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Hey Donny, We Love You But Shut Up

If we've learned anything from NFL athletes past and present in the last couple weeks, its that they just don't know when to keep their mouths shut when it comes to the court of public opinions. We've all read Deion Sanders ill-advised "Michael Vick just loves his dogs too much" article and listen to Emmitt Smith and others put their vote behind Vick simply because the guy happens to be in the same profession as them.

But I can't say I ever expected Mr. NFL Donovan McNabb to come to his aid.

From an interview with the Washington Post (Via Fanhouse and The Axeman)

"I'm a supporter of Vick," McNabb said Tuesday at Lehigh University. "That's because I'm a good friend of his and also we're guys that obviously compete to win the Super Bowl. We push each other. Now, I don't know exactly what happened in that situation, and I think for all of us that have read over the stuff that was over the Internet, the report, you look at it as kind of like, 'Wow, you've got your so-called friends and family members turning their back on you now to make their situation better.' They're throwing you under the bus so that they can clean their name. That's unfortunate. That goes to show, I always have a saying that I've always lived by: If you can't trust family, who can you trust? It's an unfortunate situation, and I just hope everything works out well for him where he can get back out on the field."

Let's examine, shall we?

"I'm a supporter of Vick. That's because I'm a good friend of his..."

Okay fine, he's your friend. I can see wanting to defend your friend.

"...and also we're guys that obviously compete to win the Super Bowl. We push each other."

Not sure what that has to do with electrocuting dogs, Donny, but go on.

Now, I don't know exactly what happened in that situation, and I think for all of us that have read over the stuff that was over the Internet, the report, you look at it as kind of like, 'Wow, you've got your so-called friends and family members turning their back on you now to make their situation better.' They're throwing you under the bus so that they can clean their name. That's unfortunate.

First of all, it's not like those guys are getting off scot-free. They're all going to serve time for what they've done. Tony Taylor and Davon Boddie are, quite literally, confessing their guilt in all of this, unlike Michael Vick who continued to refuse acknowledgement of any of this.

Second, apparently Donovan's never watched an episode of Law and Order before either or he'd realize this is how most cases like this are handled. You flip the weak defendants to get to the big hoss. ( He'd also learn than the prosecuting attorney will likely be a smoking hot blond) I'm sorry if you believe that Michael is innocent of all crimes Donny but at the very least he is responsible for what happens on his property the same way a parent is responsible if a teenager drinks in their house.

Third, this reaction reeks of the whole "stop snitchin" mentality that has ruined countless lives. Human, dog and otherwise.

Fourth, the Eagles play the Ravens on August 13th in an exhibition game. I hope Ray Lewis isn't reading this. Cause that would Ray "flipped on his friends in order to get a better deal for himself in his murder trial" Lewis. Oops.

That goes to show, I always have a saying that I've always lived by: If you can't trust family, who can you trust?

You're right, Donny. If you can't trust family to run your secret, underground, dog-fighting ring, wherein you kill all dogs that do not meet your standards and illegally gamble on those that do, who can you trust?

It's an unfortunate situation, and I just hope everything works out well for him where he can get back out on the field.

You're right. Poor Mikey. Let's all say a prayer tonight for this poor millionaire, star athlete who had the world by the horns and blew it all by being a complete and utter jackass. God bless Michael Vick. And his brother too.

I think Axeman hit it right on the head when it comes to McNabb who has an uncanny ability to cause problems for himself where none existed:

I swear McNabb sits around sometimes and says..."Gee, it's been a couple weeks since I've been involved in a controversy. I better go find those camera guys. To the McNabb-Mobile!!"