- Associated Press - Thursday, February 17, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will not be appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” after all.

A show spokesman said Wednesday representatives of the NFL star called late Tuesday to cancel his appearance for personal reasons. The daytime talk show host’s interview with Vick was set to air Thursday, Feb. 24.

The interview was to cover Vick’s time in prison, his work with the Humane Society and his return to the NFL.

Vick missed two seasons and served 18 months in federal prison for a dogfighting operation based on his property in Surry County, Va.

He was reinstated to the NFL for the 2009 season and has been doing public service work, including with the Humane Society.

** FILE ** This Dec. 12, 2010, file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick after an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. A spokesman for "The Oprah Winfrey Show," said Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, that representatives of the NFL star called late Tuesday to cancel his appearance on the show for personal reasons. The interview with Vick was set to air Thursday, Feb. 24. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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