In 2007, NFL player Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a dog-fighting operation. Vick has since served his sentence and is quickly making up for lost time with members of his family.
This week, the final episode of Vick’s docu-series The Michael Vick project aired on BET. The series starred Vick and his family, which includes his fiancée Kijafa, and his children Mitez,7, Jada,5, and London,2.
“I am not doing this documentary to show people that I’m back and unchanged by the experiences of the last few years,” Vick said of the reality show late last year. “I’m allowing the cameras to see the truth – the good, the bad and the ugly results of my decisions – with the sincere hope that it will positively affect others’ lives and prevent someone out there from making the same mistakes I did.”
Michael hopes that one day when his kids are older, he will be able to explain the truth of his imprisonment to them.
“I will be honest with them. I want them to be able to say, ‘My daddy stood tall, he took responsibility for the unethical things he did and he worked hard to find a solution to reconcile and make things right. He took wrong things he did and turned things around. He did a lot of good.’ ”
“The most important thing about making mistakes is to learn from them and to turn things around. You always have a shot to turn things around and you’ve got to work hard to take it(Source).”