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In an interesting move, BET has announced that they will be giving Michael Vick his own television series.
The newly reinstated NFL player, who was recently released from prison after being convicted for running a dog-fighting ring, will star in an eight-part documentary-style reality show to air early next year. The show, tentatively titled The Michael Vick Project, will follow the Philadelphia Eagles player as he attempts to rebuild his relationship with his fiancée and kids and attempts to make amends for his 2007 arrest.
"I just want people to really get to know me as an individual," Michael told the Los Angeles Times. "What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I've made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it's not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up."
Obviously PETA is not happy with the news of the new show.
"People who abuse animals don't deserve to be rewarded," said PETA spokesman Dan Shannon. "They shouldn't be given multimillion-dollar contracts...or given the privilege of being a role model.
"We don't believe Michael Vick understands the seriousness of his crime. I think he's sorry he got caught, but only time will tell if he's truly remorseful."
But Michael hopes forgiveness in his future.
"All I can ask is that people are receptive and come to this with an open mind," said Vick. "I can't change the past, I can only change the present. I know there are people who can't forget what I did, but I hope they can someday forgive me."
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