Vick: 'I Cried So Many Nights'

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 17, 2009 3:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Disgraced football star Michael Vick spent long nights in prison "crying" over what he did to "the animals" in his dog-fighting operation, and the mess he made of his life, he said on 60 Minutes yesterday. "The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of what I allowed to happen to the animals," said Vick in his first interview since his 2007 arrest.

"I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bunk. That wasn't the way that things were supposed to be—and all because the so-called culture that I thought was right, that I thought was cool," he said. Vick was released from prison in May after serving 18 months of a 23-month sentence for his involvement in dog-fighting. He has been practicing with the Philadelphia Eagles.