WASHINGTON, D.C. – The road to redemption for Michael Vick took him to Covenant Baptist Church in D.C. The Eagles quarterback got a standing ovation as he started to deliver his anti-dogfighting message.
“It’s a horrible thing and I wish I would have never did it, but I can’t take back the hands of time,” said Vick.
Vick talked about growing up in the dogfighting culture in Virginia. He said even during his rise to stardom in the NFL, he continued dogfighting.
“I would fly home every week every week to go home and fight dogs–for what reason I don’t know to this day. Something so pointless. I should have been spending my time being the best player I could be,” Vick recalls.
He admits he never thought he would get caught. But eventually he did. Vick ended up behind bars for 2 years.