Michael Vick Vows To Talk With Teens About Dogfighting

Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is vowing to make dozens of appearances around the country to urge low-income youths to avoid any involvement with dogfighting.

Today, he visited a suburban Atlanta community center. But it was largely off limits to the largely black neighborhood it was supposed to be helping.

In an agreement between Vick's handlers and the Humane Society of the United States, only 55 people and one media crew were allowed inside. An Associated Press reporter, videographer and photographer were among the media banished from the property by police.

The quarterback is apparently planning to do his first major interview since completing a 23-month prison sentence with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes." CBS sent a three-person crew to film the event.

The windows were covered to prevent anyone from looking inside and police forced all other media to stand on a sidewalk.

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  • by Tony Location: GVegas on Aug 11, 2009 at 08:12 PM
    People get off his back.His crimes were terrible,but I wouldn't call 19 months in federal prision a slap on the wrist.He got caught,did his time,and now the man just wants to go back to work.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    Good grief. The guy got caught. He got arrested. He was charged. He went to prison,served his time,and paid his debt to society. He's been bending over backwards to try to make it right since then. Is it fair to hold this over his head for the rest of his life? Seems to me that our society gets more upset over the deaths of dogs than it does over the murders of thousands of unborn children every year in the name of "a woman's right to choose". We have some screwed up priorities in this country.
  • by HUH Location: NC on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    First, I don't believe in any showings of "remorse" Vick is putting on. Secondly, I don't understand why the vast majority of people weren't even allowed inside to hear his "message". I would imagine the people who really needed to hear it weren't even there, anyway.
  • by Anon Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 09:29 AM
    I can just hear him now, "look what happened to me kids, I got busted, got a slap on the wrist, got fired from my job, but hey I still have millions...so I'm really sorry"
  • by mom Location: nc on Aug 10, 2009 at 08:01 AM
    He's only doing this to make himself look good. It's probably part of the probation agreement that he has.I don't like the man, I don't think he's a good character model for kids...even if he is speaking to them about dog fighting.He's probably still doing it behind closed doors,he just hasn't got caught AGAIN.

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