by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Film/TV
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When Michael Vick last month suddenly canceled his scheduled (and much hyped) appearance on Oprah, many wondered what the “personal reasons” were behind the decision. Turns out, the star QB and convicted dogfighter felt he was undeserving to make an appearance on the show.

“I just felt that the timing wasn’t right, based on everything that was going on,” he told reporters at the Maxwell Club Awards last week in Atlantic City. “My contract. The CBA. And there were certain things I really didn’t want to touch on at the time. I feel like I need to be more, to do more, to be on that show. So I can talk about the past and talk about the present – how prosperous things are, how bad they once were, and how we can move forward.”

“I need to do more. But I think when I do go on, it’s going to be outstanding,” he added.

While many will never hold Vick in high esteem, others that disagreed with a perceived forgiveness of past transgressions will probably be heartened to know that Vick himself is not done with making amends. Not by a long shot.

And speaking of “being more”, Vick would do well to stand by those words by not going anywhere near that “hero” honor being bestowed on him by the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association later this month. According to a PR rep, while the QB has been made aware of the invitation, he has no plans yet to attend the ceremony.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • BanTheFurTrade

    I don’t buy it. I think he found out that Oprah was going to confront him about the dogfighting, and was too cowardly to deal with it.

    • Hennebuddy

      Your name gives your statements zero credibility .. OBVIOUSLY she will confront him about dogfighting and if he was any bit “cowardly” he could’ve ran away from the spotlight but NOPE. And my fur coat is very warm, thank you.

      • MyComment

        Hennebuddy,

        Get help.