Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Porter blasts Vick, Portis

Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter today lashed out at troubled quarterback Michael Vick and his apologist Clinton Portis, calling them “cruel barbarians” and saying he hoped that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell punished them both “to the fullest extent of the law.”

Porter told a local reporter in an interview that “Forcing dogs to fight each other is animal cruelty, pure and simple. It’s not a sport, it’s not a contest, and it’s not a competition. It’s almost as bad as putting sweaters on them or making them wear booties.”

Portis told a reporter in Virginia that he loved dog fighting, and that he knew “a lot of back roads [with dog fighting] if you want to go see it.” When informed that dog fighting was illegal, Portis dismissed it by saying “it can’t be too bad, because in all the hundreds of dogfights I’ve been to I’ve never seen a cop. I’ve seen dogs dressed as cops, but I think they were off-duty.”

Porter disagreed. “I’m disappointed that Clinton would support something like that and protect a savage like Michael Vick. Everybody knows that the true test of a dog’s capabilities is to pit it against the most savage of animals, the horse. A fight between a dog and a horse is worth watching. Dog-on-dog fighting is passé.”