PFT – Vick will release his autobiography Michael Vick: Finally Free on July 27, with a foreward from Tony Dungy. Vick’s eagerness to capitalize financially on his remarkable play last year is not a surprise and it’s understandable considering the money he still owes to creditors. That doesn’t mean the book will be worth reading, although USA Today excerpted an interesting section where Vick admitted a bad habit for lying, even to his defense attorney. “My propensity for trying to lie my way out of trouble only made my consequences more severe,” Vick wrote.
I’m going to put aside for a moment by firm belief that before someone be allowed to write a book, they must first have read one. And something tells me Cruella de Vick wasn’t walking around the Virginia Tech campus with his nose buried into a copy of Atlas Shrugged. But the larger issue here is: Isn’t this against the law? The Son of Sam Law, to be exact? Which makes it illegal for you to profit from your crimes by writing a book about them afterward? And let’s not kid ourselves that this is anything other than profiting from crimes. Plenty of people will want to read this garbage merely and solely because they want to hear Vick talk about how he fought, tortured and killed dogs. I mean, no one’s going to read Michael Vick: Finally Put Up Some Decent Passing Stats After a Career of Being a Glorified Running Back Who’s Never Won Shit. This book will basically be a literary snuff movie. And a good (un)healthy percentage of the dickbags who buy it will immediately thumb through it to find the electrocution stories or the part where Vick grabbed dogs off the street to get his fighting dogs hungry for blood. If that’s not profiting from your crimes than nothing is.
PS. Nothing proves what a sanctimonious donkey Dungy is than the fact that he’s putting his name on this fishwrap. “I’m so proud of Michael Vick and honored to call him a friend” says more about the man than I ever could. Please, Rodney Harrison, I’m begging you. Make this be the year you slap St. Anthony in the head on live TV. @JerryThornton1
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