the 1st stone. He just needs to get the job done. We haven't had a championship since some of these posters were in diapers. Maybe you guys don't want him because he is black. You got Tom Brady who looks and plays the part of the all american. They don't report he is banging chicks left and right, has a bastard child and gets high from time to time. What hidden in the dark always comes to light.

These animal rights freaks are a bunch of nuts. This is America and we all deserve a second chance. If he can still play at the level he did why not give the guy a chance. Don't get me wrong I love animals but please take it down a notch with the I will never watch another game or protest. Winning cures all. Lets see what he has to offer and go from there.

YES. deal for him today, I am a supporter of justice and of M. Vick, and I also have information that can clear M. Vick in the public and legal realm of thinking. It is sad how we are set up to be involved in crimes of other people schemes, because of other people's sorcery practice, false prophets and evil that can not see or understand or comprehend the truth, pertaining the future and the real events that will and have taken place, and the people involved. we have so called leaders that only care of they on gain, lawless celebrity politicians, that instead of preventing murder in their state or city they represent, citizen needs are ignored, including lives. Jennifer Hudson family was executed, I think it could have been prevented. Did anyone notice a silence that was put on her not to speak-up and bring attention to violence? A real change is really coming!!!!!!!

This is not about race--it's about the human race and taking a stand and condemning despicable inhumane acts of deliberate and wanton cruelty.
Any one of those dead dogs was worth more than this miserable excuse for a person who threw away his privileged life while murdering and torturing other creatures for his own amusement.. How cany any one possibly condone this? Who are the nuts here?

Please get mike vick the bears need him im a bears fan til i die ! if they believed in grossman that long i know they can give vick a try. he fought dogs he was stupid but we all make mistakes i know he wont do that again the bears need a superbowl !

There is NO WAY the Bears will or should pursue Michael Vick. He's washed up, hasn't played in years, and will be nothing but a distraction to a team that doesn't have a receiver to throw to anyway. Second, do any of you think in your right mind that the matriarch of the franchise (and a woman who still has a voice, believe it or not), Virginia McCaskey, would allow a jerk like this to be the face of the Chicago Bears? This is a non-issue.

The easiest way to decide his fate is for everyone here to put themselves in his shoes. What would you want if you were Michael Vick on the assumption that the rehabilitation process worked. It's not like the Bears have been known to make great decisions when it comes to the QB position anyway, but at least Vick has more pure athletic ability than any QB I've seen on the Bears' roster in a long time.

first i think that everyone deserves a second chance! no matter what they have done. Michael is a man and every man deserves a second chance. second i think that the NFL should allow him to come back. and what better team then the 49ers. they need a good quarterback. the three that they have right now i don't think they can take the team to the next level. he will be well rested and in better shape you would think after being in prison for so long. i really think that the team that gets michael (if any) will be a team to watch out for.

He killed dogs, well in some countries that just a waste of food. People get over it, and get past it. I love dogs, but he did not kill mine. Some of your neighbors are pedophiles, crackheads, drug dealers, and murders and you have not tried to get them shuned. So let the man have a chance to redeem himself. So you fools have never done anything to any animal now or when you where younger that would put you on the animal cruelty most wanted list. I am pretty sure their are a bunch of dog lovers in the NFL that would love to punish Mr. Vick for what he has done, so let the lord settle what needs to be done. If he gets cold cocked by big J.Peppers and his head spins I am pretty sure redemption for all the dogs will be paid in full.

Geez..the righteous indignation is a bit much for me to stomach. The same people in Chicago (or anywhere for that matter) complaining about a guy being cruel to dogs are the same people who not only go hunting, but stuff themselves with tons of red meat and wear leather shoes/clothing. You cannot have it both ways. Besides, this is nothing but a smoke screen for some of you to unearth your underlying racial prejudice. If this was Jim McMahon, you wouldn't hear a peep out of most of you clowns. Everybody deserves a 2nd chance you Dolts.. And as for all of you morons who won't watch the Bears or go to anymore games if Vick is here--then good..let some real fans get the tickets and go to the games.

Not only he is a total jacka$$, he is not even that good. Especially when he been out of the leadgue for two yeas, his accruacy was horrible then and would be even worst now. Kyle Orton would be way more successful than dogkiller Vick.

And him killing and torchering innocent dogs for pleasure and gameing doesnt make you sick, then your prob a jacka$$ too.

Not only he is a total jacka$$, he is not even that good. Especially when he been out of the leadgue for two yeas, his accruacy was horrible then and would be even worst now. Kyle Orton would be way more successful than dogkiller Vick.

