According to FOX 29 in Philadelphia, Eagles QB Michael Vick’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was canceled Wednesday at the team’s request. Vick was scheduled to tape an interview that was to air later this month.
In a statement, Vick said: "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for Feb. 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”
No reason was given for the cancelation, but Vick’s past likely would have been a major part of the interview.
Vick spent nearly two years in prison for his role in a dog fighting operation. Since he got out of jail, Vick has spent time off the field speaking against cruelty to animals.
UPDATE: According to Phillysportsdaily.com, the Eagles denied they asked Vick to cancel the interview.
“Not true,” said an Eagles spokesman.
“The Eagles were supportive of Michael’s decision both when he agreed to do the show and when he decided to cancel,” said Chris Shigas, a spokesman for Vick.