In yet another move that says “f*ck you” to all the haters, former Falcon’s quarterback Michael Vick has reached a deal with BET for an eight-part documentary series that will delve into his live from childhood through his prison term and into the present.
The show, entitled The Michael Vick Project, will trail the football player on his controversial comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles while also examining his troubled childhood and legal troubles stemming from his infamous 2007 arrest for running a dog fighting ring.
On the new docu-series, Vick explains:
“I just want people to really get to know me as an individual. What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I’ve made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it’s not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up.”
I’m happy for him and will definitely be supporting his endeavors. The show is set to premiere in early 2010 and the Vick haters are already busy. Check out what PETA has to say below:
PETA spokesman Dan Shannon said:
“People who abuse animals don’t deserve to be rewarded. They shouldn’t be given multimillion-dollar contracts . . . or given the privilege of being a role model. We don’t believe Michael Vick understands the seriousness of his crime. I think he’s sorry he got caught, but only time will tell if he’s truly remorseful.”
Haters keep hating and Vick… Keep givin em the finger!