I'm going to say what needs to be said: Michael Vick is being targeted by the media and police because he is a minority.
I can tell--as a member of his minority, I can recognize all the signs.
Like me, Michael Vick is left-handed. And America just doesn't want a left-handed quarterback.
Ken Stabler was a great lefty QB, but all the media reports were about his hard-partying ways. It's that reputation that has kept him out of the Hall of Fame.
Boomer Esiason was kept on teams like the Bengals, the Jets, and the Cardinals--the conspiracy to prevent him from showing his true left-handed talents made sure of that.
The NFL tried to shelf lefty legend Steve Young in the USFL, and then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It didn't work: Bill Walsh (a long-time leftist sympathizer) traded for Young and he was able to show himself one of the best QBs in league history.
Michael Vick's left-handedness is especially grating to the reactionary traditionalist right-handists in America. You see, Vick is right-handed, but he throws a football left-handed. The rightists feel he could be just a normal right-hander, but something in Vick chooses to be the radical leftist QB.
And so the media attacks his every move, and trumped up charges are brought against him. Michael Vick could be a revolutionary QB, but the rightist conspiracy in the NFL will do whatever it can to prevent another Steve Young.
Matt Leinart, watch your back. That's not the devil sitting over your left shoulder: it's the rightists in America who can't stand the idea of a successful left-handed quarterback.