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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Lying would've made sense, really. It's easy to see how someone in Michael Vick's situation in 2007 ‒ accused of running a dogfighting ring, facing federal felony charges, having everything to lose, and with the truth not being on his ...

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Book: Mike Vick planned to lie his way through dogfighting scandal

Lying would've made sense, really. It's easy to see how someone in Michael Vick's situation in 2007 ‒ accused of running a dogfighting ring, facing federal felony charges, having everything to lose, and with the truth not being on his side ‒ would've seen lying as a strong option. And he did, as he confesses in his new book, "Finally Free."

"I knew how to lie with a straight face. Sad to say, Commissioner Goodell bought into what I was saying, and I think he truly believed me that I was telling the truth. I deeply regret not telling him the truth from the outset.
"It was a very nervous time for me. I knew I was going to try to lie my way through the whole dogfighting case and see if money, good lawyers, and manipulating the system could get me out of the position I was in -- which was a terrible position."
In the end, Vick couldn't make the last two parts of his plan work. His lawyers couldn't do enough, and he couldn't manipulate the system as thoroughly as he'd hoped. Had the criminal case against him not been so strong, and had he not spent 19 months in federal prison, he'd probably still be lying about it today.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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No!...Really???? Someone rich, facing federal criminal charges, saying he didn't do it (lying), and thinking his money and expensive lawyers can get him off the hook? I am SHOCKED! What's this world coming to?
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