And him killing and torchering innocent dogs for pleasure and gameing doesnt make you sick, then your prob a jacka$$ too.

Michael Vick is an electric Athlete no different than Michael Phelps! We all make our mistakes some more visible and costly than others! Michael Vick to me Guarantees a Super Bowl victory this very next season in Chicago but like some of the other comments Chicago management isn't smart enough to realize the opportunity! All though it would be ironic if he ended up in the dawg pound in Cleveland! Of course there will be those out there protesting their American given right against him and anyone's decision to do so but thats the circle of life! Just put a hotdog stand out front and capitalize on their presence! Preferably CHICAGO DOGS!!!

You guys are suckers,loosers with no life. I can not beleive you all are posting comments on a black peice of Dog crap that you pickup in your yard.. He wont be back on any Team in the NFL!!!

This society if full of double standards. At every level of our society somebody is not pleased with what they see. I say a dog is just that a dog. Their used as work animals and pets. In some parts of the world, they are a source of food. A cow is the main stay of our meat diet. In some countries their worshiped. Leave the man along he has suffered enough for the injustice that has been thrused on him. As for foot ball Chicago , DON'T MISS THE BOAT GET HIM IF YOU CAN. . .

YESS!!!!! Please bring Vick in!!! For those who won't watch another game good!! If you have that much hatred in your heart for another person than maybe you need to spend more time praying and reading your bible than watching a FOOTBALL game!! I hope the BEARS pick him up if not I pray M. Vick does well and learn from his mistakes like we all do in life. For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD!!

For those of you who have lived in Chicago for a long time. This blog is about racism. I remember last year there was a blog about bringing Donovan Mcnabb here in Chicago. It was basically the same response. He is a model citizen and to me is one of the top 5 quarterbacks in the league and people didn't want him here. Vick's crimes are only excuses for the klan mentality that some people have in Chicago. We are only borders away from the south and redneck Indiana. It's a shame that this is being debated. Grossman will never head a team. We don't know what Kyle brings to the table, maybe he can't play hurt. I do like the kid that made the squad Caleb Hanie and I know he is going to be special. He made the team when the quarterback poaition was only going to feature Grossman and Orton. The only problem with him is he is going to need time to develope. We need to bring him in. Too bad Lovie Smith doesn't have a fire cracker mentality like Mike Ditka or else so called fans would be going after him to. As long as he is the coaching version of Joe Louis, fans will accept him.

Vick can't pass.

And after 2 years in a 10' x 10' jail cell, I'm reasonably sure he can no longer run, either.

I was born in the Mississippi. Dog fighting was a common event in the back woods of southern states. Michael Vick was a victim of being a rich black man living in the south. A white wife,living in Tennessee, shot her husband in the back of his head with a shot gun. She served one month for killing her husband.

Dogs are property. Dog fighting is classified as damage to property. The Internet will reveal that three hundred thousand people were biten by dogs in the USA. Five people were killed by dogs in the USA in 2008.

I think Michael Vick should been fined and given community service. He was a victim of a racist judge.
The snake head of racism is still raising it's head in Mississippi. Please research Billy Joe Johnson, a black high school super star,who was stopped for a traffic violation and is found shot in the rear left side of his head. Billy Joe was right handed.His mistake, he was dating a white girl.

I was born in the Mississippi. Dog fighting was a common event in the back woods of southern states. Michael Vick was a victim of being a rich black man living in the south. A white wife,living in Tennessee, shot her husband in the back of his head with a shot gun. She served one month for killing her husband.

Dogs are property. Dog fighting is classified as damage to property. The Internet will reveal that three hundred thousand people were biten by dogs in the USA. Five people were killed by dogs in the USA in 2008.

I think Michael Vick should been fined and given community service. He was a victim of a racist judge.
The snake head of racism is still raising it's head in Mississippi. Please research Billy Joe Johnson, a black high school super star,who was stopped for a traffic violation and is found shot in the rear left side of his head. Billy Joe was right handed.His mistake, he was dating a white girl.

RACIST, RACIST???? What are you talking about? Are you saying that a black coach will not hire a black athlete because of racism? Is that what you're saying?
And please folks, if you think for one min. that someone like Vick is rehabilitated think again. This is a man who tortured to death animals for fun. This is the behavior of a sociopath. These people move from torturing and killing animals to torturing and killing humans. That's what sociopaths do and Vick is a sociopath. As for the coke-heads, wife-beaters, etc. you only have yourselves to blame. The coaches for hiring them and the fans for paying to see them perform.

