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CBS News Thursday aired a portion of the Michael Vick interview conducted by CBS Sports anchor James Brown that will air Sunday at 7 on "60 Minutes."
The preview aired during the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." According to the network's press release, Vick terms his systematic torture and killing of dogs as "wrong" and says he cried in his cell at night while in prison.
But from the portion of the interview that was shown, he also makes it sound as if he was not the one in charge of the torture and killing -- as if he committed a sin of omission by not stopping it, rather than a sin of commission by torturing and killing the animals himself as a judge said he did.
Click below to read the transcript. You be the judge and tell me what you think. Does he sound sincere, or is it the start of what one blogger called termed The Michael Vick Redemption Tour? Is he taking responsibility?
JAMES BROWN: And the operation, Michael, that you pleaded guilty to bankrolling, to being a part of, engaged in barbarous treatment of the animals-- beating them, shooting them, electrocuting them, drowning them-- horrific things, Michael-- what about the dogs? What about the dogs?
MICHAEL VICK: It's wrong, man…I feel, you know, some tremendous hurt behind what happened. And, you know, I should have took the initiative to stop it all…I didn't-- I didn't step up. I wasn't a leader.
JAMES BROWN: So for the cynics who will say, "You know what? I don't know. Michael Vick might be more concerned about the fact that his career was hurt than dogs were hurt."
MICHAEL VICK: I mean, football don't even matter.