A “Lil Positivity”: Mike Vick Visits Prison In Florida To Continue Outreach, Wants To Be An “Instrument Of Change”

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It’s a good look for Michael Vick to be leading by example:

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be active this fall, whether there is football or not. He was joined on Saturday by former NFL coach Tony Dungy and 35 volunteers from Tampa-area Abe Brown Ministries in visiting about 1,000 inmates at a prison in Avon Park, Fla.

“It was very humbling and at the same time, a bit overwhelming. You really didn’t know what to expect,” Vick told The Associated Press. “Hopefully I can be an example to somebody. The thing that I was trying to get across is that we all can be instruments of change. That’s something that I’ve been proactive about since I stepped out of prison and I’m enjoying every minute of it.”

Vick says it was his first visit to a correctional facility since he served a 23-month sentence in federal prison for bankrolling a dogfighting ring.

He is optimistic that there will be football next season. But even if there isn’t, Vick plans to continue to follow his Christian faith and give back to communities by visiting prisons with Dungy and on his own.

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  • don't worry bout it

    I think Mike Vick is amazing.. People have been trying to bring him down but it’s not going to happen

  • Nana

    He is trying TOO HARD 2 change people’s opinion abt him!!!

    And its starting to get on ma nerves!

    U did ur time now concentrate on ur football career and STOP trying so damn hard 2 impress muhfuggas

    • TennesseeTitan

      have you ever thought his actions are coming from his heart? impress who? he did his time and now he’s trying to help the next man, damn.STOP JUDGING PEOPLE! love you Mike and very proud of what youre doing!

  • nyc-ista718

    AWESOME…HOW U CAN U NOT LOVE THIS MAN???..KEEP TRYNA MAKE A CHANGE, VICK..F*CK WHAT THE HATERS SAY..SOMETIMES ITS ABOUT PUTTING OTHERS NEEDS AHEAD OF UR OWN SELFISHNESS…NOW IF HE CAN PUT FORTH THIS TYPE OF EFFORT IN HIS GAME THIS SEASON THEN I’LL LOVE HIM EVEN MORE=-)

  • http://www.twitter.com/datd00disit Datd00disit

    Loving the the fact he is giving back. I always wanted him to do more for black men that were once incarcerated.

    I hope that Plaxico Burress does the same when he gets out because a lot of black men make mistakes and have to pay for it the rest of their lives with lack of job opportunities and labels they are given.

    Bravo Vick

  • Teena

    LOVING MIKE VICK!!!! EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lark

    I like this guy. Hate what he did, but I think he is being real with having learned his lesson and moved past that. He was worth the second chance. SOME of the guys who are currently imprisoned deserved that second chance to and I’m glad he connects with that.

  • G

    Blah Blah. Cry me a river-It would b funny if a big fat pitbull bits him in the azz.

  • Debbie

    I am proud of you MV…Let the haters hate…God has Blessed you with a second chance…Do good things for the kids that don’t have fathers and men around them…God Bless U.

  • if anything be noble

    Mike, visit prisons if you want to. If you don’t have time to go read books to kids or teach old ladies how to throw, juke, and slide, don’t, because there is no satisfying these people. Other folks do all KINDS of stuff all day long and aint hardly expected to do a doggone thing to “repay” anybody (after not even doing any time in the first place since the ‘prison was full.’) *head scratch* You did your time and are now free.

  • prissa

    FINE! FINE! FOINE!
    Glad to see he’s doing well n giving back. Way 2 go brother!

  • Tia

    Good for him! I think it’s great!

  • PrettyLady08

    I’m so proud of his progress. He got a second chance and he’s taking advantage of it.

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