Joey Porter Cool With Pit Bull Fighting, Not Cocker Spaniel Brawls
Is there any extra duct tape lying around the Dolphins locker room? How about a ball gag? Because there are times when Joey Porter just needs to shut up.
Porter was sharing his deep thoughts on the Michael Vick case and decided Vick should be given another shot in the NFL because he was abusing pit bulls, not cocker spaniels.
"He's already been punished enough," said Porter, who owns a pair of pit bulls and a Maltese. "They gave him his penalty. He paid his penalty. What else should they do to him now?"
"All it was was dogs. They act like they don't even like pit bulls anyway. That's the funny thing about it if you want to get back on that topic. I got pit bulls, I got to put them under a different breed just to travel. So you can't even fly pit bulls nowhere.
"It's a breed they don't care about. It's not like he was fighting cocker spaniels or something that they like. They don't really care too much about pit bulls."
We're not sure who "they" are? Does Roger Goodell have a soft spot in his heart for cocker spaniels? Who knows. But, Joey, you're totally missing the point. Animal abuse is animal abuse. We tend to believe in second chances too, but don't try to justify the crime. Besides, Joey, you feigned outrage that Matt Jones was still able to play football after being caught with cocaine during the off-season. How is it that being caught with a little yay is a serious offense, but serious animal abuse is excusable?
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