Michael Vick talks victory, failure & deliverance in UPTOWN Magazine's October/November issue.
“I play the game the way I know how to play it,” Vick tells UPTOWN, after the magazine spent months trying to negotiate an interview. He’s understandably cautious about whom he talks to and what he says.
“You have to take precautions, but this is what I love to do. I want to be there for my team and do what I have to do as a quarterback to be successful.”
While Vick's road to redemption has been paved with glory, his one major regret is not being allowed to own a dog again as part of his probation agreement. In previous interviews Vick has said he misses being a dog owner and would like to have one as a pet someday.
"I would love to get another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process," Vick said, according to NBC News and TheGrio.com.
But animal rights advocates say Vick's dog ban is a small price to pay.
"Just as convicted pedophiles aren't allowed free access to children, anyone who is responsible for hanging, electrocuting, or shooting dogs and who causes them to suffer in other unimaginable ways should never again be allowed access to dogs," said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "All things considered, it is a very small price to pay, especially compared to the suffering endured by the dogs who were abused and killed in the Bad Newz Kennels." Source
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