Dr. Boyce: Michael Vick Cancels on The Oprah Winfrey Show

February 17, 2011

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Football superstar Michael Vick initially made plans to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show. But it’s just been announced that Vick is not going to appear on the show, citing personal and professional conflicts that have made the appearance impossible.
"Mike postponed the taping because of the timing of the interview for personal and professional reasons," said Michael Vick’s spokesman Chris Shigas. "He does not have a reschedule date at this time."

Some speculate that Vick may have canceled because other groups have been sending emails and letters to the Oprah Winfrey Show, asking that the voices of Vick’s critics be heard. One of Vick’s strongest critics has been Richard Hunter, a stand-up comedian who also adopted one of Vick’s dogs. Hunter claims that he and others who agree with him have been harassing Oprah’s producers since it was announced that Michael Vick might appear on the show.

 

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