A “Lil Positivity”: Michael Vick Speaks About Mentoring And Wanting To Own Another Dog

- By Bossip Staff

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…


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    • E.C. from D.C.

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  • Peppa

    I think everyone deserves a second chance, but why would he make dogs kill each other, and say in the same breath he loves all animals. That I swear I do not get.

  • bklynista718

    not yet vick..some time would be good to start beggin’ the judge..lol..and why do u have to show ppl that u care?? ppl dont give a flying f*ck about u so plz stop tryna plz folk..if u wanna dog just cuz then get a dog just cuz..sheesh! still love my EAGLES though!! =-)

  • if anything be noble

    Dude, you’re scaring me with the dog concept. Start with a couple of gerbils. Did they say anything about gerbils? Then start there. Call them something sweet… maybe Jelly and Jam. —-*whispers*Jelly and Jam be attacking each other in no time, raising their legs, yelling HA YAH. Smh. Mike, just play football.

    • that damn sh#$ disturber

      i agree with you 100% lolol!!! he might have a flashback and start holding matches in his backyard

  • chocolat

    He committed a crime, he did his time, so now he wants give back to the community…. Nothing wrong with that… keep up the good work Vick and please try not to screw up again. I have faith in you.

  • purple love

    Maybe he should just b banned from pits I can’t see him fighting yorkies and pomeranians

    • Dilworth78

      no that is funny as hell………lol

  • resurrected

    Can’t condemn him for every but he did not have any love for dogs when he was hurting them and killing them. It should take a court order to make you understand love for life.



  • BlkWomansNightmare

    Folks need to get over it he’s served his time, paid his fines and now speaks on behalf of animals and regrets his mistakes. Unless you’re screwing your damn dogs and think of them as human get over it. He and his family deserve a chance at starting over with a puppy if they choose to because a man or woman that’s murdered their spouse can serve time and re-marry, they can even get married before they get out and get puzzy visits. A molester can be released and move in with a family member that has kids, a white cop can kill an innocent man and get a damn promotion, a president can lie us into a war killing a 100,000 or more people and he gets a Library….and clowns are worried about this man having a dog????

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  • i kc u u kc me

    Mike PETA is going give you and your family 2 puggle dogs. If you dont treat your dogs like family aka like white folks do including kissing them in the mouth YOUR BUTT IS GOING BACK TO JAIL.

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  • 7lady

    I’m not condoning what he did but them some viscious dogs anyway. Those dogs are damn near equivalent to heianas (spell) or lions to me. I’m so scared of pits and rocks. Hell any dog over 50lbs.

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      Actually they are very docile dog, that likes to learn…

      Its people who make them vicious…

  • Timothy Tim

    I rep Vick. But the dogs are out. Sorry, my man. That’s the cost you paid. If not for your current success, you wouldn’t even be getting the accolades you’re getting but you can forget about owning another dog. They ain’t gonna let you have that. Don’t even talk about it or them folks gonna turn on you.

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  • jay-z

    “I would love to get another dog in the future,” so he can slam them down on the ground until they die, or drown them, or kick them until their guts turn inside out, yeah, he should totally get another dog. F^^KING BASTARD. i hope he colb takes his place and vick dies, like all the other dogs he killed.

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  • BlkWomansNightmare


    You prove my point because if they denied child molesters the right to have kids after a conviction like they have denied Vick a dog your mutant azz wouldn’t exist. I bet your daddies hand prints are still on your azz you little turd….

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  • miss thing

    @ jayz sweety u do realize that kevin kolb is a hunter right? yes he hunts for sport with a hunting knife killing helpless defenseless animals for entertainment and relaxation….sound familiar?

  • white male

    his “road to redemption”

    probably not the best way to phrase it right now

  • De'Style

    I’m all for forgiveness, and I’ happy to see him get another chance. Fact is: this man is too stupid and violent and does not ever need to own a pet ever again. Why can’t he just be happy that the public is slowly beginning to accept him and just enjoy his new life and recharged career.

  • caper

    why do i hear the damion theme song playing in my head knowing this scondrel wants another dog. it goes—- he ha damion 666 devil child dammiiioonnnnn. whats up? fellow you just like to breed/ and raise devil dogs?

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