Michael Vick to Star in New Reality Show

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He's free of the big house. Now Michael Vick wants to get out of doghouse.

Sorry, but it's true. In an attempt to remake is image, the NFL star and dogfighting kingpin is taking to reality TV, with a show beginning early next year.

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Tentatively titled The Michael Vick Project, the show will air on BET.

Its focus will be his comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles player and the struggles he's endured off the field - namely the 2007 arrest for orchestrating a dog fighting ring that landed him in federal prison for almost two years.

"I just want people to really get to know me as an individual," Vick said last week. "What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I've made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened."

"But it's not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up."

Michael Vick is trying to reinvent Michael Vick. Will America buy it?

Vick, who took his first snap in the regular season two weeks ago, has publicly apologized for running the ring, appeared on 60 Minutes and spoken to kids.

He has remained humble and is now looking to rehab his tarnished image. What better place to do that than reality TV, right? PETA, for one, begs to differ.

"People who abuse animals don't deserve to be rewarded," PETA spokesman Dan Shannon told the Los Angeles Times. "They shouldn't be given multimillion-dollar contracts ... or given the privilege of being a role model."

We sort of see that, but he did go to prison, Dan. Also, couldn't Vick do more to further animal rights causes, if he is indeed sincere, due to the exposure?

Thoughts? Would you watch a Michael Vick reality show?


HEY MANNDUUH- you are as bad as Vick! You don't have to love animals, but you DO have to respect their right to a good and decent life! what an ignorant and embarrassing thing for you to post!


I'd watch it if it was of him living in jail as somebody's bitch! WHAT A LOSER AND WHAT A JOKE!


this is the dumbest reality show idea


He does NOT deserve a reality show, and he better donate any money he makes to animal shelters.


even though i can care less what he did i still wouldn't watch his show have you seen T.O. horrible...


dude i don't get why people are so upset...people love their pets to much i am definetely not an animal lover at all


ewwwwww is there anymore room for a reality show? seriously?


cooooooool :D


Yeah we will forgive him when we can set him on fire or hang him from a tree or how about starving him and then making him fight to make my owner money. When he does that then we will forgive him. The only reason he is doing this is because he got busted. Do you think he would be doing all of this if he didn't or would he still be killing dogs. Think about it!


Deserves NO MORE money.


Michael Vick Biography

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Michael Vick is the troubled, former quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, and a former All-American at Virginia Tech. The man... More »
Newport News, Virginia
Full Name
Michael Dwayne Vick