Posted February 17, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Vick cancels Oprah


Eagles QB Michael Vick canceled his Oprah show appearance until a later date. Oprah and British personality Piers Morgan had a bet last week over who could book him first. Oprah won of course, but now Vick has to cancel on Oprah.

A show spokesman said Wednesday representatives of the NFL star called late Tuesday to cancel his appearance for personal reasons. The daytime talk show host’s interview with Vick was set to air Thursday, Feb. 24.

“After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview,” Vick said in a statement. “I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”

The interview was to cover Vick’s time in prison, his work with the Humane Society and his return to the NFL.

Vick missed two seasons and served 18 months in federal prison for a dogfighting operation based on his property in Surry County, Va.

He was reinstated to the NFL for the 2009 season and has been doing public service work, including with the Humane Society.

(exact full article courtesy espn.com)

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