Hopefully this book will give the naysayers more insight into how Vick has changed due to his actions.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has credited his faith for rebuilding his life and restoring his NFL career. Now he’s about to share that journey toward a second chance in a new book that will be released next month.
His autobiography, subtitled “Finally Free”, has been in the making for 10 months, and chronicles his hard road back from being imprisoned on federal dogfighting charges to rediscovering his star in the league he once experienced with the Atlanta Falcons. The foreword is from retired Colts Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy, who served as one of Vick’s mentors.
“The story is not complete, by any means, but this book will let you know why I’m so proud of Michael Vick and honored to call him a friend — because he has made the later chapters of his life better than the earlier ones,” Dungy wrote. “And isn’t that what life is all about?”
On the official website for the book, http://www.michaelvickstory.com/, you can check out videos of Vick reflecting on his arrest and what helped him come back strong from it. The site also includes first-person excerpts from the autobiography, such as the following:
“So now that I think about it, I believe it was the Lord. It was God saying, ‘Kid, I gave you a chance to get this thing right.’ It was like, ‘Carry your ass to jail.’
“I know He didn’t say it like that, but it was like, ‘Go on. You need to do some time. You need to learn a lesson.’ “
Clearly, Michael had a great season on the field last year and has continued to do good works in the community. If you’re still on the “hate train” get the book and get to know Vick in a way you may not have seen him before.