Nobody liked Michael Vick for a loooong time after he got caught making dogs fight to the death, and some would argue that it STILL hasn't been long enough!
He HAS changed a lot of minds about him, though — through what we've seen as reform and a sincere effort to change his ways. Did you know that he didn't do it on his own, though?
Like any good sports player, he was coached… and he paid a hefty sum for it! We're talking $111k+ for an elite crisis management team to re-brand him!
According to the source (and court docs), here's how Sitrick & Company went about making Vick the likable person we see today (for most):
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Poor Sam…we're just glad he's own the road to recovery and leaving his past behind him.
Sam is a dog that was rescued when a dogfighting arena was raided. The pooch has part of his face missing and he lived in a bunker type cage before he was taken away.
Sixteen other dogs were rescued along with Sam, who is recovering thanks to the Humane Society.
Who would want to hurt such a cutie! He just wants some affection!
Take a look (above) as a happy dog gets another chance at a happy life!
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Michael Vick's family has a dog!
The man who went to jail for brutally killing several dogs and was involved in dog fighting now owns a dog again.
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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a big problem with Michael Vick owning another dog.
The quarterback chatted up Piers Morgan and once the host brought up the fact that his ban on owning dogs had ended, Vick said another dog may be in his future.
For his kids. But the ASPCA ain't buying it.
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We're kinda iffy about this…
Michael Vick's Finally Free has hit the shelves and the quarterback has been very candid about his experiences.
He even openly admitted to caring more about dog fighting than his job, which made him millions.
When he stopped for a chat with Piers Morgan (above), Vick claimed that a dog may be in his future.
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