Michael Vick to Appear on "60 Minutes"

First Interview Since Admitting to Dogfighting and Going To Prison; Sunday, Aug. 16, 7 P.M. ET/PT

  • Michael Vick, in July 2009.PHOTO

    Michael Vick, in July 2009. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

(CBS) Former pro-football star Michael Vick speaks to CBS Sports NFL Today anchor James Brown on 60 Minutes in his first interview since he admitted two years ago to running a dogfighting ring - a crime that landed him in federal prison for 18 months and got him suspended from the NFL.

The interview, conducted Monday, Aug. 10 in Virginia, will be broadcast on
60 Minutes this Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

The ex-Atlanta Falcon's quarterback was conditionally re-instated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on July 27, a week after he was released from federal custody. If a team is interested in him, Vick could be playing again in a regular league game by the sixth week of the NFL season.

The segment will also include interviews with Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the U.S., the country's largest organization dedicated to the protection of animals. Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach who will be a special advisor to Vick, will also be interviewed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

60 Minutes? BS! Put these shits in the hot seat of some other show. Like put them on Real Time with Bill Maher with an appropriate panel of guests, then perhaps it might be worth a watch.

Brad Jensen