Tony Dungy To Talk With Mike Vick

Monday, April 27, 2009

I haven't figured out if this is for an interview that the network will air on NBC, but Tony Dungy will be heading to Leavenworth to talk with Michael Vick. The former coach broke the news during the Draft on Saturday, and will try to avoid any talk about Football when he meets with Vick. Via ESPN....

Former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy said Saturday he plans to visit Michael Vick in a federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., on May 5.

Dungy said he does not plan to talk to Vick about football, but about life.

Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation and has a team of lawyers trying to settle his finances in bankruptcy court.

A major component of the bankruptcy lawyers' efforts to find a way for Vick to satisfy his creditors is based on his ability to again earn millions in pro football.

Last week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Vick has paid a significant price for doing an "egregious thing" and will have to show genuine remorse and that the experience has changed him in order to get a chance at resuming his career in the league.
If this is an interview for NBC then it is a huge get. Of course, it would still be commendable for Dungy to go and talk to him on his own, but I think a ton of people would like to hear what Vick has to say.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 12:15 PM


How long has Dungy been with ESPN? I don't think I heard that one.

walnuts said...
Apr 27, 2009, 12:37:00 PM  

I would rather someone else do this who may ask some tougher questions. This feels like a "give your life to Jesus" event.

GMoney said...
Apr 27, 2009, 1:25:00 PM  

I don't think this is for TV. I heard Mort talking about during draft weekend but the way he said it made it seemed like just a talk and mentoring, not a TV interview

Ted said...
Apr 27, 2009, 1:49:00 PM  

Vick will say all the right things but the minute he plays in the NFL again, he will go back to drinking and drugs.

AppleDawg said...
Apr 27, 2009, 8:23:00 PM  
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