Michael Vick — American Athlete born on June 26, 1980,

Michael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Jets... (wikipedia)

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.
During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem.
I stand before you a changed man. Use me as an example of an instrument of change.
Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that's all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it's wrong. But people act like it's some crazy thing they never heard of. They don't know.
I have always been an outstanding football player, I have always had uncanny abilities, great arm strength, an immense ability to play the game from a quarterback standpoint. The problem was that I wasn't given the liberty to do certain things when I was young.

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