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“The Michael Vick Project” reality show on BET in early 2010

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In April, it leaked that former Falcon and current Eagle Michael Vick was shopping around a reality show.

BET has picked it up. It’s set for eight episodes early next year and is tentatively titled “The Michael Vick Project,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

“I just want people to really get to know me as an individual,” Vick said last week in an interview from his home in Philadelphia. “What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I’ve made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it’s not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up.”

Yes, he wants it to be inspirational. And it will be serious. Thus, the producers are calling it a “docu-series” rather than a “reality show.” And they promise they won’t shy away from his issues related to dogfighting and how that impacted his career and his personal life. Nobody would tell the Times how much Vick will be compensated.

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James DuBose, who has produced “The Keyshia Cole Show,” “Tiny & Toya” and “Frankie & Neffe” for BET, is overseeing the production.

I’m going to add a comment from DuBose if I can reach him today. He’s apparently in Philadelphia already shooting footage for the show.

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Shananeeeee Fananeeeeeeeeee

October 7th, 2009
1:09 pm

I’m glad I don’t have my Direct TV favorite channels programed for this channel. He should also be on the next one of those shows about the loser lotto winners that have lost all their money, because that is exactly what this guy did.

Todd - Dacula

October 7th, 2009
1:21 pm

I am happy for Mike Vick. Everyone derseves a chance to work after a brush with the law. He did not rob anyone AND i get the ‘it was against the law’ think and all of the pressure from the idiots at PETA mand those self-righous individuals,but he served his time based on theaw. What ever success he has, I am happy for him.
Those of you who continue to wish him bad times, why not focus on Big Ben of the Steelers, heck, he raped a woman…

doodie

October 7th, 2009
1:22 pm

I agree, but somehow it looks like he won the lottery twice. A real waste. It’s sad that kids still look up to this loser.

todd - you are an idiot

October 7th, 2009
1:24 pm

“Accused” rape, douchebag.
Mike (Admittedly only after lying through his teeth for months) cold-bloodedly killed multiple dogs for fun and games.

ck

October 7th, 2009
1:26 pm

Thanks Todd for showing how completely idiotic someone can be. Your point about Ben Rothelsberger was completely incoherent and has nothing to do with the fact that Vick has: given somone a comunicable disease, lied to his employers who have given him millions, did drugs consistently, and was a lackluster employee while with the falcons. Oh yeah, he also killed helpless animals via torture and other means. Yeah, compare him to a bogus acusation against Rothelsburger (sp?). Idiot.

todd - you are an idiot

October 7th, 2009
1:30 pm

oh yeah, one more thing, TODD. Would you be able to go back to your current career path after being convicted of a felony as heinous as fighting dogs for sport? Be honest. I know my employer (like most) doesn’t hire felons.

ladytee

October 7th, 2009
1:31 pm

Enter your comments here
Can the first person who has not ever done anything wrong, please cast the first stone and I also want to meet you. It is so extremely sad to me that some people truly find it hard to forgive, if they are sorry you must forgive because you will reap what you sow. If you dont forgive you wont be forgiven.

Oxymoron-Smart Georgian

October 7th, 2009
1:32 pm

Where are all the law abiding citizens in regards to the footballer player that has been accused of rape? Or all the “activists” against the media play up of Polaski, the child rapist? How come when it comes to sexual assault or assualt against children, it’s okay to seperate the artist from the person?? Vick broke the law and served his time. He isn’t a loser, he’s a human being that made an awful mistake and lied about it. Although we’re all creations of God, you cannot equate an animal’s life to that of a human. Get real people, and let this man go on with his life.

If you don’t like him, don’t watch him. But, please don’t spew your ignorant hate around for the weak minded to soak up.

Bigger Issues

October 7th, 2009
1:34 pm

The FACT remains that he has served his time and his personal business is none of anybody else’s business ck. There are more important things to dwell on in this world and criminals running free for more hideous acts.

Hateraide anyone?

October 7th, 2009
1:35 pm

I think it would be good to see. TO has managed to change my perception of him with his reality show by simply showing me (a very vocal disliker of Terrell Owens)that he is human just like the rest of us are. It will be good for young men esp (black, white other) to see that you can get up after you fall from grace. Many people have found themselves in a position similar to MV’s in that they were arrogant and ignorant and made bad judgement calls. At 21 we all felt invincible and I would bet none of us had millions of dollars in the bank so I totally get that he thought he couldnt go down for what he was doing. Now that he has fallen give the man an opportunity to raise back up. No one would be anyone with out a little hateraide so for all the haters keep hating if he’s anything like me it’ll be motivation.

