Michael Vick won’t be sitting on Oprah’s couch after all.
Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that Vick has canceled his planned appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, meaning what would have been Vick’s highest-profile one-on-one interview since before he went to prison will not be happening.
There’s no word yet on why Vick canceled, but it’s an odd move. When a public figure with a checkered task makes an appointment to visit Oprah, it’s an attempt to open up and show mainstream America that he’s changed for the better. Scheduling an interview only to cancel it later makes Vick look like he has something to hide.
And while Vick might be concerned about uncomfortable questions regarding his involvement in dog fighting, at this point, everyone knows what Vick did. He’d be better off answering those questions and stressing that he’s trying to move forward with his life than avoiding the questions.
I’ll be interested to hear Vick’s explanation for canceling the interview. And I’ll be curious to hear what Oprah has to say about it.