The man has paid his debt to society, and then some.
Not long ago, I put up this public apology as an example of the sort of language we are likely to hear in our pandering society. I did it as a parody because I find that as the mass communications of the mainstream media disintegrates, so too is the public faith in our institutions. People have no automatic reason to trust them implicitly and certain individuals can profit by tearing them down rhetorically. I think that this is generally corrosive to society, and I'm not sure what's going to keep the public faith. That so many have fallen for Obama's bunkum is disturbing.
So I listen carefully for the sort of extra-institutional judgments that the media moderate with an ear towards what they are actually second guessing. So people who feel that they must speak up against Michael Vick at this point, I consider enemies of the justice system.
Anyone who believes that an appearance on 60 Minutes is required, so that the people can make up their own minds, is taking away power from the judge, the jury, and the courts.