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Michael Vick cancels highly-hyped 'Tom Joyner' radio show interview

UPI News Service, 08/28/2007 

Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick canceled an appearance on a black radio show a day after pleading guilty to federal dogfighting charges.

Vick, 27, was scheduled to appear Tuesday on the nationally syndicated "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," but apparently was advised by his legal team not to do the interview, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.

"He really wants to it, but all of his advisers are advising him not to, because everyone is taking what he says out of context," Joyner told listeners on the air.

Vick apologized after his plea hearing Monday and was contrite telling young children not to emulate him or repeat his "immature" mistakes. Joyner said Vick called him personally to cancel the much-hyped radio interview.

The quarterback faces a maximum five years in prison even though his plea agreement recommends 12 to18 months behind bars.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Vick indefinitely without pay on Friday.

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