Here's my thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles hiring Michael Vick to play on their team: I don't care if a convicted felon who is still "on paper" has been hired. I don't care that he's playing football for a lot of money. If the Philadelphia Eagles want to be stupid, that's their decision. It seems to me that it will bring them bad publicity. But humans seem to think that all publicity is good...even bad publicity. If the Philadelphia Eagles get embarrassed, that's good. If they lose a lot of fans, that's good. If they lose a lot of money, that's good.
My Human is a Human Resources Coordinator. What that means is that, in part, she gets to hire people. She works for the world's largest facilities' services company. She gets a lot of applicants for janitorial positions. She wouldn't hire convicted felons who are still on parole to clean her customers' buildings. Obviously janitors are more important than NFL football players.