Michael Vick To Star in Television Series
Michael Vick has announced he will be presenting a television documentary series on BET entitled, 'The Michael Vick Project'.
The 10-part series is scheduled to premiere Feb. 2nd, Vick states it's intended to show he's a changed man and give those who are not so clear on the situation surrounding him, a clearer perspective.
The 29-year-old, former Falcons superstar-turned-prisoner, was wrapped up in federal dogfighting charges a couple years ago. He ended up serving an 18-month sentence prison sentence for operating a dogfighting ring.
Vick was humbled, when he walked back onto the scene of where the, 'Bad Newz Kennels' operation was ran at his former home in Virginia.
"It's hard to talk about it, but for the most part, if you talk about it and let it all out, it kind of helps", Vick remarked to the Associated Press, about the situation he was in while quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons.
Similar shows have aired on television, such as Atlanta Rapper T.I. Harris's 'Road to Redemption', which aired on MTV during 2008. It highlighted his community service hours of trying to convince kids to change their ways to keep out of trouble.
Vick hopes the new series will help people understand what kind of area he grew up in, that he's not a bad person and it was just how things happened.
He explains in detail his childhood experiences with dogfighting and how it became a second career. He goes into detail how the operations were run. His brother, Marcus, states, "we never knew there was nothing wrong with it."
Vick explains how naive he was, believing that his money and lawyers would keep him out of prison.
"I cried all the way to jail", he stated on the BET network.
Vick ended up surrendering to federal authorities, only after months of pleading by his family.
Many applause the effort Vick is making in order to give back to the community and help them understand that these things happen all the time, it's not an isolated incident, and it's probably happening right now.
Michael now states he's turned his life around and is a new man. As backup for the Philadelphia Eagles with a chance at starting in another city, he says he doesn't want to make another mistake like that again, "It's going to be that way for the rest of my life."
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