As quarterback Mike Vick prepares both to possibly sign with a new team and to definitely face James Brown of 60 Minutes, we can’t help but wonder whether Vick truly accepts responsibility for the things he did.
On Tuesday, Vick told basketball campers at Hampton University to “use me as an example for your dreams.” (We assume that they should wake up before the “Leavenworth” portion.)
More importantly, Vick also lamented the fact that he “allowed someone who didn’t have my best interests at heart to take all that away from me.”
We would agree, if the “someone” to whom Mike Vick is referring is Mike Vick.
Even if Vick somehow was manipulated by others to engage in a six-year lifestyle of dogfighting and gambling on dog fights and killing dogs deemed unfit to fight other dogs, he should be well past the point of blaming others for his fate.
His failure to take public responsibility for his actions makes us wonder whether he’s truly remorseful for his behavior — and whether he simply told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that which Vick believed Goodell wanted to hear.