The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who was prohibited from owning a dog after his 2007 conviction for running a dogfighting ring, told CNN Tuesday he wants his children to be able to enjoy a pet dog.
The ban, which began when Vick was released from prison in 2009, expires this month.
“[The children] not being able to have a dog because of my acts, I just don’t think that’s fair,” he said.
The president of the Humane Society of the United States told the AJC in a 2010 interview that Vick should be allowed to own a dog some day.
“I have been around him a lot, and feel confident that he would do a good job as a pet owner,” Wayne Pacelle said.
Vick said if he does get a dog, he’ll let the kids pick the breed. But he did rule out one dog.
“It certainly wouldn’t be a pit bull,” he said.
What’s your opinion? Is Vick a changed man or should he swear off dog ownership forever?