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Is It OK to Hate Vick NOW?!

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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BET Goes to the Dogs With Michael Vick Reality Show

Wed., Oct. 7, 2009 1:36 PM PDT by

Michael Vick AP PHotoSteve Helber, Pool

If BET is looking to counter-program against Cesar Millan, well, job done.

If they're looking to find a sympathetic audience for Michael Vick's newly announced reality show, well, they certainly have their work cut out for them.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the freshly reinstated (sorry, Kendra & Hank) NFL star will feature in an eight-part documentary-style reality show to air early next year on the cable net.

The show, tentatively if not creatively titled The Michael Vick Project, will follow the dogfighting ringmaster as he joins up with the Philadelphia Eagles, rebuilds relationships with his fiancée and kids and attempts to make amends-presumably of both the court-ordered and PR-advised variety-for his 2007 arrest.

"I just want people to really get to know me as an individual," he told the paper. "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."

And it just so happens Vick will be picking himself up with help from a possibly lucrative TV contract and a rather unexpected supporter.

Potential Very Special Episodes will revolve around his revisiting the federal prison where he served 18 months and the Virginia property on which he ran the inhumane operation.

PETA, as expected, has already spoken out in opposition to the series and, more specifically, to the idea of Vick profiting in the wake of his atrocious acts. There's no word on how much Vick, whose company is also coproducing the show, is being paid.

Somewhat surprisingly on Vick's side-in addition to the Eagles-is the Humane Society, which has recruited the footballer to help in their campaign to end inner-city abuse of dogs.

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b147846_bet_goes_dogs_with_michael_vick_reality.html

For all those people who said- he served his time, let him play, leave him alone, blah, blah, blah... Is it ok to despise him now? Now that he is going to make a reality show and make money off this? I get that he is helping the Humane Society, which he should be, but now he is directly profitting because of what he did and the 'trouble' he has to go through. Ugh.

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angiemichelle06
by Member on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:14 PM

IMO he shouldnt have been allowed back in the NFL.

tha-hawt-mommie
by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:17 PM

 i knew about this for a while ... again , im going to watch. im still a fan of his. he's out he should be allowed to make money atleast.

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Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:24 PM


Quoting tha-hawt-mommie:

 i knew about this for a while ... again , im going to watch. im still a fan of his. he's out he should be allowed to make money atleast.


Yes he's out. Let him play in the NFL and have support from fans and all that. But this is a direct way for him to profit off of what he did. If he had never done it and gone to jail, they wouldn't be making a show with him. I think it is sick.

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cmb121906
by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:26 PM

I saw this awhile ago. It's total BS. I don't understand how he wants people to look up to him as a role model after what he did. I hope the ratings suck and it gets cancelled.

 




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tha-hawt-mommie
by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:27 PM

i see ur point.

i see it as him talking to kids who are on the wrong path (another story i read said thats what the show is based on) ... i know boys around here who think dog fighting is such a great thing ... these boys have 5-6 pitts and breed em just FOR that ... someone needs to get thru to them and show them this is wtf happens when ur left w. NOTHING when u get out

Quoting Stefanie1085:


Quoting tha-hawt-mommie:

 i knew about this for a while ... again , im going to watch. im still a fan of his. he's out he should be allowed to make money atleast.


Yes he's out. Let him play in the NFL and have support from fans and all that. But this is a direct way for him to profit off of what he did. If he had never done it and gone to jail, they wouldn't be making a show with him. I think it is sick.


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jaxTheMom
by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:40 PM

His arrest generated more awareness of pit bulls and dog fighting than any other singular even I can think of.

He maintains that he's a changed man, and that he wants to educate others.  If he uses this show as a platform for that, I'm all for it.  I don't care if he profits from it - he's got a lot of bills...

izzybear0217
by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:43 PM


Quoting angiemichelle06:

IMO he shouldnt have been allowed back in the NFL.

I couldn't agree more. I am also very dissapointed in Nike for taking him back. Too many kids look up to these guys as a role models. 

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tha-hawt-mommie
by on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:44 PM

nike has denied they took him back ... cnn said that a few weeks ago

Quoting izzybear0217:

 

Quoting angiemichelle06:

IMO he shouldnt have been allowed back in the NFL.

I couldn't agree more. I am also very dissapointed in Nike for taking him back. Too many kids look up to these guys as a role models. 


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Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:48 PM


Quoting jaxTheMom:

His arrest generated more awareness of pit bulls and dog fighting than any other singular even I can think of. Maybe so, but that doesn't justfiy his actions. He did not fight dogs to raise awareness.

He maintains that he's a changed man, and that he wants to educate others.  I am sure he is a changed man. He got caught and now he's broke, and he needs the publicity. I doubt his sincerity. To me, dog abusers are like child abusers. He knowingly did this and would still be doing it if he didn't get caught, so reformed by butt.

If he uses this show as a platform for that, I'm all for it.  I don't care if he profits from it - he's got a lot of bills...I see it differently. I hope that something positive does come out of it, but I still can't stand him.


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jrdnjstn00
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Are you kidding me? This guy is using his "mistake" to make money.

If he never got caught does anyone actually think that he'd quit  doing dogfighting on his own? my answer is no, he'd still be torturing dogs and making them fight and getting money.

Yeah some people learn form their mistakes but I think he's just sorry he got caught because look at all he's gone through because he got caught. He's banking on all this. I'd rather watch the T.O. show then Michael Vick


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