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Michael Vick Says He Deserved To Lose $130 Million

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  1. -Scar-

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    In his first interview since being released from federal prison and conditionally reinstated in the NFL Sunday night on 60 Minutes with CBS commentator James Brown, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick admitted he didn’t stand up to his peers, talked about disappointing team owner Arthur Blank, and said he’d earned his fall from grace. “I deserved to lose the $130 million,” Vick said. “Why would a guy who was making a $130 million ... on the flip side ... killing dogs ... he don’t deserve it.” But Sunday’s interview, recorded last Monday, showed a Vick who appeared a bit vulnerable at Brown’s questions. “Do you understand why people are outraged?” Brown asked. “I understand why,” Vick replied. “And I’m going to say it again. Sickens me to my stomach. And it was, you know, the same thing that I’m feeling right now ... When I was in prison. I was disgusted, you know, because of what I let happen to those animals ... I could’ve put a stop to it, I could’ve walked away from it. I could’ve shut down the whole operation.”

    Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
     
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  2. KimPossible

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    wow. Vick taking some responsibility. I want to watch that interview. I hope he really feels it.
     
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  3. Carrie1219

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    No reason not to give him a second chance.. He's certainly paid his dues and done his time. Now he's ready for some :football:
     
  4. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    No shiit


    How much did CBS pay Mr. Vick for that interview


    :icon_shrug:
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I hope he sheds a tear for affect


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  6. KimPossible

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    I don't think 60 minutes pays for interviews.
     
  7. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Anyone who didn't watch the interview: James Brown DID NOT throw up any softball questions. He went after it and pinned Vick down on his answers.

    I was totally skeptical. Thought it would be a really soft interview with Vick's team of lawyers, image consultants and the like preparing answers for him. This was clearly not the case.

    The clincher for me: the president of the Human Society enlisting Vick. He essentially said if Vick keeps getting beaten up over the dog fighting issue, then they'll NEVER get it stopped.
     
  8. LV Bolt Fan

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    I saw the same thing you did. :yes:

    I'm glad I watched it.
     
  9. BOLTS4LIFE

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    He's just sorry he was caught. That's All!!!
     
  10. Retired Catholic

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    He is in a unique position to do some real good on a lot of animal welfare issues.
     
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    ...I've watched every interview and press conference concerning this person and his horrific act of cruelty. I'm a proud sponsor of both the ASPCA, the Humane Society and have been for years. Accepting his apology, his explainations are very difficult for me. Is B4L right? Is he only feeling sorry because he got caught? Sadly that may indeed be the case. What I tried to do however was take in EVERYTHING I heard from the people most strongly involved....aside from Vick himself. I'm talking about the President of the Humane Society, Tony Dungy, Roger Goodell and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie had to be convinced that Vick would actually be filled with exteme self-hate over what he had done to these defenseless animals. He had to be assured that Vick would in some way make up for his cruelty by helping to save future animals from similar fates by speaking to youth groups who were brought up viewing dog fighting as a viable source of intertainment. Anything short of that and his signing Vick, in his own words, was a HUGE mistake!

    I'm still skeptical...but I'm hoping that what these men see in the new Mike Vick is genuine. He is capable of helping to save many more dogs than he harmed by using his name, his own life story to try and educate a lot of sick people headed down the same path. I'll never truly forgive him or forget how he treated those animals but in all honesty, he can try and do a lot of good. We'll see :unsure:
     
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  12. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    So once guilty, always guilty in your mind?

    Vick hasn't proven anything yet. He has aligned himself with good people and good intentions. And we all know where the road to good intentions leads, or could lead.

    He doesn't get a pass from me yet. I just thought the interview was candid and not staged. Did you even watch it?
     
  13. Buck Melanoma

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    You're a sad excuse.
     
  14. Ride The Lightning

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    So, do you guys think he'd still be fighting and killing dogs TODAY if he was never busted?

    I do.
     
  15. LV Bolt Fan

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    Absolutly!
     
