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Mike Vick biography 'Finally Free' coming July 27

Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:52 am
Edited on: June 7, 2011 11:11 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Michael Vick's 2010 season was straight out of a storybook. And now, it will go straight into a biography, with the release of Vick's new book, "Finally Free," on July 27.

In the book, Vick details his rise and fall, as well as the humiliation of being in prison.

"You're nobody," Vick writes, per Sean Leahy at USA Today. "You don't have no existence to the world at all. You're just a guy with a name and a number."

Most interestingly, Vick details that he lied to everyone about dogfighting, including his lawyer. The lying isn't a surprise, but while prosecutors were building a case, Vick's defense was continually claiming he had nothing to do with the ring.

"When the dogfighting allegation surfaced, my lawyer told me, 'If you were involved, you need to tell me you were involved.' That's when it was on the state rather than the federal level," Vick writes. "I kept telling him, 'No, no, I wasn't involved, no, no.' The whole time they were building the case, my lawyer was saying 'no' but he was seeing all this evidence saying 'yes.'

"If I had just told the truth, maybe I would've received a smack on the wrist instead of a lengthy sentence."

That's actually a pretty good lesson for everyone -- don't lie to your lawyer. And speaking of lessons, it seems that the primary purpose of the book is to impart valuable lessons to young people about the mistakes they make and turning around their lives.

It also seems, based on the video below and the ads on MichaelVickStory.com, that Vick's trying to help sell Sports Spectrum Magazine, which appears to be a faith-based sports magazine that has somehow managed to avoid being sued by Sports Illustrated for having a remarkably similar cover setup.



The book is co-written with Charles Chandler and Brett Honeycutt, both formerly of the Charlotte Observer, and is being sold at Vick's newest website, MichaelVickStory.com in both hardback ($24.75 pre-order!) and Limited Edition Hardback (for the not-so-low price of $99.95).

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Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 8:39 am
 

Mike Vick biography 'Finally Free' coming July 27

The only think Vick deserves is to be treated like the defenseless dogs he tortured over and over again.  The eagles will probably sign Buress too.  What a worthless organization.




Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 10:05 am
 

Mike Vick biography 'Finally Free' coming July 27

The discouraging thing is most people hate the fact that Vick is a black quarterback and he has changed the game... Most people dont want to see black athletes be productive... Always searching for the negativity in everything they do... you dont hear anything about the Mannings or Brady with his baby momma drama,,, but I'm sure their things are covered up and no one looks negatively at their actions.They can walk off the field and make excuses... through 5 interceptions and no one will say anything about it...In the the case of Vick with the book.  Do u really think he is that uneducated to write a book about the slaying of dogs.... Come on .... Come on.... the book is going to be based on his growing up without a father presence in his life.... the eveidence of growing up in one of the worst projects in the commonwealth of virginia ....The titile tells it all not the freedom from prison... but The freedom of ones Mind... The mindset that you are free to make your own decisions... The freedom that you are not bound ... Only people who have grown up with a struggle would now anything about that. it a struggle of freedom of your mind. You better believe it I use to stay there.... Do ur research Eagle lover  Vick would not do anything without consulting the organization first he is know fool ... He had been one in the past but He has grown up.... Congradulate everyone makes mistake... I think the good book says no sin is greater than another....



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2011 11:25 am
 

Mike Vick biography 'Finally Free' coming July 27

DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!


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