Let's not rush to judgment

No matter how repulsive the charges, no matter how bad the dogfighting indictment makes Michael Vick appear, it's unfair to judge without weighing the evidence, Mike Sando writes in his debut column for ESPN.com.

Updated: July 20, 2007, 1:39 PM ET
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could score easy points with an angry public by hitting Michael Vick hard before the quarterback gets his day in court.

He could take the politically expedient route by handing down a one-year suspension or even moving to banish Vick from the game.

And who could blame him? The felony dogfighting charges against Vick are gruesome enough to sicken anyone with a conscience.

But if Goodell can reach a logical compromise -- somehow ...

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