Stephon Marbury, who stated the other day that dogfighting was simply a sport “behind closed doors,” retreated a bit on his total comments regarding the Michael Vick situation. Unfortunately, Marbury then moved right on ahead to say that Vick should be forgiven.
“What Michael Vick did was wrong, and he has admitted his guilt,” Marbury said in a statement released by the Knicks to New York newspapers. “He should be punished. However, he should be given a second chance, as others have received for more serious crimes.” He then continued: “There is no list for which animals should be killed and which shouldn’t. I love animals and none of them should be harmed. However, we don’t react the same when other animals are being killed for sport or the sake of human pleasure.”
I am not quite sure what “more serious crimes” Marbury is referring to, but I have a bad feeling that it has something to do with him. While Marbury was playing with the Phoenix Suns, he was arrested for driving under the influence. The point guard was closed at 75 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone. When confronted by officers, Marbury was slurring his speech and his breath smelled like alcohol. A sobriety test was taken and Marbury clocked in with a .153. He plead no contest to extreme DUI, served 10 days in jail and had to attend alcohol education classes.