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Humane Society

Auctions Off Vick's

Note to Self

9/4/2007 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

On August 27, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick plead guilty to a dogfighting charge, and the following day held a press conference in Richmond, Virg., apologizing for his involvement in the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting ring.

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After Vick's four-minute speech, a rep with the Humane Society of the United States went up to the podium to retrieve his microphone, and found the note left by Vick containing his talking points.

Vick's big idea: apologize, apologize, apologize. The six-point speech calls for him to "apologize for what I've done;" apologize to his coach and team; tell young kids that "I acted immature;" ask for "forgiveness and understanding;" "take full responsibility for my actions;" and remind people that "we all make mistakes."

At the very bottom of the note was a reminder that "dogs have suffered."

"Watching video of the event, I recall Vick reading through his talking points. I don't recall him getting to those words at the end. No, for some reason, he didn't get to the dogs on whom he inflicted such tortures," wrote Humane Society blogger Wayne Pacelle on A Humane Nation. "The biggest apology of all was left unspoken-to the dogs who suffered and who died so horribly at his hand."

The Humane Society has put the note up for auction. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Response and Reward Fund.
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SAGRLVBR    

HAHAHAHAHAHA...... EVEN MORE GUILTY... FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THOUGHT HIS SPEECH WAS HEART FELT, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY NOW?

2425 days ago
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TROLL SMASHERS    

not only inhumane and GROSS but also very very stupid, kind of stupid that leaves evidence lying around...he deserved to get caught

2425 days ago
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Tangie    

I can't get over how he say's he's "immature" and "I need to grow up" Being a blood-thirsty murderer is a little bit more than being childish....and this note...does it surspise anyone how stupid he is?

2425 days ago
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Ricky Ticky Tock    

Vick isn't sorry he's just trying to save his ass. He wasn't sorry until he got caught and lost endorsements and risked losing his career. That fool was having fun at those fights and didn't give a - whether or not how he off'd those animals was - up. I don't know, that's just kind of sadistic to me. He looks like a gangster thug chicken - ass n199a and I hope he goes to hell for it.

2425 days ago
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cindy    

TMZ - RELEASE THIS ARTICLE TO THE MASSES!!! It will show how fake & SELFISH this bastard is. Sorry my ass! If he was really sorry he wouldn't have to MAKE NOTES to apologize. SEND THIS TO THE FALCONS OWNERS!!! CUT HIS ASS FROM THE TEAM!

2425 days ago
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Sarah Silverman Looks Like a Beast    

The only thing that Vick is sorry about, is that he got CAUGHT!

2425 days ago
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Dixie in Myrtle Beach    

He is so stupid...he should have stayed in school!!! I hope the Judge gives him the maximum sentence and that he never plays on an American football team ever again!

2425 days ago
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Veronique Pires    

He is only sorry because he got caught. All his apologizing is in hope of saving what is left of his career(and all the money that goes with it).

2425 days ago
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Tangie    

Who needs damn note to remind them to apologize?

2425 days ago
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Jess    

As sad as the dog fighting thing makes me, the bottom note, basically a footnote, about the fact that "dogs have suffered" actually made me laugh. The key words of "ashamed" & "disappointmented" was also nice. If you're going to have idiot notes, at least remember to take them with you after the speech.

2425 days ago
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NYone    

How can anyone suggest that he be let back into the NFL..When you commit a crime you have to pay..plain and simple..especially because he is a public figure...animals cannot defend themselves, they should be and ARE protected by law.. whether some people agree with that or not doesnt matter.. He maliciously broke the law. There are people coming to his defense in the media which is even more appalling to me...He does not have one sorry bone in his body, the only thing he is sorry for is ruining his career and his reputation. People who abuse animals abuse people as well, this guy is a dangerous sociopath who does not deserve another chance because of the serious nature of his crime...Dozens of dogs may have to be put down because of him !!!!!! My heart is sad for those dogs.

2425 days ago
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dr tim    

vick IS A PHONY.....IF HE LIVED IN A METAL HOSUE HE WOUL DBE TRAILER TRASH..BUT THE BASTARD IS RICH. rEGARDLESS OF HIS FAME AND MONEY, HE IS A STREET N--------R.

2425 days ago
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Ricky Ticky Tock    

That'd be cool to chain a safe around his foot and throw him in a pool so he can see how he likes it.

2425 days ago
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HUMANE DOG PERSON    

Post from Bird - we may all be guilty of something in our lived at one time or another but what this a hole did was so wrong and so dispicable it makes most of our mistakes child's play. You think that cheat sheet found at the podium was a reminder to himself? The rest of us think it was a reminder to the rest of us that he's a low life who no more meant his apology then his not meaning to ever hurt the dogs. BULL S*** We're also sick of the people who say well he's from the deep south and that's what they do there so you have to understand. NO WE DON'T and the last time I checked the "deep south" is part of the United States and just because most of them are dumb asses doesn't mean they should get away with this. The end is near for all of them and their barbaric behaviour. No one can be so stupid they can't see what they do is downright cruel and inhumane. Even other animals know the difference. Damn them all!

2425 days ago
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patty    

I noted that Vick didn't mention or apologize for the pain and suffering he caused these poor dogs during his discusting television apology....Strange that it took so long for it to be noted..He said "we all make mistakes." he is sorry? Hey, he is only sorry that he got caught not sorry for his evil and cruel deeds..When they get caught they are always sorrry, making these TV apologies, and go to rehab and get the cure!!

Attention Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton...I don't give a rip what color he is..Evil is evil and that man has an evil soul..So don't start your tirades of he is being discriminated against because he is a black man.. Black, white, green, yellow, whatever the color, they all should be held accountable and punished to the extent of the law..

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