Michael Vick claims prison made him a better person

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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick called into TMZ Live and made it clear that he’s not trying to help incarcerated children in an attempt to help his image.  He stressed that his two-year prison term helped him become a better person.

“Sometimes it takes this … for a person to go through certain hardships … to realize what their purpose really is,” Vick said.

“I think God placed it on my heart when I was incarcerated to come out and be the best person I can be and to help as many people as I can help.”

I like Vick  a lot and it’s great to see how he resurrected his career on and off the field.  Hopefully he’ll have a bounce back year for the Eagles in 2013.

  • Mary Frances Begley

    I am so very proud of Michael Vick…he has made a great recovery of his life and career. I wish people would try to see the greatness in this valuable human being!! Keep on getting up, Michael. We are praying for you.

    • Anonymous

      I hope to see his career come to an abrubt and final end ASAP. FKN animal abusing piece of sht.

      • fred

        you are a dummy and I hope the same happens to your career, idiot

        • Anonymous

          Anonymous you are nothing short of ignorant. If you are a meat eater, you are aiding in the abuse of animals also. Do you think of this when you are biting into your burgers Kentucky is making billions off of race horses. Do you know what happens to the horses after they are of no more use. They die a dreadful death. Some eat horse burgers and it looks like a regular hamburger. Stop eating meats. Go back to grazing the fields you animal. Eat your self.

          • http://pfz lin

            raising a cow for slaughter isn’t exactly the blood sport of putting two dogs into a small area and forcing them to bite and maim each other to death…not exactly the same as chaining a dog whose had his teeth pulled to a post and turning a fighter on them to ‘train’ that fighter to kill? how can you compare the farmer rancher, who feeds and protects those cattle till they are ready for slaughter, to this man who kept dogs in cages, and starved them so they’d be weak, in order to train the fighter? How can you compare the fighter dog and any sort of productiveness?? vick has an ugly soul… and by the way, race horses? born to run…love to run…watch them, they aren’t starved, they are not used to satisfy the owners blood lust…get a real grip on reality, and do some research into dog fighting and learn what a truly horrendous thing it is…

        • Bull57

          I’m not a Vick fan, however I believe the man came out of prison a better man and he is sincere in his efforts.man?

      • Anonymous

        IF YOU ARE AN ANIMAL ACTIVIST. YOU ARE ONE OF THE WORST KIND OF SPECIES THAT IS LIVING AMONG US HUMAN BEINGS. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS TO SOMEONE LIKE YOU. I HAVE MADE MISTAKES BUT WAS GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE. I THINK VICK PAIID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THIS LAND. I THINK VICK WAS AN ACCESSORY TO DOG FIGHTING. 126 MILLION DOLLARS AND STILL COUNTING.

        • Anonymous

          You’re an idiot. Anyone who supports that guy is an idiot. He wasn’t an accessory, he FINANCED and RAN the dog fights and when the dogs didn’t perform he killed them in horrible ways. You think that making MONEY validates what he did or who he is as a person? In an interview, when asked what he’d change about his life he said “Nothing”. When given a second chance to answer he said, “I’d give myself less jail time”. There are great people in the NFL, like Torre Smith. THAT is a guy to be proud of, not that POS Vick.

          • Anonymous

            Michael Vick is disgustong, he is a waste of human skin. The ones sticking up for him are either his “kin” or some white trash wanna be’s. This world is in the shape it is because of ignorant pieces of shit like Vick and his supporters.

          • lin

            totally agree with you…vick didn’t just kill dogs, he made them suffer and took great pleasure in doing so.

          • Anonymous

            Yhall some dumb ass people talking about vick who give a fuck ,its cool for u dumb fucks to go hunting as a sport killing deers ans shit,having coats and rugs ,think before yhall talk, calm down lil dodo…

          • Chaz.T

            SEAN BELL KILLED BY COPS, NOBODY WAS PUNISHED! TRAYVON MARTIN KILLED, ZIMMERMAN STILL OUT RUINING OTHER PEOPLE LIVES! IT’S PEOPLE OUT HERE DYING EVERYDAY OVER NONSENSE! ANIMALS BEING KILLED AND SKIN IS BEING USED FOR HANDBAGS, COATS, RUGS ETC. LEAVE VICK ALONE, NONE OF YOU ARE GOD! SHIT IS SICKING… GET A LIFE AND MAYBE YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIS.

