After being convicted and serving time for dog fighting, Michael Vick has been on a road to redemption. Some people feel Vick served his time and learned from his mistakes, while other’s still condemn him and feel he can never be forgiven. Vick discusses this issue and more in his autobiography “Finally Free”, due in stores September 4th.
Vick began writing the book in prison and he discussed some of it with USA TODAY Sports earlier this week. The book describes his turbulent childhood, rise to stardom, and the events surrounding his 21-month prison sentence on federal dogfighting charges.
An interesting revelation from the book was Vick admitting how deeply involved he was in dogfighting. “Back when I was involved in those activities, I may have become more dedicated to the deep study of dogs than I was to my Falcons playbook (Vick played in Atlanta from 2001-06). I became better at reading dogs than reading defenses. That’s just so sad to say right now, because I put more time and effort into trying to master that pursuit than my own profession … which was my livelihood … which put food on the table for my family.” Vick admitted. Check out the video below for the interview and check out USA Today for more excerpts from the book.