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Michael Vick Admits To Crying In Prison On 60 Minutes
Total Pro Sports – Last night CBS aired the much anticipated Michael Vick post-jail interview with James Brown on 60 minutes. So while the rest of the league’s players were on the field playing, how did Vick occupy himself behind bars?
Crying his nights away.
That was what he told Brown when explaining the guilt he felt after realizing the extreme nature of his involvement in dogfighting. While many tuned in to see what Vick had to say, he will hope none of the viewers were members of opposing defenses. Those guys will say just about anything to throw off a quarterback on the field.
“And, you know, it’s no way of, you know, explaining, you know, the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights. And that put it all into perspective,” he said. [TSN.ca]
Vick would go on to state that his involvement, although wrong, was based on the “so-called culture that I thought was right.” He did however take full responsibility for his actions, understanding that he could have walked away from the operation at any time.
Vick was also questioned about his previous reputation of being a player that did not work hard:
“I was lazy. You know, I was the last guy in the building, first guy out. I know that. You know, I hear everything that people say. And that hurt me when I heard that, but I know it was true.” [TSN.ca]
When you are running through opposing defenses and defeating the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the playoffs, it is understandable how one can become lazy at times. However, things will be different this time around.
Suiting up with the Philadelphia Eagles, the former Falcons quarterback and franchise player seems to have a renewed committment to the game. If he can be half the player he previously was, that could be trouble for the other 31 teams in the NFL. Already sporting a strong offensive line, Donovan McNabb under center, and playmakers like DeSean Jackson, Brian Westbrook, Jeremy Maclin, and LeSean McCoy, the addition of Vick makes one of the most dangerous units even better.
Just think of the possibilities the Eagles now have from the wildcat formation. Pretty scary.
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