Things have been going well for Vick. He’s back in pro ball, and recently threw a 76-yard touchdown pass — the longest scoring throw of his career. Many have forgiven him for his role in a dogfighting ring that sent him to prison for 18 months. And in December, he won the 2009 Ed Block Courage Award, thanks to a unanimous vote from his teammates.
“I’ve had to overcome a lot, more than probably one single individual can bear,” Vick said. “Take a look at what I’ve been through. You ask certain people to walk in my shoes, they probably couldn’t do it — probably 95 percent of the people in this world. Because nobody had to endure what I’ve been through…”
And now he has his own TV docu-series about his life.
According to the NY Daily News, the first episode begins with Vick going back to the scene of the dogfights.
“I wanted to do that,” he said. “I felt so bad about what happened. As I thought about the acts that I committed, and the wrongdoing during my career, I thought, ‘Why didn’t I give the animals a fair chance?’ I wanted to do it to get it off my chest.”
The show debuts tonight at 10 pm Eastern Time on BET. I’d advise any Dogsters who tune in to keep rocks, plates and other small, hard objects out of reach until the show is over.
Show of hands: Who’s going to watch?
Here’s a snippet from the intro: