Michael Vick has been through some incredible highs and lows over the last few years, and despite his new attitude and success on the field, people still want to question his heart. In a recent interview he talks about mentoring children and how owning a dog could help him during is continued “recovery” period.
The Eagles quarterback discussed his slow, but steady road to redemption, and he spoke about why he disregards negative comments from cynics who say he’s only mentoring because the courts are making him or to rehabilitate his damaged image.
“Well first off, the court doesn’t make it an obligation for me to go out and speak,” Vick said. “It doesn’t make it an obligation for me to work with the Humane Society. I’m putting in the hard work to do it so it’s not for any personal benefit, it’s to help others.”
Vick has often expressed his love of all animals — not just dogs, and hopes that the court-ordered rule that prevents him owning a dog will one day change.
“I would love to get another dog in the future,” he told theGrio. “I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals.”
Ehhhh, we’re with you Mike, but it may still be a liiiiiittle too early to be trying to get that court order lifted. Maybe you should give it another year or so, just a thought…