          • linreis

            Chaz, the murder of anyone is a sad statement as to humanity…of course. These people have families and lawyers battling for them even now… however, the animals have no voice, except for yours and mine…they have no say in the matters of their life, they are completely at the mercy of US. that is a statement of its own…a civilization that takes pleasure in blood sport is one lacking in all humanity…and the individuals such as dogfighters are the lowest of the low…the fighting is one thing, but the cruelty they instill upon the animals they USE is inexcusable. The more pain and suffering they can dole out the more pleasure they get from it…the victims of dog fighting : the fighter itself fights for its life every time a human is around him. If they don’t perform up to ‘par’ or are injured they don’t get treatment, they get thrown out to die on their own… the dogs used to train a fighter have a worse plight: they are starved so they are weak and no real threat, their teeth are pulled, so they have no protection, their legs are cut deep enough to produce blood, and then bound, and then they are thrown to the fighters. These animals are forced to do this, no choice in life. Some are family pets, stolen from the back yards. Others are raised, given just enough to sustain them until they can be useful…
            your comment is not arguable, but Trayvon is not a very good example…but that is a whole other topic…
            Vick made his choices, his money, and did a short time for gambling…he didn’t pay any restitution for the care and retraining of the dogs they took away from him…he hasn’t shown any remorse for anything except that he got caught…
            the funny thing, you think he needs you to defend him…LOL…

          • Anonymous

            This may sound racist and stereotypical, and has absolutely nothing to do with this particular article, but really I am just curious. Is typing comments on articles or replying to posts using all CAPS a black thing? I know mistakes happen with accidentally having the Caps Lock key down, and people used to say “stop shouting” when people did it, but now every time I see a response typed completely in caps I tend to think it was entered by a black person. Is there some truth or reason to this? Not necessarily all posts typed in all caps are written with poor grammar, no punctuation, poor spelling, etc, but a lot of them are, and they usually seem be from a black person’s perspective, and usually an angry type of perspective using really poor grammar and ghetto type spelling. As I said, it is just a curiosity that I have been wondering for a long time, and I find it pretty annoying.

          • Anonymous

            Funny how a lot of you are talking crap about Vick but no one have mentioned or said a thing about the USPCA who kill more dogs and other animals than anyone else in this country but some of you still supporting them! Plus Vick got cought doing something that was created by whites in this country…. He was just stupid enough to get into it as well as other blacks that are into this abusive and heartless business!

    • Shelly

      I’m proud of him too. pretty sad that people don’t understand what forgiveness is, and how it helps make the world a better place!

      • sam

        Couldnt agree.with you more shelly…the funny thing is all you fuckers talk abiut animal avuse yet all of you eat meat..go look up the abuse those animals get..cause its a cute lil dog its a big deall…shut the fuck up hypocrits

        • Brandon

          Frankly, I do believe you are in hands of mental abuse. You surely cannot perform a simple English writing, let alone, spelling. I am against animal abuse, but I do eat meat. Animal abuse is when someone hurt animals for no reason, out of pleasure or enthusiasm. But eating meat is something we need to, it is part of survival instinct, to keep the world stable. We need to kill animals to save the world, to save population from growing and to create more friendly environment. But I recommend you to educate yourself, especially control you anger. Thank you… sam? No wonder….

        • http://pfz lin

          sam, ITS A LIFE…a life that is loyal beyond any comprehension of a human…A LIFE SHOULD STILL MEAN SOMETHING…every life deserves more than vick offered those dogs…cruelty, starvation, fear…dog fighting is a ‘sport’ that serves to sate the hunger of those like vick, who lust for giving pain and suffering, who care nothing about anything around them, and vick has proven this over and over…he didn’t just kill dogs, he relished in their suffering…he is the sick individual…while you are looking up those food animals: note that they are fed, they are protected, and they are killed quickly, all without a clue of their destiny…they don’t function that way. Dogs know the cruelty, they are subjected to pain, and they feel fear…Bait dogs: their teeth are pulled, plyers, pain, no anesthetic…they are chained, starved. their legs are cut to make blood flow, and then thrown into a small area on a short rope to be helpless against an attack by one or more fighter dogs in training…sometimes they are killed, sometimes they survive to be thrown into a cage, no food, no water, no treatment, no pat on the head…and then it happens all over again…don’t even attempt to compare a food animal’s life to this…

  • http://Foxsports Anonymous

    He’s a loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    hes still an idiot and an ass and a monster

  • FredMertz

    ape nigger!!!

    • Anonymous

      Fuck you white CRACKER

      • JamesW

        Brilliant comeback!

