Michael Vick was in court this morning to plead guilty to dog fightingâ€¦
He will be sentenced on December the 10thâ€¦
Vickâ€™s performance today makes it clearâ€¦he now fully understands just how much trouble heâ€™s inâ€¦
Talk about damage control!!!
Vick apologized for his actions and said he takes full responsibilityâ€¦then asked for forgiveness and understandingâ€¦
Quoteâ€¦.â€I move forward to better Michael Vick the personâ€¦not the football player.â€
Nevertheless Vick admitted he lied toâ€¦NFL commissioner roger Goodell and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blankâ€¦
He said he was ashamed and disappointed in himselfâ€¦and labeled himself as â€œimmatureâ€â€¦
Vick described dog fighting as a terrible thingâ€¦something he now rejectsâ€¦
Hereâ€™s the kickerâ€¦
Vick now says he has found religionâ€¦and in his wordsâ€¦â€i will redeem myselfâ€¦i have toâ€â€¦
So what triggered this great spiritual awaking???
Now before you label it as â€œa miracleâ€â€¦hereâ€™s the rest of the storyâ€¦
The plea agreement does not guarantee Vick anythingâ€¦
His future is now in the hands of two mortalsâ€¦
The first is federal judge Henry e. Hudson who is not bound by sentencing guidelines and has the power to send Vick to jail for the maximum of five yearsâ€¦
The second is Goodell who has the power to suspend Vick from playing in the NFL for life for his involvement with illegal gamblingâ€¦
Vick admits to killing dogs and financing the gambling but insists he never personally placed any bets on the fights or shared in any winningsâ€¦
The big question now isâ€¦will Vickâ€™s confession be enough to save his career???
Thatâ€™s what heâ€™s really praying forâ€¦
Under the NFLâ€™s personal conduct policyâ€¦merely associating with gamblers can result in a lifetime banâ€¦
In the meantime todayâ€™s conviction will cost Vick about $100 million dollars in lost salaryâ€¦bonuses and endorsementsâ€¦
Such is the PRICE of salvationâ€¦