Vick Describes Transformation in Sports Illustrated Cover Story

In the cover story, Vick recounted to writer S.L. Price how his mother wanted to “disown” him after the shooting at his 30th birthday party over the summer. According to Vick, she said, “You went to prison for 19 months, and you come out and you still ain’t listening.”

“Right then and there,” Vick said, “I told myself, I am changing my life. I’m going to do everything they ask me to do. I’m getting myself away from this madness.” Why this revelation didn’t occur over a year after he left prison and was reinstated into the NFL is unclear.

Additionally, Vick described that he was “ashamed” to call NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and face the consequences for this actions. He didn’t talk to Goodell for three weeks after the incident…