Re: How will Goodell react to latest Vick action? Will he share the same cell as Marcus?
posted at 8/24/2009 8:35 PM EDT
In Response to Re: How will Goodell react to latest Vick action? Will he share the same cell as Marcus?
[QUOTE]It seems to me that "prohibitions on drug and alcohol use" means just that...NONE at all! If he were allowed to drink (a certain amount or a certain alcohol level-say something like beer only) it would be called a "limitation" or "restriction". Prohibit seems pretty damn straightforward to me. We'll have to see if Roger even decides to address this at this point. He may well simply wait until week six then make his decision. In any case, Vick should simply avoid anything that could be construed as a "violation". When walking across a minefield you tiptoe, not stomp around like a drunken elephant! But I forgot! Our "genius" is priveledged! Dungy and the bleeding hearts will all petition for him. The sad thing is that he's dominating the news. They let him play again, end it there. I don't agree, but it is what it is. Let him play and don't shove him in all our faces over every move! The sumbag is not worth all the attention. On top of that, I'm as sick of hearing his name as I was of hearing TO's four years ago! He will prove to be irrelevant to the 09 season soon enough! I don't want to look at his dog-killing ugly mug all over the internet and on NFLN! THERE! I've had my vent! Now it's time to feed the hungry horde...they're all watching me with that "look". I'm late again.....
Posted by bubthegrub2[/QUOTE]
It does not say "prohibition", but "prohibitions". That means there is more than one "prohibition" as opposed to complete prohibition. Yes prohibition means "none at all". I have not seen Vick's probation order, but "prohibitions" could include:
1. "None at all" drinking alcohol after midnight.
2. 'None at all" drinking alcohol at any establishment that does not serve food. (ie no clubs)
3. 'None at all' drinking alcohol at any sporting event.
The purpose of probation is give someone limited freedom, or freedom with restrictions, and allow them to work their way back into society. I am sure Vick knows the details of his probation and will tiptoe. He probably called his lawyer on his cell before he had a drink.
Vick was convicted of killing dogs - nothing to do with alcohol. Why do you guys think his probation would ban alcohol 100% (complete prohibition)? Why should Vick not be able to have a vodka and lemonade? If he drinks vodka and lemonade Vick might start killing dogs again? I usually follow the discussion, but I am completely lost on this one.