August 10, 2009
FORMER NFL STAR MICHAEL VICK SPEAKS TO
CBS SPORTS “NFL TODAY” ANCHOR JAMES BROWN
ON “60 MINUTES” AUGUST 16 IN HIS FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE
ADMITTING TO DOGFIGHTING AND GOING TO PRISON
Former pro-football star Michael Vick speaks to CBS Sports NFL TODAY Anchor James Brown on
60 MINUTES in his first interview since he admitted two years ago to running a dogfighting ring – a crime that landed him in federal prison for 18 months and got him suspended from the NFL. The interview, conducted today (10) in Virginia, will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Aug. 16 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The ex-Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback was conditionally re-instated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on July 27th, a week after he was released from federal custody. If a team is interested in him, Vick could be playing again in a regular league game by the sixth week of the NFL season.
The segment will also include interviews with Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the U.S., the country’s largest organization dedicated to the protection of animals. Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach who will be a special advisor to Vick, will also be interviewed.
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