ck

October 7th, 2009
1:35 pm

ladytee,

how many “mistakes” or “errors” or “mis-judgements” or whatever you want to call them does it take? Why don’t YOU invest millions in him and get back nothing and see how “forgiving” you are?

todd - you are an idiot

October 7th, 2009
1:36 pm

Ladytee- the words “Enter your comments here” are a directive to let you know where to type. You should remove them. Of course, if you meant for them to be there and start off your diatribe, then please ignore my post.
Now, addressing your comments. I’ve certainly done my fair share of stupid things as a kid, and some as an adult. I have never killed a dog, found enjoyment in it, or passed on an STD either. The point I think that has been made is he’s a horrible person who has continually made awful choices in life yet some people still want to put him up on a pedestal because he is a professional athlete.

ck

October 7th, 2009
1:37 pm

Bigger Issues,

Yeah, I guess blowing a dog’s brains out for not fighting hard enough isn’t henious enough for you, right? Tells a lot about a person, including you and ladytee.

billt

October 7th, 2009
1:37 pm

Enter your comments here
Mike and others say he made a “mistake”
A mistake is accidentally poring transmission fluid into the brake cylinder.
Systematically hanging and electrocuting dogs who won’t tear other dogs apart is not a mistake.

Bigger Issues

October 7th, 2009
1:37 pm

Micheal Vick wanna be please get a life.

Bigger Issues

October 7th, 2009
1:40 pm

ck you are right. I don’t think it was that big an issue compared to the lost of human life, child molestation, rape etc!!!!!!!!

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
1:43 pm

todd-you are an idot poster: If by any chance, no matter how impossible it is, you find yourself guilty of a crime, would that define who YOU are for the rest of YOUR life? THOUGHT NOT!!!!!!!

Bishop Dudley Doright Bishop of the First Apostolic Church of the Good God Almighty in Christ Jesus

October 7th, 2009
1:44 pm

The brother served his time and has been given an opportunity to play in the NFL, which is as it should be. But in all honesty, the brother is so inarticulate — he can’t put three words together to make a sentence, so I’m just wondering how he’s going to have a television show that would be worth watching.

What he ought to do is just work hard at football, make as much money as he can, give that money to me and I’ll tell everybody how great he is. Now, that’ll work for both of us.

Debbie

October 7th, 2009
1:45 pm

LOL..well this “horrible” person that some of you claim he is, will be front and center on your TVs, and you know it. You’ll be right back here when Rodney Ho posts the first blog the day after the first episode. See ya then!! LMAO

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
1:46 pm

billt – What is the appropriate sentence and how should someone who has done the things Vick did be treated for the rest of thier lives??? Readers, please be prepared for THIS response from billt!!!

MR164

October 7th, 2009
1:46 pm

Way to go MV7!

todd - you are an idiot

October 7th, 2009
1:46 pm

Robert,
If I was a dog fighter who financed a dog fighting ring – then yes, I am sure it would override any good I might have done.
I’m not saying I am perfect, but I’m certainly not at that level of dirtbag. If you would read my comments you would see I have admitted of screwing up (plenty) so I’m not going to sit here and say “however impossible it may be….”

Tee

October 7th, 2009
1:47 pm

I bet you hillbillies have a blow up doll of MV7 next to your beds…just hearing his name makes you feel all warm inside…doesn’t it? LMAO

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
1:48 pm

BILLT…..BILLT……BILLT…..Waiting for that intellegent response.

MKA

October 7th, 2009
1:48 pm

The Michael Vick haters are the same one who let their dogs lick them in the face and mouth. Their pets are literally equal to their human family members. It sickens me that people equate this man with the Charles Mansons and OJ Simpsons of this world. Are you kidding me??!!

People….GET OVER IT!! He served his time and lost more than most of you will ever acquire in your life times. What else do you want from this man??

Sally R.

October 7th, 2009
1:48 pm

“The Michael Vick project”? You’ve got to be kidding. Why not just call it “Thug ville” instead. He murders innocent animals and he’s getting a reality show. What a low rent piece of manure. Shame a BET. He has no remorse and just wants to cash in again.

Hateraide anyone?

