Michael Vick was penciled in to conduct an interview on the Oprah Winfrey show, when his agent suddenly released that he was canceling the appearance. When I heard the news, I was a bit surprised, that Vick, who had given rather bland and non-descriptive responses to questions of his past, would agree to go do an interview with Oprah. There was a massive amount of speculation surrounding Vick, and why he had made the choice to back out and not go through with the interview.
Fox 29, based in Philadelphia, is now reporting that the Eagles forced Vick to cancel. A source reported to Fox that the Eagles had requested that Vick cancel the interview. The exact reason behind the cancellation is unknown, but Vick called in on the same day he received his franchise tag. Fox was contacted early Thursday morning by the Eagles organization, in which they denied that that the Eagles put any pressure on Vick to cancel.
An Oprah spokesman has released that Vick canceled due to, “personal reasons.” Later on, Vick confirmed that he did cancel for personal reasons and did not reveal any more information. “I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future,” was a response that Vick gave when being questioned about his cancellation.
Vick’s sudden and suspicious cancellation of his appearance has many fans of both Vick and Oprah questioning what really happened. It’s a definite possibility that the Eagles did not want Vick to be on Oprah immediately after he received the franchise tag, even though both sides are denying any involvement. There is also speculation that Vick will go back on the Oprah show at a later date, and the interview has not been rescheduled yet.
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