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    I do also but at the same time since he got caught and did some time and took all the heat for it maybe he realized this isn't the way most of the country doesn't see this as normal recreation. Hope he has found out that hanging with the boyz in da hood isn't the way to fly and straighten his life out. Young, dumb with to much money hope he gets it together man is a hell of an athlete
     
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    I read a article today (to drunk to post it) that talked about how (inadvertently) the felon vick has changed the dog fighting industry. It talked about how the people involved in the sport have gotten smarter because of the felon vick. Gone underground even more than before

    so I say


    FU VICK, you get your life back (don't believe the bullshiit about him losing everything), and now animal abuse is going to be even harder to detect and prevent.


    :tdown:
     
  18. Johnny Lightning

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    And I deserve To fine $130 Million... :icon_toast:
     
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    Because of my good good looks... :lol:
     
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    Vick deserves all the penalties he has received. With that said, he has and is still paying his dues…and should be allowed to play…but not for the Chargers!
     
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    Yup. If he never got caught, he would have stopped due to the goodness of his heart. How naive are you?
     
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    Well he did his time and he hasn't done it again (so far).

    But I think RTL said it best... "he'd still be fighting and killing dogs TODAY if he was never busted?" I believe! :yes:
     
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    He was caught, He was fined big time. He did jail time. He's no longer participating in fighting and torturing of dogs. He's been reinstated by the NFL... He's been drafted by the Eagles.
     
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    I watched it. It seemed very oddly edited, unlike most interviews. I don't remember a shot of JB and Vick at once. It was the camera cutting to JB, then cutting to Vick answering the question. I'm not saying it was totally fake or anything, but it inspires suspicion in my mind. Usually you get some over the shoulder shot or something, but I don't remember seeing any until they interviewed Dungy and the Humane Society guy.

    Especially when JB was asking the "hardball" questions. Kind of weird.
     
  26. Buck Melanoma

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    Just naive to think that people can change. Maybe one day you'll do something ****ed up & need a second chance. Maybe someone like Vick will keep their foot on your throat.

    I value your opinion about as much as I value crap on my shoe, got it?
     
  27. MasterOfPuppets

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    You defending that POS reminds me of the movie "A few good men" when they ask "why do you hete them so much? why do you like them so much...?"

    I know why I hate him so much, he can't undo what he did, hopefully he'll spend the rest of his life trying to make up for it, but I'll never like te guy.

    Why do you defend him?

    I don't try to say "maybe one day you'll make a mistake..." don't compare mi to that criminal, the mistakes I make involve forgetting to pay the phone bill on time not killing and torturing animals for years
     
  28. BOLTS4LIFE

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    He changed because he has to... he has NO choice!

    If he stopped with killing dogs and fighting them on his own before he was caught, that would be a different story, but that's not what happened.

    Second chance... tell that to someone with a felony that can't even get a job at a warehouse.
    If you or I did what he did, we'd still be in jail today and would have absolutely nothing when we got out.

    Are you always this oversensitive?
     
  29. Buck Melanoma

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    I'm a Tech fan, a Virginian, & a native of the area. I met him through a good friend who was doing some work on the house in Surry, my home county. I was proud as hell that a VT player was drafted #1 overall.

    Am I disappointed as hell in him? Bet your *** - in many ways more than some of you will ever understand. I've owned pits & rotties a good portion of my life so that hurt me to the core as well.

    I guess for the reasons listed above I want to see him get his life back together. Shoot me.

    I've stated my reasons before. That's the last time. I'm going to support his attempt to get his life back on track. If he blows it again, I'll never speak his name again & I'll eat all of the crap that gets thrown my way. Until then, I give a flying phuck whether any of you like my position or not.

    Hope that clears it up for everyone.
     
  30. Carrie1219

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    We can over analyze this all we want. Fact is. He did admit his guilt. He's apologized and asked for a second chance. He's paid huge fines, served jail time and is no longer involved in the activity.

    That's enough for me, at least with respect to his reinstatement into the NFL. If the NFL is fine with him returning to the field, so am I..
     

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