It seems every time I watch or read any sports news lately there is something about Michael Vick’s return. I find the reaction of football fans to be as expected, somewhat mixed, what is surprising is the reaction of non fans who now have taken an interest and have become vocal and active, mostly extremely anti Vick. Without question, he broke the law. Dog fighting is illegal, some of his defenders have tried to draw parallels between dog fighting and cock fighting and point out that it is not illegal in some cultures and actually considered a sport in some places. Where I grew up cock fighting was certainly illegal, but not unheard of, there was a stigma associated with it, but in some circles it was considered no worse than illegal drugs or whiskey, a victimless crime if you will, except for the roosters involved. Consider what typically happens with professional athletes with they run afoul of the law, they usually pay a fine, make a few speeches to local school kids, go on Letterman or Oprah and repent, and all is well. It seems that because PETA and the SPCA have portrayed Vick to be more dangerous to society than Charles Manson, he will never get that opportunity. He has become a celebrity target. His case is certainly a rarity, he has actually served hard time and paid his debt to society, or has he? Will America forgive Michael Vick? This nation is a forgiving one and it will be interesting to watch.