Ban Michael Vick from the NFL-Permanently

Michael Vick has openly admitted to the fighting, torture, and murder of many pitbulls on his land in Virginia.  These dogs were not only fought but murdered in some of the most brutal ways-beating, drowning, hanging, and even electrocution.  For the horrible crimes that Michael Vick has committed, he was sentenced to a mere 23 months in prison, and now his lawyers are announcing that he should be out of prison and in a halfway house any day now.  This petition is to encourage the NFL to not reinstate Michael Vick into the NFL EVERProfessional Athletes are Role Models to our Nations youth, whether they want to be or not.  Young children look up to them and emulate them.  Michael Vick should never be allowed to play professional football again.  To read more about the Michael Vick dogs go to http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1150095/index.htm
Dear Mr. Goodell,

We the undersigned believe that former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick should not be allowed to play professional football with the NFL.  It is my understanding that the NFL is considering reinstating Michael Vick as a professional football player following his release from prison.  Football players and professional athletes are supposed to be upstanding citizens, in that they are our nations role models.  If you reinstate Michael Vick as a professional football player in the NFL, it would be sending the wrong message to all Americans.  Michael Vick has admitted to the beating, drowning, hanging, and electrocution of dogs.  This is not someone who should be allowed to be a National role model.  Please take into consideration the message that this will send to the hundreds of thousands of football fans out there.  Thank you so much for your time. 
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