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Old 07-18-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Vick's 'sad' admission about dogfighting past

Exerpt:

On dogfighting: "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 played in Atlanta from 2001-06). 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."


On turning himself into federal custody: "We were 45 miles away, so we had just under an hour to get composed and enjoy what little time we had left. Then we were 30 miles ... 20 miles away ... 10 miles away."

"Babe, let's go back," Kijafa Frink (Vick's then-fiancee, now his wife) would say over and over. "Let's run away."

"When we pulled up to the courthouse, Kijafa looked me dead in the eyes. 'Don't go,' she said. 'Don't leave.' Then she started crying. ... Then I started crying. The pain they felt -- it was all my fault."


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We are from the same hometown in Newport News. Should be an interesting read.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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I wouldn't spend one dime on that bastards book....
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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^^^ And he doesn't need you too... it's not like Vick is Paterno and let a man rape kids for years!

It's clearly time people get over it and put things in perspective when it comes to Vick.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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No chance I would support him by buying his book.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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^^^ And he doesn't need you too... it's not like Vick is Paterno and let a man rape kids for years!

It's clearly time people get over it and put things in perspective when it comes to Vick.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I'll probably buy the book. I am not worried about whether that supports him or not, it would probably be a good read like GW Bush's book or Bill Clinton's book.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I won't be buying either. The guy is a piece of trash who knowingly had dogs fighting and dying on his property. Torturing an animal is disgusting. Why would I want to buy an item that would line his pockets with more cash? They never should have let this piece of sh-- back in the league after this.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Most of you probably remember the million threads we have had on Vick before when he signed with the Eagles after his prison sentence. We constantly had to shut them down because people were using personal attacks. Rules are simple, state your opinion, feel free to counter others, but do NOT use personal attacks. Please review the TOS of the website if you are unsure of what constitutes a personal attack.

My own feelings are...I will not be buying this book. There are many other interesting books I have on my list to read before I'd take the time to read something like this.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Great points, Orange!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Vick's 'sad' admission about dogfighting past

Exerpt:

On dogfighting: "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 played in Atlanta from 2001-06). 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."


On turning himself into federal custody: "We were 45 miles away, so we had just under an hour to get composed and enjoy what little time we had left. Then we were 30 miles ... 20 miles away ... 10 miles away."

"Babe, let's go back," Kijafa Frink (Vick's then-fiancee, now his wife) would say over and over. "Let's run away."

"When we pulled up to the courthouse, Kijafa looked me dead in the eyes. 'Don't go,' she said. 'Don't leave.' Then she started crying. ... Then I started crying. The pain they felt -- it was all my fault."


More exerpts at the link.

We are from the same hometown in Newport News. Should be an interesting read.
I grew up right next door in Hampton, VA. I will probably be buying his book because I'm curious how he slipped into dogfighting while having everything a man could want.
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