By not suspending Jonathan Babineaux, NFL and Atlanta Falcons proving to be hypocrites

August 1, 2007 by  

It is alleged that Michael Vick was a ringleader in a huge dog-fighting operation, as well as someone who apparently gained perverse pleasure in torturing dogs. Vick pleaded not guilty to the federal charges brought against him, but with the public clamoring for his head, the NFL has basically suspended him until further notice while all his sponsors, including Nike, have done the same.

That doesn’t mean the Atlanta Falcons don’t have an alleged dog murderer in their midst, however.

Jonathan Babineaux was arrested in February of this year on a charge of felony animal cruelty. Apparently, after a fight with his girlfriend, Babineaux took her pit bull and beat it to death with his own hands.

Babineaux is currently in the Falcons pre-season camp, obviously keeping a low profile.

Simply put, however, as long as Babineaux is allowed to play with the Falcons while Vick is forced to sit out, the NFL’s and the Falcons’ treatment of Vick can only be seen as a PR ploy. It has nothing to do with ethics, or a standard of character they want from their players.

As long as Babineaux remains active, the NFL and the Falcons are little more than hypocrites whose hands were forced in the Vick case.



3 Responses to “By not suspending Jonathan Babineaux, NFL and Atlanta Falcons proving to be hypocrites”

  1. Ben Voiles on August 1st, 2007 10:15 pm

    I think it is time for the Falcons to leave Atlanta. They are a disgrace to this city. I imagine that there were many more of the players either involved or at least knew about it.
    It is time for the Falcons to leave town.

    Former Fan

  2. William K. Wolfrum » Blog Archive » Michael Vick: Let it forever be known he’s a twisted dog killer on August 20th, 2007 11:43 am

    [...] Next up: Jonathan Babineaux. [...]

  3. Ultimate Sports Insider on March 31st, 2009 6:59 am

    WEll, it’s a couple of years later.. Vick got nailed, but he’s out already!! Unbelievable.

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