    • fredmertz’s mommas master

      I got your ape nigga right here next to your white dog mother I nutted on all night mr mertz

      • Anonymous

        Learn to spell, idiot!

      • Anonymous

        Go to the first black person u see and say that shit fred u fag , l bet he will beat yo ass….

      • http://pfn linr

        learn to TALK.

    • Anonymous

      U stupid imbred hopeless brainless puss filled dookie dic sucin leper

  • Anonymous

    Racist Bastard

  • Anonymous

    Don’t hate on blacks cause we more Athletic & physically gifted than you!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget Dumber too!

      • niggersburn

        or that they smell, and don’t like water.

    • Anonymous

      Reply—Don’t hate on blacks cause we more Athletic & physically gifted than you!!!!
      LOL!!!
      But dumb ass fuck and using up tax money for section 8 and jail fees
      knuckle dragging niggers

    • Fuck you

      Niggers are fucking pieces of shit. They are missing genes which make the rest of us human. True story. They live off of section 8, cash allowance, food stamps, and welfare. Niggers tell fake stories about themselves and constantly lie because they watch too much tv and think they’re all in a gang. A female baboon would rather get pregnant again to get another check from the government than get a job. Niggers are garbage. That’s why I treat them like garbage. And no you wouldn’t do anything to me nigger, I will call you a nigger to your face before I shoot you. We don’t give a fuck about you niggers I go around town all day making niggers feel like bitches. You’re weak and pathetic especially on your own. I guess I am an animal abuser as well.

      • Anonymous

        Eat a big bowl of dicks. .’.

      • Anonymous

        U fuckin peckerwood kkk member!! Come to Okc wit that shot and we’ll make an example out of ya white boi

  • https://www.facebook.com/chris.blank.3323 Blank Blank

    This guy didn’t even really fight the dogs, he just bank rolled the operation. BIG DEAL—- People in my neighborhood fight dogs & kill them all the time…But we’re white so they won’t even bother us, lol

    • lin

      he owned the dogs…he killed the losers with his bare hands according to witnesses, and he attended the fights…he bank rolled a lot of dogs and that betting is what he served time for…black white has nothing to do with it,,,underneath it all, you included, are the blood thirsty scum of the earth…if you know about it and do nothing to stop it…you are nothing but trash…you abuse and think nothing of taking a life…

      • https://plus.google.com/103104843802126879492 Jermaine Torrence

        I’m white…I kill an love to fight dogs..but I’m broke so the cops don’t care…Thanks all my white supporters!!…White power! !..p.s.Mike vick is my hero!!

  • Anonymous

    There are a lot of skeletons in peoples closet. Should everyone’s skeletons be exposed, it will be catastrophic.

    • Anonymous

      Then come out of the closet!

  • Anonymous

    Michael Vick Sucks. They made a mistake by letting him out of Jail….

  • Anonymous

    Dream on Buttwipe…

  • Anonymous

    wow

  • Spacey01

    You lot crack me up. Vick was a good player who know if his career will pick up again. What he did was wrong. I pose this question. If it wasn’t Vick who was bank rolling the Dog training it was a Colombian, Mexican, South African, Nigerian, Englishman or even Albanian MLS, NFL, NBA or HNL player would it be as closely followed and/or have as many different racial of animal rights views?

    • lin

      absolutely. dog fighting is one of the worst…the thing with Vick is his apparent ego, and his attitude when he got caught…his statement ‘if he could change anything? “I would give myself less jail time”…doesn’t sound like any sort of remorse to me…

  • D Good

    Racist fools will burn in hell…your sin shall find YOU out! Repent or an eternity of fire awaits you!

  • JonDoSan

    Shame Shame on all you racists, Black and White! What he did was wrong but that is why he went to prison and PAID HIS DEBT. Personally, I always thought he was just an average quarterback, not a Tom Brady or Payton Manning. ect. Prison will alter your attitude and make you a better person, for most people it does put you closer to God. And lot of people that have done time won’t admit this because they don’t want to admit how scary prison was for them and that they prayed to God. (Gotta be tough guys). It’s good of him to speak out on this so that maybe ex offenders aren’t all seen as evil. Prison does change you. For most, it’s for the better.

    • Fuck you

      What the fuck are you talking about there is no god. I have other news for you as well – the Easter bunny, Santa clause, and the tooth fairy are not real either. You don’t get to go to heaven and suck gods penis when you die and hang out with your dead family. You people are fucking hysterical. You’re all mental talking about god and Jesus and wtf who the fuck are god and Jesus Christ nobody has ever seen or heard from either of those two faggots. You should all be locked in a fucking psych ward. Babbling on about a 2,000 year old religion when modern man has been around for 100,000+ years.

