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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

How about VTZ 4 THGS?

I was behind a minivan today with the license plate NUTZ 4VT. I wonder if the driver wasn't a teensy weensy bit embarrassed to be sporting that plate this week after Marcus Vick's thuglike performance in the Gator Bowl on Monday.

In case you missed it, Vick seemed to very deliberately stomp on the leg of a Louisville defensive end while the guy was lying on the ground well after a play was over. No flag was thrown.

Tech's quarterback coach chewed him out on the sidelines and says he considered benching him. Why didn't he? Well, one guess. Because in the end, the only thing that matters is the W. It's why Vick has survived a string of arrests and legal troubles.

To make matters worse, not only is Vick a bully, he's also apparently a liar. He told reporters that after the game he had apologized to the guy he stomped on, Elvis Dumervil (isn't that a great name?). Dumervil says the apology never took place. (OK, maybe Vick did apologize, mumbling under his breath something like, "Sorry your motionless leg got in the way of my fast-moving, stomping foot...")

Now, Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver has called Vick's actions "unacceptable." We are about to see how much wiggle room there is in the word unacceptable. Anything less than dismissal from the team means that Tech does indeed accept his behavior.


At Wed Jan 04, 12:50:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my goodness janet, you're so black and white on this issue. there are probably some gray areas here that we don't know about and i'm sure vt is considering.

At Wed Jan 04, 05:49:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on Janet. He should have never been allowed back, but we are talking about VPI (Virginia Penal Institute).


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