The last three years have been an incredible story of redemption for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, as he went from prison to one of the most popular players in the National Football League. Again.
Vick’s story is inspiring to all who hear it, and on September 4th, the entire world will have the opportunity to learn everything they ever wanted to know about Vick.
That’s because the 32-year old quarterback is releasing his autobiography, titled Finally Free, in which he will talk about his state of mind during the process of running his illegal dog fighting ring.
“Back when I was involved in those activities, I may have become more dedicated to the deep study of dogs than I was to my Falcons playbook,” Vick said in an excerpt provided to USA Today. “I became better at reading dogs than reading defenses.
“That’s just so sad to say right now, because I put more time and effort into trying to master that pursuit than my own profession … which was my livelihood … which put food on the table for my family.”
Vick also speaks about his ability to easily lie to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
“I knew how to lie with a straight face. Sad to say, Commissioner Goodell bought into what I was saying, and I think he truly believed me that I was telling the truth,” he said. “I deeply regret not telling him the truth from the outset.
“It was a very nervous time for me. I knew I was going to try to lie my way through the whole dogfighting case and see if money, good lawyers, and manipulating the system could get me out of the position I was in — which was a terrible position.”
Buy Finally Free on September 4th, and you will have the opportunity to find out much more about Vick and his troubled past, as well as his satisfying career revival.
This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for Eagles Central and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.