      • lin

        your ‘comment’ and I use the term loosely, is almost incoherent…learn to speak without the vulgarity and people may pay attention…BUT, YOU SLANDER and that will not go unnoticed by the God and His Son…maybe you are so egotistical you think you need no one…but that would be the biggest mistake of your life…and the one after this one…your reference to time is of no value…Jesus died on the cross, a horrific death, so we don’t have to, 2000 plus years ago. and that is all that matters…You can name call and curse all you want, but in the end you will know His power…I hope you realize the truth before its too late…

  • http://gravatar.com/test test

    you are all fucking morons there are people driving drunk, threatening others with emails, putting bountys on other players, shooting people over stupid stuff in the nfl. yet here you all sit bitching about dog fighting.

    • http://nflzone lin

      ‘stupid stuff in the nfl’…you compare spoiled, overpaid, men who act like little boys to the horrific life of a dog who is forced to fight for his life? the dog who lives in fear, hunger, and pain? the dog who has no choice in the matter? you need to get your priorities in order bud…

  • Mike

    Lock up your beagle, Vick is an Eagle!!!

  • Greg Spangler

    Vick attempting cleanse his image to get one of those plumb jobs on the NFL Network like that murderous thug Ray Lewis!

    • linreis

      he hasn’t begun to pay his debt to the dogs he used and abused and threw away like trash…his heart is the size of pea but he’s at the end of a football career with nothing to go on…

      • Anthony Brown

        Actually, Lin he has. His sentence and probation required that he pay for the care of the surviving dogs in his kennel, some of which could not be placed in homes. It would have been better for him if he volunteered to do this at the time he plead guilty, instead of being ordered to do so. He would have a stronger argument for his sincerity, but it’s not true that he hasn’t paid his debt to the dogs.

        • linreis

          you said it. the fact that he was ordered to serve time, ordered to pay for the care of the dogs was but a drop in the bucket for him. He didn’t volunteer anything…
          he used and abused the lives of those dogs, and many others in a most inhumane way, and has yet to show remorse, except as a ploy to get some GOOD publicity…
          Anthony, read a little bit on ‘dog fighting’…the lives of those dogs are nothing to the owners! and that is something he has never stated. His blatant disregard for the LIFE, his disrespect for the LIFE is why his debt is far from paid. For those dogs who lived their entire lives in fear, in pain, and were sacrificed for Vick’s perverse pleasures, that debt will never be paid. Animals are not simply ‘possessions’, they are LIFE as well, and most show more humanity than Vick ever will to anything.

      • Malcolm neXt

        Oh shut up…..

        • linreis

          NEVER, when we, as a society of human beings, (not you of course, Malcolm) stop defending the souls who depend upon us to care for them, and keep them safe from inhuman abuse, then we are all lost including YOU, insufferable as you are…

          • Malcolm neXt

            Oh shut up. These are dogs for one, and for two, he wasn’t the ones fighting them. This is nothing compare to how you(including you) whites treat actual humans. No need to even mention St. Louis right now lol, that would be too easy. But the amount of blood on the hands of Americans past and present numbers to the heavens and whites have the most….in history so please lol Callate maricon

          • linreis

            you have no idea of what you are talking about. ‘blood on hands of Americans?’ read some history and then swallow those words. your statement, ‘these are dogs’ only shows your own selfish and inhumane lack of respect for LIFE

          • Malcolm neXt

            You’re truly delusional and out of touch with reality. Black humans are dying but you are worried about some dogs. Your indifference to REAL issues is why you’re selfish…and a joke

          • linreis

            oh malcolm, you don’t even know me…but we are all finding out a lot about you. You are probably the biggest racist on this site…does it matter that white humans are dying too?
            if we as humans, black and white have lost our regard for life, of any level, then we cease to be humans. color has no place in this post…so malcom, take your racist, heartless carcass, no matter what color it is, and hit the road…conversation over.