Let's get this straight. Vick is not the victim here. He committed a crime, was found guilty and is paying for it---albeit, much too lightly. Just because you grow up in a sick society--or as some cretins call it--"culture"--doesn't make evil right. And where in the universe does it say everyone is entitled to a second chance? It should depend on the crime. Thos dogs certainly didn't get a second chance. They're dead and gone after suffering at the hands of this scumbag. Vick belongs where he's at--in a cage--not in an NFL uniform. Ever!

hey why not welcome vick. id love another running person on our squad and vick can complete that. just have to make sure his accuracy and power are still the same. and for the people saying he needs to do time for his life, look at michael phelps, he did pot and everybody forgave him, life goes on.

Vick will not be able to shake the growling American public. And Goodell will suspend him. What bothers me is that we have been forced to face the horror of what Vick and his cohorts did. All the gruesome details. We've had to speak to our children about it. People are so outraged at the heartlessness and cruelty, for sport and money. Vick even participated in killing dogs and threw family pets into the ring, for God's sake! This is not a case of making a mistake and seeking forgiveness. Vick is what we call a bad seed, there are some like that, we tell our kids. Being in the NFL is a privilege, not a right -- we want him OUT.

If #34 were alive.....he'd say let Vick play. He did the crime, did the time. Debt repaid....Let Vick play.

Sweetness is looking down and he's approving #7 in a Bears uniform.

Let Vick play.....and let the good times roll....sweet home chicago.

PS....Hester and Vick......double threat!

Are you people insane? This guy is a sociopath! They don't get rehabilitated! They don't learn, they don't care! He is a complete whackjob and evil as they get. The man is sick! Go look at his history. Second chance! I wish he'd spend one day having done to him what he did to those poor helpless animals. Fortunately, the majority of people feel as I do. No one will hire his sorry ass.

Any one that say that they will disown Da Bears if they sign Vick are complete HYPOCTITES! In a society where we kill animals of all sorts, for nothing but fun, it's ridiculous that some of you would speak that way. How can you pick and choose which is ok and which is not? Like it or not, men having been using animals for all kinds of entertainment since the beginning of time. And YES, Sarah Palin killed animals for fun, nothing more than that. Only an idiot would believe anything different. You have people that go out on a regular and blow the hell out of any animal that's in season, but that's ok. And once that poor old hunting dog has outlived his usefulness, he's taken out back and shot. That's the truth and you all know it. And if you believe that Vick is the first man to fight a dog, then you're kidding yourself. He's just the first to do time for it. We're talking football here. Where players and fans have done a whole lot worse to actual human beings. So if a animal killer can run for VP, then an animal killer can continue to play football. He's overpaid for his crimes and should be allowed to play football. As a Bear? If he can beat out our present crop of QB's, then the answer is Yes! Play football, Yes! Babysit my dogs, NO! People know the difference!

Everyone is completely overreacting. Are you high? I think he has definately paid is price for what he did. Plus we're all not perfect, not even close. What he did, its his life and his own business. Its not like any of you deeply feel concered about this issue. Some say, "Rot in hell," while others say,"he diserves to be in their forever," are you joking? Seriously, why the hell do you care what he did, are you some deeply obsessed animal/dog lover? If you answered,"yes," to this question then thats the only reason why i can see you freaking out. When teams say their not interested in Vick, they're lieing. Everyones interested in Michael Vick. If they're was a running back who could rush over 2,000 yards a season but, he had done what Vick had done, this would be a completely different story. Lets face it, the NFL would hire an axe murderer instantly if it meant that he single-handedly was one-hundered percent capable of carrying any team he was drafted to, to a Super Bowl.

I can't believe how desperate the Bears fans are to accept Vick into their fold. I will show up and protest any game he shows up to in the NJ-PA area and I'm sure many will protest him. What price is the hiring team willing to pay for this man if the team is protested at every game????

The problem in the world today is people seem to think if they do wrong and say sorry all will be forgiven. I agree with KevinTD being in the NFL is a privilege, not a right and there are standards to uphold. Good grief, Pete Rose is banned for life for gambling - Michael Vick brutally killed helpless animals that have been trained through time to love us and only want to please us. My GOD, he even threw the family pet into the dog ring!!!! Throw yours into a dog ring - it's OK if it's not your pet, right?

