Humane Society Auctions Off Vick’s Note To Self After Dog Fighting Guilty Plea


Last week, Michael Vick held a press conference in Richmond, Virginia to make a public statement and apology.

After his speech, a representative with the Humane Society of the United States went to the podium to get his microphone, and found a self-written note left by Vick highlighting his talking points.

In his note, Vick reminded himself to apologize, apologize, apologize.

His note says: 1. Apologize for what I’ve done, 2. Apologize Commissioner, AB, Petrino, ashamed disappointed, 3. Young kids I acted immature, 4. Forgiveness & understanding, 5. Take full responsibility for my actions, and 6. We all make mistakes I’ve made mistakes in judgment.

At the bottom of the note, Vick wrote “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. The biggest apology of all was left unspoken-to the dogs who suffered and who died so horribly at his hand,” wrote Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle.

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

Source: TMZ

Photo: Associated Press

(Thanks menusux)

17 Responses to “Humane Society Auctions Off Vick’s Note To Self After Dog Fighting Guilty Plea”

  1. mittens says:

    my favorite fatuous, all- purpose excuse to negate blame-” we all make mistakes”.

    yeah, sure, but not all of us willfully commit felonious crimes.these are serious crimes not merely ‘ mistakes’.

    the moral equivilant of saying-” yuh, i shot my dog in the head because he lost a fight but i was having a bad hair day.”

    i’ll say it again- well scrubbed and clearly scripted low life thug. and he isn’t even from the ‘deep south’, whoppi, and i am sure plenty if southerners of all colors take umbrage at your suggestion that they’re all a bunch of dog torturing red necks. the civil war was an awfully long time ago- can we stop blaming the confederate states, please, for everything abberrant in human behavior. the old race card didn’t work so time to drag ole dixie out…

  2. nora says:

    Yes. He just couldn’t spit out the MOST NEEDED WORDS Dogs have suffered. He just doesn’t have the compassion or the GUTS to say those words because all his BOYS would look down on him for saying that and THAT IS WHERE HE COMES FROM. To any of them the matter of suffering of innocent animals is not something they can comprehend or consider important. It is all a thrill and a fianacial boost. They and Dr. Fahey have much in common.

  3. Gary says:

    Is this in Vick’s own handwriting? Is Vick able to puntuate and spell correctly? You can’t trust anything that comes from the criminal and his gang.

  4. Gindy says:

    Just look in his eyes, if you can stomach it. They are DEAD and soulless.
    He could care less if what he’d done had harmed human beings. There is nothing behind his face but emptiness and greed.

  5. Barb says:

    LOL Vick left his notes and now they are public! I can’t believe he needed notes in the first place. If he truly felt remorse it would have come flowing out of his mouth…no notes needed. I’m still disgusted that he never apologized to the dogs!

  6. Stefani says:

    This outline was probably made in a meeting with a) his lawyer, b) his PR guys, or c) both.

    I think it is very interesting that his notes include instructions about what feelings he is supposed to SAY he is having. “Ashamed.” “Disappointed”

    Why does he have to write that down if he really feels it?

    Maybe because he has NO idea what it would really mean to feel shame, or to be disappointed in himself. So, his coaches (lawyers, PR guys) had to tell him what to SAY he feels.

  7. Denise says:

    yeah…he started off by telling everyone he’s talking from his “heart”,
    what a joke….can’t wait to see Leno, Stewart take-offs on that one.

  8. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    What I find so interesting (not surprising) about that note is how “dogs have suffered” was scribbled in the bottom corner. Like it was an afterthought.

  9. EmilyS says:

    oh goody
    I suppose the HSUS will use the profits to send out more literature advocating that Vick’s dogs be killed without evaluation.
    They are disgusting exploiters of pit bulls.. almost as bad as Vick. They can claim their hands are clean.. they don’t kill dogs themselves… they just urge OTHERS to do so.

  10. trucorgi says:

    The HSUS will exploit anyting for $
    It’s over $5k with 69 bids.

  11. Kiki says:

    This makes me sick. I can’t stand it.

  12. Lynn says:

    I wonder if he wrote it. I rather doubt he did.

    One word stands out: judgment. Most Americans tend to misspell it with an “e” following the “g”; but whoever wrote this note knew the correct spelling.

    I can’t imagine Vick creating the note by himself in light of his narcissistic personality. Narcissists do not feel shame and never take blame for anything. If he DID write it, I daresay he was directed to write someone else’s words.

  13. Pit Bull Lover says:

    You *know* I’m not about to defend Vick…but I’m a nervous public speaker and would definitely need notes for something this important. Seriously.

    Too bad he left off the only point that matters at all to me, so he might as well have said nothing at all. A humble, honestly repentant, thoughtful man might have said: “Dogs have suffered, and for that I am to blame. I DESERVE to go to prison. I promise you all that every day I am incarcerated, I will think about the many dogs I have treated cruelly, tortured, and killed, and I will remember their desperate eyes each night as I go to sleep.”

  14. Sharon says:

    I didn’t know Vick could read and I really doubt if he wrote it. He shouldn’t need notes if he was speaking from the heart. Wonder who told him what to say.

  15. Kira says:

    Hey guys,

    I clicked on the “e-bay” link in the story and as of right now, it is going for over $10,000!!!!!!

    I can’t believe out of all of his talking points, he left out the victims of his crime in his apology - his very own dogs. His long-suffering dogs, poor babies.

    I am so glad that his oversight at leaving his notes will contribute thousands of dollars to save animals. I don’t believe he will ever do anything for the animals himself; but indirectly, more animals will be helped by his actions coming to light than if all of this just got swept under the rug by the media.

  16. m says:

    like the HSUS needs to get MORE financial gain off this?? Don’t be fooled folks..the money from this won’t go to helping animals.. The HSUS is nothing but an animal activist group. NONE of their funds goes towards your local shelters..hell they dont even HAVE a shelter! I’m sure the HSpetaUS will put these funds towards more BSL legislation and more pitbull euthanizations!!

    Keep your $$$ in your pockets where it counts YOUR LOCAL SHELTER or RESCUES!

    VIck..ugh..he’s another story all together. I hope someon bends him over a rape stand.

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