There's an old saying that things can only get worse before they get better, which is pretty much the case for Michael Vick right now.
But to top it all off, some people are taking rather scary shots at Vick while he's down.
Case in point, if you go to the "Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation" wikipedia page, someone seems to already be making a sick joke about Vick's prison time: It has been reported to a local Georgia news station on December 12, 2007 from a letter of an inmate, that Vick was raped in prison by three former PETA members. Vick is currently under going treatment in a local hospital.
If it's already gone from the actual wikipedia page, you can see it below by clicking on the pic.
I'd call that dark humor at its absolute worst. And using the term "humor" is probably being way too kind. By the way, if you're wondering, no, nothing has happened to Vick.
But I guess I shouldn't be surprised by vitriol like this. There are a lot of people out there that are actually hoping Vick gets roughed up in the you-know-what in prison, which is disturbing when you stop and think about it. Some recent postings from out on the Web, including a PETA blog, have unfiltered thoughts such as these:
I hope he gets raped in prison every day, and then 1 day before his release....he dies
I hope he gets ass raped in prison, let him rot in there
the powers that be need to pick out a prison and put Vick's rape stand right in the middle of the workout area and strap Vick to it and release all the men prisoners and let them have a "SWEET VISIT" with Vick.
I don't think the length of time in jail matters. As long as he gets raped the same way his dogs did.
So much for people thinking Vick can be rehabilitated. Which, correct me if I'm wrong, is technically what prisons are supposed to help do (even though I know they don't).
Look, what Vick did was wrong. But actively hoping he gets raped in prison makes you about as good of a human being as Vick was when he was drowning dogs. Maybe worse.
Vick's been given a sentence, and with luck, he'll come out a different man.
People should at least give him the chance to turn his life around before they bury him.