October 7th, 2009
1:49 pm

My heart goes out to you guys…billt, todd-you are an idiot, Oxymoron-Smart Georgian and you too ck. I guess its easy to hide behind a screen name and be hateful. I wonder how people like you live your daily lives. Yea yea yea I can hear it now “Not killing dogs blah blah blah” But I guess a big part of your day consists of hating people and finding ways to cut others down while hiding so gracefully behind a screen name. Good For You

William

October 7th, 2009
1:49 pm

Congrats Mr Vick, you deserve any and everything that comes your way and allow you to make money. This man has already lost too much behind fighting/killing dogs, there are people out here killing other people all day everyday and we hear nothing about it, but all this because of some freaking dogs, give me a break, these are dogs that you people keep talking about not humans, and why is the dog thing still coming up, he has did his jail time(which is completely stupid to me over some freaking dogs) and lost soooooooooooooo much money. It is over people, please move on with your lives just as Mr Vick is doing, GET OVER IT, THE DOGS ARE DEAD AND HE HAS SERVED HIS TIME…………………………………………………..CASE CLOSED THE END

MR164

October 7th, 2009
1:49 pm

oh yeah…@Michael Vick, you are an idiot. You should give props to MV7. His vernacular has imporved 100% since he has been released.

StopTheMadness

October 7th, 2009
1:50 pm

For all of you that have commented negatively about Mike Vick. If someone in your family (mother, father, brother sister) commited a crime such as Mike – would you forgive them? would be disown them? would you want them to have a chance to redeem themselves? Let’s be honest now – you know you would forgive, not disown and probably bend over backwards to help them redeem themselves – so why not allow the same for Mike Vick? What about those things in YOUR closet that YOU’VE done (that no one yet knows about), if and when that ish comes out of the closet who will you be begging to forgive, forget and give YOU another chance?

Ripley

October 7th, 2009
1:50 pm

Enterladytee

October 7th, 2009
1:31 pm
Enter your comments here
Can the first person who has not ever done anything wrong, please cast the first stone and I also want to meet you. It is so extremely sad to me that some people truly find it hard to forgive, if they are sorry you must forgive because you will reap what you sow. If you dont forgive you wont be forgiven.
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How ignorant is the above post!?!?

I don’t happen to consider murder “doing something wrong” and no, I’ve never committed murder. The muder of anyone or anything is unforgivable to me. Sorry, I don’t wish to meet any sanctimonious idiots!

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
1:50 pm

todd-you are an idiot poster: Should YOU be guilty for life for not being ‘perfect’ was the question. Then explain how you measure one sin/evil/crime against another. The courts do this and have handed out the sentence and has been satisfied by the completion of the sentence. Should we have someone like you hand out justice?

MR164

October 7th, 2009
1:51 pm

@Sally R

Get a life.

Tee

October 7th, 2009
1:51 pm

Bishop Dudley,

You said….
“But in all honesty, the brother is so inarticulate — he can’t put three words together to make a sentence, so I’m just wondering how he’s going to have a television show that would be worth watching”.

President Bush couldn’t put 2 words together and you voted him into the white house for 2 terms……NEXT!!

baby mama

October 7th, 2009
1:53 pm

I have yet to go to a site talking about Vick that says he killed the dogs. If you would listen to the what he was charged with you would find you are incorrect in your “accusations”!!! He bankrolled the actions. If you looked into the books of the businesses you bank roll presently then you will find out what dreadful crimes you are committing. As for the “no more chances” unforgiving crowd then you will find yourselves on that same side of where you have placed Vick with the “sentence” you are passing. Lets see how you manage yourself when it comes knocking and know for sure it will come knocking. I just hope you have to kahunas to handle the fallout.

LOL1

October 7th, 2009
1:53 pm

LOL…Y are there so many MV7 player haters. The man did 1.5 years in prison, lost literally millions, and has to go around and apologize for his crime to anyone that will listen for probably the next few years at least. But that’s not enough for the haters. I don’t get it…I mean the guy did a terrible thing. He’s served his time. Now its time to get on with his life.

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
1:54 pm

OK this is for everyone. READY??????
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO (concerning judging MV7)?????

Ripley

October 7th, 2009
1:56 pm

EnStopTheMadness

October 7th, 2009
1:50 pm
For all of you that have commented negatively about Mike Vick. If someone in your family (mother, father, brother sister) commited a crime such as Mike – would you forgive them? would be disown them? would you want them to have a chance to redeem themselves? Let’s be honest now – you know you would forgive, not disown and probably bend over backwards to help them redeem themselves – so why not allow the same for Mike Vick? What about those things in YOUR closet that YOU’VE done (that no one yet knows about), if and when that ish comes out of the closet who will you be begging to forgive, forget and give YOU another chance?
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You can bet your life that I would copletely disassociate myself from anyone who committed calculated, cold-blooded murder for money. And once again, neither I nor anyone I associate with has cold blooded murder in their “closet”.

