Back in 2007, after a law enforcement raid of then-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick’s home that resulted in 66 dogs being taken away and the dead bodies of eight more, all part of a dog-fighting ring, it was impossible to imagine how he could ever be allowed to be near a dog for the foreseeable future.
However, in an appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” to promote his upcoming autobiography “Finally Free” on Tuesday, Vick told Morgan he was considering getting another dog, since a court-imposed dog ownership ban is set to expire and he didn’t think it was fair for his children to be punished for his acts.
“Being honest, being candid, I still deal with my kids each and every day, you know,” Vick said. “And for the last three years not being able to have a dog because of my acts — and I just don’t think that’s fair. You know, it may be something that’s therapeutic for them. And I can’t take that dream away from them. That’s selfish on my behalf. You know, so, you know, got to find a way to make it right. And you know, I put everything in God’s hands to make it right.”
Vick did rule out the possibility of the breed being a pit bull.
“I mean, I would let [my kids] pick it out,” he added. “It certainly wouldn’t be a pit bull.”