As an addendum to my column today on Michael Vick, Vick told an audience at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, N.J. on Tuesday that he’d actually love to own a dog again. Vick, of course, is banned by a federal judge from ever doing so, as part of his penance for the dogfighting ring he ran.
"I wish I could have a dog right now more than anything in the world," Vick said, according to news reports, in another of his presentations on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States. Vick made a similar appearance in Newport News on Monday. "My goal now is to help more animals than I hurt and help turn a negative situation in a positive.”
Vick told hundreds of kids that all they'd heard and read about his dogfighting operation was true "except for the electrocution.” It’s been routinely reported that Vick electrocuted underperforming canine fighters, but Vick denied it. “That never happened.”
Vick also said he does hold out hope that he’ll be able to own a dog. “I don’t know when that day is going to come. It’s up to my judge at his discretion.”
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