Let’s do get honest here: I cannot think of anyone or anything more sick than someone who abuses innocent children and animals and Michael Vick is a sociopath who is only sorry he got caught and has only done the minimum required to be reinstated and to walk free. And if a family member of mine committed such horrible acts (over and over and over in Vick’s case) I’d do everything in my power to see that they were in a position where they would never be able to do so again.

todd - you are an idiot

October 7th, 2009
1:58 pm

I understood your question and think (my opinion only) that he shouldn’t be allowed to be in the public eye worshipped by children all over America.
I’d measure it like this. You are a felon, you can’t play in the NFL anymore with the potential to earn millions. He could go get a job in a manual labor field to support himself… cutting carpet, cleaning houses, making sandwiches, washing cars, whatever a person with no skills other than throwing a ball would do.
Could you hold your job after being a convicted felon?

Sally R.

October 7th, 2009
1:58 pm

@ mr164 I have a life and it does not include being inhumane to animals. I have no respect for this man.

San

October 7th, 2009
2:00 pm

Do you Mike Vick haters have “relations” with your pets? Please explain the venom in your hearts for a man who has already spent almost 2 years in prison and lost $100 million….we don’t get it, because we don’t come from a culture that has “relations” with their pets, forgive us for being more concerned about “humans” than PITBULLS…sorry.

Pulleeze

October 7th, 2009
2:00 pm

While I too was disgusted with Mike Vick for his heinous crime and those prior incidents, I do however recognize the fact that people can and do change in deeds and in character. Ck, what you refer to is in the past tense. The experiences of the last two plus years seem to have humbled him. I know that the disgust for him will linger with some of you for the rest of your lives. You see, I’ve had life altering changes in my own family. So let’s just wait and see if the changes in Vick are true and meaningful.

Ripley

October 7th, 2009
2:00 pm

EBigger Issues

October 7th, 2009
1:34 pm
The FACT remains that he has served his time and his personal business is none of anybody else’s business ck. There are more important things to dwell on in this world and criminals running free for more hideous acts.
nter your comments here
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Mind your own business and quit telling others how to feel. Nothing is worse than what Vick did as far as I’m concerned. ANd when a cold-blooded killer is in a position where impressionable children look up to him, we should all be concerned.

Since you don’t seem to value life other than human: Jeffrey Dahmer started out killing small animals for sport.

Brent

October 7th, 2009
2:01 pm

Sally R.,

Do you think MV gives a d@mn about how you feel about him???

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
2:02 pm

Michael Vick is a sociopath who is only sorry he got caught and has only done the minimum required to be reinstated and to walk free.

1. Everyone is sure YOU have the credentials to diagnose someone as a socialpath.

2.When MV7 apologized, that just wasn’t good enough for YOU. But how many times have YOU ever apologized, and didn’t YOU mean it when YOU apologized???

3.I beleive MV7 has done ‘all’ that was required by the court system, the penal system, and the NFL.

What is it exactly you want?

MKA

October 7th, 2009
2:02 pm

Ripley,

You stated…”Let’s do get honest here: I cannot think of anyone or anything more sick than someone who abuses innocent children and animals”.

Okay….once again, the fact that you can put the words CHILDREN and animals in the same sentence is deplorable!! I agree that he did a terrible thing by bankrolling the operation, but COME ON MAN….as a mother of 3, I am much more concerned about people who hurt innocent children. I don’t give a damn about a freaking dog!! He DOES NOT deserve the same judgment and blacklisting as a child abuser/ rapist/ molester. Give me a break!!!!!!!!

Robert H.

October 7th, 2009
2:04 pm

Is the correct spelling….Ripley’s Believe It Or Not???
I’ll take the ‘NOT’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

todd - you are an idiot

October 7th, 2009
2:04 pm

San you aren’t seeing through to our points. (”Our” being the collective MV haters) He has shown that his character is one of a downright evil person. One who kills animals for fun and profit, he gambled on them, and acts so sanctimonious about it after it gets brought to light is a piece of trash. Don’t you remember those comments to reporters like this little gem “I’m Mike Vick, and that’s all that matters. Ya’ll come an’ see me no matter what.”

Ripley

October 7th, 2009
2:05 pm

EHateraide anyone?

October 7th, 2009
1:49 pm
My heart goes out to you guys…billt, todd-you are an idiot, Oxymoron-Smart Georgian and you too ck. I guess its easy to hide behind a screen name and be hateful. I wonder how people like you live your daily lives. Yea yea yea I can hear it now “Not killing dogs blah blah blah” But I guess a big part of your day consists of hating people and finding ways to cut others down while hiding so gracefully behind a screen name. Good For You
nter your comments here
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POT, MEET KETTLE!!!!!!!!!

Oh, but I guess Hateraide Anyone is your real name.

Chell

October 7th, 2009
2:06 pm

He made “some” mistakes and he wants to be an inspiration? OMG!