Michael Vick Apologizes, Confesses Faith

Here is an excerpt from NFL player Michael Vick’s apology following his guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Richmond, VA, to a dogfighting conspiracy charge:

I want to apologize … for all the things that I’ve done and that I have allowed to happen. I want to personally apologize to commissioner Goodell, Arthur Blank, coach Bobby Petrino, my Atlanta Falcons teammates … I want to apologize to all the young kids out there for my immature acts … I totally ask for forgiveness and understanding as I move forward to bettering Michael Vick the person, not the football player. I take full responsibility for my actions …

I’m upset with myself, and, you know, through this situation I found Jesus and asked him for forgiveness and turned my life over to God. And I think that’s the right thing to do as of right now.

I noticed that the ESPN article on this did not quote the part about Jesus in Vick’s apology but simply stated: “Vick said he now has renounced dogfighting and has found religion as a result of the federal charges.”

I pray that Vick’s repentance and new-found faith in Christ are sincere. Time will tell. (Has anyone heard anything more about Paris Hilton in this regard?)

HT: CROSS-eyed

2 Comments

  1. Susan says:

    Don’t they all find Jesus when they get caught lying about doing something horrific and illegal.

    Vick has yet to apologize to the memory of the dogs he so sadistically killed because they were too injured or just weren’t up-to-snuff.

    I’ve watched Vick’s eyes on tv. They bothered me. I couldn’t connect. I realized why when I gazed into my 16-year old eldery cat’s eyes. I saw her soul!

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Susan,

    I know this issue hit hard with a lot of people. What Vick did was clearly wrong. I have two dogs myself that I dearly love and cannot imagine harming.

    I also hope Vick is sincere in his apology and not just using the name of Jesus as a way to dodge responsibility. When a person truly comes to faith in Jesus, they should have an even deeper sense of their wrongs than before, which issues in heartfelt thanksgiving for the forgiveness that God offers in Christ.

    Once again, time will tell.

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