Michael Vick has truly proven himself to be the proverbial ‘comeback kid’ after making a triumphant return to football following his imprisonment for dog fighting in 2007. The former Atlanta Falcon recently sat down for a rare interview with Uptown to discuss redemption, the love he’s gotten from Philadelphia fans as a member of the Eagles squad and finding happiness in this new stage of his life:
“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…”
“[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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