Michael Vick cancels on Oprah

February, 16, 2011
2/16/11
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick might be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year, but that won't keep him off Oprah's bad list. Vick was supposed to tape an interview that would run next Thursday, but he called the show's producer and canceled his appearance.

"After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview," Vick said in a statement. "I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future."

Since Oprah's about to call it quits on her famous show, I doubt Vick will get a second chance. And why would Vick need to "carefully consider" appearing with Oprah? I know she's a noted animal activist, but I don't think she would've been overly tough on the quarterback. Perhaps someone from the league office suggested that it might be good for Vick to keep a low profile.

But for a guy who's looking to add more endorsements to his portfolio, backing out on Oprah is a curious decision. Let's hope she can find a fill-in on such short notice. Joe Banner's been pretty forthcoming regarding the future of the Eagles. Perhaps he can stand in for Vick and discuss Andy Reid's future.

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