With his book Finally Free coming out in September, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been talking about his past a fair amount in recent weeks.
He’ll probably be doing a bit more of that in the next month to help promote the book, but Vick says that will be it for talking about history. During an appearance on WIP in Philly, via SportsRadioInterviews.com, Vick said that he will simply tell those who want to know about his past that they can pick up a copy of his book because his lips will be sealed on that topic.
“I had say so over when the book came out and I chose to release it before the season started because I, over the last three years, have still had the tendency to still get the same questions over and over again, late into the season,” Vick said. “I released the book in September because I’m never answering these questions again. If I’m in the locker room and somebody asks me about my past, I’m just going to say, ‘I wrote about it.’ I never have to speak upon it again, ever, because I don’t want any distractions this year. I want this team to have a clear mindset.”
The idea makes sense, although it would have been a bit easier to believe that Vick didn’t want the release of the book to get in the way of the season if he didn’t pick the week the season starts for the release date. There are going to keep being questions, some of which will likely be asked for the first time based on information in the book. Vick can certainly refuse to answer those questions, but that will only lead to more questions and commentary about Vick’s refusal to talk about his past.
About the only way we figure the release of the book won’t lead to more discussion of Vick’s past just as the season starts is if Vick comes up with something else juicy about the future to distract the hordes.