Here's my take on Michael Vick.
Legally, he has paid his debt to society. He has the right to try to show that he has mended his ways. And he has the right to try to participate in his former line of work.
But the fact that he whines about getting hit hard, when his line of work is that of professional football player, shows that he remains a bully, who can dish it out but can't take it.
He deserves whatever scorn he is getting.