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Michael Vick To Appear on Oprah: The Big Gamble

By Brian Tallon On February - 15 - 2011

It comes down to this: On February 24th Michael Vick will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Vick has been a hot commodity since the untimely end of the Eagles season. 

Earlier this year, you'll recall, Oprah made a very public bet with Piers Morgan that she'd land an interview with Vick before Morgan did. Ironically, it's rumored that cancellation of that bet was a condition of the interview. Michael can't be seen to be promoting illegal gambling.

Speaking of gambling, this is one of the biggest gambles Vick will take since leaving prison and signing with the Eagles. While many have forgiven Vick for his past sins, many still passionately hold on to the awful things in Vick's past.

And here is where he walks into the fire.

Many believe that Vick's forgiveness has hinged not only on his public mea culpa, but on his MVP level play this past season. However, any forgiveness Vick has earned through his play will not translate to the Winfrey audience.

And here lies the danger. Oprah commands an audience of up to...

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