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Monday, August 6, 2007

Atlanta Falcons and Media Cover-Up


Although I'm not a fan of illegal dog fighting, I can't help but notice the difference in the way Michael Vick is treated in the media compared to former Atlanta Falcon teammate, Patrick Kerney (second photo).

Kerney has a lot to smile about. Despite a woman being allegedly gang raped at a home he owned on March 18, 2007. The story was covered up, similar to a media blackout and Kerney was quietly traded to the Seattle Seahawks where he signed a multi-year contract without much ado.

Kerney was not home when the alleged attack took place but it's interesting to note, allegedly, another white Atlanta Falcon was in attendance and like Kerney, he was quietly traded to another team.

The few times this case was mentioned, people in the media and others affiliated with sports made the following statement: "Patrick Kerney is presumed innocent," whereas Vick receives no assumption of innocence.

This sickens me that racial barriers still exist today in our society. I try to believe that people are doing right by each other and that all of us are giving the same treatment but now I can see clearly how society acts.
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