Oprah Winfrey will have to try and tackle football star Michael Vick another day. TMZ.com is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has pulled out of his interview with the TV mogul set for later this month. Vick explains, quote, “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22nd.” Vick goes on to say that he “admires” and “respects” Oprah and hopes he can sit down with her sometime in the future.
Michael Vick’s Oprah interview would have been his first major interview since being released from prison in 2009. He had been convicted of running a dog-fighting ring, and began serving time in 2007.