Michael Vick Calls Audible, Bails on Oprah

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Michael Vick just called time out on his interview ever with Oprah Winfrey that was set to air next week. The abrupt cancellation was not explained.

"Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an episode airing next Thursday," said a spokesman for Harpo Productions.


"Mr. Vick's representatives called to cancel his appearance for personal reasons."

Vick did not elaborate, but told Philadelphia Sports Daily, that "I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future."

Why would the NFL star bail? It's doubtful that he's ducking tough questions, as he's faced them head on for over a year, and he has a heck of a story to tell.

After running an illegal dogfighting ring led to a 23-month stint in prison and home confinement, he returned to the NFL in 2009 and climbed back to stardom.

Some sources say the cancellation may boil down to a friendly wager. Seriously.

Last month, Winfrey and Piers Morgan bet each other 200 pounds (about $300) on the air over who would be the one to land a Michael Vick interview first.

Last week, Winfrey tweeted that she was withdrawing from the bet.

It came out that Vick could not be involved in any type of gambling, no matter how innocent, and he made dropping the bet a prerequisite for coming on.

Perhaps in consultation with attorneys or managers, he decided he did not even want a hint of impropriety and felt it better to postpone the interview.

Or he could have just had a dentist appointment or something. Who knows, but we hope he comes on at some point for what would be a great Q&A.

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