Biggs: Vick gets a reality show
Just in time for the beginning of the offseason, there will be a reality series beginning starring an NFL player.
Move over Terrell Owens, you have some company.
BET will begin a 10-part series following Vick on Feb. 2, an opportunity Vick says to document some of the changes he’s made in his life since spending nearly two years behind bars in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.
“The Michael Vick Project” is what the program is called.
"At times, it's hard to talk about it, but for the most part, if you talk about it and let it all out, it kind of helps put the demons to rest," Vick told The Associated Press.
The Associated Press reports that in an advanced screening of the first show, Vick openly discusses the double life he led as a player with, at one time, the richest contract in NFL history.
Vick, who said he witnessed his first dogfight when he was 7, returned to the land he used to own in Virginia where he operated Bad Newz Kennels. Cameras showed him walking around near burial spots for some of the dogs that were killed.
"I wanted to go out there and just totally put it all away and forget about it," Vick told the AP. "I felt like once I did that, I'd be able to do that. For the most part, I did. Since I've been out there, it's eased a lot off my brain as far as thinking about it."
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