Michael Vick prepares for BET series
It has been a long ride for Michael Vick. He spent years as a star in the NFL, hailed as the best quarterback in the league. Despite his accomplishments, he was known for a sub-par attitude. He was great and not afraid to remind people of that. While Vick was far from humble as recent as 2007, he has been forced to change his ways. A 2007 dog-fighting incident has changed his life.
Michael Vick went from being on top of the league to being banished from the league. Not only that, but the case would take a lot of his fortune. The former football star even lost his primary home in Hampton, Virginia, where the dong-fighting had taken place. He went from that palace to prison, where we would remain for two years. Now, when people speak of cruelty towards dogs, Michael Vick’s name comes up.
During the summer of 2009, Michael Vick was released from prison. Around this same time, he would be reinstated into the NFL. There were plenty of teams that needed a quarterback, but they passed on the opportunity to sign Vick. It was not until prominent members of the black community screamed racism that he was signed. Michael Vick played the 2009 NFL season for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The transformation of Michael Vick during this timeframe is remarkable. He has gone from being a complete jerk to the winner of the Ed Block Courage Award. This drastic change in personality has been documented by BET. The network has made hit television shows off of washed-up stars before. Currently, the biggest hit in the network’s history is “Tiny & Toya.” The network hopes to strike with another hit in “The Michael Vick Project.”
While the series is not expected to premiere until February, the network will begin running promos later this week. Michael Vick is excited about having the opportunity to show people that he is not the horrible person that most think that he is. There was some protest about Vick even getting a television show after the dog fighting controversy. Executives at BET quickly spoke on other injustices that have gone ignored and all talk of Vick was ended.
“The Michael Vick Project” will air on BET beginning on February 7, 2010.