The Eagles denied a Philadelphia television station’s report that they influenced Michael Vick’s decision to cancel his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
“Not true,” an Eagles spokesman told the Philadelphia Sports Daily.
Vick’s spokesman Chris Shigas agreed: “The Eagles were supportive of Michael’s decision both when he agreed to do the show and when he decided to cancel.”
Shigas says Vick wasn’t afraid of answering any questions or potentially facing the owners of his dogs.
“He’s already answered all of these questions,” Shigas said.
Vick’s camp says that he only backed out because the timing of the interview no longer worked. Oprah’s camp has decided to withdraw the offer for a complimentary O Magazine subscription that is usually given to her guests.