          • Malcolm neXt

            The simple fact that you’ve mentioned humans evolves color for the root word of a human is hue which means colored. It’s your ignorance and indifference that sets you apart. Blacks are dying at a far faster rate than any other humans but you won’t say anything about that. And I’m racist? Facts are whites created the entire idea of race and racism. You can’t project something on to me that you’ve created for yourselves. I can’t be racist for the simple fact that race involves a system and power structure to function and whose in control of that system? Lol ignorant smh

          • linreis

            whose the ignorant? fyi, the root of human is hum, as in (from the earth)…if you want to get down to any truths at all, you’d see that blacks are also killing each other at a higher rate as well. Blacks are in the top percentage of crimes committed too.
            BTW, what are you doing for your people, besides sitting in front of a computer and whining about how you think whites are the only racists…YOU were the one that brought racism to the conversation…I’m an animal advocate…I don’t give a rats ass what color you are, but I do care about your attitude, which is completely repulsive.
            You don’t care about helping anyone, including any black friends or family you have, you just want to whine…

  • Anthony Brown

    Vick is not the first to say something like this. So many others have that I am convinced that Jesus lives in prison. So many people find HIm there.

    • linreis

      and that fact is wonderful, they have to hit rock bottom like so many of us, before turning to God…the really awful thing is the fact that their victims never had the opportunity to do the same thing…

    • Bobby Duran

      Yea but they forget about Jesus as soon after they are out …smh..

    • Wooderson

      They found jesus in a prison? Crap, I didnt even know he was lost….

  • retta

    Maybe he has to pay for the surviving animals but he certainly can’t make anything up to the one that died in and out of the ring or whatever it’s called. He can’t change the fact that bait dogs and who know what other animals were used to encourage blood lust, they are all dead. He doesn’t care about any of that, only improving his image. Had he not gotten arrested he’d still be doing that. People with good hearts don’t treat other living beings that way and I for one, don’t believe he’s changed a bit. If he thought for a moment he could continue dog fighting with no consequences, that’s what he’d be doing.

    • linreis

      I agree. if he thinks he’s better for his jail time its probably because he has picked up a few tips from the other felons.

  • retta

    Linreis,, I agree with you wholeheartedly,, the fighting dogs are kept isolated, which is not natural, as they are pack animals and very social,, didn’t feed or provide water as they should, a dog that’s always a lil hungry is more agressive. Taunted with smaller dogs, cats, and poked and prodded to kill. Everyone that thinks this is no big deal should watch the videos on dog fighting. It is vicious. The most inhumane thing I’ve ever had the misfortune to see, and couldn’t watch the entire thing. People, countries are judged by the way the smallest and most vulnerable in their society is treaty. We’re we to be judged by the actions of Vick n co. We wouldn’t do well in the court of public opinion. And there is no excuse for mistreating an animal like that

    • linreis

      you read my heart and put it into words. thanks

  • Omariafrinet

    FYI

    Mr. Sterling is a typical “EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL BUSINESS MAN”
    operating on the land PIRATED FROM THE NATIVE PEOPLE AND DEVELOPED BY
    AFRICAN:”SLAVE LABOR” THROUGH GENOCIDAL TERRORISM !!!! LIKE HIS FELLOW
    EURO DESCENDANT BANKERS, MOVIE EXECUTIVES. INDUSTRIALISTS, POLITICIANS,
    CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT, EVANGELICAL AND OTHER “WHITE JESUS” RELIGIOUS
    LEADERS. The “WHITE SUPREMACY COURT” has ruled in the DRED SCOTT CASE
    THAT “A BLACK MAN HAS NO RIGHTS A WHITE MAN IS BOUND TO RESPECT”? What
    is new???? “THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME”??? IT
    IS TIME THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS FORM AND
    CONTROL THEY OWN MULTI ETHNIC LEAGUES AND THEN MERGE WITH THE NBA AND
    NFL!!!!! PLANTATIONS SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN JUST “WHITE” OWNERS IN 2014
    FORWARD OR THE BLACK HORSES DON’T RUN!!!!…………….. TALENT EQUALS
    CONTROL.??????? Omari Tahir ([email protected]) FOUNDER African American Heritage Museum and Culture Center and AFRICATOWN SEATTLE (SUPER SONICS).

    • linreis

      are you serious? 1. your comment has NOTHING to do with the thread here. 2. YOU ARE QUITE POSSIBLE EVEN MORE RACIST THAN MR. STERLING. his comments were made in privacy of his own home, and were recorded, probably for the purpose of blackmail. Whats your excuse?

    • Wooderson

      What about us Northwestern whites who’s ancestors came in the 1850’s-1860’s and were never slave owners? Are we supremist white racists? Fuckin asshole

      • Malcolm neXt

        You still benefit from white supremacy so…..

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