The president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, R.L. White, wants to give Michael Vick a pass (no pun intended) because he's black:
22 Aug 2007,
NAACP urges NFL to let Vick play again
"As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football..."
"We further ask the NFL, Falcons, and the sponsors not to permanently ban Mr. Vick from his ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country."
Sadly, no one from the NAACP or the black community spoke the same words in regard to Imus and his career and the enjoyment of his fans; see Al Sharpton is a Nappy Headed Ho. But such is life in these here United States, whites get the shaft and blacks get cut a little slack.
However, here is my advice to Michael Vick if he really wants to get off without losing his career or sponsors: Convert to Islam. First of all, In Islam it is a blessing to kill dogs, the only better blessing is to kill Jew dogs. Once he converts to Islam, he will get CAIR on his team who will immediately scream religious discrimination. And since America is deathly afraid of insulting Muslims, the charges will be instantly dropped with apologies for our misunderstanding of Muslim culture and their attitude toward dogs.