ESPN Plans On Stalking Mike Vick After He Leaves Prison

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Michael Vick is being released from Levanworth on May 20th, and ESPN has released the details about who they are sending and where. Three reporters will be spread out from Leavenworth, Kan, to Hampton, Va, and Atlanta, and the network will air specials throughout the day. There will even be a one hour special that Tuesday. Via ESPN PR....

Michael Vick to be Released From Prison

Michael Vick will be released from Leavenworth Federal Prison in Kansas on May 20, then head to Hampton, Va. where he will be under home confinement. ESPN will provide live coverage from Kansas, Virginia and Atlanta, detail NFL reaction, and present a one-hour special Tuesday night.

On-site coverage (Tuesday, Wednesday)
In Leavenworth, Kan: Kelly Naqi
In Hampton, Va.: George Smith
In Atlanta: Darren Lyn

NFL Reaction (debut on Tuesday SportsCenters)
Reporter Ed Werder’s piece with reaction from a variety of NFL-related personalities speculating on Vick’s NFL future.

SportsCenter Special (ESPN2, Tuesday, 7 p.m.)
Bob Ley will anchor a one-hour SportsCenter special with Mark Schlereth, Trent Dilfer, Herm Edwards, and Chris Mortensen.

ESPN.com’s Lester Munson will take an in-depth look at Michael Vick’s depleting finances and the people that targeted them, and interview Tony “Dogman” Taylor, one of the dogfighting associates who pleaded guilty and served time for the incident. John Clayton will also take a look at the five most likely landing spots for Vick when he returns to the NFL. The NFL Blog Network will also open up a discussion for debate on whether Vick should keep an open mind to switching positions. Additional columns and reactions from Len Pasquarelli and Pat Yasinskas will also be available on ESPN.com.
I guess the situation warrants the special, but to follow the guy halfway across the country is a little much. I also wonder exactly many people care that he's getting released. I'm guessing it's not as many as ESPN thinks.

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8 Comments:

I can't believed that an event this pointless does not have Rachel Nichols and Wendi Nix attached.

GMoney said...
May 14, 2009, 4:09:00 PM  

Leave it to ESPN to overblow a semi-irrivent story. Wake me when Goodell makes a decision on Vick's return.

walnuts said...
May 14, 2009, 4:20:00 PM  

Who gives a shit? I mean, really?

Allen said...
May 14, 2009, 10:20:00 PM  

They should ask to put a camera in his confinement house so they can have 24/7 vick

Ian said...
May 14, 2009, 10:26:00 PM  

THIS IS NOT SPORTS!!!

MikeT said...
May 15, 2009, 3:15:00 PM  

@ GMoney: obviously my friend, this is not New England-related, so Wendy Nix cannot be bothered. What was she doing for ESPN/ABC reporting from the Magic-Celts game? She NEVER covers the NBA.

Brad James said...
May 18, 2009, 2:01:00 PM  

Polls say most people believe that he should be able to play again: http://www.newsy.com/videos/vick_s_release_sparks_debate

I say he has paid his debt even though he is a puppy kicker.

Rosa said...
May 21, 2009, 10:39:00 AM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 7:59:00 AM  

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