Vick Plans TV Documentary Series on His Life

Show will take a somber, serious look at QB's life: BET producers
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 2:51 PM CDT
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick listens during his introduction to speak about dogfighting at Covenant Baptist Church in southwest Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – Michael Vick will star in an eight-part documentary-style TV series about his life for BET. The Michael Vick Project, due in 2010, will look at Vick’s comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles along with his troubled childhood and—of course—the time he spent running a dogfighting ring. "I just want people to get to know me as an individual," Vick tells the Los Angeles Times. “I've made mistakes. But it's not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up."

And though the Humane Society supports Vick’s efforts at redemption, some animal rights activists aren’t impressed. "People who abuse animals don't deserve to be rewarded," says a PETA representative. “They shouldn't be given multimillion-dollar contracts, or given the privilege of being a role model.”