February 16, 2011 02:00 PM by Veronica Dudo
Your OWN Show: Oprah Winfrey to interview the NFL’s controversial Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Oprah appeared on the inaugural episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight” and the talk show hosts made a friendly wager of who could land Michael Vick first.After serving a prison term on dogfighting charges, Vick is scheduled to appear in his first big interview on Oprah’s February 24 show. It was during Oprah’s appearance on Morgan’s show last month when Morgan bet Oprah 200 British pounds who could get Vick first.
The New York Post reports Vick later told USA Today that Oprah will likely win because he doesn’t know anything about “that other guy.”
The quarterback signed with the Eagles in 2009. Vick served 21 months after his 2007 guilty plea for running an illegal dogfighting ring in Virginia.
The bet got interesting last week when Morgan said in an e-mail “I was told neither of us could get him because Vick couldn’t be seen to endorse gambling. So if you check Oprah’s tweets at the end of last week, she suddenly withdrew the bet to me.”
The article also quotes Morgan as saying, “I’ve now written to her saying she can only withdraw if she forfeits the bet, and pays up!”
According to Harpo Productions, Oprah will talk to Vick about his time in jail, his return to the NFL, his work with the Humane Society and his future plans.
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Photo Credit: Oprah and Humane Society