As if Celebutante Paris Hilton getting tossed back into jail wasn't enough, the American Cult of Celebrity has lost another piece of the thin veneer that sugarcoats it. Like another tile falling off of the Space Shuttle, the underground world of Dog Fighting has been revealed and the harsh light of day is shining on a couple of professional athletes. Role models.
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If you need any more proof that some Professional Athletes are dumber than a bag of hammers meet Clinton 'Poortaste' Portis.
Mr. Portis was caught in the headlights of a TV interview defending fellow National Football Leaguer Michael Vick and his right to engage in the time honored Southern tradition of Dog Fighting. I kid you not.
"I don't know if he was fighting dogs or not," Portis said in the interview,
If that's what he wants to do, do it."
Quarterback Michael Vick was a bona fide American Football hero who just signed a $137 Million ten year contract a few years ago. WOW are you impressed! Today if you Google Dog Fighting his picture shows up more often than the mangled faces and corpses of the godforsaken Pit Bulls bred explicitly for fighting.
Clinton 'Poortaste' Portis, rushed to Michael Vick 's rescue, and said of the public lynching in the court of public opinion.
"I think he got cheated. You take a positive role model...and put him behind bars for no reason, over a dog fight?"
"It can't be too bad of a crime. There's a lot of stuff that's crimes, you know. It's killers on the loose over here and you want to hunt down Michael Vick over fighting some dogs."
Now I don't know about you but I think that it doesn't get much lower than Dog Fighting. I would place little hope of rehabilitating the mindset of the macho f*cking idiots who enjoy and engage in the insanely cruel manipulation of these poor animals.
For those convicted of participating (in any way shape or form) in this despicable activity, my sentence would be to experience the pain and horror of being ripped and gnawed apart by the savage jaws of a large carnivore.
Let's throw these cowards into a Time Machine and drop them off in the middle of some blood soaked arena.
There isn't a running back in the NFL that could outrun a Bear, Tiger, Lion or even one of the tormented and ill treated Pit Bulls whose short brutal life is wasted on entertaing cowardly f*cking idiots anywhere on the planet and that would include Millionaire NFL Quarterbacks.
In the court of public opinion the sentencing has begun and the schandenfreude is flowing freely.
If you think that this is just a public lynching of two young, narcissistic, undereducated, Southern, black, multi-millionaire, professional, athletes...((gasp)) you're wrong.
This goes to the heart of what it means to be a "humane' being.