Vick Says in Radio Interview He's Put Team's Owner, Fans "Through a Lot"

Michael Vick said in an interview with an Atlanta radio station today that he hopes to play for the Falcons again but is uncertain whether he will be able to do so.

"Hopefully I'll see you all again," Vick said in a taped interview. "It remains to be seen. But that's what I'm working on."

Vick reportedly called in from Virginia for the interview with station WVEE. Station officials reportedly agreed not to ask Vick questions about the federal dogfighting charges that the quarterback is facing.

Vick expressed regret about the trouble that the controversy has created for Falcons owner Arthur Blank and the team's followers.

"I just want to thank all my fans and all my support and all the people that are praying for Mike Vick and are in my corner right now," he said. "It's a crisis situation for me. But I'm going to get through it and I feel, by the grace of God, that's the only way. I believe in the outcome at the end, and that's why I put my faith in the man upstairs. It pains me not be down there right now because I know so many people want to see me and I want to be there."

Vick is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 26. Last week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered Vick not to report to training camp with the Falcons pending a review by the league of the case that is to determine Vick's playing status. The league has not expressed a timetable for completing the review.

Falcons officials have said that developments in the case will determine whether Vick will play for the team this season or ever again. Blank said last week that he was prepared to suspend Vick for the first four games of the season without pay before Goodell intervened and asked the team to withhold any disciplinary action until the league's review is completed.

"Hopefully under the right circumstances, I think it can work," Vick said during his radio interview. "I know I put the city through a lot. My owner, Arthur Blank, who I love sincerely, I put him through a lot. It hurts me to put him through this situation. A lot of things would have to be worked out for him to put his faith and trust back in me. But if I had the opportunity, if it wouldn't be a problem, I'd like to come back, under the right circumstances."

By Mark Maske |  July 30, 2007; 2:25 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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NOW he calls on God?! What a POS! I hope that what comes around goes around, and if he is found guilty his career (and freedom, briefly) should be over.

Posted by: dennispro | July 30, 2007 4:08 PM

Vick is not worried. He knows God is on his side no matter what, because only God can judge him, not man and not those who worship dogs, pitbulls or whatever.

Posted by: Black | July 30, 2007 4:40 PM

I'm sure God doesn't take too kindly to those that wager on a fight to the death, the killing of a living thing because it did not "perform well" in test sessions for said fights to the death.

He's going to get what he deserves, both by the man upstairs and the man in cloth. FRY VICK, FRY!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2007 9:10 PM

Vick's comments reflect such high but unwarrantd opinion of himself, e.g. My fans want to see me." I turned the station when the Falcons were on television because of his immature behavior. Is he telling me that all of the fans to whom he gave the finger want to see him play? B.S. Michael Vick is a loser and so is his brother, the one who stepped on a player while at Va. Tech.

Posted by: macer | August 2, 2007 5:50 AM

Vick's comments reflect such high but unwarrantd opinion of himself, e.g. My fans want to see me." I turned the station when the Falcons were on television because of his immature behavior. Is he telling me that all of the fans to whom he gave the finger want to see him play? B.S. Michael Vick is a loser and so is his brother, the one who stepped on a player while at Va. Tech.

Posted by: macer | August 2, 2007 5:50 AM

It is unfortunate that both big brother and little brother are losers. As time goes on it is becoming apparent who they are. If the latest actions are proven to be criminal..punishment is forthcoming...

Posted by: LitteMan | August 17, 2007 11:11 AM

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