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Michael Vick Talks To "UPTOWN" About Success And Finally Finding Happiness After Prison

Sexy Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick opens up to UPTOWN Magazine about the reinvention his brand has gone through since his very public smack-down for dog fighting a few years ago. See the highlights inside....

 

Just a few years ago, Michael Vick's name was at the bottom of the rung due to his dog fighting sins.

Now a few years have passed (as well as a very public spanking and jail stint) and Mike has returned more victorious than ever.  His career is back on track as the starting QB and having the top numbers in the NFL, he's still engaged to his love Kijafa, and he has found happiness saying, “I never thought this day would come.”

He sat down for a cautious interview with the Oct/Nov 2011 issue of UPTOWN Magazine (he rarely talks to the press) and here are some of the highlights.....

 

On finding success as a pro-football player....AGAIN

"I am determined to become a better student of the game and I knew I had to work at it.  I was young when I was in Atlanta. I’m older now. I’ve been through a lot and I think I’ve matured. I had some good years there, but I’m just so thankful to be in Philadelphia right now. I could not have landed in a better city. This is my home. This is where I want to be, and I take this opportunity seriously.”

On the Philly Eagles' fans embracing him

“It was awesome. When I was running out onto the field I was listening to see what the reaction was going to be, I was very pleased.  I really didn’t expect that reaction, but I was very thankful.”  He continued, “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.”

On finding happiness

“[Two years ago], I was happy just to be on a team. When I was in prison, I prayed for another opportunity. And when I signed with the Eagles, that opportunity had come. I was ecstatic at that point, and I’m even happier now.”

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Find out more about the Oct/Nov 2011 issue over at UPTOWN.

 

 

Photos via Brian Brown

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Sometimes I truly wonder what is behind some folks desire to take everything they hear and read and use it to continually beat certain folks over their heads while those same folks are so quick to forgive other more henious acts? I said it before and I'll say it again, all these dragging down and publically lynching of our black men by our media regardless of what they did, is nothing more than revenge for what happened to OJ. Never again will a black athlete get away with anything if they can help it. Public trying is way worst than the actual one and media knows it.
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The man did his time, leave

The man did his time, leave him alone ! Go Mick Vick, missed him in football and love that he is back and kicking ass.
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Love him.
Coco's picture

these pics do not do him

these pics do not do him justice....... prison for dog fighting.......so fucked up yet we gettin beaten, raped, killed and whyte folk do less than 10 years lucky if they do 5....... makes me wanna kick a dog and slap a cracker
Anonymous's picture

is that what you do all day??

is that what you do all day?? compare everything to white folks?? you are Regressing instead of Progressing
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@ Anonymous 11:35 am Excuse

@ Anonymous 11:35 am Excuse me. But animal abuse is also a serious issue. Animals can't speak for themselves and the amount of dogs killed at the hands of Michael Vick were inexcusable! Dog-fighting and animal cruelty are very commonly occurring crimes that people try to brush under the rug or minimize like you are tying to do. And now you're using racial slurs against white people because they spoke out against this type of behavior? TYPICAL IGNORANCE. To this day there is virtually no enforcement of dog-fighting and animal-cruelty laws. Instead of a widespread, meaningful police response to these crimes, there are token forces here and there, fielded by some police departments or animal organizations. Imagine if drunk driving, domestic violence or any other crime were addressed this way — in which offenders knew few police would enforce the laws and therefore the chance of getting arrested was remote. To make matters worse, most animal organizations that investigate animal cruelty have no police powers. Often their investigations result in nothing more than an opportunity for an animal abuser to move animals elsewhere. Vick had to be made an example of but the truth of the matter is that Vick is one of the very few people ever arrested, convicted and jailed for dog-fighting. He did his time yes but the real anger should focus on why untold numbers of people fight and abuse animals, and few are ever brought to justice. And it's because of comments like this that this CRIME is not looked at as it really should be as a CRIME.
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YOU JUST TRYING TO DISTRACT

YOU JUST TRYING TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM COMMENTING ON THE BEAUTY OF A BLACK MAN. LOL BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM . . THE MAN IS HOT!!! I'D KILL 4-5 DOGS TO GET TO HIS DIG (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) THERE ARE MORE LAWS FOR ANIMALS THAN FOR CHILDREN FUCK A DOG!!!! MIKE VIC IS TALENTED CHISELED, FINE AND PAID. YOU CAN'T DISTRACT ME. MIKE VIC IS FINE AND A HAIRY BLACK MAN IS A RARE FIND I COULD USE SOME OF THAT TO WARM MY BED THIS WINTER.
Anonymous's picture

If they made an example out

If they made an example out of him by sending him to jail, but nothing is still being done regarding enforcement of animal abuse than that means they sent him to jail for no reason. Lindsey Lohan been to jail how many times and still has not seen any real numbers. Paris Hilton was last in trouble for having coke in her purse but she did not go to jail. Their are plenty of people committing white color crimes right now stealing money from hard working people and dont do numbers. People who run sweat shops get a slap on the writst. The fact of the matter is that people care about dogs more than they care about people.
NYbabe's picture

That is a LIE. People don't

That is a LIE. People don't care about dogs that is why Michael Vick was made an example of. People think it's ok to abuse animals and it's 100% not ok. What Vick did was a crime and tall this talk about other types of crimes in no way takes away from what Vick did. You only hear about Lindsay Lohan when people want to excuse the things that people like Michael Vick or Chris Brown do. Sorry wrong is wrong. And having a substance abuse issue is not the same as being abusive to people or animals.
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YOU JUST TRYING TO DISTRACT

YOU JUST TRYING TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM COMMENTING ON THE BEAUTY OF A BLACK MAN. LOL BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM . . THE MAN IS HOT!!! I'D KILL 4-5 DOGS TO GET TO HIS DIG (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) THERE ARE MORE LAWS FOR ANIMALS THAN FOR CHILDREN FUCK A DOG!!!! MIKE VIC IS TALENTED CHISELED, FINE AND PAID. YOU CAN'T DISTRACT ME. MIKE VIC IS FINE AND A HAIRY BLACK MAN IS A RARE FIND I COULD USE SOME OF THAT TO WARM MY BED THIS WINTER.
Anonymous's picture

@by Anonymous 1:29 pm - Oct

@by Anonymous 1:29 pm - Oct 27, '11- Tell em Girl! don't nobody want to hear that tired azz same old story! I'm sick hearing about them damn dogs....get off your azz and go save dog...how about that! STFU Cause, All I'm thinking about is his Chocolate Fine Azz! Thanks Natasha ....I'm feeling better now :) Some people don't like the beard....I like men with beards......manly and sexy
Anonymous44's picture

You are a TRIP! You can love

You are a TRIP! You can love Vick all you want. He did his time. I'm not mad at him at all. He's also not that cute to me. I don't love these photos. But some of yall getting worked up! I have a man that's way better looking than this. And I will be warm this winter. LOL I can't get into abusive men. He's not what I call fine by any means.
Furious_FoX@Rih.NAVY.com's picture

Mike Vick has served his time

Mike Vick has served his time and has moved on with his life. Jesus forgives and let those without sin cast the first stone. Let the man enjoy everything that is happening to him, sometimes we need to fall to understand what have and what really matters. I pray he continues on the right path for himself and his family!
msmin23's picture

We are all entitled to our

We are all entitled to our opinions Norma Raye..remember your words next time a fly is bugging you or a mosquito lands on your arm.. I guess your a vegetarian as well
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