No, it's not OK because he said he was sorry, no it's not OK that he's paid his dues, NO, it's' not OK to bring him back. Why not put a pedophile that paid their dues in a daycare center? What not the same? An offense against humanity is an offense against humanity – all is the same in this area. It's not OK to reward time served!

It blows my mind that anyone would consider giving this animal another chance to fame and fortune through the NFL again.

Cathy

I know that idiot didnt just quote Walter Payton.

I am a longtime bears fan and had to live through the failures like cade mcclown but the thought of maybe hiring someone who is absolutely bankrupt of morals is beyond me.I do not even think an idiot like dave wannstedt would debate on doing a crime like what vick did

ok. michael vick was tried and sentenced in a court of law in which he plead guilty to killing these dogs. however he was convicted and he SERVED the time. what happens next its not up to the self rightgeous hipocrits saying that he should not be able to earn a living, because we are allll so good and weve never done anything wrong, some players should be in jail, some of us should be in jail for a dui or for domestic violence or for negleting a child, wrecking a lambo on lake shore dr, shooting ur self in the leg with a gun u wern't supposed to have u know little stuff like that or even better trying to keep a convicted felon from reentegrating society because we are so much better. hey remember the last time u forgot to feed ur dog. where where u mr or ms activist when george bush and his posse were raping america were were u then? now u are triying to deni chicago of potential revenue. vick should play for the bears if not a QB at least a RB. stupid people are trying to deni chicago bear fans of at least what seems to be a great opportunity. and beeing that im a fan of football and the bears, I think that the bears being one of the most beloved teams in the entire nfl NOBODY would stop watching who would? LOVIE sign him and sign him quick because im starting not to like u allready.

OMG. Some of you guys are killing me. Lets get this right.

First:

Fighting dogs is wrong, but is this any different from shows about hunting deers and birds on espn with sniper rifles? The answer is No. And they probably would get fined w/ no jail time involved.

Second :

The Bears could use anyone that wants to come to Chicago, as awful as our offense was last year. Even if the guy has been off for a few years. We have tried to make it work being cheap and not going after exceptional free agents year after and we haven't done anything. I think its time to change. The Bears need to spend some cash and get some real talent on our offense especially at QB and WR.

I say give the guy a chance. Vick is a better QB than Rex Grossman, Kyle Orton, Rick Mirer, Steve Walsh, Shane Matthews, Cade McKnown, Jonathan Quinn, Kordell Stewart, Craig Krenzel, Brian Griese, Chad Hutchinson, Henry Burris, Moses Moreno, Steve Stenstrom, Dave Krieg, and Peter Tom Willis are combined together. He dragged Atlanta on his back for years single-handed.

Point blank he was considered one of the best athlete's in the NFL before the dogfighting incident. Its only been 2 years. That would still make him better than an "average" NFL player, dont you think?

Also remember these stat on Michael Vick:

MVP candidate
NFC Championship
3 Pro Bowl

I am a die-hard Bears fan, my whole family is and now I am answering a sick question of whether or not I would want to see Vick in a Bears uniform? Honestly? I would rather pull for the Packers than to have that as my beloved Bears QB! The Bears organization has always left me wondering about what the hell they were doing but this, this, would be the end of my support of the Chicago Bears. So please, don't say that NOBODY would stop watching them, because NOBODY can speak for everybody! Michael Vick in a Bears uniform = a new hobby in my house on Sunday's!

THE CITY OF CHICAGO WILL WELCOME MIKE VICK IN OPEN ARMS PEOPLE FIGHT DOGS FIGHT CATS FIGHT SO WHAT THE HELL HE JUST MADE MONEY OFF IT....BRING ON MIKE VICK CHI TOWN

My first favorite team is the bears and my second favorite team is whoever's playing the packers. Bring in Michael Vick.

Well, let me start by saying everyone made mistakes in their lives. I understand what Vick did was wrongful, but every person always get a second chance in their lives to redeem themself. I my opinion, we are giving a man his second chance to better his life. I feel that many people think just because one person (male or female) has millions of dollars than they must be perfect. There is no person that never could say that they did nothing wrong in their life. In my opinion, let this man back playing the one thing he love.

i think the man should get to play he did his time and lost everything he had what about stallworth he killed someone and he might get to play thats bull if vick dont get to he is a great player and he should play if the nfl dont let him they suck vick go to the 49ers they need you bad who cares what the fans say get over it ppl.

he should start for cowboys

Sounds like the franchise will do anything to get to the Super Bowl again. In that case, I must stop supporting the Bears, at least until a different, more ethical family owns the business.

it suks that he got suspended for 30 days

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