Michael Vick – “Maybe I’ll get another dog”July 18, 2012
Michael Vick was on Piers Morgan Tonight show on Tuesday to promote his new book, “Finally Free”. The episode will air tonight at ppm on CNN.
Vick was very candid and honest. He was upfront and open with everything Piers asked him. He talked about his upbringing, dogfighting, prison, his kids and even the possibility of getting another dog. Checkout these interview quotes
Morgan asked what it meant to him to have written the book:
“It’s something I wanted to do a long time ago, pick up a pen and write a book,” Vick said, adding that having the opportunity to write made him reflect on his own personality.
Morgan asked Vick what he thought the lowest moment of the dogfighting scandal was:
“I think the lowest moment was when I had to tell my son that I was going to prison and would be going for two years. He just broke down and cried – it was shocking because I didn’t think he was able to understand the prison concept. The pictures of me walking into a courthouse and them saying derogatory things about me. What can you tell a kid who is four years old, four and a half years old, and doesn’t understand what dogfighting is, why his father is going to jail? It was the toughest moment of my life, toughest than any football game I’ve lost, any sack I’ve taken.”
Morgan asked Vick about his first encounter with dogfighting:
“The day I saw that [first] dogfight, something changed. I didn’t know dogs could react the way they did. No one said [dogfighting] wasn’t the right thing to do.”
Morgan asked Vick about his transition from growing up in Newport News, VA aka Bad News to becoming an NFL QB and if it changed him:
“Yeah it did. Growing up with outstanding morals and values from my mom and dad, I became someone who I didn’t really know. At some point, arrogance overtook me, and I can honestly say I let money change me. Any time that happens that’s a recipe for disaster and it led me down a dark road. I understand the magnitude of how my life changed so much.”
“I had all the right people around me to give me the right advice – it was just Mike’s world, I wanted to do it my way and my way only. Like I said, it’s just a situation where you kind of lose sight of what’s right and head down a dead-end road.”
Morgan asked Vick about lying to his mother and NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell:
“I lied to my mom. She really didn’t know what was going on. She, I think had heard just from people word of mouth that I was engaging in illegal activity. She couldn’t put a finger on it and nobody else knew. I told her the truth the day I got arraigned. I think my mom cried for four or five days straight, and everybody else around me who loved me and cared about me, because they just didn’t think it would go that far. They didn’t think I would end up going to prison. It was a dramatic change for everybody’s life.”
Finally, Morgan asked Vick if he wanted to be liked again in the way that he was before his prison sentence.
“I think it’s more important to be understood. Some people are going to like, you, some people aren’t, just for certain reasons that are unexplainable and I won’t try to understand. But I think it’s important that I’m understood.”
Checkout the video above to see what Vick says about possibly owning a dog again. For the full interview tune into CNN tonight at 9pm EST.
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