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Michael Vick Blogs Apology For Dog Fighting

Michael Vick Blogs Apology For Dog Fighting

New Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has taken to Russell Simmons’ hip-hop community site Global Grind to blog an apology for participating in an illegal dog fighting ring. Here’s the “What I Did Was Horrendous” entry he wrote after serving 18 months in prison:

“I’m sorry. That’s the place where I need to begin. My feeling of remorse. I ain’t never written a blog before, so putting my thoughts down on paper is a challenge – however it’s a challenge I must face. I can look a 250 pound linebacker in his eyes at the line of scrimmage and have no fear. But expressing myself when I know that there are millions of people who are so angry with me, and rightfully so, is a challenge unlike any other I have faced before.

“What I did was horrendous. Awful. Inhumane. And I’ve no excuses for my actions. It makes my heart hurt now to think about what I’ve done. And I’m gonna be real honest, it took a while for me to get to this place.”

Click inside to finish reading Michael Vick‘s apology…

“Sitting in a prison cell didn’t make me feel remorse. It was meeting so many animal lovers, speaking with them and looking them in their eyes. Staring at them. Looking so deep into their eyes that I began to feel their pain. Allowing that pain to enter into my body is when I started to understand how bad it really was. I have been trying hard to connect with people who feel this pain,because for my whole life I was disconnected from the suffering of animals. And you might say, “come on Mike, how could you do those things to those dogs?” And you’re right…I ask myself those questions every day. What kind of person does this? How does a human-being treat dogs or any animal with such pain and cruelty? And the hard part for me is the answer to these questions. Because the answer is ME. And I am trying so hard right now to become a better person, because who I was, I am ashamed of.

“Cause see, my whole life has been numb. I was numb to the violence in my community…cause I saw it all the time, ever since I was a child. I mean, how does one grow up in a city that’s nickname is Bad Newz? You can probably guess that from the jump, ya’ know I’ve seen some bad things in my life. And football was the only way that I could escape. As a kid, I even used to go out fishing, and most of the times I wouldn’t catch a darn thing, but just needed to get away from the chaos every once in a while. So, when the commissioner called my name as the #1 draft pick in the NFL – the first time a black quarterback had ever been chosen as the #1 pick, I thought my life was all good. But, what I didn’t realize then, that I have begun to realize now, is that even though I had more money in my pocket, big cars and big houses, I was still numb. And when I say numb, I ain’t talkin about not realizing the stuff that was going on around me, it was just like I was living life asleep. However, that is still no excuse for what I did. But let’s not forget that there are still hundreds of thousands of young people growing in similar environments and seeing violence at a young age has severe consequences.

“Now that I’m trying my best to wake up, I know I have a lot of work to do. And this isn’t about trying to win a Super Bowl ring or a MVP trophy…this is about trying to save lives. I think back to when I use to play football and of course I use to see all those kids in the stands wearing #7 jerseys. And I would never want them to look up to the Michael Vick who did all of those terrible things to the dogs. I know where I need to do the most work is with all of the people around the world who continue to fight dogs. Let me be straight forward with y’all: What I did was wrong, and what you’re doing is wrong. We must stop dog fighting, and I will do everything in my power to be a voice of someone who has finally woken up from the numbness, and knows just how bad it really is. My mission now is to be a source of service to save many animals. I am working very closely with The Humane Society and will be launching a new campaign shortly. If I had one hope in life, it would be that my actions will speak louder than my words. I know it will be hard to forgive me until you see my sincerity through my actions, but I promise you and I promise myself that that day will come.

“Lastly, I accept this challenge, not of writing this blog, but of redeeming myself.”

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# 1

HE CAN GO TO HELL.

# 2

He needs serious help, What kind of “mind” thinks to do something so disgusting?
HE should be put in a ring to fight for his life.

# 3

he still looks like a mean SOB

# 4

The only thing he’s sorry about is what he did to his career.
what a sicko

# 5

Yea im sure the only word actually written by him in that blog is “ain’t”

Evil. Will never forgive him.
Good luck Philly.

# 6

Whatever, This Kat is done

# 7
MeriBilson @ 08/17/2009 at 5:03 pm

White people love making love to animals. I mean, they love animals too much. All MV needed was a huge fine. But he got sent to prison instead. It’s sad how whites view animals as being more valuable, than HUMANS.

