Michael Vick took to the radio waves Wednesday, Jan. 27, to promote his upcoming BET series “The Michael Vick Project.”
The disgraced football player told Tom Joyner’s national radio show audience that dogfighting is wrong and he is ashamed he ever took part in the vicious blood sport.
The show set to debut Tuesday, Feb 2, is supposed to show that Vick is a changed man.
Anything is possible, but jeez, that would be a lot of change.
Pitbulls were fought, maimed and killed for six years at Vick’s “Bad Newz Kennels.”
Vick told Tom Joyner that animal rights group PETA has laid off of his case because of the money he has donated to the Humane Society and because he now speaks against dogfighting.
He said he wants to encourage kids not to follow him down a destructive path.
“You never know what you have until it is gone,” said Vick, who played the 2009 NFL season with the Eagles.
He said he blames himself for the crime that landed him in federal prison for 18 months on dogfighting charges.
In the first episode of the 10-part documentary-style show, Vick visits the site of his gruesome crimes, according to the Associated Press.
Vick reportedly discusses his childhood experiences with dogfighting and how it became his second career.
“This is hard to imagine myself doing this years ago, man,” Vick said.
What do you think? Is the show a good idea?