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Published:February 9th, 2010 18:18 EST
Vick

Find Out What Michael Vick Learned In Jail

By SOP newswire2

 

Last year at this time, Michael Vick was behind bars watching the Super Bowl. For as talented a football player as Vick, it is easy to understand why that must have been so difficult. In 2001, Vick was the overall #1 draft pick and was signed to the Atlanta Falcons, where he shined. But in 2007, Vick was convicted of running a dogfighting ring and served a 23-month sentence in a federal prison. Since his release, he has returned to football, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, and has launched a reality show on BET, called "The Michael Vick Project."

 Michael Vick

ESSENCE.com caught up with Vick to discuss the details of his dogfighting past, what prison has taught him, and where he is mentally and spiritually now.

ESSENCE.com: I know of your football fame and success, but after being in prison and returning to outside life--the NFL, your family--there is so much written about you, but I`d like to ask you: How are you, Michael? How is this new phase of your life going?

MICHAEL VICK: I am doing well. It`s been a tough road--18 months locked away--but I am doing better because I detached from the people and the activities that were hurting me--that risked everything I`d worked for and that was ruining all of the goals I had attained.


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