The Michael Vick Project Coming To BETPublished by Michael Arceneaux on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12:00 am.
Famed football player turned mortal enemy of Scooby and Scrappy Doo, Michael Vick, has signed on for his own BET reality series.
The show will be titled The Michael Vick Project and will trail the football player on his controversial comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles while also examining his troubled childhood and legal troubles stemming from a 2007 arrest for running a dog fighting ring.
On the new docu-series, Vick tells the Los Angeles Times, “I just want people to really get to know me as an individual. What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I’ve made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it’s not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up.”
Already Vick’s other arch nemesis, PETA, has responded.
PETA spokesman Dan Shannon said:
“People who abuse animals don’t deserve to be rewarded. They shouldn’t be given multimillion-dollar contracts . . . or given the privilege of being a role model. We don’t believe Michael Vick understands the seriousness of his crime. I think he’s sorry he got caught, but only time will tell if he’s truly remorseful.”
The show is set to premiere in early 2010.