Fox Commentator Tucker Carlson Retracts Comments About Vick's Execution

Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIIJanuary 4, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 28: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball to score a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field on December 28, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Last week, Fox commentator Tucker Carlson created national headlines when he publicly stated that he thinks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should be executed for killing dogs.

Today, Carlson appeared back on Sean Hannity’s show. He had the following to say:

“Anybody who looks into how he mistreated these dogs and personally tortured them to death gets upset and I overspoke. I’m not comfortable with the death penalty under any circumstances. Of course I don’t think he should be executed.”

Carlson went on to say, “But I do think what he did is truly appalling.”

Carlson also added that he “has a lot of doubts” on Vick’s true intentions. He said that child molesters don’t get a second chance and the President was still wrong to praise Vick.

To watch the video of Carlson's comments, click here.