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Michael Vick

I'm Trying to Help Jailed Kids ... Through Sports

7/18/2013 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Vick is currently in Washington D.C. -- meeting with a powerful congressman in an effort to help incarcerated children get their lives on track ... TMZ has learned.

The Philadelphia Eagles QB got together with Rep. John Lewis from Georgia to push Team Freedom Outreach -- a charity that recruits volunteers to play sports with children who are incarcerated.

Vick says he's passionate about TFO because, "Many of these children who are incarcerated receive no visitors."

He adds, "Team Freedom Outreach gives them positive mentorship. It shows these kids that somebody cares. It helps them make a plan."

Second chances -- something Vick knows all about.

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Slydarippa     

Lets see how many people post comments about black people that has nothing to do with the article

400 days ago
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Veronica    

Ironic that his previous mistress' tell all book about Vick (including dog fighting) is coming out and now he's doing charitable work. Sounds like a PR stunt to me.

400 days ago
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joan    

Good for Michael.

400 days ago
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Truth    

DUDE IS GETTING DROPPED FROM THE EAGLES SOON ENUFF... TICK, TOCK... TICK, TOCK. LAST YEAR'S PERFORMANCE SUCKED BALLS. PR STUNT. #TRUTH!!

400 days ago
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charlei harper    

as the damage control train rolls on....

400 days ago
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Theresa Q    

Thank you for posting this story on Micheal Vick. He has actually been heavily involved in several charities for some time. He has evolved a tremendous amount in the last few years. Good for him.

400 days ago
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Ace    

Go from caged dogs to caged kids. Turn them into great cage fighters, and it's legal.

400 days ago
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drake    

Oh great, an animal sadist/torturer visiting kids at risk - what a hero.

400 days ago
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Jim    

POS animal abuser, animal killer, and animal torturer. POS for life. And I don't care one thing about how he "paid his dues". Sitting in a cell is nothing for a POS like Vick. He COULD HAVE made a *HUGE* difference in the animal world, but instead turned his back to the opportunity, because he just doesn't care. POS for life.

400 days ago
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needforspeed    

Redemption is a wonder gift Mike keep up the great work.

400 days ago
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Martina    

He only helps when there is a camera around. Does anyone know if any of his rape stands for dogs are still for sale on eBay?

400 days ago
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MjR    

This is all BS...he is just trying to falsy change the way epopel think of him. He is what he is and that is a Dog Abuser. He should have NEVER been allowed to have another dog or any animal for that matter. It's disgusting that he was allowed to get one.

400 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good for him. I really like the man he has become. You never see him throwing tantrums over all the hate he recieves. He just keeps growing. Love it.

400 days ago
14.

Fishman    

Look, I've never been a football fan to begin with and I'm certainly not a fan of someone who abuses animals. The guy did his time and paid the debt he was ordered to pay and from what I see has stayed out of trouble ever since. Who's to say his incarceration wasn't a wake-up call to live a better life, change and give back? I love it where people are posting calling him a POS for life. Really? So no one can ever learn from their mistakes and change? I'd be willing to bet that everyone posting negative garbage here has made mistakes and have regrets in their lives. This guy seems to be working to make up for his and he has to do it in the public eye.

400 days ago
15.

Elle    

Good on ya, Vick!

400 days ago
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