While we breathlessly await word on any punishment Michael Vick receives for his alleged role in dogfighting at his Atlanta estate our eyes must turn to other examples of athletes involved in dogfighting. Sadly our gaze must extend all the way to Sweden for even European canines are not immune from the sadistic whims of their owners.
Bjorn Borg was severely bitten in the leg by a German shepherd while trying to stop a dogfight and withdrew from his first grass-court match in 26 years.
The five-time Wimbledon champion was bitten in his right leg when he tried to pull the dog, Wolf, away from his golden retriever, Lipton, at his home in Sweden over the weekend.
What kind of name is Lipton for a fighting dog? Unless it means savage or something in Swedish, and according to an online Swedish-English dictionary it doesn't, we're not surprised that he was on the losing end of this encounter. Something for Borg to use the six weeks he'll be off his feet to think about.
Oh, and for those of you in Liverpool who had tickets to watch Borg take on Pat Cash in what we're assuming is a wheelchair tennis match don't go rushing off to get a refund just yet. Richard Krajicek will take Borg's place in the match if not his headbanded spot in our hearts.