09.14.07 10 years ago 26 Comments

Granted, this may end up being a relatively harmless incident, and there will almost certainly be no criminal charges filed.  BUT… if I told you that an NFL player's dog attacked a woman and her three-year-old child, what team would you guess that player was from?  What state do you think it happened in?  If you said "Bengals" and "Ohio," congratulations: you have a gift for the predictable.

A woman and her toddler son were bitten Thursday morning by a dog at a home owned by Cincinnati Bengal Deltha O’Neal… Officers found Jasmie Risco, 23, and her 3-year-old son, Jaiden, undergoing treatment at Anderson Mercy Hospital for dog bites to their legs and buttocks. Investigators said O’Neal was not at the home when the dog, a Rottweiler, bit the pair but returned to take them to the hospital.

If Michael Vick can get suspended indefinitely for dog fighting, I can only imagine what will happen to O'Neal.  Dog fighting is one thing, but dogs fighting toddlers is absolutely inhumane.  Kids aren't ready to take on a Rottweiler in the ring until about age 7.  That's when you get the best prize fights.

(Thanks to commenter JonathanWK, who wins a new car for the tip.) 

Around The Web