An official from the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP said that Michael Vick does not deserve to lose his football career because of his actions. Vick is expected to plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges in an illegal dogfighting operation.
R.L White, president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, said "The way he is being persecuted, he wouldn't have been persecuted that much had he killed somebody."
White also said he doesn't understand why the dogfighting caused such an outcry when hunting deer and other animals is deemed perfectly acceptable. Court documents claim that Vick and two partners hanged and drowned approximately eight dogs.