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Vick Says He Feels 'Tremendous Hurt'

According to the Associated Press, Michael Vick said in a televised interview scheduled to air Sunday that he feels "some tremendous hurt behind what happened."

Vick, interviewed for "60 Minutes" on CBS by veteran sportscaster James Brown, said he "should have took the initiative to stop it all.... I didn't--I didn't step up. I wasn't [a] leader."

According to the AP account of the interview, Vick said he cried at night in his prison cell and when asked by Brown if he was more concerned about his NFL career or the dogs he injured, Vick said: "Football don't even matter."

Vick missed the last two NFL seasons while serving his federal sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation in Virginia.

He has been conditionally reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, allowing him to sign with a team.

By Mark Maske  |  August 13, 2009; 8:24 PM ET  | Category:  Crime , League Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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What Vick did was especially henious and should not be forgiven so soon. If Vick had been a serial killer of humans, he would never walk out of prison again. Why should it be any different for killing all of those innocent and helpless dogs? Dogs are living creatures with emotions and pain just like the rest of us. Stop thinking of them as mere property. I have an Eskimo and Bichon/Maltese. They are my children...Posted by: ALANSKOALAS
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Dogs are not children...they are dogs! Pigs and cows are living creatures with emotions too, but I bet you'd bite into a hamburger in a NY minute. Get some perspective people...they were dogs not babies; I bet you crazy animal lovers would feel better if Vic was convicted of fighting baby boys rather than DOGS! The man served his time and now you want him to be excommunicated from society. If Vic cried at night in his cell for his acts then he's a fool. Of course I'm sure he regreted his actions, but learn a lesson from it and move on...they were JUST DOGS!

Posted by: Beingsensible | August 14, 2009 10:00 AM

What Vick did was especially henious and should not be forgiven so soon. If Vick had been a serial killer of humans, he would never walk out of prison again. Why should it be any different for killing all of those innocent and helpless dogs? Dogs are living creatures with emotions and pain just like the rest of us. Stop thinking of them as mere property. I have an Eskimo and Bichon/Maltese. They are my children. If anyone tried to kill them, they would be asking to be killed themselves. Vick is probably going to even profit off of all of the publicity over the matter. Shocking. I think we should lock Vick in a room with a dozen VERY hungry Rotweillers.

Posted by: ALANSKOALAS | August 13, 2009 11:05 PM

Anything to say Sharpton? Feel free...I mean about the brutality, anti-Christian/ancient Roman activity of Brother Vick. Or are you leaning, like Jesse, to paying next month's mortgage with a campaign to stop discrimination against Vick? Michael Jackson money drying up?

Posted by: met_Dave_on_5th_Ave | August 13, 2009 9:26 PM

Agreed, if had never been caught he would still be fighting and killing dogs today.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | August 13, 2009 9:20 PM

Baloney. He only regrets getting caught and all that his guilt and stupidity have cost him.

Posted by: tammany | August 13, 2009 9:00 PM

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