Uncle Says Vick Has Found Jesus After Dog Fighting Charges

VickMany are skeptical if Michael Vick’s redemption is real or is just another act.

Vick’s uncle, who is a Catholic priest, said he believes that Vick is sincere in his new found ways. Father John Boddie is a pastor of two churches. He was raised with his brother, Michael Vick’s father, in the same neighborhood where Vick grew up. Father Boddie said he has seen Vick rise, fall, and hopefully will now see him on a path towards redemption.

“I really believe that he is truly sincere saying that he has found the Lord,” said Boddie. “Sadly, sometimes for many of us it takes something negative, like this, something as painful as this, in order to see the light.”

He said Vick has been extremely spiritual ever since he was a young boy. Vick thanked God after draft picks and he pointed towards heaven after his team scores, said Boddie. But he doesn’t excuse what Vick has done.

“It was terribly sad that that a man with so many talents, so many opportunities, would be involved in such a despicable action,” said Boddie.

“I think being Christian means that in spite of our dysfunction we’re still loved, whether that is Michael Vick or the Senator from Idaho.”

Boddie said he believes Michael is sincere in his apology. He wants his nephew to grow up and change his life around. He also wants to help and encourage Vick and realizes that it will be a long process.

Source: WTKR

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27 Responses to “Uncle Says Vick Has Found Jesus After Dog Fighting Charges”

  1. Louie W. says:

    Mr. Vick is probably praying to Jesus that his mega bucks won’t disappear.

  2. Cathy says:

    Mr. Vick is probably praying to Jesus that his mega bucks won’t disappear.

    LMAO. Amazing how crooks always “find God” after they screw up.

  3. nora says:

    Of course, the threat that millions of dollars to be not paid and taken away did cause Vick to bring this “Jesus” thing to light. (and his attorneys). But he will “turn his life around” WITHOUT playing football. We can only hope in the future of that outcome. Because of all the atheletes who deserve to play football, Michael Vick is not one of those people. HE BLEW THAT OPPORTUNITY ALL TO HELL!

  4. Sharon says:

    “He said Vick has been extremely spiritual ever since he was a young boy.” Did he torture and kill animals as a child too? Since when does the Catholic church condone murder?

  5. CGP says:

    Just take a look at Vick’s eyes - no redemption shining through. I truly believe the eyes are the mirror of the soul. His eyes betray his so-called “I’ve found Jesus” statements.

  6. jesus says:

    leave my name out of this and by the way, I am not catholic.

  7. Lynne says:


  8. Lynn says:

    Oh puh-LEEZE.

    No one wants to be around him and he’s afraid to show his face anywhere. I suppose the church is the only place left where Vick can talk to humans.

    Curious: how did his uncle become a priest and his father a drug addict?

  9. Gindy says:

    Vick invokes god every time something great happens to him, just read some of his past statements if you can stomach the hypocrisy. He’s a liar, a felon, and an animal abuser. That’s ALL you need to know about Vick.
    It doesn’t matter what his uncle, mother, father, or fellow teammates and NFL players say. All that matters is what Vick DID for six years…

  10. furmom says:

    Mr. Vick can now seriously ask himself,”What would Jesus do?” Perhaps dedicate his life to fighting cruelty everywhere toward people and animals, or just carry on making obscene amounts of money playing football, making empty public speeches.

  11. Lynn says:

    “Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself.”

    ~James Anthony Froude, Oceana, 1886

  12. Lynne says:

    Great quote. I’m saving that one.

  13. sylvia says:

    Good God, what nonsense will the Vick family and friends spout next? Shame on “Uncle Father” for justifying such obscenities in the name of religion.

  14. Judy says:

    How many more relatives does he have? They all want their 15 minutes and probably some money from that poor misunderstood boy.

    If enought people speak out for you are you absolved from anything you do?

  15. mittens says:

    every vile criminal seems to find jesus the minute the realize there are things called parole boards and psychiatrists who can influence how soon you get out of the slammer. satan would find jesus if he could hit the streets again and continue business as usual by discovering him.

    that jesus is such a convenience- there when you need him, drop him when you don’t . fast food and religion have so much in common in our society.

    in my religion he wouldn’t stand a chance-thrown to the dogs, destroyed by his own vice.

  16. tiger says:

    Isn’t it ironic that God spelled backwards is dog??

  17. mal says:

    A few words from someone who actually acted on his religious beliefs:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged on the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi

  18. Mr. Ed says:

    > Wild animals never kill for sport….

    We’ve learned quite a bit more about animal behavior since this 120-year-old quote. Dolphins have been seen to commit gang rape, infanticide, and genocide (against porpoises). Chimpanzee troops have lethal border skirmishes.

    I don’t understand the desire to drench our species in guilt, especially for behavior I’ve never engaged in. I feel bad enough just for the things I’ve done this week.

    — Ed

  19. Shaun in Tucson says:

    According to Vick’s father, Vick was involved in dog fighting even as a teen.

    Doesn’t really jibe with his supposed extreme spirituality, does it?

  20. louisa says:

    Ed, Odd how the more highly evolved species of mammals are the most cruel,isn’t it?

    I find it interesting that Vick didn’t find Jesus after the dope bust that the TSA (tiny pocket in his water bottle cosy) had on him earlier this year. OTOH, the MJ turned into jewelery. A miracle!
    His lawyer couldn’t get him out of this one; it was too big. So he finds Jesus. Next step, rehab (lightens the sentences)

  21. lisamin says:

    WTF!?!?! How can he just now “find Jesus” if you’ve been “extremely spiritual ever since he was a young boy” ??!?!
    I want to say Boddie sounds like he just doesn’t have it together, presentation -wise. But he only says Vick is going through a negative time….and HE TOO NEGLECTS TO MENTION THAT DOGFIGHTING IS WRONG.
    You know, it’s possible to love the sinner yet hate the sin….but that doesn’t excuse one from the punishment earned. Yet sadly, I have the feeling that when he’s in jail, everyone’s going to be like “Shhhhhhhht, that be Michael Vick! Let me get your autograph!”
    /puke puke

  22. Mark says:

    Most comments here are skeptical, I am too. If Vick has truly found something spiritual to hang his helmet on, then let him show it by donating millions of his many millions of dollars to animal welfare agencies. When Vick does that, I’ll start to think he might be undergoing some kind of internal change of values…

  23. beaucat says:

    Remember this?


    Doesn’t that about cover it?

  24. Lynn says:


  25. Lynn says:

    Everyone, check out the photo at the end of this article:


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  27. Dee Eagle says:

    Michael Vick is full of shit and it runs (no pun intended) in the family.

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