Oprah's Vick interview ... canceled

Just announced: Oprah Winfrey's planned sit-down with Eagles QB Michael Vick has been canceled.

Vick backed out. The show said: "Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for an episode airing next Thursday, February 24. Mr. Vick’s representatives called last night to cancel his appearance for personal reasons."

Vick's rep issued this statement: ""After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future."

The show announced on Feb. 14 that Vick would discuss his time spent in prison after being convicted for his part in an illegal dogfighting ring, his subsequent return to the National Football League, his work with the Humane Society of the United States and his plans for the future.

(Updated post.)

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