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Perhaps not the final word on Vick, but worth hearing

I know we've all heard enough about Michael Vick. But I pass along the following thoughts from Tony Dungy because, to paraphrase an old stock brokerage TV commercial, when Dungy talks, we should all listen. What separates the Indianapolis Colts coach (right) from most in his profession is that he truly understands that there is a world of far greater import beyond the 100 yards of a football field, and he strives to make others understand that as well.

So here's Tony Dungy on Michael Vick.

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"From a societal standpoint, it's a tragedy. I think that's what we've got to look at and not so much the impact on the NFL or how we're dealing with it. But as a society, we've got to -- especially as African-Americans -- we've got to get the idea that going to prison is not acceptable. It's just not what we should be about. So, hopefully, we can learn from it. And, hopefully, all of us can learn and maybe help ensure that it doesn't happen again."

Photo credit:  Associated Press

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