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Live to Philadelphia Michael Vick making a statement let's listen this organization.
And you -- its own.
I know as we all know in the past.
Makes mistakes -- some terrible things made all of -- state.
And now want to be part of the solution and not the problem.
Making -- that was in the community to.
Work with humane society and hopefully I can do that locally and and continue -- my -- and have Hussein and bring in -- way in this.
Animal cruelty in England and you go by and in in in this season.
In our communities.
Want to say thank you to.
That's the senate special thanks -- -- -- -- He's a great friend.
And for recent -- Andy and it's just you know given what given and the the time to think about.
That is the decision that he could he made in and bring -- -- And now -- planet NFL it was a privilege not a right and you know.
I wanna do what whatever is necessary and be the best ambassador for the NF fail and kick in the community.
I want us -- a special thanks.
It's my family.
My fiance -- my mom.
You know everybody who was influence you and you know helped -- change is an indivisible I want as soon.
Say thank you sit commission that you do I want to thank you to -- Tony Dungy.
And serve in this moment sort of also being influenced to a mile -- -- -- to read you know me as an individual and then and you know just give me to properly advise him being there and have opened that local -- At all times.
I want to say thank you so.
My agent Joel Siegel who's been there.
-- ups and downs and two -- the the -- times in my life.
Judy Smith as well as you know the people who have contributed.
And my comeback.
Once -- you but I know everybody's thinking why Philadelphia.
First off I think is one flexible organization's.
-- -- -- great organization.
-- -- -- Have a great same place and I just want to be a part of that every institution in and give the same every opportunity -- -- -- -- This is -- For my -- can sit in this my first year.
First event you know and that's trying to come.
You know my assignment he's trying to fit in whenever I can't get acclimated.
And you know.
Just do whatever I can't -- it to -- distinct -- reach the Super Bowl.
-- -- -- I know I probably left some people or probably need to -- a special thanks to.
But you all know who you.
And we'll continue its you know sort of an -- community continue to do all the right things vacancies.
Young individuals -- in this world.
From going on the same path that I went -- went down.
I'm excited about it's only.
And with -- it's open it up for questions.
You know as the -- that I maple woods -- You know bad decisions in my life -- -- and you know -- had to reach a turning point and prison definitely did -- me.
But it was -- -- unnecessary and uncalled for.
He knows this of some group through right -- and I was I couldn't envision.
Two years ago.
I was optimistic that it will happen when -- put our -- won't -- a long process and you know we use it as a people we feel -- And I'm just happy that I had the opportunity now I'm glad day.
Coach Reid and the rest of the organization step forward Donovan was very instrumental in that.
And I'm glad that I got the opportunity and that its second chance in.
You know I won't disappoint.
-- When I got it been away from the game two years and I gotta start somewhere that a -- before -- is.
-- -- I can imagine going out you know that's who you -- Going -- and trying to you know be a start full full bulletin went just don't think you have to -- it.
As much of god given ability that I have I don't think that I we'll be able to do it I think I -- play.
I wouldn't risk and you know I need time -- you know kick my -- Clinton and then get acclimated like this it before so.
You know I think the thought that this was the perfect situation perfect scenario and I can come in and I can learn from Donovan.
Is one of the premier quarterbacks in the game.
One of the best that and he everything.
Today he's learned.
And the way he's been Protestants come from -- -- so.
I wanna give -- those who and then do as much as I can -- become a complete quarterback and when I have time to do.
-- all voluntary go to good.
-- I was wrong for what I did where everything that happened.
At that point in time in my life was wrong and you know it's unnecessary and and cannot select me to this day I can't understand why I was involved in such pointless activity.
And why that -- so much of the pinnacle of my career and I was -- so a lot of things but I figure if I can.
You know help more animals -- I heard.
Dan you know I'm contributing on -- upon.
Ma'am you -- -- You know I think you know I revised deserves a second second second sense.
You know we -- have issues we -- doing certain things soon.
You know we all have our own.
Seven nick -- in my life and and in I think as long as you you you -- -- -- come back into what the right way and do right things and that she committed.
And I think you deserve it but it's only -- one SATA the second chance and I'm conscious of that.
The was that I mean we -- use the excuse it was part of our -- and and -- I think that's an excuse you know was you know kind of you know.
Abandoned by their -- at the time and you know as I grew old and as you know things sort of started to transpire.
And they want someone to prison united play and it's kind of think about what I did and do not see people's reactions.
And you know up until that point -- never really kid.
I want sending kids but I never thought about it now I understand that people care about animals they care about the help.
You know the way through that section of -- and now I do so that's why I say if I can not help more than -- -- -- I'm concerned and I'm I'm doing what I need to do.
-- Hopefully as positive.
The position I play in and the National Football League in general you know fans require a lot of out of the latest and you know we have to go out and put on the on the great performance and we gotta you know put on so far we've got to win at the end of the day.
And sometimes they've you know they've they've been good seasons as you know the not so good -- you know that's the part of the game.
And that's part of his business.
Has got to to keep pushing full.
And try to do more good debate and and and make.
Do you know the plays so when I have opportunities to play down a -- because that's was going to be the man behind -- -- things necessary.
So not get a negative reaction -- offensive and it's like I have to deal with.
And I had to make a lot of people believe me.
One thing my -- -- dynamo works and I think.
You know to be proactive and to be involved in the community people will see that.
In due time upon an -- humane society.
And you know we've constantly been.
You know working hard to you know reach out and tune in to certain in the cities in -- communities.
To make sure that we attack the problem we know.
-- -- -- Well I you know as this that I did talked about a dozen -- -- you don't know exactly how serious things were and I don't think that's important.
I know in talking to Mike.
We really focus on this situation and I tell them what I knew about.
Loria about and the about the organization he -- a lot of the players.
And you know Mike made this decision but I was a 100% behind it I think it's a great place for him to be supportive.
Yeah I'm ready to go.
Maintain that state and say did you know all the things to keep up my.
You know my physical physique and and you know -- when I was away -- Over the last two months have been in its men's and do things that's it's -- Maintain my mind my weight can.
And mobile game and hopefully you know my speed and I think tested myself test the waters and I feel great.
Well I don't think that's -- good sense did what I would hope because someone would do for me if I made a mistake.
But when I went in the leavenworth them one of the questions I asked Mike was you know where was the lord and all this and he kind of explained to me is.
Spirits -- wall grownup and the fact that one he got to the NFL that was one of the mistakes that he made you kind of felt like you did need the lord anymore.
Some of the things that happen.
That he you felt like he needed to turn back and that's when I really felt.
You know that this young man's going in the right.
And there is a seminal moment in their career of former NFL star Michael Vick on the left hand side of your screen his mentor Tony Dungy former NFL coach on the right hand side.
Problem he appear to be quite contrite and remorseful -- made a horrible mistake -- judgment in leading this brutal.
Dog fighting ring for which he served eighteen months in a federal prison.
And then several months in home confinement Michael Vick is signed with the Philadelphia Eagles which already -- A star quarterback in the name of Donovan -- now who is older than Vick -- is about 29 years old.
And -- -- specifically Donovan McNabb for being instrumental in the leading the Eagles to sign.
Vick who is familiar with there West Coast offense.
Vick also -- thanking Roger Goodell the commissioner of the NFL who lifted vick's suspension on July 27 essentially allowing him to practice with the team.
And play in the last two pre season games a full lifting of the suspension could happen some time before.
Out week six of the NFL's -- So -- part.
Of the Michael Vick saga there's the new coach Andy Reid.
And we'll be right back with more of our coverage.
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