Troubled NFL star Michael Vick’s BET reality series has been canceled – and he’s the one who canceled it.
That’s according to Vick himself, who says he told producers no when they asked him if he would do a second season of ‘The Michael Vick Project.’
“I put a stop to that,” Vick said. “They asked me to do it. I don’t have that lifestyle.”
Reports Friday on several sports websites interpreted that to mean that Vick has decided to concentrate full-time on his day job as a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
That’s likely because the embattled QB still has image problems stemming from his conviction in 2007 on charges he participated in an interstate dog-fighting ring. He pleaded guilty and served a 21-month jail sentence. More recently, in June, shots were fired at a 30th birthday party Vick hosted for himself at a Virginia Beach nightclub. No charges were filed because witnesses and the victim refused to cooperate with police, and Vick’s involvement in the incident, if any, could not be determined, police said. The victim was a co-defendant in Vick’s dog-fighting case.
Vick was one of four NFL’ers starring in reality shows. The others are Terrell Owens, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, star of ‘The T.O. Show’ on VH1; fellow Bengal Chad Ochocinco, starring in ‘Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch,’ also on VH1 (he was on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ too); and fellow Eagle Hank Baskett, who’s seen on wife Kendra Wilkinson’s E! reality series, ‘Kendra.’