On Tuesday, Michael Vick sat down with Piers Morgan for a primetime exclusive interview. The very candid Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback did not shy away from difficult subject matter and even described the first time he saw a dog fight and the way it change him for the worse:
"I didn't know dogs would react in the way that they did," said Vick about how dogs behave in a fight. "I thought it may seem intriguing, you know, nobody ever said it was not the right thing to do or that it was wrong."
"You only go off what you see at such a young age," explained Vick about drawing his own conclusions about the morality of dog fighting. "As I grew up, I continued to think that, you know, it wasn't any consequences behind it or that I would never get in trouble for it."
Vick also described the painful moment when he had to tell his mother that he would be charged with running an illegal interstate dog fighting business.
"I told her the truth the day I got arraigned," said Vick. "I think my mom cried for four or five days straight ... It was a dramatic change for everybody's life."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Vick remembers the first dog fight and the day he got caught.