DeSean Jackson was a teammate of Michael Vick's for four or five years at the Philadelphia Eagles, but thankfully the wide receiver has a very different attitude to 'Man's Best Friend' than the former Pro-Bowl quarterback.
According to a post from TMZ Sports, the Washington Redskins' newest star man has gotten in to the dog business himself, becoming a fully fledged puppy breeder.
The NFL superstar took to Instagram this weekend, posting pictures that were showing off his American Bulldog and Pit Bull Terrier mix with her brand new litter of pups that added up to a massive 11 of the yappers in total.
This is a real contrast to the decisions that Michael Vick took which led to his arrest and subsequent 21 month stint in jail.
Vick was fully involved in a six-year pattern of illegal activity that included dogs being savagely electrocuted, drowned, and beaten to death. On top of this there was the apparent rape of female pit-bulls by males to produce more victims for the "Bad Newz Kennels".
The facts of the case are incredibly disturbing. According to a witness in the case, the men fought their trained pit bulls with pet dogs, and they “thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to Bad Newz Kennels injure or kill the other dogs.”
Vick started the dog fighting club nearly as soon as he signed his first rookie contract after being taken by the Atlanta Falcons with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. In 2004, Vick had a 10-year, $130 million contract with the NFL. By 2006, he was the NFL’s highest-paid player. Despite his rise in prominence in the USA's biggest sport the illegal ring carried on.
Earlier this year, Vick actually admitted that if he hadn't been caught in 2007 he would still be dog fighting to this day, which is completely disturbing.
So, after the disgrace with dogs that has befallen the NFL in past years, it is nice to see a football player who actually cares for his pets and is treating them with love and respect for all to see. To be quite honest, it seems quite weird that an article like this even needs to be written, but thanks to Vick it sadly does.