The first episode of The Michael Vick Project airs on BET tonight & we're pretty upset about the whole endeavor. As we've said before, what kind of message does it send that after serving his time, he's back in the NFL and now has his own show? Looks very much like a reward for what amounts to not just "bad behavior" (as Vick likes to characterize it himself, minimizing the crimes committed), but despicable acts of animal abuse that resulted in death.
And yet, his show airs tonight. And there are many who, while skeptical about his intentions and the true degree of his conversion, do feel that it *may* have a positive effect on those who have dog-fighting tendencies and are discouraged from doing so by seeing Vick as an example.
We aren't convinced and see this as a very good get by Vick's great PR team, little else. Yet, who are we to deny someone a second chance to get things right? Many in the dog community have struggled with this for awhile and some are convinced he's changed. While we can't admit we're on his side (doubt we ever will be), we do hope, if at all possible, that some good - sincere good - comes out of this.
Will you be watching tonight?Intro trailer of The Michael Vick project after the jump...