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Here feel sorry for yourself and now imprisoned me -- -- -- -- unbelievable it.
Talented -- and like make it so much money everything was so great and then.
I feel sorry for myself -- is saying.
You know as saying well what I've been.
So myself it's those -- and it could all have been avoided.
And I got inept and out of it.
You know -- -- about it was in I was just about to walk away from it.
Boy I think.
It happiness is a time where I could be here doing what I'm going there and saving lives and helping kids.
Can you would do the reverse commute take pride in the fact that you weren't down so low and you picked yourself up and your.
-- doing so -- you're helping Wayne.
Your -- back and they you know I -- -- -- Justin -- involved lay your LP successfully can take pride in that what you've done.
He I think to a certain states that threat and then what she's been able to accomplish.
And overall -- -- You know not just on the football field because.
It's only a fraction in my life.
And that's the category live life for every day.
Still a human being -- still have to do would do with myself and certain things.
Have been in my life so.
-- -- -- -- -- put -- in this position -- be strong enough to enduring and dividend.
You know -- -- I have fortitude to go out and and and and -- make a difference you know own a football field in my household with the humane society.
I'm just thankful for -- and hope black continue to do that.
And granderson went and I we'll have a contract but I look forward to working with him for a long term and you know could -- so -- differently this.
We treated fairly -- the system.
And who was what -- was an you know one -- you know.
Can we do is make an excuse -- saying -- was the system was -- just.
The prosecution of you know maybe different decision to -- my case suits and not prosecute -- Like I -- I think everything happens for a reason.
There's the prosecuted.
Prosecutor me and in regards to his beliefs in.
I have no -- Phillips who was anybody in our minds it's.
-- I'm not prosecute.
Not the lawyers who defended me and you know letting myself you know I just so.
As -- like you know everything had to happen the way it did in.
You know far -- been evolved.
-- -- never came to this point and like I say -- you know me nobody you do better and I just didn't do the right thing and that's solely muffle.
We -- when you talk about how the local prosecutor was not prosecuting Michael are basically looking the other way it was a federal theft prosecution after him.
Yeah there was a lot of excuse making from local prosecutor and the -- -- over because.
There'd -- -- federal analytic statute enacted in twentieth two ironically.
Michael's case candlelight there was -- there was a new federal law on -- on the desk of President Bush.
That it happened just a short time when Michael Monday and face more stern punishment he did face some pretty serious penalties given the sentencing framework.
That existed at the time and obviously you know he lost -- whole lot of money and and you know was she was held up in a public way and in a in a way that was very harsh of course.
Prison bound rehabilitate you punish you break you we will why I -- present everything everything there is she uses the real.
Fast break you punish.
Semi broke you do break down these.
The first -- prison break your way there.
And you know I spent -- offers -- hope and pray in this in my will come unlocked the door that's okay you -- go.
But it never happened so they're -- -- -- from being with my family drove me there.
Not being you do things and -- that leisure.
And you know.
Just being -- Do you know was it was enough for one day but that unfortunately has to do for our president send -- five days.
And it's it's totally -- lesson and you know I had a chance to really reflect.
One -- I didn't do right things that I could do right move forward.
And you know -- can be a difference maker and you know.
And -- like myself so lot of different issues are never knew anything about and was they would come -- a better person a better man.
And -- better and select and I was I was staying -- and had not had ten and I got court.
You know we wanna be able to make the difference that we make -- you know -- -- don't find them was that a draft and -- all around the world so.
It all worked out and it is unfortunate that.
You know animals had to -- the gets at this point but and I guess they were trying to -- when I was older.
Do you think about what it's about those animals America it's sort of park and didn't forget about.
And I think about it all this time because.
You know my past Flynn was -- and -- -- always been and canyon and.
Patent agency that's this thing that -- is hard to understand your -- on -- -- -- understands what it.
But still really -- -- and I can I have heard this from a lot of dog fighters and can't footers because.
You don't have forty pit -- around or you don't have 200 -- round and you're not interest in the -- -- deeply interested in them.
