Specifically with the Michael Vick case I saw it happening even before it happened. Vick was trying to protect the homies and the homies turned on him.
Vick was a professional NFL quarterback, he didn’t have the time or knowledge to run a Dog Fighting enterprise, it was a hobby he left for his crew to attend to.
But, it was Vick who spent the most time in jail while his “friends” copped pleas and got probation.
Referencing the 1996 drug charges that led to a no-contest plea and a five-game suspension, Irvin mentioned that people who had been his friends testified against him.
“All my keepin’ it real partners testified against me. They ran right to the D.A., ‘Oh, yeah, Michael did it.’ They kept it real, ‘I’m staying out of jail. Michael did it,’” Irvin said.
Irvin mentioned another Symposium speaker, Michael Vick, and how his three longtime friends turned dogfighting co-defendants all pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against him.
“Michael Vick stood up here and he told you,” Irvin told the rookies. “All his keep it real friends, they kept it real. They ran right to the police, ‘I’m keepin’ it real: He did it. He did it.’ All your keepin’ it real friends, I promise you, they’re going to keep it real on you.”
DeSean Jackson isn’t a rookie, but I hope he is reading.