Well Oprah forfeited the wager after she landed the interview but actually ended up with egg on her face when Vick abruptly cancelled on her.
Well to add insult to injury, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback appeared on the CNN anchor’s show last night for an exclusive interview where he discussed his second chance at life both on and off the field, which he details in his upcoming autobiography “Michael Vick: Finally Free.”
Piers points out that Vick’s ban on dog ownership ends this month and surprisingly, Vick admits he may actually get another dog soon.
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Maybe so. Being honest. Being candid… I still deal with my kids each and every day, and for the last 3 years, not being able to have a dog because of my acts… I just don’t think that’s fair.
It may be something that’s therapeutic in that for them and I can’t take that dream away from them. That’s selfish on my behalf… so I gotta find a way to make it right. I put everything in God’s had to make it right.
When Piers inquires about the type of dog he’s likely to get, Mike says he’s going to let the kids pick it out, but “it certainly won’t be a pitt bull.”
In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years.
Then in August of the same year, he pleaded guilty and spent 21 months in prison, followed by 2 months in home confinement. Now Vick is ready to talk about hitting bottom in his new book “Michael Vick: Finally Free, An Autobiography.”
“Back when I was involved in those activities, I may have become more dedicated to the deep study of dogs than I was to my [Atlanta] Falcons playbook,” one excerpt reads. “I became better at reading dogs than reading defenses. That’s just so sad to say right now, because I put more time and effort into trying to master that pursuit than my own profession … which was my livelihood … which put food on the table for my family.”
“When we pulled up to the courthouse, (fiance) Kijafa [Frink] looked me dead in the eyes. ‘Don’t go,’ she said. ‘Don’t leave.’ Then she started crying. … Then I started crying. The pain they felt — it was all my fault,” Vick writes.
Vicks also laments his decision to lie to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when he had a chance to come clean about dog-fighting.
“I knew how to lie with a straight face,” Vick writes. “Sad to say, Commissioner Goodell bought into what I was saying, and I think he truly believed me that I was telling the truth. I deeply regret not telling him the truth from the outset.”
Vick has now vowed to bring a Super Bowl to Philadelphia.
“My story is not finished. I have more to do. I have something that I want give back to everyone that supported me,” Vick writes. “Here it is: I am committed, focused and determined to win a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles. This is my promise. It is my drive. I will work like a champion to get there. I want to do it for my family, friends, mentors, coaches, teammates, and fans. I want to do it for Philly.”
“Finally Free” hits bookshelves on September 4th, a day before the 2012 NFL season begins.
Don’t you agree it’s time that Vick is FINALLY FREE from all the stigma associated with his past mistakes?
There’s nothing wrong with Vick getting a family pet… is there?