What my hubby thinks of Vick and his quest to make sure he doesn't end up in Canada

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What my hubby thinks of Vick and his quest to make sure he doesn't end up in Canada

He wrote this letter to the Canadian Football League... hope he doesn't mind me sharing it.
August 27, 2007

Mr. Cohon,

My name is Jay Jokisch and I live in Calgary. I am, and have been a huge CFL fan for a long time, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a job well done this year. I think the league is moving in a very positive direction.

The point to my letter however is a more serious one. I have been following the story about Michael Vick very closely, and have recently been hearing some comments about him joining the CFL as a last option when he is released from jail. It is my belief that there will not be a place for him in the NFL once he released. I feel, as I’m sure many do, that the CFL should follow suit and prohibit him from joining OUR league.

As a football fan, I am sad to be loosing such a great talent, as I enjoyed watching him play the game. I also have looked at this from a different perspective. My wife Deanna has been doing volunteer work for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew (A.A.R.C.) both as an administrator and a foster parent for abandon and abused dogs. I get to see first hand what sacrifices she makes to save these animals and find them loving homes. I can’t help but feel that letting him play in our league and in our country, would be a slap in her face, and the thousands of other volunteers around the country that donate their time and money to save helpless animals, much like the ones Vick himself executed.

I don’t think it is too early for the league to start thinking about this very probable situation Adminsing. This league thrives on heart and soul, both from players and fans, and I just don’t think it would be fair to ask us all to put a place in our hearts and souls for Michael Vick.

I remember Montreal giving Lawrence Philips a second chance, when the NFL viewed him as a cancer, and all he did was continue his off field blunders, and put a small tarnish on the league. It would be a disgrace to see Vick standing on the same field with the likes of Damon Allen, Mike “Pinball” Clemons, Milt Stegall, Anthony Calvillo, Jesse Lunsden and countless others that had the talent and leadership to play at a higher level, but chose to stay with the CFL.

I hope that you feel the same way as I do and start taking immediate action to prevent Michael Vick from joining OUR league.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns.

Jay Jokisch

Deanna, Daisy & Winston

GREAT letter!!!


Michael Vick is a charged felon, he wont be crossing

many borders these days !!!!!

Wow! Is he a writer? He should be!

That was an awesome letter and it sounds like he's an awesome husband for supporting you on your work. What a guy!

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Nice work!

I think Canadians would make some serious noise if they tried to send that guy up here. The footbal fans I know are a farily carefree bunch but, hey, DON'T mess with their dogs!!!

Nice Jay!!

Excellent Letter!

I just can't help but be disgusted by Vick and other professional players who are involved in such crimes against animals. I do hope he never plays football again for the rest of his life.


Great letter...

Good for Jay!

created by ME!

Excellent letter!!

Very well written

Cathy & Zimmer


I hope they do the right thing...it is too bad that his "sentence" will not be true punishment (or nearly as long as it should be)

Paula11471's picture

Very Nice Letter and well said!


onslowsmom's picture

Way to go Jay!

Your letter was very well written. I hope they take attention to it..


Very nicely written.

and oh so true.

Lynn King CPDT

Excellent letter..

you must be so proud of him! Sounds like a keeper to me!

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