The head of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP said Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has made mistakes but that they should not cost him his football career with the NFL.

Actually I agree that a life ban would be excessive. But I don't think it will matter, I doubt any team will touch him after he serves his jail term. Beyond just the criminal stigma, there was already a lot of speculation about when Atlanta would put him aside for a new QB.

White also said he didn't understand the uproar over dogfighting, when hunting deer and other animals is perfectly acceptable.

He urged the National Football League, the Atlanta Falcons and Vick's commercial sponsors not to dump the troubled athlete.

Apparently this guy is good at the art of redirecting controversy by drawing it on himself.