*I do not promote no r care for football, other sports, or Michael Vick*

# 8

Any animal lover out there should boycott the Philly Eagles, it’s the decent thing to do. F.u.c K him okay. No one who ever had or would have compassion for animals could ever do such a thing. I don’t for a minute believe this man has any remorse for his actions.

# 9

@MeriBilson: —-Animal OR Human, It takes a sick person to to this kind of thing, Black OR White, PERIOD.
There is NO exuse

Gad zooks @ 08/17/2009 at 5:07 pm

Boycott this hump and everything he is affiliated with.

MeriBilson, how very racist of you. Have you no compassion?

**edit** There is NO excuse.

ScoobyDoo @ 08/17/2009 at 5:12 pm

I WANNA CLAW HIS EYES OUT!!!!!! AND WHILE I’M AT IT, I WANNA RIP THE JUGULAR VEIN RGHT OUT OF HIS NECK!! MUDDA FAR-KERRR!!!!!!!! >: (

MeriBilson @ 08/17/2009 at 5:12 pm

@EFF YOU: Racist? I love making love to white men. But it’s the truth. These peta/animal lovers folks are mostly wp.

Apology accepted. I think it was horrible what he was involved in however we find more problem with dogs in pain than starving kids. That is a fact. Where is the outrage when people beat their kids, etc? Animal cruelty is terrible but children are more important than animals. My opinion and I am sticking to it. And how long is this guy supposed to apologize for? Seriously. How long? Enough is enough. He served the time and now done. Is he supposed to serve life in prison for it? Whereas a rapist gets out in 5 years. Give it up people. It’s done! Ok, rant over. lol

As horrendous his acts were and as much as I hate the fact that he is back in the NFL, there is a part of me that says people deserve second chances. I guess time will tell if he is truly remorseful.

PETA went to an elementary school and showed kids picturs of dead chickens to force them to give up eating chicken. PETA is a mess! Crazy people. I love animals and was raised with them but if a kid is starving, I would give the kid food before a dog. Sorry. People first. At least we have the brains to try to save animals whereas what can animals do for us in emergency situations? They can’t find cures for cancer. We can. Rant over….I think…lol.

And all of you attacking Vick ( and yes he was worng) should give up your Big Macs, your ribs, your chicken cutlets, yoru mascaras (they use animal stuff), your leather clothes. ALL OF IT. Come one! Be fore real. Walk the walk. Give it all up before attacking dog fighters. And hunters? Cheney was a hunter. Sarah Palin shoots animals. Boycott them too. Send Palin to jail too. What is the difference? Stop the hypocrisy.

I have no problem with him going back to football…it’s the Eagles who will have to live with that. It’s one thing to indulge in dog fighting. It’s quite another to execute and torture animals for fun. He can apologize all he wants, but this man has an evil heart.

i really think ppl are making a humongous deal out of it
some players kill somebody while drinking and driving and comeback to the nfl, and dont get that much, altho they’re not that famous as mike
as a dogowner myself, i thought it was a horrible thing, and i still think it is
but it’s not like he got away with it
he actually went to jail unlike some other football players
not only that but he probably wont even get to play that much with mcnabb as their main guy

We are talking about animal abuse here, is this not a weighty enough issue that you have to bring up child abuse as well? Trust me, be it domestic violence, child or animal abuse, there will be people who will be enraged. In no way does intolerance for animal abuse = okay with human abuse! Stick to the topic for crying out loud.

U guys need to get yourselves some lives. You’re much worse then someone involved in dog fighting. This is a human being (WAY more significant then a dog, need I remind you)..and if he is apologizing and has stopped that behavior and working towards ending it for others, then shut your stupid holes and move on!

brangelina fan 4 life……..

No one said anything about feeding animals over children.

Your mental reasoning powers are discombobulated.

Animals have saved humans in distress. Your faculties are missing some important links. Goofy talk from you.Maybe you’re on drugs or drunk!

I don’t know if his change in character is genuine or not. For his sake(karma) and for the sake of animals…..lets hope it is genuine.

Some of you posters on here are very unforgiving and yet may call yourselves Christians. Don’t forget God’s injunctions about forgiveness!

there are people who’ve done worse.

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