Michael Vick spoke against dog fighting yesterday at a church in Washington, D.C., the appearance was sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.
Since his release he has partnered with the HSUS to help bring national awareness about this sadistic “sport” and bring an end to it.
Here are the details from the Associated Press.
I got caught up in the culture, Vick told an audience at the Covenant Baptist Church, per the Associated Press. I never thought that I would get caught.
I used poor judgment. I had people around me who didn’t have my best interests at heart, he said.
Who knows what could have happened at 3 in the morning when you’re fighting dogs? he said. It’s almost like being involved in the streets, dealing drugs, in criminal life.
I’ve got to tell you, I’m not hearing a lot of remorse in his statements. Not once does he actually take credit for what he did, he blames it on others and is glad he didn’t get hurt while involved in dog fighting.
Several dozen people showed up to hear him, about half were teens or children.