You value it -- future that does account either timely access physical abuse slalom defense though some say -- assurances they love and that's the way animals let us.
And you have to understand.
That did that culture that I grew up in.
I mean I grew up in and that in the suburbs -- group and Herman there have been able.
And there's poverty stricken.
And we don't get to a certain things that you get so when you -- -- -- suburban neighborhood.
Would values and that is as an excuse because -- we sent out when that we use that as an excuse.
You know I think my mom's -- right from wrong was she even know what -- -- away from the you know away from the household.
You know is this something I was involved it's always an honor for the -- remain.
I was I -- -- so I wouldn't say it was fun to see that's something where anybody playing well I love it I thought awaited I think there.
Wasn't having fun you know I think you lose you know there was any -- that was I have to go and added I think about it.
But you know those things that we can saints and numeral -- half of them is not -- -- -- -- There's something.
There's something beyond talk about in the book -- of this bomb that we feel of animals and you obviously -- visual person get run by my -- yeah right and we had a tinge of animals look there's another side to -- -- -- spent part of the human experience for thousands of years you read about that -- -- you write your -- give -- right about the history in the nineteenth century of cock fights and dog fights for you go back to the days of the Romans in the coliseum and staged fights between animals.
Go around the world -- the Philippines or thirty million fighting roosters in the Philippines Mexico's little company in Puerto Rico.
The common all the -- -- -- hundred intent.
-- -- Arenas right now under intent but it's a violation of federal law the federal law doesn't allow that so this is something that's much bigger which.
You don't Mike -- we wanted to see him prosecuted because -- anyone should be above the law but.
We always said let's pivot it's a bigger issue was not just about one man's about it a whole culture that's that's tolerating that's not -- which has twice as good -- football what makes some good.
God given ability to really how much it discipline.
Miss a lot of discipline me and got a thing is that to learn over the course would be used to make ourselves successful -- And things that I learned that -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And they may we have much better than a -- -- -- America metal and what happened that day I don't know it all happened so fast -- it.
Invest in and so fast that I can grasp of Austin can -- on Tuesday where -- vandalism when the game.
That's I remember this -- in the room really think they can.
People still talking about it that has been quite a lot of.
-- -- And is probably one of the greatest -- middle part of put.
-- hear -- hopefully this morning coming out of duplicate.
He -- football.
-- -- -- -- may have been doing this -- -- -- and you know thing.
Understands that I can't play for wolf.
So we're gonna make the next couple years -- investors.
Push some of their football heroes that not a sensitive person doesn't mean I can't -- and we'll -- blacks.
I was a big fan this.
-- You know very sand isn't the way he ran for Boyle and Smith.
You know in today's game right now is.
-- -- and air rises guys who -- difference makers and natural born leaders.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't know us in -- -- -- -- -- where you I get you ready for an -- on the side -- it.
The fairly disabled Ringo you're gonna -- -- -- know yes absolutely no -- no aches and pains there who have problems -- This laid out on that as -- yet.
Some try to keep that we didn't know this.
Insecure about it -- like going back football is an exciting you know I do what's the seventh.
The feel for him I was nervous when I first went back because you know you expect so much that is so where.
To -- -- long layoff you.
You know and pretty much did you know and going out and embarrassing yourself and not being that person -- she -- was so I think those loyal friend neagle thing.
I think the best thing for me was for everybody to come together and and -- the saved the best thing for me was -- that claim offers you would send in and I thought otherwise Blair knows best thing from.
We'll hit those heels fans are pretty rough on everybody else.
Commented before they grow for years to get out of the land if you don't get the job then -- -- let things not go well I understand that.
You know won't be -- it was a tough.
The telephone across the port city of broad and -- Knowing games they're very you bet and I understand -- execution and keeps you going -- shares -- best.
So if there is this is -- -- has -- With the share this I would guess who you've been -- -- -- come back correct them come back to this Baghdad or any sort of consider it.
And then he could show -- and the sooner anyway it's nice to know what way nice nice to see you might -- I see you and you know.
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