by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals
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We told you that Michael Vick was going to appear on Oprah next Thursday, but now that interview has been canceled.

Why? Vick said in a statement, “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”

Originally, Oprah had a bet going with Piers Morgan that she would get a sit down interview with Vick first. Before Vick would even agree to come on the show, Oprah had to cancel the wager. Vick didn’t want to be associated with any betting… even if it was just £200 and bragging rights.

With a history of gambling over the lives of dogs, making sure there was no money involved was probably a good move.

At this point, would you tune in for an interview with Vick? Or would you rather the football player stay out of the spotlight?

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Fern Manire Porras

    I would have watched the interview, just to see Vick (hopefully) squirm. I would rather the football player stay out of the planet.

  • herwin

    take that, Oprah. Remember Oprah, making funny bets and bragging doesnt mix when you are dealing with sadistic crinimals like Vic. Save the funny stuff when you invite Jim Carey, eh.

  • Stephanie

    Good!! This scumbag shouldn’t get any #$@#$ press anyway.

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  • Jodi Sinclair

    Yes he has something to hide, the fact that he is not even a little sorry for the horrific pain he and his thugs inflicted upon helpless dogs as seen in this recent video a reporter made in Dallas: